Rel 152 Fall 1998 Quiz #2 makeup
Respond to the following essay questions. Be succinct --
information is much more important than volume. This is due at
the beginning of class on Wed, Oct. 21. Remember to attach a
copy of your valid excuse for missing the quiz, or an approved
1. What is atman? How does the evaluation of the
relationship between atman and Brahman differ slightly in the
various forms of Indian religious thought? How would Shankara,
Ramanuja and Madhva variously interpret the Chandogya Upanishad's
statement, "Tat Tvam Asi"?
2. What was soma? What can we know or hope to know about its
role in Vedic worship. Who was the god Soma? How important was he in
the Vedic pantheon and why? Are there any other Vedic deities that
have similar roles?