REL 340-02

START BRINGING SARMA BOOK TO CLASS!

  • earliest reference to Karma in “Big Forest” Up.
  • another early ref. in Chandogya Up.

Chandogya

  1. way of/path to the fathers
    • heaven/Svarga (sometimes moon associated with heaven)
    • samsara/rebirth
  2. way of/path to the gods

Brihadaranyaka

  • Yajnavalkya debates with women
    • Gargi (p.33, 35)
    • Maitreyi (his wife)
  • Mahavakyas: “great sayings”
    • neti, neti: neither this, nor that

*** Handout: Fifth Chapter of Fourth Book ***

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