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iNDIA_DAY_3_student_pwr_pts - THE HINDU RELIGION English...

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Unformatted text preview: THE HINDU RELIGION English coined the word Hinduism in the 19 th century The Vedic is the only textual source for understanding the religious life in ancient India. Vedic means sacred knowledge or learning in Sanskrit. Hinduism has more than 650 million adherents and at least 100 million in the rest of the world. Hinduism has neither a single prophet nor one god to worship Hindus believe in a supreme being who has unlimited forms THE THREE ASPECTS OF THE LAW OF KARMA 1. The Law of Karma is not concerned with consequences in general, but with consequences that affect the individual 2. The Law of Karma applies specifically to the moral sphere 3. The Law of Karma is supreme moral quality is the assertion that the person not only deserves the consequences of his or her actions, but is unable to avoid experiencing them In Hinduism, the law of karma states that all actions produce effects in the future. Reincarnation is linked to karma. According to Hindu concepts, people die and are reborn over and over again Moksha, a Sanskrit word, reflects the ultimate spiritual goal the individual souls release from the bonds of transmigration Hindu worship is called puja Worship may be carried out in the home or in a temple. Most Indian homes have alters to the gods. THE HINDU CASTE SYSTEM Four Castes systems in India 1. Brahmins: the learned and the educated elite 2. Ksharlyas: the noble warriors: defenders of the realm 3. Vishyas: the traders, businessmen, farmers...
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course ISS 210 taught by Professor Zimmerman during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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