Logic of Hinduism

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Lecture Outline 1) Hindu Panentheism and Indian History 2) Why does God Create? 3) Meditation Why? How? 4) Argument for Immortality
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Combine Pantheism and Monotheism: Panentheism “In Me are all existences contained, Not I in them!” (Bhagavad Gita) Pantheism: God is everything; everything is God Monotheism: there is one God, separate from the world He/She creates. Combine: Panentheism: 1) the world is the expression of God in time/space, 2) yet God also remains the conscious Unity in all expressions
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Emanationism “They comprehend not, the Unheavenly, How Souls go forth from Me; nor how they come Back to Me.” 1) Soul (Aspect, Part of Brahman) goes forth into forgetfulness (matter) 2) => Karmic existence in samsara (illusion of time and space) 3) Return to consciousness of inner divinity (moksha, Nirvana): Sat-Chit-Ananda or bliss consciousness of being)
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God and the World Ancient kinship > animism =>pantheism Hinduism absorbs animistic hunter-gatherers Evolution of polytheism (=> avatars) and monotheism does not reject animism >Panentheism (“Pan” = all; “hen” = one) Continuity with early beliefs of kinship society Contrast with monotheism of the West and Middle East: God is above and outside of nature ( separation of God and world)
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