Hinduism has deeply influenced Indian society, for several reasons: it has a long history in this place, it is related to the social status of Indians, and it is integrated with the cultural aspects in India. Hinduism has faith in the deity that is visualized in a triad. They are Brahma, the creator; Vishnu, the preserver; and Siva, the destroyer. The article about Hinduism in the www.religioustolerance.org states that there are thousands of gods that Hindus believe, but generally there are two major sects in Hinduism; the Vaishnavaism – esteems Vishnu as the supreme god, and Shivaism – esteems Siva as the supreme god. Like other religions, Hinduism has books that give its followers directions for living.
Besides it has so many Gods and Goddess. We can convey that this state is the reflection of complex society in Indian, people from different races, geographic areas. Whereas it would be seen as a complication, there is a constant ritual with the spiritual of Hinduism. ‘ The oldest Scriptures in all of India and the most important are called the Vedas. All Hindus recognize the Vedas as the true origin of their faith because of the spiritual meaning behind them.’2 It is obvious that the Vedas are the main resources of the spiritual of Hinduism.
During the Vedic period is when the Vedas were composed. The Vedas are considered one of the oldest sacred texts from ancient India. It consisted of all the original scriptures of Hindu teachings, which is said tha... ... middle of paper ... ...rld today. It is slightly different as it is accepting to other religions. They don’t believe that any religion is better than the other as this religion is very open and tolerant.
Hinduism Hinduism is one of the world’s most ancient religions. It is the third largest religion. There are many subjects involved in the Hinduism, such as: Hindu religious structure, art, artifacts, and the different time periods. Hindus practice strict religious beliefs and customs. Hinduism consists of a 1,000 religious groups that have evolved in India since 1500 B.C.
After that, the religion that had followed was called Hinduism. Today, almost around 800 million people practice the Hindu religion around the world. Other than a religion, Hinduism is a way of life through philosophy that is mostly concerned with spirituality and enlightenment. The impracticality of the Hindu religion comes from the Vedas. Vedas are the oldest scriptures in the Hindu religion that are considered to be a straight ... ... middle of paper ... ...tual books are by unknown authors that only want to expand the groundwork of the religion.
Piscine was raised a Hindu by his family and surrounding culture as an Indian. Through travels and curiosity though, Pi came to accept his other views on faith. Considering that he began a Hindu, a religion with millions of gods and spirits, believing in two more would not be that difficult task. At the same time, the Christian and Muslim God are both solitary gods, and contradict the Hindu beliefs of there being millions. Despite the seemingly impossible existence of this faith, Pi practices all three as a true devote.
Hinduism emerged around the beginning of Common Era then coexisted within Buddhism for several centuries (Clearly, 2013). It spread to Southern India and parts of Southeast Asia from the Northern India. The basic teaching of Vedanta is the belief that the human being is neither confined in the body nor mind but the spark of God within the soul. Most Hindu’s practice bhakti as a way to worship and follow their deity. Rather than live of fear of their deity, bhakti focuses on being connected with the... ... middle of paper ... ....) In conclusion, currently Confucianism has been greatly reduced and its revival in the scholarly community upheld.
The worship of many gods and goddesses is rooted in henotheism. “Belief in one god without denying the existence of others” (Yahooligans! Reference, 2000). This way of worship is what makes Hinduism complex and hard to understand. In addition, what makes Hinduism even more complex, is that fact that it is also “viewed as a monotheistic religion, because it recognizes only one supreme God: the panentheistic principle of Brahman that all reality is a unity.
The Aryans migrated to India and took control of the Dravidians. It was the Aryans who, had a set of oral collections called Vedas. Hinduism uses Vedas as the foundation of the religion and they are called books of knowledge. Hinduism has adopted many of the Vedic traditions and made changes such as meditation as opposed to drugs during the search for hidden truth. The Vedic phase of Hinduism “affirms the world, accepting the physical aspects of the world as good and proper.” (VanVoorst, 2012) The Upanishadic period lasted from 600 - 400 BCE.
Hindu Deities (gods) The Hindus believe the universe is populated with many gods. These gods behave much as humans do and are related much like humans are. This view is very similar to the ancient Greek theories. The supreme gods Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva are often viewed with the relations they have with female deities. The females are called Shakti.