Thao Nguyen, Priya Kaur, Harshdeep Dhaliwal, Elise Wong
Vedas: the most ancient Hindu scriptures, written in early Sanskrit and containing hymns, philosophy, and guidance on ritual for the priests of Vedic religion. Four chief collections Rig Veda- collections of inspired songs or hymns Sama Veda- ritualistic collections of melodies Yajur Veda- made to meet the demands of a ceremonial religion Atharva Veda-consist of spell and charm prevalent at its time
A person who abandons the conventional obligations of social life in order to find a way of life more "in tune" (sama) with the ways of nature.
A person who practices severe self-discipline and self-control.
records of intensive question-and-answer sessions given by illumined sages to their students in the Vedic Literature
In Buddhism, followers seek spiritual awakening through meditation and wisdom, thus rites and rituals are often absent, or essentially in the hands of monks In Hinduism, morning cleansing with water is an everyday obligation, a rite of spiritual purificationHinduism
Born in Nepal in the 6th century B.C., Siddhartha was a spiritual leader and teacher whose life serves as the foundation of the Buddhist religion. He was son was a king He was kept away from the outside world His mother died at the age of 7 He was married at the age of 16 In his late 20’s he went on a tour of outside of his castle
Encounter with a decaying corpse. Left his kingdom the next day, at age of 29 Practiced a new way of life with a group of 5 ascetics. Fasting nearly to death and refusing water Bowl of rice offered by a young girl Discovered a path called “middle way” Meditation under “Bodhi Tree” Became enlightened and Siddhartha Gautama became Buddha, he who is awake
Buddha was hesitant to teach but King of Gods, Brahma convinced him to teach He called his teaching Dharma Preached for 80 years and then he died He told his disciples to follow no leader He named four noble truths to enlightenment.
A spiritual leader whose teachers are rejected but those powers of self experience and self wisdom are praised by Siddhartha.