August 17, 2010
Hinduism is unequal by comparison to any other religion. This is actually not a religion; but more of a way of life. Like many other religions, a powerful path to enlightenment is taken rather than following a set of rules. Even though people of Hinduism have some set of rules they share and believe in the Supreme Being. One thing Hindu’s strongly believe in is Karma. This is a key element that is important to Hindu practices.
Karma is based on cause and effect; all living things are liked in some way and later create their own destiny through their own thoughts, actions, and desires. Our past life choices have impacted the way we are living now. Karma is defined as something you can never get rid of, regardless of how far one would go, as well as death; karma will always follow a person. Doing good deeds in one’s life is a very important motto to follow.
Hinduism was brought into India during 1500 BC, when the Aryans invaded them. Coming from the North, the Aryans were lighter than Dravidians, dark skinned people. Rig Vedas was the earliest writings of Hinduism. Symbolizing the main teachings of the religion was the Vedas. They were poetic stanzas that initially recited there symbolizing then writing them down. Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads followed later (Fisher, 2005).
The Hindu people believe in reincarnation. The soul goes through a variety of cycles, various life forms until the soul has received complete enlightenment and the soul has become something within spiritual divine. Once a person has achieved enlightenment he or she will never need to come back to earth. Hindu people also believe that no religion is above another; that everyone is worthy of enlightenment no matter the path her or she has chosen. Everyone is worthy of attaining contentment and true bliss. Any life form, any being, anything ever created is worth worshipping. It was...