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Hinduism A Brief Introduction Visit www.worldofteaching.com For 100’s of free powerpoints
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Scriptures Hundreds of scriptures oldest scriptures: the four Vedas all scriptures divided into two broad categories: shruti and smriti Most popular scripture: Bhagavad Gita
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What “ism” is Hinduism? Everything from Atheism to Polytheism Different interpretations of the same scriptures led to differences in belief Sanatana Dharma Eternal Philosophy
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Concept of God Nirguna Brahman - God without attributes Saguna Brahman - God with attributes Saguna Brahman can be worshipped in any shape or form, human or otherwise
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Hindu Trinity Brahma - the Creator Vishnu - the Preserver Shiva - the Destroyer Three aspects/powers of the same divine being
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Basic Beliefs Karma - the law of cause and effect; “you reap what you sow” Reincarnation - eternal soul traverses through different bodies till it finds liberation
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Symbolism in Hinduism
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Holy Cow! Hindus have always had great respect for Mother Nature and its creatures Cow is especially significant because it symbolizes gentleness
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Four Goals of Human Life Kama – fulfillment of desires Artha – accumulation of wealth Dharma – performance of social and religious duties Moksha – freedom from want
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