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    Indian Salvation Religion(s) And Mediterranean Metaphysical Philosophy During the classical Era, the belief system an individual belonged to determine the way they behaved, acted, and they hope they had. A comparison and contrast of some written documents provide an understanding of the similarities and differences between Indian salvation religions and Mediterranean metaphysical philosophy. The Bhagavad Gita, an analysis on how individuals can function in this world and become one with Brahman at the same time, and Narada, The Bhakti Sutra, a source on what devotion consist of are documents that reveal the important aspects of Hinduism as a popular religion. Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, a written dialogue on the effects of education on…

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    Dualism In Hinduism

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    lives. Although his way of life is foreign to Westerners and may seem slightly unethical, it is not so black and white for the Hindu society. Instead, it complements the concepts taught by the Upanishads in the context of moksha and dharma. In understanding Knight’s sense of self it is first important to understand what ‘self’ means within the Hindu traditions. The advaita view in the Vedantic traditions describes the non-duality of the ‘self’. To think that atman is distinct and exists in…

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    Rahav Madham

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    significance of said architecture in relation to the art and the doctrine of Hinduism. Hindu temples are designed to represent central beliefs, this is shown by their symmetrical style. Before entering the temple, you’re greeted by four main pillars in front of the central doorway. These four pillars could represent the four important fundamental concepts which are: the belief in the divinity of scripture (Vedas), belief in the Eternal Soul (Brahman), Belief in Rebirth or Reincarnation, and…

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    the outer world, by our experiences and by what we have seen and touched. Atman underlines all the activities of a person. Atman is a part of Brahman. Brahma is the base of the working of the universe and it is ultimate reality. Everyone and everything is the same, and there is one soul in the whole universe, which is Atman. Once we realize Atman, we are able to achieve the ultimate reality and arrive a state of peace, joy and perfect health. In Buddhism, there is no self…

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    focuses on ritual, and Vedanta puts grereater emphasis on meditation. The last variation is Epic Hinduism in which you worship by showing great devotion to the gods. Vedic and Epic Hinduism are theistic, and Vedanta Hinduism is monistic. Theistic deals with a personal god. Monisim is belief is a holy or sacred realm, Think of the Force in Star Wars. A common theme in all forms of Hinduism is Brahman, the sacred power of the universe. Everything in the universe is Brahman, and the physical world…

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    Kali Beheaded Theme

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    Kali Beheaded The themes and symbols that are present throughout Kali beheaded all relate to the Hindu belief in Brahman and the entrapment of the atman. Hindu’s believe that there is an overall state of being, called the Brahman it is not a god, as we think, but the release of our inner souls returning to this place of wholeness which has no form. In every person there is a piece or part of this Brahman that is trapped by the physical body, the soul or the atman. The Hindu religion believes…

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    Diversity In Hinduism

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    1) How can Hinduism be described as a diverse religion? Hinduism can be described as a diverse religion for multiple reasons. The first would be the ways in which practitioners of Hinduism worship multiple avatars, especially those of Vishnu, whose favored avatar appears to be Krishna. Second there are different views of Brahman, which all agreed as the Divine Spirit, but the three views discussed in the video, on the trails of world religions Hinduism, are: 1. The universe and Brahman are one…

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    you will never die. You have never changed; you can never change. Unborn, eternal, immutable, immemorial, you do not die when the body dies. Realizing that which is indestructible, eternal, unborn, and unchanging, how can you slay or cause another to slay” (Gita 2:19-20). Essentially, people align themselves with worldly identities instead of realizing they are the universe and the universe is them. It is stated that, “Your own karma, born of your own nature, will drive you to do even that which…

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    Karma In Hinduism

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    makes Hinduism very diverse, always changing, and growing. Hinduism has various teachings, scriptures, and words to describe how everything in the universe is connected. A few of these teachings are karma, samsara, Brahman, Atman, and Moksha. The most basic and most common of these teachings is Karma (kamma). When I think of karma the first thing that comes to mind is someone saying “karma will get you back”. What is karma? In Hinduism “karma” are our actions and how these actions effect the…

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    Krishna commands Arjuna to act in accordance with his sacred duty and resolve the family conflict on the battlefield, for all the heroic enemies “have already been struck down by me (11.34). However, Arjuna can only kill the illusionary, physical forms of the soldiers. Like Krishna was infinite and divine beyond his physical incarnation as a charioteer, the soldiers contain atman, or individual expressions of brahman, which is eternal and will survive after their deaths. With his new…

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