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2=WORLD RELIGIONS – REL 212 World ReligionsHINDUISM & JAINISMWEEK 2Cosmogony - Origin of the UniverseHinduism believe Brahman which split into Brahma “TheCreator”, Vishnu “The Preserver”, and Shiva “The Destroyer”. Vishnu was floating in darkness inside the coil ofa snake. A loud “Aum” sound started and brought life and a Lotus flower grew from Vishnu’s navel which had Brahma laying in it. Vishnu told Brahma to create a world. Brahma split the Lotus flower and made Heavens, Earth and skies. Healso created flowers trees plants along with animals and gamethem the ability to see touch and smell.
Nature of God/CreatorHindu may believe in one God (Brahman) and other names depending on region but has many device faces. They worship God in both male and female forms. is all knowing and all loving in everything as well as transcendent. Althoughone God, Hindu can still choose deities the which to worship.View of Human NatureThe Hindu have a sophisticated economy and culture that still is around to today. They had a class/caste system that were separated by occupations but didn’t include unclean occupations. Dharma includes the laws of nature and believe there are many ways to pray, to serve and is a very open religion. This allows more peace and acceptance of differences to allow for a common goal.View of Good & EvilHindu believes in Dharma and Karma. Dharma includes righteous, salvation, sacred law, truth ethics, duty, justice and