Hinduism: Important Vocabulary Terms (***for REL
125: refer to "Exam Review" links at bottom of REL 125 syllabus)
"Churning of the Ocean"
Indus River Valley Civilizations
Discussion Questions (***for REL 125: refer to "Exam Review" links at bottom of REL 125 syllabus)
1.What are the components of the trimurti of Hinduism? What are their functions, both separately and interactively? What does their collective nature express about Hinduism's perception of energy, time and the universe?
2. Define the word darsan and explain how the experience of darsan is central to the Hindu perception of a) creation, b) the sacred/holy image, and c) other human beings.
3. In what ways can Hinduism be described as an ongoing creative tension between "world affirmation" and "world renunciation?" How and why are both present? What examples of this tension can you provide from Hindu thought and practice?
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