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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).
Web. 26 March 2014. URL:http://www.theologicalstudies.org/resource-library/world-religions/423-hinduism What is Hindu Dharma. Hindu Temple and Cultural Center (HTCC) of South Carolina. 2004 Web.
Much like Christian proverbs, the teachings of Lord Krishna give advice and general good sense and... ... middle of paper ... ... to the physical realm. The Christian version only allows for one life to determine the fate of one's eternity. It seems that the only way to miss the trip to heaven would be to denounce Jesus and not give for forgiveness, but who is going to do that if given the option in eternity. The comparison of these two religions is one that is full of differences with the occasional similarity. Mainly, I find Hinduism to be a religion full of positive aspects that give meaning and importance to any of its follower's lives.
When the Indo-Europeans invaded India during 1500 to 500 BC, their religion of Vedas also greatly influenced the indigenous beliefs of Hinduism. Over 80% of Indians still practice Hinduism in modern India. The Hindus brought up in Hindu families are so steeped in the various Hindu traditions from infancy that they are totally imbibed into the Hindu religious system. The sages and seers over the ages held a prominent place in the religious beliefs of the region and their teachings of non-violence, unity, prayers and a life of righteousness have greatly influenced Hinduism.
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Sanskrit means “purified, devoted, blessed”. Sanskrit is ancient classical lithurgical language of India in which the very first book of world Rigveda was written. ORIGIN and EVOLUTION: Numerous theories regarding it’s origin have been proposed/formulated by linguists. Two main theories of Vedic Sanskrit origin are: • It divinely originated along with Hindu scriptures like the Vedas, the Upnishads and the Puranas handed over to mankind by sages of Sanatan Dharm. • Originated from Baltic and Slavic languages spoken in North West during early second millennium BCE.
The birth of Hinduism can be dated back to the early writings of the sacred texts from the book of the Vedas composed between 1500 and 900 BCE. Santa Dharma is a phrase that is used quite often to describe the Hindu religion. That phrase translates to “Eternal Sacred Duty”. In 1947 India won its independence from the colonial rule of Great Britain. Sadly this is the time that the Hindus and Muslims conflict reached its zenith.
Sacred writings of the Hindu religion, called Vedas, gave significance and importance legends, myths, and hymns (O’Brien). T... ... middle of paper ... ...rded in human history which has not practiced some form of religion,” (Religion). The importance of this “birth” of religion and philosophy was crucial to the progress of ancient worlds, as it set in stone how each and every country would advance or prosper, with each offering something unique and different to the melting pot of cultural diversity and unification of people in the world. Works Cited "The Four Noble Truths." BBC News.