Hinduism has been considered an open source religion

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billion adherents. “Hinduism involves many deities and other manifestations of God, and in general is viewed as more holistic and complex approach to understanding.Hindu Beliefs and PracticesIn the Hindu religion, there are about 800 billion followers, in which most of them reside in India. For this religion, there is no specific belief about God which is not classified as an essential of Hinduism. For this reason alone, this religion differs from other religions such as Christianity, Judaism, and Islam because it is in these religions that worships a higher power. Each Hindu selects single or multiple deities (gods and goddesses) that he or she believes has some sort of direct influence in their lives. By the Hindu’s selecting more than one God to followas well as by conducting rituals to spark contact with them, the Hindu is working to develop a connection with their God. This relationship is needed in order to know and understand what God means when he speaks. The Hindu religion is also practiced outside of India as well which makes up about 1 million of its population (Gaustad & Barlow, 2001). Hindus believe in many different things that are diverse and unique. Hindus believe in a higher being who is transcendent. Hindus believe that every life is sacred and should be loved and valued. The peopleof the Hindu religion also believes in the Devine power of karma. In the Hindu religion, they believe that one creates their own destiny by their thoughts and actions. Culture and Servant LeadershipCulture is defined as “a pattern of shared basic assumptions learned by a group as it solved its problems of external adaptation and internal integration, which has worked well enough to be considered valid and, therefore, to be taught to new members as the correct way to 3
Servant Leadership in Diverse Contextsperceive, think, and feel in relation to those problems” (Schein, 2010: 18). The servant leadershiptheory has been thoroughly researched, however, there has been a limited amount of research done on servant leadership within the cultural context of India (Irving, 2010). After quite a while,a study was completed on the analysis of the servant leadership theory within this context. What was found was that servant leaders possessed attributes such as humility, vision, and empowerment. Servant leaders possess humility because they have the capability of leading

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