Among all the religions, Hinduism appealed me a lot and Im strongly attracted towards it. The most interesting fact of Hinduism is the concept of reincarnation, one can learn about the past life through it. The effect of Karma is very important in that religion and one have to be very careful because they are permanent until the end of a life cycle. For example a person in horrible way must remain in that particular condition as punishment for bad karma. We can take this thing in a positive way too that It can be a source of stopping people from bad deeds because they know that by doing that they will get punishment in the world and only when their life will come to end then there will be a chance to be reborn in better condition.
(Dogma pg. 7-13) In Salvation our souls go through continuous suffering and will even exiting to change bodies. Next we go into reincarnation we all have Supreme soul it can be relieve by changing clothes and going into another body, transformation. In Hinduism, basically doing good deed is the right thing to do. We are reincarnated and the soul does not die, it just passes on depending on how good we were in previous life.
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.
The major branches are Vaishnavism and Shaivism. These sects rely on their own set of scriptures but their focal point is the ancient Vedas. The philosophical Vedic texts, from the Aryans, involved the Upanishads in searching for knowledge on how the human beings would escape reincarnation. Hinduism has a cosmic principle Brahman, whereby they believe in rebirth after death. Hinduism emerged around the beginning of Common Era then coexisted within Buddhism for several centuries (Clearly, 2013).
Much like other religions, its concept is hard to grasp, but contains many unique values which set it far apart from any other religion. Hinduism is a teaching of love and acceptance in every way. In this paper, the history of Hinduism and its key aspects will be explained, in hopes to enlighten those about the teachings of Hinduism. Hinduism’s exact time and place of origin remains unknown to this day, it is all speculation. It is said that Hinduism’s beginnings date back to the third millennium BCE, making it one of the oldest surviving religions in the world (Jacobs 5).
Swami was hailed a hero and people began to be accepting towards this new faith, which they were just beginning to learn from. It is rather hard to say when the first wave of Hindus came to America. Historically, it is disclosed to the reader that in the earliest years of immigration “all immigrants from India were lumped together as ‘hindoo’ or ‘Hindu’ regardless of the religion they practiced” (Hill 1). This grouping is characteristic of the ignorance of early white American settlers towards other non-white individuals. Arguably, the Anglo-Americans were perhaps under the belief/misunderstanding that Hindu w... ... middle of paper ... ...n traction.
There is a lot to learn about Hinduism and even other religions. Hindus ultimately believe in one god, Brahman. There are also other gods that are nevertheless apart of Brahman that people still worship. They also believe that fate directly influences people’s lives and they are controlled by a caste system that has recently not been as harsh or restrictive as it has been thousands of years ago. Hindus believe people are reincarnated after they die and continue this cycle of birth and rebirth until they can achieve Moksha.
Vishnu is the preserver of the ... ... middle of paper ... ...s and that temple worship, rituals, sacraments, and personal devotionals create a communion with these devas and Gods. Also Hindus believe that a spiritually awakened master is essential to know the Transcendent Absolute. The eighth belief is that all life is scared. The last belief the Hindus share is to believe that no particular religion teacher the only way to salvation. (“9 Basic Hindu Beliefs”) Hinduism is a very popular religion.
The most organized form of mysticism comes in the shape of religion. The main character in Yann Martel’s Life of Pi explores this kind of magic in many different ways. Despite serious insistence that such a set of religious beliefs like his cannot exist, Piscine “Pi” Molitor Patel believes in and follows three different religions: Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity. It was through each religion that he found another to follow. Piscine was raised a Hindu by his family and surrounding culture as an Indian.
His views on proselytization are also included in the paper. The comparative study of religions has never been merely an academic concern for Mahatma Gandhi, the great Hindu spiritualist and leader. Since the days of his youth he has been existentially in the search of such studies as has been evident from his famous book "The story of my experiments with truth." India is a country where people are predominantly religious. Religion and spirituality are firmly rooted in the minds of the Indian people.