Two distinct opposing forces; one good and one evil
Two contrasting, but balancing forces
One superior God in the presence of lesser gods
Any system of thought or action based on the natural dignity and ideal of man (seeing no need for the supernatural); similar to secularism
God is experienced, but not known, he is an impersonal and immanent force- God's essence and the world's are the same; reality is one united whole with no separate parts
Attempting to achieve direct experiences with the divine
an attempt ot return to an earlier nature based religious movement
When beliefs are enacted and made real through a ceremony
A combination of different forms of belief or practice
Belief in one God, as in Islam and Judaism
Belief in one God, as in Christianity
Belief in the existence of a god or gods
The study of the divine
Very strict vegetarians usually belonging to religious groups, like Hinduism and Jainism. They will not consume animal products (like meat, dairy, eggs, or honey) or use any animal products (like wool, leather, or silk)
A fairly complete and systematic interpretation of the universe and the human being's place in it
The existence of God cannot be proven; don't know or not interested
Denies the existence of God
A book or group of books accepted as authoritatve (standard teaching decreed by a ruling council)
The sum total of Buddhist teachings about how to view the world and how to live properly
Looking into the past or future to determine the cause of problems or the course for the future
God is imminent
When the sacred reality is not viewed as having personal attributes, but is more like an energy or mysterious power (as in Hinduism and Daoism). It can be in nature; it means "to remain within". God (or gods) lives withing the universe and is limited and may be seen in any aspect of the material world. Although union with an imminent supreme reality is what some may recognize with Brahman in Hinduism, it can be when a transcendent God chooses to limit himself in time and place to a person for a while
A short word or brief phrase. which is often recited with each breath to help clear the mind of thought
To seek unity with a reality greater than oneself, sich as with God or nature (as in Daoism and some forms of Hinduism, Sufi Islam and Buddhism); to experience the god during prayers, a trance or vision, dancing, use of drugs or in religious ceremonies.
Secret, relating to the supernatural- its effects and the knowledge of the supernatural (ex. witchcraft, divining rods, voodoo dolls)
The view that the universe and God are identical. Pantheists do not believe in a personal god (basically pantheism is atheism, but nature is holy).
Belief in many gods
An intermediary between the visible, ordinary world and the "spirit" world (conducts rituals)
God is transcedent
When the divine being has a will and intelligence, has personal qualities, is powerful, is distinct from the universe, and is unlimited by the world and all ordinary reality (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam). A transcendent God is beyond ordinary limist, existing above and independently from other beings
The Hindu-based movement which promotes daily meditation to achieve health and happiness. Other elements include devotion to Krishna, a vegetarian diet, Indian clothes and diet
A primarily Japanese form of Buddhism that focuses on seated meditation
In Theravada, a person who has practiced monastic disciplines and reach nirvana, the ideal
Enlightened being; in Mahayana, a person of deep compassion especially one who does not enter nirvana but is constantly reborn to help others; a heavenly being of compassion
In Chan and Zen Buddhism, a question that cannot be answered logically; a technique used to test consciousness and bring awakening
"superior one", title of honor given to (all) Tibetan Buddhist teacher/ monks
The release from suffering and rebirth that brings inner peace
Constant rebirth and attendant suffering; the everyday world of change
A shrine, usually in the shape of a dome, used to mark Buddhist relics or sacred sites
A sacred text, especially one said to record the words of the Buddha Gautama
"Thatness","thusness", "suchness"; the uniqueness of each changing moment of reality
The three "baskets" or collections of Buddhist texts
deepest self, the divine reality; everything is God, I am God-- really Brahman)
Matter without soul or life
The Jain term for a perfected person who will not be reborn
Spirit, soul, which elivens matter (individual soul)
In Jainism, one of the twenty-four ideal human being of the past, Mahavira being the most recent
Individual almost equivilent to a soul
Warriors and rulers
Skilled traders, merchants, and minor officials
Outcasts, "Untouchables", "Children of God"
Social or Religious Duty
The spiritual discipline of physical postures and exercises
The moral law of cause and effect and the belief in karma is a belief that every action has an automatic moral consequence.
The ultimate human goal; means freedom or liberation
Books after the four Vedas with express philosophical and religious ideas that arose in introspective and meditative traditions
Are more gods worshipped in Folk Buddhism or in other forms of Buddhism
Where do most Zoroastrians live?
India and Iran
Which religion has the least amount of adherents?
Where did all major religions originate from?
Name two of the three types of IR spirits that aren't tricksters
What is the main goal of people in IRs
Name the topics of many IR stories
Creation and Tricksters
What religion is the only religion with a Caste system
What are the two religions that have no known individual founder(s)
IR and Hinduism
reject material feelings, possessions and relationships
Which religion is the most ascetic?
Which group of religions rarely has any scriptures or books?
Which religion has the most gods?
Which religion believes in incarnations of their gods?
What three principles do most Hindus believe in?
Reverence for the Vedas
Acceptance of the Caste System
People extend from Brahman
What religion is the New Age movement closest to?
What can Yoga be other than exercise?
Where do most Hindus live?
What country is Hinduism the state religion of?
What are common symbols of many religions?
What pair of principles are in all Indian Religions?
Reincarnation and Karma
Which two religions can be atheists?
Buddhism and Jainism
In the Hindu story of the blind men, what were the blind men describing?
In what religion do male monks sometimes not wear clothes?
What are the 3 E's in Buddhism for?
The time periods in the life of Buddha
What is the founder of Buddhism's name?
Founder of Jainism:
In which religion is suicide an honorable death?
Which religion has the lowest view of women?
Where is Vajrayana Buddhism mostly located?
Which religion is know for using the phrase middle way or path?
In the Eightfold path statements, what is the first word of each statement?
What are the main books of Jainism
Angust and Upangas
Buddhism is the state religion of which country?
Which two religions believe in a 6th sense known as thought?
Jainism and Buddhism
The three main divisions of Buddhism are known as the greater, lesser, and diamond what?