Key Themes in the Upanishadic Vision (pt 3)

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Lesson

A Hindu must work off their karma to be released from the wheel of Samsara and achieve moksa when their atman becomes one with Brahman. Yoga was developed as a way to achieve the goals of the Samkhya philosophy. Hindus see God as a material cause of the universe, not an efficient cause.

Outline

6. Karma (cont)

b. Kinds of karma

7. Moksa

a. Release from the bonds of karma/samsara

8. Monism

a. One ultimate principle of existence or being

b. Nirguna Brahman is the only ultimate reality

9. Yoga

a. Yoga as an orthodox school of Hindu philosophy

b. Yoga as a pathway (marga) towards liberation

c. Ōm/breath/mantra

d. Definition of Samkhya

10. Sat Cit Ananda

a. Three affirmations are that Brahman is Being/Concsiousness/Bliss [Tim’s pseudonym - prameraj darmahnanda - king of love, bliss of truth]

b. Trinitarian concept in Absolute Being (nirguna)[Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva]

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