Hinduism Wheel of Life- Samsara When you die, soul transmigrates, becomes part of new body. Reincarnation Karma- What you do in this life determines what you will be in the next life rigveda- 2500 BC Group of people in Persia split, one half went into India. Indo-aryans. 4 books of the Vedas- last part is called the Upanishads- Vedanta philosophies Vedic period- 2500BC to 1500BC. Every day life world is illusory (maya) Salvation is obtained by ?getting off the wheel? and reaching nirvana, or salvation. How? Meditation, bodily denial Brahmin- kind of like god, underlying spiritual nature of the cosmos. Brahmin has no persona. Through intuition you realize you are Brahmin, the ego is a false view Atman- you soul- your ego- your individuality- atman transmigrates Moksa- liberation from the ego
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