Philosophy- Hinduism definitions

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Karma
every action has a reaction
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Dharma
duty
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Samsara
cycle of rebirth
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Maya
illusion
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Yana
scriptures
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Saguna Brahman
personal God
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Niguma Brahman
impersonal God
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Atman
eternal self (soul)
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Brahman
the ultimate reality
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Atheism
there is no God (Brahman is not a God) but an underlying reality/substance
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Monism
there is only one substance/reality in the world- Brahman
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Monotheism
there is only one God
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Polytheism
there are many Gods/deities
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Pantheism
all the deities are appearances of one single force
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Avatar
descent of a deity to Earth
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Deities
a god or goddess
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Bhakti
selfless devotion as a means of reaching Brahman
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Incarnation
a living being embodying a deity or spirit
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Jnana
knowledge acquired through mediation and study as a mean of reaching Brahman
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Trimurti
A trinity consisting of: Brahman the creator, Vishnu the preserver and Shiva the destroyer
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