Lecture 5: Key Themes in the Upanishadic Vision (pt 3)
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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.
6. Karma (cont)
b. Kinds of karma
a. Release from the bonds of karma/samsara
a. One ultimate principle of existence or being
b. Nirguna Brahman is the only ultimate reality
a. Yoga as an orthodox school of Hindu philosophy
b. Yoga as a pathway (marga) towards liberation
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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