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4 June, 18:04

Use the passage from the Upanishads to answer the question. "The Self is never born, nor does it die. It did not spring from anything, nor did anything spring from it. This Ancient One is unborn, eternal, everlasting. It is not slain even though the body is slain." This passage describes which Hindu belief?

A. It is necessary to worship many gods because they are all forms of the same god.

B. Every person has a soul, and it is a form of Brahman.

C. It is people's duty to spread Hinduism throughout the world.

D. Your caste in this life depends on how you behaved in previous lives.

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  1. 4 June, 18:14
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    The passage describes the Hindu belief that every person has a soul, and it is a form of Brahman.

    Answer: Option B.

    Explanation:

    Upanishads are the Sanskrit texts which contains spiritual and philosophical teachings and the main ideas of Hinduism are developed from the Upanishads. The following quote in the passage is a part of the belief held by Hinduism which relates to reincarnation. The 'self' in the excerpt relates to the soul. The soul is a form of Brahman, which means it is eternal and infinite. It cannot be created, nor it can be destroyed. The quote states that the soul cannot be destroyed, even though the body is destroyed or killed. When a person dies, his soul remains, and that takes form in different physical body and a new life begins.
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