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Religion Notes 07/09/2007 11:39:00 South Asian Religions -South Asia= India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Pakistan Hinduisms Buddhism’s o They don’t share a common book but do share common concepts.  Karma     - moral action – action that has consq. Of what’s going to  come next. Rebirth     - Incredibly important to S. Asian religions. Time     - view of time which is very different. In western culture  there is a beginning, middle and end. Time is infinite- there is no  beg. And there is no end. It loops. You have lived an infinity of  lives. 480-965-8300 There is no concept of forgiveness. People have ways of justifying there actions Release     - is the release from the continuous circle. You want to  get out of the circle of life and death. Most people realize that is  not going to happen anytime soon. o Distribution Geographically of Hindu     . India has the second largest Muslim population anywhere. The  relation of Muslims and Hindus Fascinating…  Indonesia- Bali overwhelmingly Hindu…. Number One Muslim  population. Hindu’s are anywhere a place used to be under the British  Empire. Hinduism - One of the most difficult religions to study o The word is not Indian – Hin  is the Muslim word for salvation. The word  ism  – way of thinking about things o When the Muslims came to India they knew three religions, Christians,  Jews, …….
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o Hinduism has more gods and goddesses than you can think of- Polytheism o The basic language of Hind. Is Sanskrit – Indo European Language- related to English, French and Spanish. It was this linguistic discovery- o They were looking for goods- cotton, silk, pepper, cloves, nutmeg aka  spices People believed they had medicinal purposes – Clove oil,  pepper preserves meat- British East India Company and the  Dutch East India Company-Two majors corporations. The Brits picked up the word Hinduism from the Mughals We don’t have a clue when Hinduism started. o
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