There are many different religions in this world, but each one is different from the next. None of us can say whether one is better than another or if one is right and one is wrong. Trying to respect each other should be more important. One religion out of the many is Hinduism, which is more how a person lives their life than a religion.
Hindu or Hinduism is a term which does not have a true meaning in Indian languages (Hockings, 2012). Rather it refers to the area where Hinduism originated, Indus Valley. Preferably, they are called Sanatana Dharma which translated means eternal or ageless religion (Fisher, 2005). Dharma is a holistic approach to the good for all people and social relationships and values, which include health, ethics, social welfare, duty, natural law, and transcendental realization. Hindus believe in reincarnation all creatures and thing die and return to this world as someone or something else.
They believe in the law of karma, simply put, are your thoughts and actions good or bad are what you will get in return. Hindus believe in multiple gods and goddesses (330 million with Brahman being the supreme god). They believe all beings and things are an expression of Brahman and therefore everything which is not does not truly exist (Sprunger, n.d.). They are non-violent and do not believe in the killing of cows(or anything else for that matter). The reason for this is because cows are or were a limited resource which were used for milk to drink, bulls for plowing, and they use their feces for medicines and to start fires. Therefore they are vegetarians.
[...] Rather it refers to the area where Hinduism originated, Indus Valley. Preferably, they are called Sanatana Dharma which translated means “eternal” or “ageless religion” (Fisher, 2005). Dharma is a holistic approach to the good for all people and social relationships and values, which include health, ethics, social welfare, duty, natural law, and transcendental realization. Hindus believe in reincarnation all creatures and thing die and return to this world as someone or something else. They believe in the law of karma, simply put, are your thoughts and actions good or bad are what you will get in return. [...]
[...] There are 14 principal Upanishafs which create the basis of the Hindu philosophy. The Code of Manu also teaches the various stages through which a man is expected to pass in a successful life: student, householder, hermit, and wandering beggar. These stages are only for twice born men. Women should stay in the home under the protection and control of the chief male in the household. The code requires the cultivation of pleasantness, patience, control of mind, non-stealing, purity, control of senses, intelligence, knowledge, truthfulness and non irritability. [...]
[...] Many religions have borrowed some of these concepts and adapted them to their own beliefs. Who really knows if the Hindu have the religion? No one does but it makes scene to live your life as spiritual as possible and to do good and think good or positive thoughts because whether you do good or bad the favor will be returned. References Fisher, M. P. (2005). Living Religions, Sixth Edition. Prentice-Hall. Hockings, P. (2012). Hindu. Retrieved April from Everyculture.com: http://www.everyculture.com/South-Asia/Hindu.html Sprunger, D. [...]
[...] M. (n.d.). An Introduction to Hinduism . Retrieved April from The Urantia Book Fellowship: http://urantiabook.org/archive/readers/601_hinduism.htm Sterling, R. (1999). Life after death: An introduction to Hindu beliefs. Retrieved April from That Regilious Studies Website: http://www.thatreligiousstudieswebsite.com/Religious_Studies/Phil_of_Re l/Life_after_Death/hinduism_life_death.php What is Hinduism and what do Hindus believe? (2012). [...]
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