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Flashcards in Hinduism Deck (11)
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Varnas (castes)

Social classes in Hinduism

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Brahmin varna

Priests
Closest to purity

3

Kshatriyas varna

Warriors/administers of power
2nd closest to purity

4

Vaisya varna

Artisans/farmers/herdsmen
3rd closest to purity
MAJORITY OF POPULATION

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Sudras varna

Serve the other 3 classes
4th closest to purity

6

The caste system

-ordering/ranking of families and social groups
-determines jobs/socialization/marriage
-caste vs purity (direst relationship)

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Untouchables

Lowest/very unpure
Collected trash/buried the dead

8

Vedas

The collection of hymns/rituals/spiritual thought

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Yoga

Method to merge with Brahman after death

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Appeal of Hinduism

Many gods/goddesses
-concrete belief, no philosophy
-expression of self religiously

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Reincarnation

-karmah affects level/caste changes after death
-caste up = expectations (ex. Meat) up
-importance of duty
-lack of accident/chance