Friday, September 11, 2015

Terms of the Day for September 11

  • Hinduism – a religion including the worship of several gos and a belief in reincarnation, the law of karma, and a universal spirit.
  • The Ramayana – an ancient Sanskrit epic that forms an important part of the Hindu canon. Through a series of stories, it depicts the duties of relationships; portraying ideal characters like the ideal father, ideal servant, ideal brother, ideal wife, and the ideal king.
  • The Mahabharata - one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India, the other being the Ramayana.  Besides its epic narrative of the Kurukshetra War and the fates of the Kauravas and the Pandava princes, the Mahabharata contains much philosophical and devotional material, such as a discussion of the four "goals of life".

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