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Sectarian Hinduism



I. Ways of Being Saved - Marga Yogas


Karma Marga - Way of works

Jnana Marga - Way of Knowledge (Meditation)

Bhakti Marga - Way of Devotion (Love)


II. Four Stages (Ashramas) of Life of Classical Hinduism

for those invested with the sacred thread - twice born


Student

Householder with wive and children

Goals

Karma - Dharma - Good works and deeds, virtue

Artha - Material gains

Kama - pleasure, especially sexual pleasure

Moksha - spiritual victory over life - union with Brahman

Hermit meditating in the forest

Sannyasin - One who renounces all earthly ties


III. Vocabulary on page 146 & 147 of text


The three guna - attributes of sense experience, matter


Sattva - Intelligence, white, light (Plato - Reason)

Rajas - Impetuous, restless, red (Plato - Spirit)

Tamas - Dull, heavy, matter, black (Plato - Appetite)


IV. The Attitude toward war.


Krishna ( ->Vishnu -> Brahman) discussion with Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita


V. The story of love for humankind


How Shiva ( Vishnu) became blue - black)


VI How Ganesha, the remover of obstacles, obtained his elephant head

Son of S(h)iva and S(h)akti


VII. Code (Law) of Manu

The Ramayana

The Mahabharata

The Bhagavad-Gita

The Puranas


VIII


Left handed Shaktism


IX Missions to America


Vivekananda (1862 - 1903) (Ramakrishna (1836 - 1886) Mission)

19th Century

Vedanta


X Indian and Caste today


XI Social Movements such as Swadhyaya

Meeting with Sri. Pandurang Shastri Athavale and his Indian disciples in London,

Presentation of the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh to Pandurang Shastri Athavale in Westminster Abbey, London

Conference with World-wide followers and students of Swadhyaya

Prof. Stadelmann will participate in a discussion on Whitehead’s panentheism and its relationship to Indian and American social and political thought