(Solution) RELI448 Week 2 Discussion: Hinduism

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 3
  • Lesson
  • Link (online PDF): The Upanishads (Links to an external site.) (Skim the first few chapters or locate a specific section in the table of contents. You are not responsible to read the entire text.)
  • Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook/lesson)

Initial Post Instructions
For the initial post, respond to only one of the following options:

Option 1
Choose and describe one of the five (Brahman, Atman, Maya, Karma, Samsara, Moksha) key concepts from the Upanishads.

  1. Explain how this concept relates to any of the other four or to other expressions of Indian spirituality?
  2. Use a quote from the Upanishads to support your thoughts
  3. Why did you choose this concept and how does it relate to your own understanding or beliefs?

Option 2
Choose and describe one of the four yoga. Include the following:

  1. Describe, with examples, how this is a path to the Divine and leads a person to realization.
  2. Why did you choose this path to discuss?
  3. Determine how your understanding of your chosen yoga might relate to your professional standards of care.

Follow-Up Post Instructions
Respond to at least two peers or one peer and the instructor. Respond to a peer who chose an option different from the one you chose. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification.

Writing Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 posts (1 initial & 2 follow-up)
  • Initial Post Length: 300-500 words
  • Minimum of 2 sources cited (assigned readings/online lessons and one outside scholarly source)
  • APA format for in-text citations (including page or paragraph) and references


There are very many ways to practice yoga. The ways are as many as there are for persons to connect with the bliss and enlightenment. However, all these ways are put into four main categories. Molloy (2020) observes that the four main categories of yoga are karma, raja, bhakti, and jnana. I will give insight into karma in this discussion post. Karma yoga looks at the path of action. The intention that we hold in our minds when taking a particular action that leads to more actions and determines what thereafter goes on in our minds.

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