Hinduism : The Belief That Most Indians Follow Essay

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Hinduism is the belief that most Indians follow. It is said to have no beginning, making it the oldest religion in the world. It is the third most popular religion in the world, only behind Islam and Christianity. In general, the Hindu religion is one of relative peace and a call to fulfill one’s duties. As long as one did what they were meant to do, they would be set for their next life. The idea of Hinduism first came about in India by the Aryans. The Aryans had memorized many complicated and long hymns. The priests of the Aryans had put all of their memorized hymns together into a big collection called the Rig-Veda. This collection is the oldest religious text still being used to this day. Eventually, after 1,000 years after the Rig-Veda was created, Hindu teachers started to wonder about it. They began to ask themselves questions, like what is the meaning of life? These teachers gathered together and talked about this for months. Students wrote down their answers and put their completed work into a collection called the Upanishads. The Upanishads had a few basic things that they explained. There are four of them in total. The first one is that the one true god is Brahman. Brahman was a mighty spirit that could create or destroy anything at his will. He shows himself to human eyes through every natural thing in the world, like the mountains, the rivers, the trees, the soil, etc. Everything in nature is connected to Brahman. The second thing that was explained in the…

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