Terms and Questions:

Mantra

Terms:

1.     Mantra

2.     Shruti

3.     Aum

4.     Gayatri Mantra

5.     Tanpura

Questions:

1.     How do sound and mantra relate to the cosmos?

2.     What are the advantages to chanting mantra?

3.     Of what significance is mantra in Early Vedic religion?

4.     What is the implied significance of sacred sound in the categorization of the most sacred Hindu texts and their revelation?

5.     What is the significance of mantra in the Upanishads?

6.     How might you relate the aesthetic qualities of Indian art to the nature of mantra?