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marga

[mahr-guh] /ˈmɑr gə/
noun, Hinduism.
1.
any of the three ways to salvation, which are those of devotion to certain gods (bhakti-marga) of study (jnana-marga) and of actions (karma-marga)
Origin
< Sanskrit: path
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magga

in Indian religions, a path toward, or way of reaching, salvation. Hinduism articulates the following meanings: jnana-marga, the way of knowledge (study of philosophical texts and contemplation); karma-marga, the way of action (proper performance of one's religious and ethical duties); and bhakti-marga, the way of devotion and self-surrender to God. In the religious epic the Bhagavadgita, the god Krishna praises all three means but favours bhakti-marga, which was accessible to members of any class or caste

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