philosophy hindu

philosophy hindu - Jason Frankel October 4, 2009 Philosophy...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Jason Frankel October 4, 2009 Philosophy 100W The Practice of Hinduism After learning about Hinduism, I find their religious method very illogical, yet effective in nature. The purpose of a Hindu is to escape samsara, which is the reincarnation of the soul. The way in which you do this is based on karma and whether or not one performs his or her dharma (duty) throughout life. Nothing is very clear cut between what leads to good karma and what leads to bad karma; it is simply what is assumed fundamentally and morally right. This teaching method, although has a final destination and something to strive for throughout one’s life, makes Hindus’ life a constant struggle between what they want to do and what is expected of them. The whole concept of Hinduism is to live your life for the afterlife and escaping the purgatory of reincarnation. This concept is synonymous with many religions, however, the means to the end are very different. With Catholicism, people have one chance to live the ethical, moral life that leads them to heaven. With Hinduism, you get
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 02/02/2010 for the course PHIL 100w taught by Professor Riker during the Spring '08 term at Vanderbilt.

Page1 / 2

philosophy hindu - Jason Frankel October 4, 2009 Philosophy...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online