Sexuality and Soteriology
Module 2 Quiz
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Julia Leslie (1996) writes that: “At its simplest, this view maintains that women are inherently wicked, that they are possessed of an uncontrollable and threatening inborn sexuality, and that they are innately impure.” Why are women considered impure and dangerous?
Women were not expected to renounce society as śramaṇas and pursue ascetic practices associated with yoga. Literary accounts do tell of women undertaking ascetic practices. How were religious and spiritual practices conceived as appropriate for women if the renunciatory route were prohibited?
Pravṛtti dharma refers to a set of prescriptions for regulating activities that is: “this-worldly and pragmatic, and is characterized by an active immersion in life”. True or false?
Nirvṛtti dharma refers to a value system whereby social roles and responsibilities are rejected. True or false?
Why in Sondra Hausner’s view are the characterisations of male and female cosmic principles switched from what she terms Sāṃkhya Hinduism and Vajrayāna Buddhism? Select all that apply.
If bindu refers to male semen or the nectar of immortality, what, in the context of the material discussed here, does rajas refer to?
How does social status impact gender?