Influence Of Hinduism

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Hinduism is the oldest known religion to date and continues to maintain a loyal following. Beginning in India it flourishes and thrives in a more modern society. With over 750 million followers Hinduism continues to make its mark. It contains an assortment of holy texts called the Vedas, this includes the Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda, and Atharva Veda. Through these books the Hindu people are taught the ways in which a follower must act. Striving to please the gods and reach a state of Nirvana. By achieving this Hindus are able to be reborn or reincarnated into a higher class. To be reincarnated in a higher class is something to strive for as you become a better version of yourself in a new life. In Hinduism, heaven and hell do not…show more content…
The third perspective is time, and Hinduism has taken the brunt of it. As Hinduism first began to gain traction among the Indian people it was to be believed that practicers of this religion received what they deserved in life, and everything these people experienced was a direct result of past behavior. As the 1800’s came about western influence began to take hold of the Hindu religion planting seeds of Christian beliefs. This slight Christian influence altered the beliefs of the Hindus, ultimately causing them to believe that they could be foreign evils and sins through the various sacrifices of Jesus Christ. In order for them to start fresh they had to be…show more content…
From the socioeconomic aspects, the effects of time and the geographical aspects affecting the way in which people go about this. As we look into the Yajurveda (Shukla) there is a much more direct reference to reincarnation. This verse states: “savitā te shridebhyah prthivyām lokamicchatu, tasmai yujyantAmustriyāh.” (Yajur Veda 35.2). This directly translates to: “The sun God grants bodies in different births, according to your deeds, providing a happy or unhappy place on this earth. May radiant beams prove helpful to you.”. This statement from the Yajur Veda is eye opening in the manner in which the Hindu people believe in reincarnation. Even with all these factors affecting the beliefs of the people they continue to believe. It may not be as prominent in the current time period as it was thousands of years ago, however it still plays a big role in the Hindu's belief

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