Defining hinduism the word hinduism itself derives from one of the principal rivers of south asia, the indus, and was probably first used by the ancient persians to designate the people and territory of the northwestern portion of the subcontinent as a name for a religion (at first inclusive of what is now differentiated as. Hinduism—one of the oldest world religions dating back to around 1500bc— originates from around the indus valley in what is now pakistan it is believed that this cycle of birth, death and rebirth ultimately results in attaining a state of purity that allows the liberated soul to become “at one” with the divine presence. The religion i believe in it may be christianity or islam, hinduism or buddhism, but if it's my religion, it must be the right one otherwise why would i believe it it's funny, isn't it no matter what religion we look at, the people who believe in it think they are the ones who have the real truth about god—and that. Consider some examples: for buddhists there is no creator god, whereas muslims affirm that the universe was created by the one true god, allah for advaita vedanta hindus, the concept of ultimate reality is pantheistic monism in which only brahman exists, whereas christians affirm theistic dualism in which god exists as. A: hindus all believe in one supreme god who created the universe he is all- pervasive he created many gods, highly advanced spiritual beings, to be his helpers longer answer: contrary to prevailing misconceptions, hindus all worship a one supreme being, though by different names this is because the peoples of. An interpretation of history: does the religion offer an explanation for events occurring in time is there a though these hindus worship different idols, there are many hindus who believe in one god and perceive in these different gods and goddesses as different images of the same one god according to their. In the early 21st century, hinduism had nearly one billion adherents worldwide and was the religion of about 80 percent of india's population others have preferred “vedic religion,” using the term vedic to refer not only to the ancient religious texts known as the vedas but also to a fluid corpus of sacred works in multiple. Hindus also believe that eating meat is not only detrimental to one's spiritual life, but also harmful to one's health and the environment historically, while a large portion of ancient hindu society lived predominantly on a vegetarian diet for religious reasons, certain communities, like kshatriyas (the hindu warrior class),.
Of the oldest known organized religions—its sacred writings date as far back as 1400 to 1500 bc it is also one of the most diverse and complex, having millions of gods hindus have a wide variety of core beliefs and exist in many different sects although it is the third largest religion in the world, hinduism exists primarily. But fundamentalism often stresses how one particular interpretation--of religion, scripture, and religious practices--is right and other interpretations are wrong by the increasing pace of change today, and are desperately seeking something that they can believe in as a mooring to help them through all this change in the. The oldest religion—hinduism even though hinduism is considered the oldest religion on record, it is actually not one single religion hinduism is a combination on that basis, religious scholars generally posit that there are only some 9 to 13 religions that exist today that are word wide in scope examples of these would. Also uniting the darshanas is the concept of pluralism, the belief that multiple paths exist to reach liberation, or moksha, or unity with god and escape from the cyle of birth and death in hindu thought, the supreme being or the divine resides within all that exists and any one, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation or.
8: the bhagavad gita is like the bible reality: there is not one central, authoritative book in hinduism but hinduism is rich in scripture with a vast collection of ancient religious writings hindus believe god revealed truths to wise men who passed them on for thousands of years through a rich oral tradition. You may then click on one of eight religious groupings listed in the menu to examine its relative popularity in each country the map the religious groupings are (in alphabetical order) buddhism, christianity, hinduism, indigenous religions, islam, judaism, non-religious people, and other religions this resource is part of. First, we should restrict this question to religions that exist today, and exclude all the religions that came and went (and are now lost) during first 190,000 years of homo sapiens and (many of us learned in school that there were five major religions: christianity, islam, buddhism, hinduism, and judaism.
This view was evident in some ancient greek writings and has parallels in islamic teaching a minority view of christians, which is a widespread view of jains, buddhists and many hindus, is that animals should not be used by humans as food or for other purposes the commonest philosophical positions now, concerning. The religious form of caste system in hinduism there exists four castes arranged in a hierarchy anyone who does not belong to one of these castes is an outcast the religious word for caste is 'varna' each varna has certain duties and rights each varna members have to work in certain occupation which only that varna. In india, morgan freeman learns about the hindu's story of creation at a shrine to ganga ➡ subscribe: ➡ get season 1 of the st. However, it is interesting to note that despite hinduism being practiced today as a polytheistic religion, the ancient sages of the religion allude to a single entity as creator in the the dictionary of lane translates “badi” as, “[t]he originator of creation, according to his own will, not after the similitude of anything pre-existing.
But if someone makes it into a headstone, or another person uses it for landscaping, it takes on different meanings—one sacred, one profane 8 download for free at the history of religion as a sociological concept durkheim is generally considered the first sociologist who analyzed. The figure today is probably a lot higher many of these generally speaking, a hindu may worship as many gods as he likes and can more or less believe anything and still be true to his faith in addition the contents of the veda were gathered about 1200 bc, which makes it one of the oldest religious books it contains.
Belief in one god, brahman, the highest, supreme and universal god of hinduism also known as purusha and iswara at the same time they also believe in the existence of one supreme god, whom they call variously as paramatma (supreme self), parameshwar (supreme he exists in all and all beings exist in him. Hinduism is the religion of the majority of people in india and nepal it also exists among significant populations outside of the sub continent and has over 900 million adherents worldwide unlike most other religions, hinduism has no single founder, no single scripture, and no commonly agreed set of teachings expand all. Mana is a spiritual quality considered to have supernatural origin – a sacred impersonal force existing in the universe animism is one of the oldest beliefs, dating back to the paleolithic age (a prehistoric period distinguished by the earliest known primitive tools about 25 million to 40,000 years ago), cruzbub ( discuss. The prime motif of the research is to present and analyze the fact faced by the nepalese hindus generally, the tag diaspora has come to be used rather freely, because multiple identities are now acceptable is believed as one of the oldest and major religions in the world and it is also believed that.