Major Religions of the World Notes

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Jessica Fuchs Major Religions of the World Hinduism Oldest religion Does not have specific founder Emerged in India, 1000 BC Bhahavad Gita- holy book of Hinduism Om-God o Only ONE God Om Brahma Vishnu Shiva Creator Preserver Destroyer Belief reincarnation or transmigration of soul Live your life with “Right” behavior, be kind to other mand o In an effort to achieve Nirvana (“perfect state”) Very Pantheistic religion- in line with nature o Many deities in animal form o Cow- nurturing, motherly (one reason they do not eat beef) Social class system o Caste system o Karma- Caste virtues, promotion/ demotion on Caste level in next life Meditation- very important (Maya) o Reaching beyond illusionary world- “One-ness” with God Leaders of Hinduism Rama Krishna (1834-1886): unified various sects of Hindu, emphasis on tolerance, preached about one God and to be tolerant of each other
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Mahatma Ghandi (1869-1948): political/ social/ religious leader, “Brave Soul” Satyagrana- nonviolent civil disobedience Symbol- 3 legged God Hindus worship in a temple Buddhism Founded by Siddhartha Guatama (563- 483 BC) o Born a prince, but one he became an adult he gave nearly everything he owned away and traveled to spread his teachings
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