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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


Householder with wive and children


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


Left handed Shaktism

IX Missions to America

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

19th Century


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