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Unformatted text preview: Hindu • No specific founder. This is similar to lots of religions. The hymns just arrived and were practiced. Everything about the ancient world and creation were in these songs. • One of the oldest cultures on the planet. We have ancient practices, but we also have Vedas (ancient writings and hymns). They then have the second type of writings which are philosophical. There are a set of 4 vedas and 4 others. • Thousands of teachers and methods • Ancient practices, part ritual, later metaphysical (philosophical) writings • Formalized by British and French scholars of the 18-19 centuries into a semblance of Christianity. • Profoundly monotheistic and optimistic faith. • Millions of daevas have been mistranslated to gods and goddesses • Vast variety of practices and disciplines • Can be practiced at many levels of ritual and philosophical complexity • Reaches for the Higher Mind, in order to transcend it. In the beginning there was no motion at all, complete stillness. There was no movement at all. Higher Mind is the place that will overcome the mind and bring you back to your blissful non-movement. Every practice in Hinduism is meant to reach a Higher Mind.Higher Mind....
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course RELIGOUS S 130 taught by Professor Aces during the Spring '08 term at UWO.
- Spring '08