Brahman Supreme God, Absolute reality Everything part of Brahman Goal in life to unite atman (soul) with Brahman
Multiple Gods Hindus worship many Gods and Goddesses All are aspects of Brahman 3 most important Gods: –Brahma: The Creator –Vishnu: The Sustainer –Shiva: The Destroyer
Dharma Moral duty, justice or social obligation Individual dharma determined by personality, age, sex, social class
Karma Sum of good and bad actions carries from life to life. Good and bad actions affect future life. Determines whether a person's soul will be reborn in a better or worse form in the next life.
Samsara Continuous cycle of birth, death, and rebirth Goal in life is to achieve moksha and be released from samsara