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  • Hinduism

    Hinduism is a diverse religion that is complex on many levels. Over one billion people in the world are Hindu which accounts for approximately fifteen percent of the world’s population. Although not as commonly known as other world religions it has a deep impact in the world. Hinduism has two different dates as to when it was founded, one is storied and the other is historical. The storied says according to the Rig Veda that Hinduism was founded around 10,000 to 12,500 BCE which is the earliest date. The historical date of text that were found is around 2,500 BCE. Hindus all around accept one or the other answer as to when the religion was founded. Hinduism is considered one of the oldest religions in the world for both dates. Hinduism…

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  • Decentralization In Hinduism

    Hinduism, the world’s third largest religion, is a unique tradition. Although Hinduism has similarities with other religions, such as its ontology of oneness of God comparing to Islam’s transcendent God, and the interconnectedness of God and the universe comparing to Confucianism, its distinctive characteristics of diversity and unity made it stand out among different traditions in the world. Hinduism is highly decentralized. No one can speak for all Hindus or central institution governing…

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  • Moksha In Hinduism

    Moksha, as a concept in the religion of Hinduism, is the ultimate goal in life. Moksha is also known as liberation or salvation. Moksha is the ultimatet goal because Samsara or rebirth happens before the liberation. In order to attain Moksha, there is the cycle of rebirth as also known as Samsara. The maintenance of world order can be achieved through Dharma while Moksha is the release from the world. Karma, as the cause-and-effect to the Samsara, is doing good or well in your duty or social…

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  • Origin Of Hinduism

    Hinduism has gone through numerous shifts and constant growth during its lengthy existence. It is one of the oldest and most adaptable religious traditions known to man. From 2500-400 B.C.E., Hinduism’s growth from a religion of oral tradition, continued its shift into one attentive on the sacred texts known as the Vedas, which stipulated ritual action, to the Upanishads, sometimes referred to as Vedanta ("Last part of Veda") (Radhakrishnan, 1956), which then focused more on questioning…

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  • Diversity In Hinduism

    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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  • Hinduism Characteristics

    Although Hinduism is one of the world’s largest and most popular religion, it is unique and unlike other prevalent religions. Hinduism is most popular in southern Asian countries such as India and Nepal. One would assume for that to become popular and remain relevant that the Hindu religion would have to be similar to the other religions but it actually stands one in its various facets. Hinduism has no lone founder, no single set of teachings and no definite scripture. These unique…

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  • Cosmology Of Hinduism

    Hinduism, a religion that originated in South Asia and has become vastly practiced around the whole world. Has a dharmic world view of diverse beliefs and practices of the Hindus who are part of this religion. The views of Hinduism on authority, cosmology, family, life cycle and morality are based on many communities and social divisions that practice this certain religion in different aspects. Hinduism has many shared practices and beliefs with different religions that, also originated in…

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  • Reincarnation In Hinduism

    Study of Religion: Hinduism Hinduism is an extremely dynamic religion with emphasis placed on tolerance and the cosmos (Fisher 68). At the center of this philosophy is a major theme, reincarnation. Reincarnation is a central aspect of the Hindu religion, due to the fact that it can be connected to nearly every ritual or doctrine. It is believed that one can only meet Moksha by being reincarnated into higher castes by creating good karma during each life. Moksha is described as an escape from…

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  • Karma In Hinduism

    Hinduism Hinduism is the oldest written religious system, a combination of religious paths. This combination 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…

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  • Afterlife In Hinduism

    As I explore the practices of afterlife in Hinduism, I will look at Karma, Samsara, and Moksha. Karma plays an important role in what devout Hindus follow and how they make their decisions. Samsara is a repeating cycle that continues in a person's life cycle and is affected by the decisions made during their lifetime. In this paper, I will argue that the most significant point of Hinduism is breaking the cycle of samsara to achieve moksha. In order to do this, I will explore the concepts of…

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