overarching difference overrides other religious ethnic and racial sub

Overarching difference overrides other religious

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overarching difference overrides other religious, ethnic, and racial sub-dichotomies (Gaborieau 8). Traditionally, Hindus preferred to identify themselves in a variety of ways. They would be given a proper name, referenced to a village or lineage, to the family to an event or even circumstances. Presently, the religious life of all the Hindus is focused only on the devotion of their God, which takes the form of rituals and practices that are linked to images of gods in home shrines. Their primary symbols include sacred books, temples, Brahmins that is the keystone of the castle hierarchy and the cow. Precisely, Brahmin and cows are the Hinduism traditional banners, however, the cow become the primary symbol, and those who are opposed to Hinduism uses the cow to offend the Hindu sentiment. Even in the 17 th century, cow killing was considered a regular element of a communal riot among the Muslims. In essences, the canon of Hinduism is defined by what people do, not what they think, unlike other religions. Therefore, they are more focused on the uniformity of behavior rather than of belief although both behavior and belief share some of the practices. Traditionally, Hindus are seen to believe in contradictory things, not merely from one person to the other but also within the daily religious life. Muslims accounts claimed the Hindu religion was based on idolatry, which reflects the Hindu's beliefs in the eternality of the world.
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Surname 3 How does Julius Lipner define Hinduism? Julius Lipner describes Hinduism to be a way of life and an organized social and religious system free from dogmatic affirmation regarding the nature of God. It is an eternal dharma and means for Hindus to support and improve their existence in the world. The advantage of defining Hinduism in this sense is that it does away the tendency to look for the essentialist definition of the term. In essence, Hinduism is a collection of different things as a banyan tree with roots and branches interconnected both above and under the ground, many of these things being indistinguishable from the other but sharing the same regenerative life-sap with foliage which comes the most of human history. Lipner provocative answer on what Hinduism means is that it does not exist. The term is more a western abstraction of recent coinage that gives an impression
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