Hinduism Session 6

Hinduism Session 6 - Hinduism Session 5: Modern Movements...

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Encounter with the West Religious Reactions Swami Vivekanada - Religion 1. Equality of all believers - Threw out caste system 2. The antiquity of Hinduism - Oldest religion and the mother of all religious thought (Own Additions to Hinduism) 3. The paramount importance of religious experience - What matters in religion is not knowing from this and that, but ultimately about experiencing God directly. Encounter God first hand, intimate relationship with God. 4. The unity of all religious expressions - When you get to the heart of all religious practices, they all lead to the same direct encounter with God. Doesn’t give anyway to reconcile/explaining this fact. 5. The stress on service as the paramount religious act - We can all agree on the need to serve our fellow humans Universal Dharma - Revised Hinduism Constructed newer form of Hinduism, promoted his constructed views to America and then India - Gained success because of rationalism and direct experience Mohandas “Mahatma” Ghandi - The Great Souled One
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course RELS 301 taught by Professor Lloydmoffett during the Fall '11 term at Cal Poly.

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Hinduism Session 6 - Hinduism Session 5: Modern Movements...

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