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- David Oscos Religions of the World Prof Muller Paper#1 Creation Myth Hinduism Hinduism as a religion is very flexible in that within its members

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David Oscos Religions of the World Prof. Muller Paper #1 Creation Myth- Hinduism Hinduism, as a religion, is very flexible in that within its members one may find beliefs and interpretations that can be both applied to many or all Hindus and others that every individual Hindu, technically, could have a different take on. Hinduism does not claim to know an exact beginning for everything, but does claim that worlds such as ours have been created and destroyed since the beginning of time. I will write of one which seems to be among the most popular creation myths within the religion and it involves an element common to many religions: sacrifice. This particular myth is held by a polytheistic take on Hinduism as it is an indeterminate number of gods who offer one god, Purusha, as sacrifice. Purusha is sacrificed of his own free will and the many parts of his being, having a thousand of several e.g. heads, eyes, and feet, are said to create the world. When the gods prepared the offering, the oil, holy gift, and wood used were to become seasons. The fate gave birth to the creatures of the world both tame and wild. The Brahman were born of his
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course THE 2810-0 taught by Professor Muller during the Spring '08 term at St. Johns Duplicate.

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- David Oscos Religions of the World Prof Muller Paper#1 Creation Myth Hinduism Hinduism as a religion is very flexible in that within its members

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