Hinduism Paper - Running head: HINDUISM PAPER 1 Hinduism...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Running head: HINDUISM PAPER 1 Hinduism Paper David Story University of Phoenix
Background image of page 1

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

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Hinduism Paper o Considering that Hinduism lacks a uniting belief system, what makes up the Hindu religion? Hinduism is a unique religion. "Sanatana Dharma"(a Sanskrit phrase meaning "the eternal law"), which was wrongly call Hinduism by English colonialists and is the third largest and oldest religions in the world, besides Christianity, and Islam. Some have misconceptions about it, and tend to see it as another religion. To be precise, Hinduism to some is a way of life, rather than a religion, a Dharma. What makes up the Hindu religion is Dharma, Karma, Ahimsa, and Sa sāra. Hinduism has no formal founder and is diverse in traditions. There is an underlying unity to the Hindu Belief system. Non-violence, karma, Dharma, and Marga are example of the teachings of the oldest religion on the planet. Hinduism does not have a "Unified system of belief encoded in declaration of faith or a creed ", [19] but is rather an umbrella term comprising the plurality of
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 07/03/2011 for the course RELIGION HUM 130 taught by Professor Giacchino during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

Page1 / 4

Hinduism Paper - Running head: HINDUISM PAPER 1 Hinduism...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

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