AS Level - Hinduism - WJEC

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AS Level Hinduism Mind Map on AS Level - Hinduism - WJEC, created by AngharadLewis on 02/27/2015.

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AS Level - Hinduism - WJEC
1 Beliefs about the Deity and Humanity
1.1 Concepts of God
1.1.1 Henotheism
1.1.1.1 Worship of 1 God, and the acceptance of other Gods
1.1.2 Monotheism
1.1.2.1 Belief in 1 God who has personal qualities
1.1.3 Monism
1.1.3.1 Everything is made of 1 essential essence (atman), God is impersonal (Brahman)
1.1.4 Polytheism
1.1.4.1 Worship of many Gods
1.2 Relationship Between Brahman and Atman
1.2.1 Dualism
1.2.1.1 Atman is part of Brahman
1.2.2 Non-Dualism
1.2.2.1 Atman and Brahman are separate
1.3 Brahman
1.3.1 Impersonal
1.3.2 Supreme/ Ultimate Being
1.3.3 Essence of Life
1.3.4 Eternal and Indestructable
1.3.5 Same as reality as the atman
1.3.6 Ultimate Spiritual Reality
1.3.7 Universal Spirit and Life Force
1.4 Vishnu & Avatars
1.4.1 Means 'decent'
1.4.2 9 Avatars, 1 yet to come
1.4.3 Vishnu's avatars linked to evolution
1.4.4 Humans don't deserve God's interventions; He does it becuase he cares
1.4.5 When the world is in danger from evil, God uses it to restore moral order
1.4.6 Whenever Vishnu's avatar is human, Lakshmi decends as an avatar
1.4.7 When Vishnu decends, He takes the most suitable form to help
1.4.8 Vishnu
1.4.8.1 Mace=Power
1.4.8.2 Lotus=Glorious Existance
1.4.8.3 Discus=Wheel of Time
1.4.8.4 Lakshmi
1.4.8.5 Preserver
1.4.8.6 Reminds followers to follow religious morals and laws
1.4.8.7 Gandara=Half man/Half bird
1.4.8.8 Dark Blue/Black
1.4.8.9 Dependant of Shakti
1.4.8.10 Vaishnavism
1.4.8.10.1 Dualism
1.4.8.10.2 Men often shave hair; leave a tuft at back
1.4.8.10.3 U Shape drawn on forehead
1.4.8.10.4 Moksha through Bhakti
1.4.8.10.5 Largest branch of Hinduism - 50%
1.4.8.10.6 Monotheistic
1.4.8.10.7 Ecstatic dancing and chanting of Holy names
1.4.8.10.8 Vishnu temples and shrines=elaborate
1.4.8.10.9 Usually Vegetarians
1.4.8.10.10 Devotional-Personal aspects of God
1.4.8.10.11 Believe that other Gods serve Him
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