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Three Paths to Liberation September 21, 2009. Karma Marga Jnana Marga Bhakti Marga. Learning Outcomes The student will be able to explain the three paths of learning that lead to Moksha within Hinduism, and give examples The student will be able to give examples of karma marga Agenda

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three paths to liberation september 21 2009

Three Paths to LiberationSeptember 21, 2009

Karma Marga

Jnana Marga

Bhakti Marga

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Learning Outcomes
    • The student will be able to explain the three paths of learning that lead to Moksha within Hinduism, and give examples
    • The student will be able to give examples of karma marga
  • Agenda
    • Quiz pages 41-48
    • Karma Marga
    • Jnana Marga
    • Bhakti Marga
    • Summarizer
karma marga yoga the path of works
Karma Marga (Yoga) The Path of Works
  • For active types
  • For those who prefer to seek liberation through day to day tasks
  • This path has everything to do with living in harmony with dharma
  • Marked by an attitude of unselfishness
  • “Do the right thing only because it is right.”
karma marga the path of works
Karma Marga “the Path of Works”
  • Karma Marga emphasizes not only doing good works but undertaking them in the right spirit
  • Must ask oneself, “Does the way in which I accomplish this act increase or decrease the illusions I have about myself’
  • Actions must be taken for the right reasons
  • With Islam partner, complete given scenario
jnana marga yoga the path of knowledge
Jnana Marga (Yoga)The Path of Knowledge
  • For intellectual types – those with a talent for philosophical reflection
  • The shortest but the steepest ascent to liberation
  • Knowledge of the true nature of reality – study of the scriptures
  • Profound contemplation of the innermost self – inward journey
3 schools of hindu philosophy within jnana marga
3 Schools of Hindu Philosophy within Jnana Marga
  • Vedanta:
    • Holds that all reality is essentially Brahman, most notable advocate – Hindu philosopher Shankara
  • Sankhya
    • Asserts that reality comprises two distinct categories: matter and eternal selves
  • Yoga
    • Seeks to free the eternal self from the bondage of personhood, culminating in the experience of samadhi
bhakti marga yoga the path of devotion
Bhakti Marga (Yoga)The Path of Devotion
  • For emotional types – those for whom emotional attachments come most naturally
  • Spiritual energy directed outward in worship of a deity
  • Focus attention on the divine and away from one’s selfish concerns
  • Reduces the individuality that binds one to samsara
puja project
Puja Project
  • The worship of Hindu deities is typically called puja. During puja, a deity is honored through a combination of images, objects, and actions. During Puja:
    • Bells are rung to invite the deity’s attention.
    • Lamps are lit and waved in front of the deity’s image.
    • Prayers are chanted.
    • Water and Food are offered to the deity for blessing
    • Images or figures of the deity may be symbolically bathed or clothed.
    • Incense is burned, or flowers are used to perfume the air and decorate the display.
    • Music may accompany the thoughtful actions
    • Specific gestures, movement, and/or body paint are used
  • The Hindu worshipper nourishes a relationship with the chosen deity through all five senses.
summarizer
Summarizer
  • Respond to the following by completing each phrase.
  • Karma Marga is like a wheel because
  • Jnana Marga is like an airplane because
  • Bhakti Marga is like a rainbow because