What system of beliefs makes up Hinduism?
Core of Hinduism is Varna system and the Vedas. Since It is not possible to interpret or at least difficult to understand Vedas. It's teachings are summarized in Bhagwada Geeta and Upanishads.
In short , Hindu believe in a soul which is connected to supert-soul and whatever we see in this world is manifestations of this super-soul(God and Demi-Gods).
Varna System is the order of society and role of individuals in that society.
In short , Hindu believe in a soul which is connected to supert-soul and whatever we see in this world is manifestations of this super-soul(God and Demi-Gods).
Varna System is the order of society and role of individuals in that society.
The Hindus belief in spiritual justification in human existence, for example reincarnation, karma and the caste system.
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Absolute freedom is sacred. . Facts are as important as beliefs. . We are created to dwell at the junction of our real and imaginary worlds. . Our body and mind are equally important. . Our imaginations are as important as our real world . Gods are nothing but forces within us but can live virt…ually outside us. . Equality and discrimination are equally important for a healthy society . Unity should be due to opposing beliefs in equilibrium. . Living at the mercy of god is as important as living independent of god. . God created all human beings. However, a human being can create a god to suit just him. The Core Beliefs Of Hindus: . The Vedas . The Supreme Being (Brahman) . Divinity of self . They believe in Kalpa (Time) . They believe in Karma (Action) . They believe that all paths lead to Summit. ( Full Answer )
We don't have basic beliefs. Hindus worship the cow as a sacred animal. They also depending on if theyre south, or north Indian celebrate the festivals slightly differently.
1. Considering that Hinduism lacks a uniting belief system, what makes up the Hindu religion? 2. What are the cultural and societal influences that have made Hinduism vital to the region in which it originated? 3. Explain the desire for liberation from earthly existence. . here is the ans…wer: . This question in this text book is based on an inaccurate premise. Hinduism, which is actually known as the Sanatana Dharma or Eternal Truth, has many uniting belief systems. These include the conviction that Truth is knowable and can be directly experienced. Hinduism is an umbrella term for many different traditions. Each of these traditions employ different means for enlightenment and views things a bit differently. What practically all Hindu sects accept however, is the famous statement of the Rg Veda: Truth is One, the sages call it by different names. There is therefore an underlying unity to the Hindu belief system. I don't now why this text is inaccurate on this point. It also has a deeply shared sense of morality and ethics. The teaching of ahimsa or non-violence is one such conviction. The belief in transmigration is another as is the belief in karma (actions and reaction), dharma (Truth) and marga (destiny). These teachings show how all life is interconnected and are "part and parcel" of the Whole. Hinduism is the oldest religion on the planet. Its culture and traditions date back far into antiquity. Those who grow up in Hindu families are steeped in ancient traditions and beliefs from infancy on and they are much more alike than dissimilar. It therefore has a profound influence on cultural Hindus as well as on those who convert into it. Those Hindus who enter into serious discussions with other religionists, as well as those of us from other cultures who are drawn to the Hindu Dharma, soon discover that Hinduism is an extremely logical and inspirational religious system that offers experiential results to those who practice its various forms. In all ways the Hindu Dharma is at least comparable to any other religion on earth. So then, what "makes up" the Hindu religion is the fact that it works and that it is able to exist within such internal and external diversity. People of every religion seek liberation from earthly existence. The reasons are as many as the people. * Escape from sufferings of every kind * Continuation of life/existence * Spiritual blessings... Ask yourself these questions and your answers will apply to Hindus. All people of faith regardless of the religion are seeking this. Why do you want to survive death and enter a better afterlife? There are lots of possible answers to the cultural and societal influences that have made Hinduism vital to the region in which it originated question. The people of the Indian Subcontinent were racially, religiously, ethnically, and culturally diverse. The acceptance of the umbrella faith called Hinduism (Sanatana Dharma) created a unifying influence and philosophy that established peace and cooperation. this by the way is why I dislike the first question. Hinduism, as a unifying belief system, is vital to the people of India. The adoption of vegetarianism, especially cow protection, assured that the people would be well fed instead of utilizing their limited resources on meat production. Although it became discredited later, in ancient India the Caste System (varnashram dharma) established social order, defined authority. This was vital in ancient India. The holiness of the various waterways (Ganges, Yamuna etc) kept access to fresh water available. The teaching of ahimsa or non-violence minimized warfare and greed and assured the existence of dairy cows, plowing bulls, cow dung for fires and medicines, etc. etc. These are but a few. Here's what I'd probably do... Tell about the desire for liberation from earthly existence... I'd do a web search on facts about India and work with them. For instance, "India has always had a problem supplying food for its people. Today ---- percentage of the population are considered malnourished by the UN. Many Hindus hope to achieve a life where there is plenty of food and their children are well fed. This historic poverty has fostered the Hindu dream of a better future." You'll need to do a bit more research in stats, how many people are malnourished on the Indian sub-continent (remember Pakistan was part of India until relatively recently), how many people live in India? How many die annually, weekly, daily (and hence how many Hindus are we talking about here?), and so on. This should get you a better grade and you'll also learn more as well. I think you'll find that 700 words are not nearly enough. You can also explain HOW most Hindus believe they will find this desired liberation. For instance: Hinduism has two basic views about this liberation (which is known as moksa, pronounced moksha). Some Hindus believe that when they achieve liberation, after that death, they will merge with what we might call the collective unconsciousness, i.e. that they as individuals will merge into the totality of existence in a state sometime called Neti-neti or Not this-not that (the same basic belief as Buddhism with nirvana, which of course arose from Hinduism). In this sense, some say Hindus believe they "become God," but this isn't accurate... they believe they transcend such concepts as gods and goddesses. Other Hindus believe they will enter into heavenly realms of bliss, sometimes known as Goloka Vrndavana (pronounced Brindaban) where they will live as eternal beings in a state of bliss and joy, enjoying the Presence of God in various ways (in the form of their family deity or ista devata). This state is similar to the Christian Heaven, but has no material likeness (streets of gold etc). In either state, the sufferings, wars, trials and tribulations and so on will be over and the Hindu and her/his family will live on in "eternity, knowledge and bliss" (or sat chit ananda). In Hinduism the family is extremely important. As one of the holy books, the Srimad Bhagavatam says: "In that transcendental state of labdhopaÅÄnti, there is no supremacy of devastating time, which controls even the celestial demigods who are empowered to rule over mundane creatures. (And what to speak of the demigods themselves?) Nor is there the mode of material goodness, nor passion, nor ignorance, nor even the false ego, nor the material Causal Ocean, nor the material nature" (ÅrÄ«mad BhÄgavatam 2.2.17). Om Santi (Praise peace and pursue it),. ( Full Answer )
A large body of texts is classified as Hindu, divided into Åruti("revealed") and Smriti ("remembered") texts. These texts discusstheology, philosophy and mythology, and provide information on thepractice of dharma (religious living). Among these texts, the Vedas are the foremost in authority, im…portance andantiquity. Other major scriptures include the Upanishads , PurÄá¹as and the epics MahÄbhÄrata and RÄmÄyaá¹a . The Bhagavad GÄ«tÄ , a treatise from the MahÄbhÄrata , spoken by Krishna. Sanatana Dharma (hindu) is . God-centered rather than prophet-centered. . Experience based rather than belief based. . Beyond any historical date of founding. . The process of growth, which comes from the seed. . Inherent in, and inclusive of all. . In the world, while above the world. . Both immanent and transcendent. . The whole and the parts. . Loving of all and excluding of none. ( Full Answer )
See link to left. While Hinduism is a widely diverse system, it does have a large number of scriptural materials it draws on for its forms of philosophy, theology and religious practice. It is true that there is no established hierarchy or highly formalized system of common beliefs. But an over-emph…asis on this lack may be misleading. There are some basic and widely held concepts that make Hinduism not so very different from various Christian sects. ( Full Answer )
The core of Hinduism is the belief in Brahman, the underlying universal life force that encompasses and embodies existence. According to Hindu scriptures, one's ignorance of the true nature of the self ( atman ) as one with Brahman is what traps one in the cycle of endless death and reincarnation ( …samsara ). Thus, the highest goal of Hinduism is liberation ( moksha ) from the karmic cycle of death and rebirth.Hindus are very conscious of the paradoxes that make up the universe. Siva is simultaneously the creator, maintainer, and destroyer of life. All phenomena is a constant interplay between hot and cold, male and female, light and dark. Vedic medicine teaches that keeping these opposing forces in balance is central to the maintenance of bodily, social, and cosmic well-being. However, Hinduism is much more than an esoteric practice. For the millions of people who practice this religion, it is a way of life that encompasses family, society, politics, business, art, and health behaviors. The sacred scriptures contain instructions on all these aspects of life and have a strong influence on art and drama. While the practices of yoga are a well-known aspect of Hinduism, family life is also considered a sacred duty.Most households have a shrine to a particular deity. Women conduct a household puja , the offering of fruit, raw rice, flowers, incense, and other items to the deity, on a regular basis. Visitors may be invited to join the puja on occasion, making it a communal event. After the food has been offered it is considered to have been spiritually consumed and blessed by the deity's power. It is then redistributed and consumed by the participants as a way of receiving the deity's blessings.The belief that one's karma determines one's birth in the next life has supported the structure of the caste system in India, made up of four varnas that determine one's occupation: Brahmins (priests), Kshatriyas (nobles and warriors), Vaishyas (commoners) and Sudras (servants). Though the former colonial government officially abolished the caste system and implemented affirmative action policies to rectify imbalances in wealth and education, there are still socioeconomic advantages to belonging to a higher caste. The hierarchy of caste is a contested subject. While the concept of caste is supported in certain scriptures, there is evidence in the Upanisads that Brahmanhood is attained by depth of learning rather than birth. The tradition of bhakti (devotion) is sometimes an expression of criticism against caste and other practices such as image worship. Bhakti is associated with devotional poems composed across all social classes and emphasizes loving God over any practice or doctrine. ( Full Answer )
Hinduism embraces a great diversity of beliefs , afact that can be initially confusing to Westerners accustomed tocreeds, confessions, and carefully-worded belief statements. Onecan believe a wide variety of things about God, the universe andthe path to liberation and still be considered a Hindu. T…hisattitude towards religious belief has made Hinduism one of the moreopen-minded religions when it comes to evaluating other faiths. Probably the most well-known Hindu saying about religion is: "Truthis one; sages call it by different names." However, there are somebeliefs common to nearly all forms of Hinduism that can beidentified, and these basic beliefs are generally regarded asboundaries outside of which lies either heresy or non-Hindureligion. The fundamental Hindu beliefs include: - the authority of the Vedas (the oldest Indian sacred texts) andthe Brahmans (priests) - the existence of an enduring soul that transmigrates from onebody to another at death (reincarnation) - the law of karma that determines one's destiny both inthis life and the next. Note that a specific belief about God or gods is not considered oneof the essentials, which is a major difference between Hinduism andstrictly monotheistic religions like Christianity, Judaism, Islamand Sikhism. Most Hindus are devoted followers of one of theprincipal gods Shiva, Vishnu or Shakti, and often others besides,yet all these are regarded as manifestations of a single Reality.The ultimate goal of all Hindus is release ( moksha ) fromthe cycle of rebirth ( samsara ). For those of a devotionalbent, this means being in God's presence, while those of aphilosophical persuasion look forward to uniting with God as a dropof rain merges with the sea. Virtually all Hindus believe in: . The three-in-one god known as "Brahman," which is composed of:Brahma (the creator), Vishnu (the Preserver), and Shiva (theDestroyer). . The Caste System. . Karma. The law that good begets good, and bad begets bad. Everyaction, thought, or decision one makes has consequences - good orbad - that will return to each person in the present life, or inone yet to come. . Reincarnation. Also known as "transmigration of souls," or"samsara." This is a journey on the "circle of life," where eachperson experiences as series of physical births, deaths, andrebirths. With good karma, a person can be reborn into a highercaste, or even to godhood. Bad karma can relegate one to a lowercaste, or even to life as an animal in their next life. . Nirvana. This is the goal of the Hindu. Nirvana is the releaseof the soul from the seemingly endless cycle of rebirths. * An important aspect is the concept of ' dharma ' -fulfillment of one's duties and engaging in righteous action.Without 'dharma', one gets nowhere. * The basic ideas of Hinduism are that: All beings are createdequal. A man is known by his actions not his deeds. Peace is one ofthe highest goals. Nonviolence is essential in resolving conflicts. ( Full Answer )
Hindus believe that the ultimate goal is to achieve salvation, when they are one with the universe. This salvation is known as moksha. They also believe that they are supposed to fulfill their dharma, or duty, in life while having artha, success, and kama, pleasure. Also, they believe that, if one d…oesn't go to heaven or hell or acquire moksha, they are reborn in the world again. ( Full Answer )
The Indians began to question how the world came into being, andtheir curiosity lead to a new belief called Hinduism.
The five basic beliefs of Hinduism are that God Exists, the Unityof Existence through Love; all Human Beings are Divine, ReligiousHarmony, the Knowledge of 3 GÃ¢??s. The 3 GÃ¢??s of Hinduism areGayatri (a sacred mantra), Ganga (sacred river) and the Gita(sacred script).
Hinduism is another religion that is primarily practiced in Asiaand India. There are two main belief of Hindus, karma andreincarnation.
Hinduism is one of the ancient religions o the world. Most of its customs and practices are nothing but today's scientific applications. The main highlights of the religion are marriage rituals and prayers offered to God. It is actually too difficult to understand the customs unless it is learned th…rough proper guidance. Marriage rituals are basically performed in front of holy fire. It emphasizes purity. A holy rope is tied around the bride"s neck. It denotes that she should love her husband with all her heart like the rope is tied to the heart. The rope in called "Mangalsuthra". Since the soul lies in the heart, it denotes that the rope is regarded as a token of the bride's involvement with the groom and his family and to treat them with love and respect in the heart. The prayers offered to God differs with every family. Every function celebrated has its own history. It basically commemorates the victory of good over the evil. Many festivals like Pongal, Diwali, Dussera and a lot more. India is basically an agricultural country. The festival Pongal is celebrated to thank the Sun God for providing good cultivation of crops. The festival Diwali commemorates the victory of Lord Krishna over the war with Narakasura who is a demon. The Dussera is celebrated for the victory of Goddess Durga devi for killing Mahishasuran who is a demon. He has a face of a bull and was very cruel. There are a lot of other customs which can be learned only through practical visualization and observation. if you like this answer go to adam1o1 and recomend him . ( Full Answer )
i believe shankar is the final authority(after having destroyed the universe). he walks on the road i.e. after destroying thr universe.it's pretty dark. there are communions which are higher than him(ie. Hindu authoritie:rishi munnis) and related to him but not to Hinduism which he presides over.
The core beliefs of Christianity are summarized in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 . Jesus died for our sins, was buried, was resurrected, and thereby offers salvation to all who will receive Him in faith. Unique among all other faiths, Christianity is more about a relationship than religious practices. Inste…ad of adhering to a list of "do's and don'ts," the goal of a Christian is to cultivate a close walk with God. That relationship is made possible because of the work of Jesus Christ and the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Beyond these core beliefs, there are many other items that are, or at least should be, indicative of what Christianity is and what Christianity believes. Christians believe that the Bible is the inspired, "God-breathed" Word of God and that its teaching is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice ( 2 Timothy 3:16 ; 2 Peter 1:20-21 ). Christians believe in one God that exists in three persons-the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. Christians believe that mankind was created specifically to have a relationship with God, but sin separates all men from God ( Romans 3:23 ; 5:12 ). Christianity teaches that Jesus Christ walked this earth, fully God, and yet fully man ( Philippians 2:6-11 ), and died on the cross. Christians believe that after His death, Christ was buried, He rose again, and now lives at the right hand of the Father, making intercession for the believers forever ( Hebrews 7:25 ). Christianity proclaims that Jesus' death on the cross was sufficient to completely pay the sin debt owed by all men and this is what restores the broken relationship between God and man ( Hebrews 9:11-14 ; 10:10 ; Romans 5:8 ; 6:23 ). Christianity teaches that in order to be saved and be granted entrance into heaven after death, one must place one's faith entirely in the finished work of Christ on the cross. If we believe that Christ died in our place and paid the price of our own sins, and rose again, then we are saved. There is nothing that anyone can do to earn salvation. We cannot be "good enough" to please God on our own, because we are all sinners ( Isaiah 53:6 ; 64:6-7 ). There is nothing more to be done, because Christ has done all the work! When He was on the cross, Jesus said, "It is finished" ( John 19:30 ), meaning that the work of redemption was completed. According to Christianity, salvation is freedom from the old sin nature and freedom to pursue a right relationship with God. Where we were once slaves to sin, we are now slaves to Christ ( Romans 6:15-22 ). As long as believers live on this earth in their sinful bodies, they will engage in a constant struggle with sin. However, Christians can have victory in the struggle with sin by studying and applying God's Word in their lives and being controlled by the Holy Spirit-that is, submitting to the Spirit's leading in everyday circumstances. So, while many religious systems require that a person do or not do certain things, Christianity is about believing that Christ died on the cross as payment for our own sins and rose again. Our sin debt is paid and we can have fellowship with God. We can have victory over our sin nature and walk in fellowship and obedience with God. That is true biblical Christianity. ( Full Answer )
in hinduism they belive that there r 8600000 yonis(life) .every soul will pass through it & goes to the lord.the last one is the human life.if we do d good karma then we can easy get d moksha but if we do some worng thing the we could pay for that.and people belive that if someone has left his impor…tant work than he can take a rebirth ( Full Answer )
In marked contrast to other religions, Hinduism is based on facts and not on beliefs. The Supreme Hindu god Brahman is systematic absolute facts. 1. In Hinduism, the beliefs are just a means to facts 2. Hindu beliefs are contradictory. Hindu gods, Varnas, Times, etc are all antagonistic. 3. Con…trary to popular belief about Hinduism, Hindu gods are forces within us and not blind beliefs. 4. Karma and Reincarnations are not Hindu beliefs. They are facts. Karma is fluctuations in facilitating/ retarding forces. Reincarnation is transformation of an activity every time it is re executed due to fluctuations in facilitating/ retarding forces. Thus, Karma leads to reincarnations and Reincarnation can be prevented by abolishing Karma. Since Karma is more in Shudra Varna and least in Brahmana Varna, higher Varnas reduce Reincarnations and finally abolish it. Thus, while there are Brahmana beliefs, Kshatriya beliefs, Shaiva beliefs, Vaishnava beliefs, etc, there is nothing called Hindu beliefs, The only entity that unites all Hindus is Brahman. However, Brahman is not a belief but absolute fact. Thus, strictly speaking, there are no Hindu beliefs because Hinduism is based on absolute facts called Brahmajnana, which is nothing but opposing forces in equilibrium. ( Full Answer )
\n1.Believe in God\n2.Believe in Soul\n3.Believe in Vedas\n4.Believe in Worship\n5.Believe in Sadhenas\n1.Daily personal worshp\n2.Weekly Temple Worship\n3.Monthly Vradhas(fasting for important event)\n4.Annual Pligrimage\n5.Service at ALL Time
Hinduism beleieves in : LIVE & LET LIVE 'AHIMSA' (Non-violence) PHILOSOPHY OF KARMA ( Deeds)- Do your Deed and leave the reward/result in GOD. Hinduism believes in reincarnation, as well as a higher power that takes form in various different deities. Another belief is the idea of karma, in… which positive or negative actions are met with equivalent actions or responses. ( Full Answer )
Buddhist beliefs. Answer: . Buddhism has its own internally consistent set of beliefs that make it unique from other philosophies or religions. A review of all belief systems would no doubt find commonality between almost all belief systems.
Hindus believe in to many gods, an they also believe in rebirth, and when someone is dead , the dead body must be burnt , or the soul, will have no peace and will keep wandering. They believe in the book the Geeta.
Hinduism is a religion with a number of very old beliefs. The mostimportant of these beliefs is that the Vedas were given to mankindby the gods, that humans reincarnate, that all Hindus must studyunder a guru, and that people must live good lives in order toescape the cycle of death and rebirth.
Explain major beliefs and practices of Hinduism castes system and how Hinduism justifies the caste system in India?
The caste system used to go by what career you aspired, but now it changed to be a bit racist. Hinduism does not justify the caste system, and caste system is now illegal in india. It is more of a social/cultural thing than a religious custom.
Actually Hindu word derived from Sindhu which is name of river but the hinduism represents vedic culture. now vedic culture promotes gradual progress of soul or person to be god conscious and ultimately serve god or krishna without ulterior motives. krishna explands as vishnu to represent satvaguna …(goodness) vishnu explands as shiva to represent tamoguna (ignorance) vishnu explands as brahma to represent rajoguna (passion) it is in detail mention in BOOK "brahmasamhita" about creation , god u can find book in iskcon temple IT IS MASTER PIECE, for few times people don't understand english of that book also. great purports. do pls read ( Full Answer )
Both Buddhism and Hinduism are rich and varied traditions with a range of schools and holy texts, so I can only try to make comparisons in the most general sense. Comparing and contrasting all Buddhist and Hindu traditions simultaneously cannot be done with any accuracy. I offer my own basic underst…anding; I give all respect to all traditions. Buddhism has developed into varied distinct traditions for a number of reasons, not least because of the way it has now spread across the globe. For example the Buddhism practised in Korea, Japan or Mongolia might be very different from Buddhism in India or Europe. Hinduism also contains different traditions but generally speaking they are strongly rooted in Indian culture. Both Buddhism and Hinduism can be regarded as world religions'. We can say that both Karma and reincarnation are central aspects of these systems, there is also a view that a particular way of behaving (virtue) will lead to an improved state (Nirvana) in a future life. Both Buddhists and Hindus therefore see a cause and effect taking place, how we act now in our present condition (Samsara) being directly related to what happens to us later. Both Buddhism and Hinduism originate from and were initially developed in the Indian sub-continent, both also hold to the idea that the soul/mind is an eternal/indestructible phenomenon. The ways in which these two religions differ are almost countless, we should be clear that different sects of the same religions do not hold identical spiritual views on all matters. Some of the major differences include: . Hinduism is at least partly regarded as a religion whereas most Buddhists see Buddhism as a philosophy or an exposition of the way things are. . Buddhists do not worship any gods in a devotional sense; while Hinduism to a greater or lesser extent is a religion of many gods and can be regarded in part as polytheistic. . In a direct sense there is no caste system in Buddhism, rather what happens to us is the direct result of cause and effect which we can influence at any moment. . Hinduism has a creation story but Buddhism relies on cause and effect to explain all phenomena. . In Buddhism there is a less structured approach than large parts of Hinduism which generally means there is a more flexible hierarchy; there is no direct equivalent to the Brahmin class in Buddhism. ( Full Answer )
In Hinduism, afterlife depends upon their present life's karmas. Ifone does good things those mentioned in epics and puranas and offerprayers to god, will help him reach heaven or else he will likelyspend another life in this kali yuga.
Hindu's believe that people reincarnate, meaning that once they die, they are reborn as somebody/something else. If you lead a good life, you will come back in a better situation- closer to the god(s). And then again if you live a good life you will come back in an even better situation. This contin…ues until you reach a point where you are redeemed perfect, and you join the god(s) in the afterlife. Hope I have been of use :) ( Full Answer )
What are the four major beliefs of Hinduism? Ahimsa --> non-violence Yoga--> concentrating the mind in one goal,form of exercise Meditation--> concentrating of mind and connect to divine
Hinduism is not like any other Religion. It has no founder nor basic tenets. so it is the most free Religion on earth. There are no fundamental Hindus because there are no fundamental principles to believe. You can live as non-believer also in Hindu Religion. It is not a sin. People practise rel…igion in many ways. PRARTHANA ( Prayer ) ARAADHANA ( Worship) JAPA ( Chanting) DHYANA ( Meditation) ADHYANA ( Learn /Read holy texts) area few Practices. Japa ( Chanting/reciting holy names of Almighty - like hare Krishna) Dhyana ( Meditating - hundreds of ways to do this right from remembering the Sacred Syllable AUM ..viewing the light/lit lamp, view bruhmadhyam ( centre of forehead), focusing on ISHTADEVTA ( favourite Idol) Image, Kundalini Dhyana, Rajayoga dhyana, TM, an so on so forth) Living observing YAMA / NIYAMAS are also worshipping, Go to Temple and holy places and worship, Do achaaras, ADHYAYANA ( Learn) is another way. some people observe VRATAs (Fasting) others follow strictly YOGA & PRANAYAMA Practises. There are thousand practices to follow. There are no established hierarchical control like church in Hindu society. So you are a free bird to find your path. ( Full Answer )
Hinduism does not have one commonly acceptable belief. Many variations have crept into Hinduism over last 3000 years. Almost all beliefs conflict with each other. 1) Hindus believe in three-in-one God as Brahman. Brahman comprises Brahma (the creator), Vishnu (the preserver) and Shiva (the destro…yer). 2) Hindus worship not only these three but they also worship the three wives of these Gods known as Sarasvati, Laxmi and Parvati or Kali. Besides, there are 330 million Gods. The most conflicting aspect of this belief in God is that Hinduism is polytheistic and pantheistic both. 3) Hinduism professes that all living being are Brahman, yet they believe in caste system. It has divided all living beings into four classes, viz., Brahman the priestly class, Kshatriya, the warriors and rulers, Vaishyas, merchants and farmers and Shudra the labourers. Those who do not fall into any of the cast system they call them untouchables or the outcast of Hindu society. None belongs to a particular cast by choice, but their caste is decided only when one is born into it. 4) In Hinduism, there is not one path to salvation or Moksha, but three. Their most preferred path to salvation is Karma. Karma is the effects of a person's actions that determine their fate in this life and the next incarnation. Way of Knowledge or is the second way of salvation. In Hinduism, ignorance is the main cause of human bondage to the cycle of rebirths. In Hinduism, one can attain salvation by shunning the mistaken belief that we are not individual self, but the one conjoined to the ultimate divine reality, that is Brahman. The third and final path to salvation is the way of devotion, or Bhakti yoga. Bhakti yoga involves self-surrender to any of the one among 330 million Gods. Worship, observance of rituals and pilgrimages is the part of Bhakti yoga. 5) One of the most popular doctrines of Hinduism is belief in reincarnation. According to this doctrine, a person may be reborn successively into one of five classes of living beings depending on the person's own actions. Hinduism believes that if one performs a good Karma he would be reborn into a higher caste. Bad Karma would relegate him into a lower caste, or he may be forced to lead a life of an animal in their next life. 6) Nirvana is yet another Hindu belief, which is the ultimate goal of every Hindu. One can attain Nirvana only after the release of the soul from the seemingly endless cycles of rebirths. ( Full Answer )
Hindu beliefs depend on the person. But commonly these three can be taken as major beliefs: 1. 'Dharma' (duty and righteous action being more important than belief in Gods and Goddesses. 2. Rebirth according to karma (good and evil deeds). 3. Polytheism.
1) Brahman (supreme god) 2) Samsara (the life cycles) 3) Dharma (doing what is right) 4) Karma (the belief that the good and bad things you do will follow you) 5) Multiple manifestation of the supreme god
There is not One Unified System, but there are 4 main beliefs. Dharma (ethics and duties) Samsara (rebirth) Karma (right action) Moksha (liberation from the cycle of Samsara)
Janma and Mrityu -Cycle of birth and death paapa and poonya(credits of good doing and evil doing) Brahma -true nature of everything Maya-coherent effect of Brahma which makes believe world as real; till Brahma Jnana (knowledge of brahma ) is not acquired Brahma(not confuse with brahma mentioned …above), Vishnu & Mahesh- Trinity of Gods acting as creator,sustainer and destroyer(?) That is all I can think of now ( Full Answer )
They both believe in many gods, they both originated in India, and they both share common morals
They are opposite as Hinduism believes in angels or more then one god and is polytheistic. Sikhism is Mootheistic and believe in only one God. I think in Hinduism, the main angel is Brahma, Shiv, or Vishnu, while in Sikhism God is supreme lord.
Hinduism is a complex religion which I can only briefly summarize for you, but the most distinguishing features are a belief in many gods, of which 3 are considered most important, those being Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver, and Shiva the destroyer. Hinduism also believes in reincarnation,… which means that after people die they are reborn, either as human babies, or as animals. It is believed by Hindus that people are rewarded or punished for the kind of lives that they have lived, by being reincarnated in either better or worse circumstances. If your karma is good, you may be born into a wealthy family, for example. If your karma is bad, perhaps you will be reborn as an insect. ( Full Answer )
All the religions are monotheistic rehabilitation systems! There are no polytheistics ones! There is only one Absolute There are many Absolute relatives There are seven global churches, according rainbow code But all they teach from the Light side, as projector does There is one end seller... …There are many facilitators & intermediary groups... Business is religion alike system Alexander, from Solar (Seller) side ( Full Answer )
This question would require many volumes to be answered fully. But briefly: Hinduism believes in many gods. Buddhism teaches that one can bring an end to suffering by following the Noble Eightfold Path.
Hindus believe in reincarnation, the cycle in which a child is born, lives their life, dies, then is reborn as another living thing, whether human, animal, or plant, and lives that life until death and rebirth as another. XX!
The main beliefs are intricate and can get very confusing. In Hinduism, it is believed that everything is the manifestation of one. That everything is one. There are many, many gods, and there are a few main gods, and people pick and choose which they're going to worship, but they believe that each …god is a different manifestation of the same god. That everything exists within themselves, just as it exists outside of themselves. So someone could say that they are god, and in their belief system they'd be correct - but the fact is that everyone and everything is god, just as everyone and everything is everyone else. They believe in reincarnation. They believe in karma. The purpose of life is to attain enlightenment, to prosper, to fulfill their purpose, and to be happy and deal with karma/desires. As far as practices, most practice religiously at home where they have shrines. These shrines are usually sculptures of the god/gods they personally worship. Worship is often meditation. It can also be practicing yoga. Puja may also be practiced, which is the gazing upon an image in order to connect to the divine within - this practice is done in the morning after bathing and dressing, but before eating. ( Full Answer )
Non violence, world peace & achieve highest stage of awarenessthrough meditation. Also attain Moksha (liberation) or Nirvana(Liberation) to break the cycle of life.
No, once you are born in a lower caste you can not move up. Howeverif woman of lower caste marries someone with higher caste she willbe considered as higher caste.
Hinduism and Buddhism thoughts are different at many levels. Suchas Hinduism was never founded by a man while Buddhism was foundedby man. Violence is prohibited in Buddhism while in some cases itmight be allowed in Hinduism.
Let me tell you 4 beliefs. Dharma (righteous living) Artha(material prosperity) KÄma (enjoyment) and Moksha (liberation).
major belief of Hinduism are Dharma (righteous living) Artha(material prosperity) KÄma (enjoyment) & Moksha (liberation).
Actually According to Ancient Hindu Scriptures and Sacred TextsHinduism is wider version of Brahmanism. When Aryans came to Indiatheir Religion Brahmanism came into contact with existing cultureof Dravidians. Both of these cultures blended with each other andHinduism was born.
Hinduism teaches us many things such as ultimate goal of life.hinduism also teaches us about one supreme god. major belief ofhinduism are dharma (righteous living) artha (material prosperity)kÄma (enjoyment) and moksha (liberation).
Beliefs essential to Hinduism includes valor duty hard work ambition dharma comes on the top of the list.
Aryan had Father naming system. While Hinduism had mother namingsystem. After Aryan invasion it became part of Hinduism. Alsopraying Natural elements and Doing Havans became part of Hinduism.
Yes, Hinduism is said to be more than 10000 years old. During thosetime many people experienced god and described them differentlythus polytheism was born.