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1 Hinduism Paper Alex Roman HUM/130 Paxton Reed 2/27/2011
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2 Hinduism Paper The religion of Hinduism is comprised of four basic caste (social or class structure), each caste has its own rules and obligation of living. The elite of the caste are known as the Brahman, or priest. The second known classes are the Kshatriyas, or warriors and rulers. The third group is known as the Vasiyas which are the merchants or farmers of the Classes. Finally there is the Shudras or more so known as the laborers. There is also a group, but this particular group is not considered a caste, the name of this group is known as The Untouchables. They are known as the outcast of the Hindu society, back in the 1940’s the group was outlawed. The Untouchables even though considered outcast are still very much an intricate part of the Hindu Society. The only common interest that all Hindu’s share no matter what caste they are from is that; the three-in-one god know as the Brahman (the creator), the Vishnu (the provider), and the Shiva (the destroyer), they also believe in the Caste system, Karma, Reincarnation, and Nirvana which is known as the release of the soul from the endless cycle of rebirth. Non-violence minimized warfare, greed and the assured existence of dairy cows, plowing bulls, cow dung for fires
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2011 for the course HUM 130 taught by Professor Georgegreaves during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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