Compare your understanding with the “bliss” of the Buddhist nirvana.

In the 1980s, Bill Moyers interviewed the famous mythologist, Joseph Campbell, over a series of shows for PBS. Campbell mentioned this phrase for success: “Follow your Bliss.” Later, Campbell joked that one should “Follow their blisters.” The phrase became very popular. As we study this chapter, answer this question: What is “bliss” to you? Is… Continue reading Compare your understanding with the “bliss” of the Buddhist nirvana.

Describe the basic characteristics of the Vedas.

Describe the basic characteristics of the Vedas. Explain in what ways Vedic sacrifices/rituals are understood as (a) benefiting the patron/sponsor of the ritual, (b) benefiting the gods, and (c) supporting the cosmic order (ṛta). How do the Upaniṣads differ from the early parts of the Vedas? Trace and discuss the development of the new religious… Continue reading Describe the basic characteristics of the Vedas.

Before starting the prompt, review these source materials first. Review the Powe

Before starting the prompt, review these source materials first. Review the PowerPoint on Pope John Paul II using the following link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/nbno6hajm17y01f/THE%20302%20Suffering%20and%20Christian%20Healing%20lecture%2010%20John%20Paul%20II%20salvifici%20doloris.pptx?dl=0 IMPORTANT: Be sure to listen to each slide’s lecture by clicking on the speaker button on each slide as it contains the majority of the information needed via the professor’s lecture. After reviewing… Continue reading Before starting the prompt, review these source materials first.
Review the Powe