(Answered) RELI 448N Week 2 Discussion: Upanishads

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

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

  1. Identify and describe one of the five (Brahman and Atman, Maya, Karma, Samsara, Moksha) key concepts from the Upanishads. Examine these teachings and the way they have influenced other expressions of Indian spirituality. Make sure your response is supported with quotes from the Upanishads and citations from scholarly sources.
  2. Choose one of the 4 Yogas. Define this path to the Divine, using examples. How does this path help to lead a person to realization? Why did you choose this path to discuss?


Of all the religions in the world, Hinduism is arguably the most complex.” (CCN, 2018).

The key concept that I chose to discuss is Karma. “If one should desire to live in this world a hundred years, one should live performing Karma (righteous deeds).” (Paramananda, 2012). Karma means not only actions but also the intentions and consequences associated with each action. Karma is “any mental, verbal, or physical action or intention, especially a morally correct or textually prescribed activity.” (Michael, 2014)……Please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $5