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.A Hindu (About this sound pronunciation , Devanagari: हिन्दू) is an adherent of Hinduism, a set of religious, philosophical and cultural systems that originated in the Indian subcontinent.^ Jump to: navigation , search Hinduism is Hinduism is a religious tradition that originated in the Indian subcontinent.
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^ Hindu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A Hindu (pronunciation (help · info), Devanagari: हिन्दू) is an adherent of Hinduism, a set of religious, philosophical and cultural systems that originated in the ...
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^ Hinduism , a religious tradition of Indian origin, comprising the beliefs and practices of Hindus.
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.The vast body of Hindu scriptures, divided into Śruti ("revealed") and Smriti ("remembered"), lay the foundation of Hindu beliefs, which primarily include dhárma, kárma, ahimsa and saṃsāra.^ The Vedas are the foundational scriptures of the Hindus.
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^ Ahimsa is not consistent with the Hindu scriptures or practice.

^ Hinduism contains a vast body of scriptures.
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.Vedānta and yoga are one of the several core schools of Hindu philosophy, broadly known as the Sanatan Dharm (Hindi: सनातन धर्म).^ The school known as Vedānta has been the standard form of intellectual Hinduism.
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^ Vedānta and yoga are one of the several core schools of Hindu philosophy, broadly known as the Sanatan Dharm (Hindi: सनातन धर्म).
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^ Hinduism (सनातन धर्म; also known as Sanātana Dharma, and Vaidika-Dharma) is a worldwide religious tradition that is based on the revealed knowledge of the Veda and the direct descendant of the Vedic religion.

.Hinduism is regarded as the oldest of the world's major religions[1] and Hindu mythology and philosophy have had a profound impact in many parts of the world, especially southern and South East Asia.^ She is an expert on Hindu narratives of agriculture and religion and nature in South Asia.
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^ The major world religions Om Sakthi!
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^ This has given rise to the major world religions.
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.With more than a billion adherents, Hinduism is the world's third largest religion.^ Not a religion but I'm more spiritual than religious!
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^ Of course, there's more to religion than that.
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^ It has become the largest of the world's religions.

.The vast majority of Hindus, approximately 1 billion, live in India.^ Vast majority of Hindus, approximately 1 billion, live in India.
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^ A vast majority of the population were Hindus.
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^ The post- Vedic Hindu scriptures form the latter category, the most notable of which are the Mahabharata and the Ramayan a, major epics considered scripture by most followers of Sanatana Dharma, their stories arguably familiar to the vast majority of Hindus living in the Indian subcontinent, if not abroad.

[2] .Other countries with large Hindu populations can be found in various parts of the world.^ Other countries with a significant Hindu population include: .

^ Sikhs are an enterprising lot and large numbers of them can be found in other parts of India and the world.

^ There are also Hindus in other countries.
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One example is Nepal.

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.The word Hindu first appeared in the Old Persian language and most likely was derived from the Sanskrit word Sindhu, the historic local appellation for the Indus River in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent.^ The word Hindu first appeared in the Old Persian language which most likely was derived from the Sanskrit word Sindhu, the historic local appellation for the Indus River in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent.
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^ The word 'Hindu' is thought to have derived from the 'Sindu (Indus) River' which is known as Hindu in Persian.
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^ The Persians pronounced the word Sindhu as Hindu, and named the Aryan's Hindus.

[3] .In Persian literature the word Hindu-E-Falak is found.^ The word Hindu is a Persian word that means: .

^ The history of Hinduism is intimately entwined with the complex history of India (the word hindu comes from the Persian name for the river Indus).
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^ This Sindu became Hindu among Persians/ Iranian and to Indus among Greeks and English, so te word itself is not at all Indo-Aryan origin.
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.The usage of the word Hindu was further popularized by the Arabic term al-Hind referring to the land of the people who live across river Indus.^ The word Hindu is derived from the River Sindhu, or Indus.
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^ The word Hindu is a Sanskrit word referring to the Indus River.
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^ The geographical term was Al-Hind, and the people of the land east of the Indus were therefore called Hindus.
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[4] .By the 13th century, Hindustān emerged as a popular alternative name of India, meaning the "land of Hindus".[5] 'Hindus' came to be used for people regardless of their religious affiliation and mainly as a geographical term.^ (See Hindu terms for additional meanings.
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^ The term Hinduism refers to the religious and social institutions of India.
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^ Even the name "Hinduism"came late.

.It was only towards the end of the 18th century that the European merchants and colonists referred collectively to the followers of Dharmic religions in Hindustan—which geographically referred to most parts of the northern Indian subcontinent—as Hindus.^ Hinduism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Hinduism is the predominant religion [1] of the Indian subcontinent.
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^ I have heard of Jainism only as that is the religion I follow.
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^ For the Hindu, every religion is true if only sincerely and honestly followed."

.Eventually, it came to define a precisely religious identity that includes any person of Indian origin who did not practice Abrahamic religions or religions such as Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Sikhism or Buddhism and came to be known as a Hindu, thereby encompassing a wide range of religious beliefs and practices.^ It is common to Hinduism and Jainism as well as Buddhism.
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^ Vivekananda, Buddhism and Jainism were religions in the meaning of...
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^ Question: Where did the Sikh religion originate?
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[6]. .The word 'Hindu' is neither Sanskrit nor Dravidian and did not originate in India, which was known as Bharata.^ The word Hindu itself is of foreign origin.
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^ The origin of this word is from the Sanskrit samsăra.
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^ Origin of the word Hindu .
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.It was not used in Indian writings until the 17th century.^ The West didn't catch up to Islamic science until the 17th-18th centuries and much of that was based on works passed from great Muslim scholars or preserved by them.

^ Between the 1st century BC and the 1st century AD, the terms Mahayana and Hinayana were first used in writing, in, for example, the Lotus Sutra.

^ According to champion grappler Matt Furey, Hindu Push Ups have been used for centuries by Indian wrestlers.
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.The term Hindu was originally a secular word meant to describe all inhabitants of India and it acquired religious and communal overtones during British Raj [1].^ The word Hindu itself is of foreign origin.
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^ The term Hinduism refers to the religious and social institutions of India.
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^ Origin of the word Hindu .
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.One of the accepted views is that ism was added to Hindu around 1830 to denote the culture and religion of the high-caste Brahmans in contrast to other religions.^ To me this is just one religion criticizing the others.
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^ No other religion accepts it.
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^ Religion and culture are interchangeable terms in Hinduism.

.The term Hinduism was soon appropriated by the Hindus in India themselves as they tried to establish a national, social and cultural identity opposed to European colonialism in India.^ The term Hinduism refers to the religious and social institutions of India.
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^ Religion and culture are interchangeable terms in Hinduism.

^ Remove Hinduism and India loses its identity.
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Definition

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The Bhagavad Gītā, a conversation between Lord Krishna and Arjuna before the start of the Kurukshetra war, is one of the foremost Hindu scriptures[7] and is described as a concise guide to Hindu philosophy and beliefs.
^ It is a poem describing a conversation between a warrior Arjuna and the God Krishna.

^ In the Bhagavad-Gītā Hinduism comes closest to possessing a universal scripture.
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^ Krishna's advice to Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra was recorded in the Bhagavad Gita, one of the most cherished of Hindu scriptures.
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.The roots of the diverse set of religious beliefs, traditions and philosophy of Hindus were laid during the Vedic age which originated in India between 2000 and 1500 BC.[9] The ancient Vedic religion is considered by most scholars as the predecessor of the modern religion of Hindus[10] and it has had a profound impact on India's history, culture and philosophy.^ Most forms of Hinduism are henotheistic religions.
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^ Only 10% consider science and religious belief to be completely incompatible.

^ Origin Of Religion - The ancient foundations of religious belief: Polytheism, pantheism and monotheism.
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[11] .The Vedas are the oldest sacred books of Hinduism and lay the foundation of several schools of Hindu thought.^ The very first sacred books of Hinduism are called Vedas.
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^ The Vedas are the foundational scriptures of the Hindus.
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^ Each school has a canon of sacred books.
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[12] .The Upanishads refers to those scriptures which form the core teachings of the Vedānta philosophy.^ Taken together, these elements form a collection of teachings dating back to the time of the Apostles that could also be referred to as "the teaching of Christ."
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^ As Hinduism was taking form in the Upanishads, it began to teach the doctrine of the identity of the individual self, the Atman, and of the universal self, Brahman as Atman.
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^ History Adherents Beliefs Deities Practices Scriptures Taoist symbols and images Relations with other religions and philosophies See also References External links .
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[13] .Adi Shankara's commentaries on the Upanishads led to the rise of Advaita Vedanta, the most influential sub-school of Vedanta.^ While Vedanta has been the most influential philosophy among the intellectuals of India, the majority of common Hindu men and women are henotheistic or theistic, and worship incarnations of gods and local deities.

^ One of the most influential was Umasvati Acarya, whose commentary is dated somewhere after the third century A.D., and accepted by all orthodox Jains.
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^ Confucius studied it intensively and most of the commentaries on the text which make up the later strata of the book go back to his school.
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.Hinduism consists of several sects and denominations, of which Vaishnavism and Shaivism are by far the most popular.^ This is the way most popular with most Hindus.

^ The ultimate spiritual authority is the Adi Granth, consisting of hymns by the ten Sikh gurus (Hindi for teachers) and Hindu and Muslim devotional poetry in several languages.

^ This amalgamation of the two recognised principal deities Vishnu and Shiva was undertaken to ease out the dualism in the Hindu religion due to the existence of the two principal sects Vaishnavism (worshippers of Vishnu) and Shaivism (worshippers of Shiva) who were frequently at loggerheads with each other.
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[14] .Other aspects include folk and conservative Vedic Hinduism.^ Other Hindu gods include: .

^ Some of these sects derived from the Brahmanical tradition (see Hinduism ), while others opposed the Vedic and Upanishadic ideas of that tradition.
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^ Strictly speaking, most forms of Hinduism are henotheistic ; they recognize a single deity, and recognizes other gods and goddesses as facets, forms, manifestations, or aspects of that supreme God.

.Since the 18th century, Hinduism has accommodated a host of new religious and reform movements, with Arya Samaj being one of the most notable Hindu revivalist organizations.^ Arya Samaj - - New religious movements .
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^ Hindu reform movements - - - Brahmo Samaj .
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^ New Religious Movements in the 21 st Century .
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.Due to the wide diversity in the beliefs, practices and traditions encompassed by Hinduism, there is no universally accepted definition on who a Hindu is, or even agreement on whether term Hinduism represents a religious, cultural or socio-political entity.^ There is no "who" in awareness.
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^ The Sikhs were conceived as a political entity, there is no doubt about it.
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^ Practical Hinduism - Hinduism and other traditions .
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In 1995, Chief Justice P. B. Gajendragadkar was quoted in an Indian Supreme Court ruling:[15]
When we think of the Hindu religion, unlike other religions in the world, the Hindu religion does not claim any one prophet; it does not worship any one god; it does not subscribe to any one dogma; it does not believe in any one philosophic concept; it does not follow any one set of religious rites or performances; in fact, it does not appear to satisfy the narrow traditional features of any religion or creed. .It may broadly be described as a way of life and nothing more.^ Religion is also often described as a "way of life".

^ Conclusion: ---------- By performing these twelve vows, a lay follower may live a righteous life and advance towards a fuller and more perfect life, and conquer desire.
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^ It may be an expression for life perceived as higher, more complex or more integrated with one's worldview, as contrasted with the merely sensual.

.Thus some scholars argue that the Hinduism is not a religion per se but rather a reification of a diverse set of traditions and practices by scholars who constituted a unified system and arbitrarily labeled it Hinduism.^ Some argue that Buddhism is a philosophy rather than a religion.

^ Hinduism is characterized by a diverse array of belief systems, practices and scriptures .

^ Practical Hinduism - Hinduism and other traditions .
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[16] .The usage may also have been necessitated by the desire to distinguish between "Hindus" and followers of other religions during the periodic census undertaken by the colonial British government in India.^ Jainism and other religions - Jainism, Hinduism, and Buddhism .
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^ During this period the number of followers grew.
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^ Q: What was the difference between christianity and other religions?
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.Other scholars, while seeing Hinduism as a 19th century construct, view Hinduism as a response to British colonialism by Indian nationalists who forged a unified tradition centered on oral and written Sanskrit texts adopted as scriptures.^ The new scriptures were first written in Sanskrit.

^ Hindu scripture is overwhelmingly written in Sanskrit.

^ Practical Hinduism - Hinduism and other traditions .
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  • follow any of the Hindu schools of philosophy, such as Advaita (non-dualism), Vishishtadvaita (non-dualism of the qualified whole), Dvaita (dualism), Dvaitadvaita (dualism with non-dualism), etc.^ Lindajean said: "You have not answered my question about other non-material experiences such as love, compassion, etc."
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    ^ Brahman is understood either as impersonal brahmajyoti in schools of Advaita Vedanta, person Bhagavan Visnu/Krsna in Dvaita Vedanta, or both in Acintya-bhedabheda-tattva philosophy of Gaudiya Vaisnava Vedanta.
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    ^ S.ad.darshana , the "Six Schools" or "Six Doctrines" of "orthodox" Indian philosophy are the schools that accept the authority of the Vedas and thus religiously are considered part of Hinduism.
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  • follow a tradition centered on any particular form of the Divine, such as Shaivism, Vaishnavism, Shaktism, etc.^ The followers of Sikhism don't worship an anthropomorphic God as such, looking to the Universe itself for divinity instead.
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    ^ Certain distinctions need to be made here between the particularized expressions of religion identified with institutional or denominational forms of religion and those broader worldviews that animate such expressions.
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    ^ There are so many varieties: following the breath, paying attention to whatever arises, focusing on something particular (like a prayer), Tonglen, etc.
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In 1995, while considering the question "who are Hindus and what are the broad features of Hindu religion", the Supreme Court of India highlighted Bal Gangadhar Tilak's formulation of Hinduism's defining features:[15]
Acceptance of the .Vedas with reverence; recognition of the fact that the means or ways to salvation are diverse; and the realization of the truth that the number of gods to be worshipped is large, that indeed is the distinguishing feature of Hindu religion.^ The Truth about God and religions .
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^ Not all of these Gods are worshiped by all Hindus.
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^ Hinduism is a religion with various Gods and Goddesses.
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.Some thinkers have attempted to distinguish between the concept of Hinduism as a religion, and a Hindu as a member of a nationalist or socio-political class.^ Hindu philosophicals concepts in some ways.
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^ We ought to distinguish between concepts and instantiations .

^ A fairly recent religion, Sikhism is an attempt to harmonize two of the world's greater religions, Hinduism and Islam.
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Veer Savarkar in his influential pamphlet "Hindutva: Who is a Hindu?" considered geographical unity, common culture and common race to be the defining qualities of Hindus; thus a Hindu was a person who saw India "as his Fatherland as well as his Holy land, that is, the cradle land of his religion".[21] This conceptualization of Hinduism, has led to establishment of Hindutva as the dominant force in Hindu nationalism over the last century.[22]

Customs and traditions

Ethnic and cultural fabric

The Mother Temple of Besakih in Bali, Indonesia
The Tirupati Temple is one of the most famed hindu temples in India
.Hinduism, its religious doctrines, traditions and observances are very typical and inextricably linked to the culture and demographics of India.^ He teaches courses in the Hindu religious tradition.
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^ Religious and philosophical traditions - Practical Hinduism .
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^ The two modes of thought represented by Nasr and Berry are both so significant that they reach well beyond conventional boundaries of separate religious and cultural traditions.

.Hinduism has one of the most ethnically diverse bodies of adherents in the world.^ Hinduism is one of the oldest of the world's religions.
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^ Embracing people from more than 2,100 ethnic, racial and tribal groups, it is quite likely the most diverse organized body of people on the planet.
  • SocioSite: SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.sociosite.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Hindu religion is the only one of the world's great faiths dedicated to the idea that the Cosmos itself undergoes an immense, indeed an infinite, number of deaths and rebirths.
  • Hinduism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.It is hard to classify Hinduism as a religion because the framework, symbols, leaders and books of reference that make up a typical religion are not uniquely identified in the case of Hinduism.^ In any case, Hinduism is not a strictly monotheistic religion.
  • http://www.buddhiwadi.org/myth.htm 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.buddhiwadi.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Hindu religion as a sort of comic book religion.

^ Bansi Pandit has an excellent grasp of the depth and breadth of Hinduism and his style is readable, making Explore Hinduism simple and undaunting for those approaching this religion for the first time.
  • Hindu Dharma by Bansi Pandit 11 January 2010 23:23 UTC www.ikashmir.net [Source type: General]

.Hinduism is almost 4,000 years old.^ In spite of signals from the Vatican discouraging even discussions of obligatory celibacy for Catholic priests, the almost 1,000-year-old rule is under the microscope.
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^ The wise call it by many names," she says, quoting the Vedas, the 6,000-year-old texts that form the basis of the faith.
  • USATODAY.com - Hindu lite 11 January 2010 23:23 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: General]

^ J AINISM emerged more than 2,000 years ago (around the same time as Buddhism) out of an effort to reform the Hindu religion.
  • 3e. Jainism and Sikhism [Beyond Books - Culture and Geography] 8 January 2010 6:58 UTC beyondbooks.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Most commonly it can be seen as a "way of life" which gives rise to many other civilized forms of religions.^ Most other atheists are not members of any religions.
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^ Most forms of Hinduism are henotheistic religions.
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^ Many call it "A way of life."
  • http://boloji.com/hinduism/036.htm 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC boloji.com [Source type: Original source]

.Large tribes and communities indigenous to India are closely linked to the synthesis and formation of Hindu civilization.^ The formation of large-scale Muslim community.

^ Hindi has close historical and cultural links with Sanskrit, the classical language of Hinduism, and is written (from left to right) in Devanagari script.
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^ This is because no great man from tribals origin of India had ever tried to write or did original research to claim that Hindu religion is born out of their tribal indigenous faith.
  • Tripura Society's Website, Independant, and Aunthentic Information & Views About Tripura 11 January 2010 23:23 UTC tripurasociety.org [Source type: Original source]

.People of East Asian roots living in the states of north eastern India and Nepal were also a part of the earliest Hindu civilization.^ The roots of Hinduism can be traced to this civilization.
  • http://boloji.com/hinduism/036.htm 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC boloji.com [Source type: Original source]

^ ANARCHISM IS USUALLY CONSIDERED a recent, Western phenomenon, but its roots reach deep in the ancient civilizations of the East.
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^ And finally, sensitive Christian outreach to Hindus has demonstrated that Jesus Christ can free people from the domination of demons and bondage that often is an integral part of Hinduism outside of textbooks.
  • Witnessing to Hindus - EffectiveEvangelism.com 19 November 2009 17:23 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: Original source]

.Immigration and settlement of people from Central Asia and people of Indo-Greek heritage have brought their own influence on Hindu society.^ Needless to say that modern day leaders of Independent India have increased the divisions in Hindu society for their own political gains.
  • Hinduism- Frequnetly asked questions 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.gatewayforindia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Credit is not to be taken, it will be awarded when the people realize that it was the subtle influence of the leader that brought them success.

^ Under his influence, Gandhara, a Buddhist settlement, flourished and created a distinctive Graeco-Buddhist art form, which affected the arts in Central Asia and eastward in the first four centuries of our era, which is to be discussed later.
  • Buddhism and Its Spread Along the Silk Road 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.silk-road.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The roots of Hinduism in southern India, and amongst tribal and indigenous communities is just as ancient and fundamentally contributive to the foundations of the religious and philosophical system.^ It is rooted in an array of philosophical systems.
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^ Religious and philosophical traditions - Practical Hinduism .
  • Hinduism (religion) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The ancient Hindu India was destroyed.
  • Hinduism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Ancient Hindu kingdoms arose and spread the religion and traditions across South East Asia, particularly Thailand, Nepal, Burma, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, and what is now central Vietnam.^ Theravada Buddhism , the school of Buddhism found in Burma, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar & in part, Indonesia, Vietnam & Malaysia.

^ She is an expert on Hindu narratives of agriculture and religion and nature in South Asia.
  • Hinduism: a guide to U.S. experts and organizations | ReligionLink 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.religionlink.com [Source type: Academic]

^ The areas which eventually choose Buddhism are Burma, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos.
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.A form of Hinduism particularly different from Indian roots and traditions is practiced in Bali, Indonesia, where Hindus form 90% of the population.^ Hinduism , a religious tradition of Indian origin, comprising the beliefs and practices of Hindus.
  • Hinduism - Search View - ninemsn Encarta 19 November 2009 17:23 UTC au.encarta.msn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Practical Hinduism - Hinduism and other traditions .
  • Hinduism (religion) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hindu practice and tradition .
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.Indian migrants have taken Hinduism and Hindu culture to South Africa, Fiji, Mauritius and other countries in and around the Indian Ocean, and in the nations of the West Indies and the Caribbean.^ Hindu Resources Hinduism without Indian Culture?
  • Beliefnet Presents a Comprehensive Look in to Hinduism: Beliefs and Practices - Beliefnet.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.beliefnet.com [Source type: General]

^ As well, there are large populations of Hindus in Nepal, Mauritius, Fiji, Guyana, Suriname, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Trinidad and Tabago, and Bhutan.
  • Witnessing to Hindus - EffectiveEvangelism.com 19 November 2009 17:23 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Holi, also called the Festival of Colours, is a popular Hindu spring festival observed in India, Nepal, and countries with large Hindu diaspora such as Suriname, Guyana, South Africa, Trinidad, the UK, Mauritius and Fiji.

Hindu ceremonies, observances and pilgrimages

.Hinduism is also very diverse in the religious ceremonies performed by its adherents for different periods and events in life, and for death.^ Hindus believe in life after death.
  • http://boloji.com/hinduism/036.htm 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC boloji.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Monastic and religious life (Hinduism) .
  • Home page of Hinduism pathfinder 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.albany.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ "I had reached a critical stage in the illness and was hovering between life and death - I was aware of being involved in an intense and very real struggle for my life," she told The Telegraph.

.Principal Festivity of the Hindus also vary from region to region which include Diwali, Shivratri, Ram Navami, Janmashtmi, Ganapati, Durgapuja, Holi, Navaratri, etc.^ The Center also celebrates Hindu religious festivals such as Diwali and Holi.

^ The Caribbean island nation of Trinidad and Tobago is an excellent place to celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali, since approximately 43 percent of the population is of Indian descent.
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^ The Hindu Festival of Colors, also known as Holi or Phagwah, is celebrated in India on the first three days after the first full moon in early March (the date varies with the Hindu calendar).
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.Many Hindus make pilgrimages to the holy shrines (known as tirthas).^ Hindus have many holy places.
  • Hinduism 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.qcc.cuny.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Hindu faithful make pilgrimage to honor...
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^ At the shrine, Hindus make offerings to a murti.

.Hindu holy shrines include Mount Kailash, Amarnath, Vaishno Devi, Rameshwaram, and Kedarnath.^ Convert Currency ADD TO SHOPPING CART Kailash Mansarovar: Diary of a Pilgrim by Nilesh D Nathwani This profusely illustrated travelogue is is the gripping story of a Hindu pilgrims's trek to the sacred Mount Kailash and the holy Lake Mansarovar in Tibet.

^ Some of the Hindu aspects of God include Devi, Vishnu, Ganesh, Krishna and Siva.

^ Other texts considered important by today's Hindus include the Devi Mahatmya, an ode to Devi, the Divine Mother, and the Yoga Sutras, a key meditative yoga text of Shri Patanjali.

.Prominent Hindu holy cities include Varanasi (Benaras), Kathmandu (Nepal), Tirupati, Haridwar, Nashik, Ujjain, Dwarka, Puri, Prayaga, Mathura, Mayapur and Ayodhya.^ For example, Hindu tradition regards seven cities as holy: Varanasi (sacred to Shiva); Hardwar (where the River Ganges widens into a plain); Mathura (where Krishna is believed to have grown up); Ayodhya (believed by devotees to be the birthplace of Rama); Kanchipuram (associated with the Hindu philosopher Shankara); Ujjain (site of the temple of Mahakala); and Puri (associated with the later life of Krishna).
  • Hinduism - Search View - ninemsn Encarta 19 November 2009 17:23 UTC au.encarta.msn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Countries with Hindu majorities include Bali, India, Mauritius and Nepal, though countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas have sizable minorities of practicing Hindus.
  • Hindu Philosophy [The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] 11 January 2010 23:23 UTC www.iep.utm.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Gautama preaches his first sermon at Sarnath, about 5 miles (8km) north of the sacred Hindu city of Varanasi.
  • History of BUDDHISM 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.historyworld.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Goddess Durga's holy shrine in Vaishno Devi attracts thousands of devotees every year.^ Every other year this holy man travels around the world sharing the light of Buddhism, and he had paused in Southern California to make a series of loving lectures .

^ Anti-abortion rights activists who equate global oral contraceptives to chemical abortion are responsible for tens of thousands of deaths of unborn children, every year.
  • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Its great centre was Jerusalem, the "Holy City", whither repaired in hundreds of thousands Jews of every part of the world, anxious to celebrate the yearly festivals in the "City of the Great King".
  • Judaism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

.Hundreds of millions of Hindus annually visit holy rivers such as the Ganges ("Ganga" in Sanskrit) and temples near them, wash and bathe themselves to purify their sins.^ Bathing in sacred rivers (notably the Ganga i.e.
  • Hindu Customs in Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism - Socio-cultural Interchange between Religious Communities in India 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.hindubooks.org [Source type: Original source]
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^ Vaisakhi/Indian Solar New Year--Hindus ritually bathe in the Ganges River to purify themselves.

^ Many Hindus try to bathe in the River Ganges, as it is said to wash away sins.

.The Kumbha Mela (the Great Fair) is a gathering of between 10 to 20 million Hindus upon the banks of the holy rivers at Allahabad (Prayag), Ujjain, Nashik, as periodically ordained in different parts of India by Hinduism's priestly leadership.^ Corinthians 10:20 This is Kali, one of the millions of gods of Hinduism.

^ Hinduism prides itself on its tolerance of many different approaches to religion, and, consequently, there is a great amount of diversity in beliefs and practices.
  • Witnessing to Hindus - EffectiveEvangelism.com 19 November 2009 17:23 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Koenraad Elst quotes Professor K.S. Lal's "Growth of Muslim population in India", who writes that according to his calculations, the Hindu population decreased by 8O MILLION between the year 1000 and 1525.
  • India, Hindus, Hinduism - The Peace FAQ 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.peacefaq.com [Source type: Original source]

The most famous is at the confluence of the Ganga and Yamuna in Uttar Pradesh which is known as "Sangam".
Pashupatinath Temple panorama of the Pashupatinath Temple from the other bank of Bagmati river, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Initiation

Sixteen sanskars (rituals)

A young Nepali Hindu devotee during a traditional prayer ceremony at Kathmandu's Durbar Square.
.These are various rituals necessary within a life of Hindu.^ These changes had far-reaching effects in narrowing the breach between Buddhism and Hinduism but at the cost of departing from the essence of the way of life that Buddha established.
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^ Hence, all sorts of religious faiths, various forms of worship or Sadhana, diverse kinds of rituals and customs, have found their honourable place side by side within Hinduism, and are cultured and developed in harmonious relationship with one another.
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^ The nature of the individual Christian's obedience and quality of life was generally left to private judgment within these parameters.
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.These samskaram are applied during different phases of life.^ These are a means of giving formal expression to the Buddhist ideals of symmetry, form and sense in life: the Sanskrit word tantra meaning system or model is applied.
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^ Gradually, these people adopted the life style prevalent in India and that is how, it is a country made up of different kinds of people and in real sense, it is a melting pot.
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^ These four denominations share rituals, beliefs, and traditions, but each denomination has a different philosophy on how to achieve life's ultimate goal.
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These are:
  1. Garbhadhan Sanskar (Conception)
  2. Punsavan Sanskar (Protection)
  3. Simantanayan Sanskar (Bringing Happiness to mother)
  4. Jatakarm Sanskar (Child Birth)
  5. Namakaran Sanskar (Naming of Child)
  6. Nishkraman Sanskar (First outdoor visit)
  7. Annaprashan Sanskar (First food feeding)
  8. Chudkaram Sanskar (Haircutting)
  9. Karnavedh Sanskar (Ear piercing)
  10. Upnayan (Sacred thread wearing)
  11. Vedarambh Sanskar (Study starting)
  12. Samavartna Sanskar (Education completion)
  13. Vivah Sanskar (Marriage)
  14. Vanprasth Sanskar (Preparation for renouncing)
  15. Sanyas Sanskar (Renouncing)
  16. Antyesti Sanskar (Funeral)
.Some Hindus may perform initiation ceremonies like Upanayana or Janoy or 'Bratabandha'. These ceremonies have variants depending on the caste, the culture and the region.^ These vary from region to region.
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^ Some of these questions may s...
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^ Handscrolls vary considerably in length; although some are quite short, others may extend to over 70 feet in length (see scroll diagram ).
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.In a ceremony administered by a priest, a coir string, known as Janoy, Poonool (lit.^ Fire ceremony (homam) - The sacred fire is lit and the priests chant sacred mantras offering oblations to various gods to make the marriage a success and bless the couple.
  • The Hindu Marriage, Past and Present 11 January 2010 23:23 UTC www.hinduwebsite.com [Source type: General]

^ There is no priest to conduct the ceremony, because there is no concept of a sacrament, in the sense of a visible sign of God's saving intervention that needs to be administered by a hierarchy.

."flower thread, "Tamil), janivara (Kannada, Marathi), is hung from around a young boy's left shoulder to his right waist line for Brahmins and from right shoulders to left waistline by Kshatriyas.^ Do you go around from the left, and I will go from the right."
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^ The young Har Gobind took the seat of his father with two swords tied around his waist, one to symbolise spiritual power and the other for temporal.

^ As he walks round the pyre, his sacred thread, which usually hangs from the left shoulder, has been reversed to hang from the right.
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.The ceremony varies from region to community, and includes reading from the Vedas and special Mantras and Slokas.^ Bochasanwasi Shree Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) is a socio-spiritual religious community with its roots in the Vedas and in the Gujarat region of India.
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^ Geographically, Taoism flourishes best in regions populated by Chinese people: inland China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, and various Chinese diaspora communities.

^ Hindu death rituals in all traditions follow a fairly uniform pattern drawn from the Vedas, with variations according to sect, region, caste and family tradition.
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Religion for the common Hindu

.
The Vaishnavite sect of Hinduism considers Vishnu to be the Supreme Ishvara (God) and Ātman (soul).
^ It was a development of the Hindu Vaisnava Bhakti movement (a devotional movement among followers of the god Vishnu) that began in Tami l country and was introduced to the north by Ramanuja.
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^ 'The Hindu can see God in stone and water, fire, air and ether, and inside his own soul,' the book says.

^ For the Hindu, God is the one supreme universal spirit that underlies all human, animal and material life, and towards which all religious feelings and theology strive.

Shown here is an icon of Vishnu at the Angkor Wat, Cambodia.
.By tradition, the distinction between "believer" and "unbeliever" (Nastika) was simply whether the person, in principle, accepted the authority of the Vedas.^ The Jains do not accept the authority of the Vedas.
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^ The religious person must always believe and accept what is taught by their religious authorities .
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^ Traditionally, there has been a sharp distinction between Buddhism and what is today called " Hinduism "; this distinction is more accurately between Astika and Nastika philosophies, that is, philosophies in India which either affirmed the Vedas as divinely revealed scriptures or else regarded them as fallible human inventions.

.Such acceptance was in many cases a matter of common terminology and purely nominal, detached from the actual text of the Vedas.^ In the orthodox view, among such texts, the Vedas and the Upanishads are the foremost in authority, importance and antiquity.
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^ The truth of the matter is, most of the common people on the street have to be dragged kicking and screaming into the validity of science and rationality and [rational] atheistic spokespersons such as Dawkins et.
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^ Many of the poems describe experiences common to all people, such as: love, work, and war.
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.Consequently, wildly different belief systems coexist (including atheistic, polytheistic, monotheistic, among others) within the community of "believers" and, for the common Hindu, the connection to the Vedas is mostly through certain chants that are performed at various ceremonies.^ The Vedas are mostly a collection of ritualistic hymns to various Hindu gods.

^ The fourth belief common to Hinduism is .

^ The second belief common to Hinduism is .

.The Puranas are a wide collection of religious treatises, biographies and stories on the historical, mythological and religious characters in Hindu folklore, classic literature and sacred scriptures.^ The most ancient sacred literature of the Hindus.
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^ Hindu scriptures and sacred texts .

^ Myths & Legends of India presents a rich and dazzling collection of 46 tales taken from the sacred books of Hinduism - from the ancient hymns of the Vedas to the Ramayana and Mahabharata epics and on to the later Laws of Manu and the Puranas .

.They are often the source of popular Hindu folk tales and religious lessons and thus play a much bigger role in the emotional/spiritual dimension of the common Hindu's life.^ Thus they have a quasi-religious sanction.
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^ Monastic and religious life (Hinduism) .
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^ Their religious source is Hinduism.
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.Yoga is an important connection for a Hindu to his religious and historical heritage.^ Hindu Mythology: Encyclopedia II - History of Hinduism - Hindu Mythology Apart from religious philosophy, mysticism and spiritualism and tales of superhuman heroes and events, Hindu mythology has a strong historical nature and character.

^ Hinduism does not attach the same religious significance to historical events that Judaism, Christianity, and Islam do.
  • Hinduism - Search View - ninemsn Encarta 19 November 2009 17:23 UTC au.encarta.msn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Eight Immortals a group of legendary, semi-historical figures important in both religious Taoism and popular religion .
  • Taoism and the Arts of China (Art Institute of Chicago) 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.artic.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The art of spiritual and physical exercises are a distinguished native tradition pursued by millions of Hindus worldwide.^ It is a spiritual exercise to get the Hindu in union with Brahman.

^ Hinduism (सनातन धर्म; also known as Sanātana Dharma, and Vaidika-Dharma) is a worldwide religious tradition that is based on the revealed knowledge of the Veda and the direct descendant of the Vedic religion.

^ A convert to Catholicism, Turkish-born Meltem Aktas has embraced the art of iconography as part of our ancient spiritual tradition.

.Indian Vedic astrology is important to the conduct of any of life's important events such as marriage, applying for a post or admission, buying a house or starting a new business.^ That applies to people, although many don't seem to realize it, stuck as they are in the wrong job, the wrong marriage, or the wrong house.
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^ And this is why unpleasant events are "news"; compassionate activities are so much a part of daily life that they are taken for granted and , therefore, largely ignored.
  • Buddhism - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It gives us comfort in times of uncertainty and provides a way to celebrate marriages, births, deaths, and other life-changing events.
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.To millions of Hindus the kundali is an invaluable possession that charts the course of life for a man or a woman from the time of his birth, all ascertained by Vedic mathematics and astrology.^ Not all of their time, of course.
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^ So, too, the Vedas arc said to follow a man-of-Realisation in the sense that all his actions, thoughts and desires are in perfect accord with the principles enunciated in the Vedic textbooks.
  • HINDU TRINITY - Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, RUDRAKSHA SHIVA BEADS/RUDRAKSHAS-SHIVA BEADS 11 January 2010 23:23 UTC www.rudraksha-ratna.com [Source type: Original source]

^ With all their faith and trust being focused on what they can do to sustain them in difficult times I have to wonder where does their faith in God fit in their daily life?
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.Perhaps the most popular Hindu scripture is the Mahabharata, depicting a civil war within a family that takes on dimensions of the struggle between dharma and adharma.^ This is perhaps the most popular example.
  • Internet Islamic History Sourcebook 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.fordham.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ The post- Vedic Hindu scriptures form the latter category, the most notable of which are the Mahabharata and the Ramayan a, major epics considered scripture by most followers of Sanatana Dharma, their stories arguably familiar to the vast majority of Hindus living in the Indian subcontinent, if not abroad.

^ We take for granted the most valuable things in our life; the love from our families and friends, the roof over our heads, and even the air we breathe.
  • Free Buddhism Essays 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.123helpme.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Krishna's discourse to the warrior prince Arjuna, known as the Bhagavad Gita and contained in the Mahabharata, is the guide book on life for the common Hindu.^ Within the Mahabharata is a dialogue between the teacher, Krishna, and his disciple, Arjuna, a dialogue known as Bhagavad Gita .
  • Ackland Art Museum 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.ackland.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The best known is the Bhagavad Gita, a philosophical conversation between the deity Krishna and the warrior Arjuna.
  • Ohio.com - Spotlight on weeklong Hindu celebration 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.ohio.com [Source type: News]

^ In the Bhagavad-Gita, Arjuna asks Krishna, “Krishna, what is it that makes a man do evil even against his own will under compulsion as it were?” Krishna answers, “The rajo-guna has two faces, rage and lust; the ravenous, the deadly.
  • RCRC - Hindu 11 January 2010 23:23 UTC www.rcrc.org [Source type: Original source]

.For many Hindus the Bhagavad Gita is considered a source of divine guidance and inspiration.^ Many consider Bhagavad Gita as the most important scripture of Hindus.
  • http://boloji.com/hinduism/036.htm 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC boloji.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Bhagavad Gita , for Hinduism, describes the detachment of mind that is needed for the yoga (the means of salvation) of doing one's dharma without producing karma thereby.

^ Many pithy source-texts are quoted from the vast ocean of scriptures, including the Vedas, Agamas, Puranas, Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bhagavad Gita, bhakti literature, etc.

.Devotional readers apply Krishna's teachings to the personal and worldly contexts of their life.^ It is through Muhammad's personal teachings and actions -- which make up the "way of the Prophet," the Sunnah -- that Muslims discern what is a good and holy life.
  • Islam 101 - Jihad Watch 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.jihadwatch.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Sri Krishna - the most popular incarnation; Krishna's contributions throughout his life include the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna.
  • Hindu Wisdom - Symbolism in Hinduism 11 January 2010 23:23 UTC www.hinduwisdom.info [Source type: Original source]

^ It is a personal testimony to the sacred life and teachings of Krishnamurti, that Gold Light of eternity.

.It is often considered as the main source of religious teaching for Hindu practitioners.^ He teaches courses in the Hindu religious tradition.
  • Hinduism: a guide to U.S. experts and organizations | ReligionLink 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.religionlink.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Their religious source is Hinduism.
  • Khushwant Singh and His Continuing Distortion of Sikhism 8 January 2010 6:58 UTC www.sikhspectrum.com [Source type: Original source]

^ These efforts at self-explanation have been intended to set Hinduism on a par with other religious traditions and to teach it systematically to Hindu youths.
  • Hinduism (religion) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Similarly, the Ramayana, depicting the life of the prince and king Rama, also plays a big role through its many different versions.^ Rama , Ramachandra, the prince and king of Ayodhya.

^ There are many versions of Ramayana.
  • http://boloji.com/hinduism/036.htm 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC boloji.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Ramayana – An epic tale of the adventures of the deity Rama who fights to free his love, Sita, from the hold of Ravan, the King of Ceylon.
  • Hinduism: a guide to U.S. experts and organizations | ReligionLink 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.religionlink.com [Source type: Academic]

.To hundreds of millions of Hindus, Rama is more than just an incarnation of the Supreme, or simply a just king of Ayodhya.^ I will admit that transcience can be more than just that.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But among the Hindus, the Guru, has traditionally been considered to be more than just a tutor.
  • Hindu Customs in Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism - Socio-cultural Interchange between Religious Communities in India 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.hindubooks.org [Source type: Original source]
  • HINDUISM 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.hindubooks.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Rama , Ramachandra, the prince and king of Ayodhya.

.He is the still living, thriving soul and identity of real Hinduism.^ We used to live, and still live, surrounded by Hindus.

^ The essay on the living soul describes how the person who follows the stillness of the inner way does not fear death and therefore cannot be made to do wrong.
  • Ethics of Daoism and Mo-zi by Sanderson Beck 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.san.beck.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Fundamental to Hinduism is the belief in a cosmic principle of ultimate reality called Brahman and its identity with the individual soul, or atman .
  • Hinduism (religion) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Rama is the image of Hinduism, the Perfect Man, its conscience and undying hope of deliverance.^ According to Hindus, it speaks to the idea that certain spiritual principles hold eternally true, transcending man-made constructs, representing a pure science of consciousness.

^ A perfect man from Punjab awakened the conscience of the Indian people with his message of universal love and humanism.
  • Khushwant Singh and His Continuing Distortion of Sikhism 8 January 2010 6:58 UTC www.sikhspectrum.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The first man was short, and then he evolved into something like the Stone Age man and then reached perfection in Sri Rama.

.The doctrines of moksha by the diligent discharge of personal, social and religious duty is the cornerstone of Hindu society.^ You will also find information on Saivism, gods and goddesses, ethics, social and religious code of conduct, tantras, darshanas and other aspects of Hinduism.
  • Hinduism, Resources, Traditions, History, Scriptures And Philosophy 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.hinduwebsite.com [Source type: General]

^ Despite all the difference of metaphysical doctrines, modes of religious discipline, and forms of ritualistic practices and social habits prevalent in the Hindu society, there is an essential uniformity in the conception of religion, and in the outlook on life and the world, among all sections of Hindus.
  • HINDUISM 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC lakshmi.4mg.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The term Hinduism refers to the religious and social institutions of India.
  • Hinduism and Christianity: Hindu Teaching or the Bible? 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.gospelway.com [Source type: Original source]

.By following one's duty (Swa-Dharma) one gains merit and, when the process is completed, union with the Godhead and cessation of the cycle of birth and death.^ In this process of birth and death the individual is maintained.
  • HINDU TRINITY - Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, RUDRAKSHA SHIVA BEADS/RUDRAKSHAS-SHIVA BEADS 11 January 2010 23:23 UTC www.rudraksha-ratna.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There are countless cycles of births and deaths.

^ If one fails here, one has to go through the cycle of birth and death.
  • Introduction to Sikhism - Section II: God and His Universe 8 January 2010 6:58 UTC www.gurmat.info [Source type: Original source]

.Dereliction of duty will result in all sorts of misfortunes, including birth into a lower level in the social hierarchy.^ The social vision of Buddhism is to unite the entire cosmos and all beings within it into one harmonious whole.
  • Buddhism Origins, Buddhism History, Buddhism Beliefs 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.patheos.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They both result from a social hierarchy that allows, if not encourages, the abuse or destruction of anything or anyone who is low status.
  • Everything Is Connected: Philosophy--Deep Ecology, Ecofeminism, Pantheism, Taoism, Agnosticism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.everything-is-connected.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I included this question because I am a woman, and I love Sikhism because it specifically states that all people, regardless of caste, social standing, gender, age, race, etc...
  • Sikhism - Fun Facts, Answers, Factoids, Info, Information 8 January 2010 6:58 UTC www.funtrivia.com [Source type: Original source]

.This is a strong motivation to stick to the right path of human nature.^ Which one is right about human nature?
  • The real God is HOLY [Archive] - Lebanese Forces Official Forums 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC www.lebanese-forces.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Euro-American culture upholds the natural human rights of all citizens regardless of race, sex, religion, and ethnicity.
  • Omdurman.org: exposing Islamic Supremacist and Palestinian terror 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.omdurman.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Many of these Christian groups have been strong allies in my human rights/anti-Islamist efforts.
  • All Comments - Hindu Currents 11 January 2010 23:23 UTC www.hinducurrents.com [Source type: Original source]

.Commonly this swa-dharma or varna is misunderstood as caste, the class identity in Hindu society.^ The caste of merchants and tradesmen in Hindu society.
  • Glossary of Terms at Kamat's Potpourri 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.kamat.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Hindu communities are organized in part by caste (as well as class, which is more of an economic than a religious categorization) and in part by sectarian affiliation.
  • Hinduism Origins, Hinduism History, Hinduism Beliefs 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.patheos.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They also created a caste system to keep different segments of society separate and to prevent the mingling of people, and maintaining the priestly and warrior class.
  • History of Buddhism 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.truthnet.org [Source type: Original source]

.Varna is determined by a soul's karma, while Jat or caste is determined by birth and is not necessarily in a person's nature.^ Karma or previous actions of a being are the factors that determine the condition into which a person, after his death and subsequent stay in heaven or hell, is reborn in one form or another.

^ Hindus follow a strict caste system which determines the standing of each person.
  • The major world religions 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.omsakthi.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I believe that the soul reincarnates, evolving through many births until all karma have been resolved, and moksha, spiritual knowledge and liberation from the cycle of rebirth, is attained.

.So it is important for a person to follow their true nature and seek to do their duty in life.^ Dharma – “The way that man should follow in order to fulfill his true nature and carry out his moral and social responsibilities.” Burtt, p.

^ A person of noble character follows the laws of nature to ride on the transformation of Breaths, and thus makes an excursion into the infinite.
  • Religion Universe: Taoism, UNDERSTANDING of DAO and ESTABLISHING of VIRTUE 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.religion-religions.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Theism is the belief in a personal God who is interested in the minute details of daily life and who intervenes in the workings of nature through miracles.
  • Dogmatic Atheism and Scientific Ignorance 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.deism.com [Source type: Original source]

Notes

  1. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica Almanac 2008 - By Inc NetLibrary, inc Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. ^ CIA World Factbook - India Demographics 80.5% of 1.166 billion Indians are Hindus
  3. ^ "India", Oxford English Dictionary, second edition, 2100a.d. Oxford University Press.
  4. ^ Thapar, R. 1993. Interpreting Early India. Delhi: Oxford University Press. p. 77
  5. ^ Thompson Platts, John. A dictionary of urdu , classical Hindī, and English. W.H. Allen & Co., Oxford University 1884. 
  6. ^ a b Gavin, Flood. "Hare Krishna: Hinduism, Vaisnavism, and ISKCON: Authentic Traditions or Scholarly Constructions?". Cults and Society, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2001. http://www.icsahome.com/infoserv_articles/flood_gavin_hinduismvaisismandiskcon.htm. Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  7. ^ Pandit, Bansi. Explore Hinduism. p. 27
  8. ^ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi; On The Bhagavad Gita; A New Translation and Commentary With Sanskrit Text Chapters 1 to 6, Preface p. 9
  9. ^ N. Siegel, Paul. The meek and the militant: religion and power across the world. Zed Books, 1987. ISBN 0862323495, 9780862323493. 
  10. ^ Hoiberg, Dale. Students' Britannica India. Popular Prakashan, 2000. ISBN 0852297602, 9780852297605. 
  11. ^ Gupta, Om. Encyclopaedia of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Gyan Publishing House, 2006. ISBN 8182053897, 9788182053892. 
  12. ^ see e.g. Radhakrishnan & Moore 1957, p. 3; Witzel, Michael, "Vedas and Upaniṣads", in: Flood 2003, p. 68
  13. ^ Brodd, Jefferey (2003). World Religions. Winona, MN: Saint Mary's Press. ISBN 978-0-88489-725-5. 
  14. ^ Adherents.com Hinduism
  15. ^ a b Supreme Court of India, "Bramchari Sidheswar Shai and others Versus State of West Bengal", 1995.
  16. ^ Frykenberg, Robert. "The emergence of modern 'Hinduism' as a concept and as an Institution: A reappraisal with special reference to South India" in Hinduism reconsidered, Manohar, Delhi, 1989. ISBN 8-17-304385-X
  17. ^ Hardy, F. "A radical assessment of the Vedic heritage" in Representing Hinduism: The Construction of Religious and National Identity, Sage Publ., Delhi, 1995.
  18. ^ Muller, F. Max. Six Systems of Indian Philosophy; Samkhya and Yoga; Naya and Vaiseshika. 1899. This classic work helped to establish the major classification systems as we know them today. Reprint edition: (Kessinger Publishing: February 2003) ISBN 978-0766142961.
  19. ^ Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and Charles A. Moore. A Source Book in Indian Philosophy. (Princeton University Press; 1957) Princeton paperback 12th edition, 1989. ISBN 0691019584.
  20. ^ Swami Tattwananda. .Vaisnava Sects, Saiva Sects, Mother Worship.^ Vaishnava Agamas - worship God as Lord Vishnu Saiva Agamas - worship God as Lord Siva Sakti Agamas - worship God as Mother Goddess.
    • http://boloji.com/hinduism/036.htm 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC boloji.com [Source type: Original source]

    (Firma KLM Private Ltd.: Calcutta, 1984). This work gives an overview of many different subsets of the three main religious groups in India.
  21. ^ Savarkar, V. K. Hindutva, Hindi Sahitya Sadan, 2003. ISBN 8-18-838825-4
  22. ^ Ram-Prasad, C. "Contemporary political Hinduism" in Blackwell companion to Hinduism, Blackwell Publishing, 2003. ISBN 0-631-21535-2

References

  • Flood, Gavin (Editor) (2003). The Blackwell Companion to Hinduism. .Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing Ltd..^ Malden, MA and Cambridge: Blackwell, 111–117.
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    ^ Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers] .

    ^ Malden, MA: Blackwell: 305-29.
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    ISBN 1-4051-3251-5.
     
  • Radhakrishnan, S.; Moore, CA (1967). .A Sourcebook in Indian Philosophy.^ A Sourcebook in Indian Philosophy , Princeton, NJ: Princeton Univ.

    Princeton. ISBN 0-691-01958-4.
     
  • Tattwananda, Swami (1984). .Vaisnava Sects, Saiva Sects, Mother Worship.^ Vaishnava Agamas - worship God as Lord Vishnu Saiva Agamas - worship God as Lord Siva Sakti Agamas - worship God as Mother Goddess.
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    Calcutta: Firma KLM Private Ltd..
      First revised edition.

Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also hindus, and Hinduš

Contents

English

Noun

Hindus
  1. Plural form of Hindu.

Polish

Noun

Hindus m.
  1. A man from India; Indian.

Declension

Singular Plural
Nominative Hindus Hindusi
Genitive Hindusa Hindusów
Dative Hindusowi Hindusom
Accusative Hindusa Hindusów
Instrumental Hindusem Hindusami
Locative Hindusie Hindusach
Vocative Hindusie Hindusi

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