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1.2: Study Questions
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- Discuss the problem posed at the beginning of the chapter-namely, how to give due weight to the similarities and the differences to be found among religious phenomena. What other examples can you think of that illustrate this problem?
- Discuss the parable of the six partially blind elephant handlers and explore its relevance to the problem of understanding the religions traditions of which you have some acquaintance. To what extent does it help to explain some of the misunderstandings and confusions that characterize relations between persons of different religious persuasion?
- Do some library research to find more about the Hindu conception of the four different yogas. (Make use of the references in note 3, starting with the book by Huston Smith.)