Hinduism is one of the world’s oldest religions that has billions of followers that have this belief. This religion is sometimes referred to as the “eternal religion”. With this belief the practices that intertwine with it are cultural, religious and philosophical as well. One of the main thoughts and ideas that follow this belief is that there is an idea of reincarnation that cycles through ones classes and stages of life are reflected upon and is based on cause and effect. The other practices include the worship of two or more deities and the practice of meditation. What many people do not know is that Hinduism originated in India and over many years has found its way into the Western world as well other parts of the globe. Hinduism is not an organized system of religion but more where followers look inward of themselves to recognize the existence of the true God.
There is almost 80 percent of India’s population that refer to themselves as Hindus and there are millions more that do not live in India. The term Hindu is believed to be derived from the term “river” which was used to others who were not familiar with the people that were originated from the Indus River Valley. The earliest writing of Hinduism is dated back to around 1200 BC and around 700 BC there began a more philosophical approach that arose. It wasn’t until the 20th century when Hinduism began to become popular in the West.
While most Hindus worship two or more deities they see these gods or spiritual beings as manifestations of what they consider the Ultimate Reality. Hindus see the Ultimate Reality as what the universe in composed of and while their gods are referred to by different names they usually refer to them as Braham. Braham can be manifested forms of what the gods and goddesses can be known through. Along with their manifestations of these gods, there is a term that most Hindus tend to abide by which is “karma.” Karma refers...