1. Take one of the Hindu themes – karma, moksha, samsara, Brahman, or yoga – using and citing credible resources from the internet along with our textbook; flesh out what you believe is a complete description of the theme you selected as it has been developed in Hinduism (even Jainism). Finally, show how the theme is an essential part of the Hindu (even Jain) tradition.
2. What are the features of Buddhism that fit with our modern scientific outlook? And what are the features that are not consistent with contemporary science? How do these features taken together explain Buddhism’s spread into the contemporary West?