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11/16/11 1 THE HINDU RELIGION English coined the word “Hinduism” in the 19 th century The “ Vedic ” is the only textual source for understanding the religious life in ancient India. Vedic means “sacred knowledge” or “learning” in Sanskrit.
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11/16/11 2 Hinduism has more than 650 million adherents in India and at least 100 million in the rest of the world. Hinduism has neither a single prophet nor one god to worship. Hindus believe in a supreme being who has unlimited forms
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11/16/11 3 THE THREE ASPECTS OF THE LAW OF KARMA 1. The Law of Karma is not concerned with consequences in general, but with consequences that affect the individual 2. The Law of Karma applies specifically to the moral sphere 3. The Law of Karma is supreme Moral quality is the assertion that the person not only deserves the consequences of his or her actions, but is unable to avoid experiencing them
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11/16/11 4 In Hinduism, the law of karma states that all actions produce effects in the future Reincarnation is linked to karma. According to Hindu concepts, people die and are reborn over and over again. Moksha
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