Comparitive Religions:Address some of the major themes and ideas that appear in the early Hindu Scriptures (Vedas, Upanishads, Brahmanas). How are the Vedas different

from the Upanishads? What are some of the concepts addressed in the Laws of Manu, Mahabharata, Ramayanna, Bhagavad-Gita and Puranas? Why are each of these works

considered to be important? (You don���t have to write about all of them.)/Generally outline several of the following basic notions in the Hindu world-view such as:

karma, dharma, samsara, caste, moksha, atman, ahimsa, Brahman and maya. Provide an explanation of your own understanding of these concepts (some or all) and how they

ideologically fit into the lives of Hindus./Discuss some of the aspects of Hindu worship and devotion such as puja and the yogas. How was Hindu practice reformed

during the 19th and 20th centuries? What are some of the practical differences between ���folk Hinduism��� (a literal belief in the many gods and goddesses) and those who

espouse a more ���monistic��� or ���henotheistic��� approach to the ���Brahman��� or ultimate reality. Your book also addresses the notion of ���personal��� and ���impersonal���

understandings of the sacred. How does this apply?

Prompts:

You may use any resources at your disposal. List your sources at the end of each essay. Most of the answers to these questions are directly addressed in your text.

Suggested length is 2 or more pages per question (450 to 800 words).

1. Address some of the major themes and ideas that appear in the early Hindu Scriptures (Vedas, Upanishads, Brahmanas). How are the Vedas different from the

Upanishads? What are some of the concepts addressed in the Laws of Manu, Mahabharata, Ramayanna, Bhagavad-Gita and Puranas? Why are each of these works considered to

be important? (You don���t have to write about all of them.)

2. Generally outline several of the following basic notions in the Hindu world-view such as: karma, dharma, samsara, caste, moksha, atman, ahimsa, Brahman and maya.

Provide an explanation of your own understanding of these concepts (some or all) and how they ideologically fit into the lives of Hindus.

3. Discuss some of the aspects of Hindu worship and devotion such as puja and the yogas. How was Hindu practice reformed during the 19th and 20th centuries? What are

some of the practical differences between ���folk Hinduism��� (a literal belief in the many gods and goddesses) and those who espouse a more ���monistic��� or ���henotheistic���

approach to the ���Brahman��� or ultimate reality. Your book also addresses the notion of ���personal��� and ���impersonal��� understandings of the sacred. How does this apply?

Comparitive Religions:Address some of the major themes and ideas that appear in the early Hindu Scriptures (Vedas, Upanishads, Brahmanas). How are the Vedas different

from the Upanishads? What are some of the concepts addressed in the Laws of Manu, Mahabharata, Ramayanna, Bhagavad-Gita and Puranas? Why are each of these works

considered to be important? (You don���t have to write about all of them.)/Generally outline several of the following basic notions in the Hindu world-view such as:

karma, dharma, samsara, caste, moksha, atman, ahimsa, Brahman and maya. Provide an explanation of your own understanding of these concepts (some or all) and how they

ideologically fit into the lives of Hindus./Discuss some of the aspects of Hindu worship and devotion such as puja and the yogas. How was Hindu practice reformed

during the 19th and 20th centuries? What are some of the practical differences between ���folk Hinduism��� (a literal belief in the many gods and goddesses) and those who

espouse a more ���monistic��� or ���henotheistic��� approach to the ���Brahman��� or ultimate reality. Your book also addresses the notion of ���personal��� and ���impersonal���

understandings of the sacred. How does this apply?

Prompts:

You may use any resources at your disposal. List your sources at the end of each essay. Most of the answers to these questions are directly addressed in your text.

Suggested length is 2 or more pages per question (450 to 800 words).

1. Address some of the major themes and ideas that appear in the early Hindu Scriptures (Vedas, Upanishads, Brahmanas). How are the Vedas different from the

Upanishads? What are some of the concepts addressed in the Laws of Manu, Mahabharata, Ramayanna, Bhagavad-Gita and Puranas? Why are each of these works considered to

be important? (You don���t have to write about all of them.)

2. Generally outline several of the following basic notions in the Hindu world-view such as: karma, dharma, samsara, caste, moksha, atman, ahimsa, Brahman and maya.

Provide an explanation of your own understanding of these concepts (some or all) and how they ideologically fit into the lives of Hindus.

3. Discuss some of the aspects of Hindu worship and devotion such as puja and the yogas. How was Hindu practice reformed during the 19th and 20th centuries? What are

some of the practical differences between ���folk Hinduism��� (a literal belief in the many gods and goddesses) and those who espouse a more ���monistic��� or ���henotheistic���

approach to the ���Brahman��� or ultimate reality. Your book also addresses the notion of ���personal��� and ���impersonal��� understandings of the sacred. How does this apply?