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The Spirit of Hinduism

Of the theologies in the world, some change with time and are often further developed; many stay fairly constant and keep their original beliefs with them. One like this is Hinduism. An ancient religion formed centuries ago in India and Asia, Hinduism is a complex belief that is based on the spirit and mind, and also on the idea of reincarnation. With many rituals and festivals, Hinduism is a very active religion that requires a firm faith. In it is the idea of multiple gods, yet all of these are in turn forms of the one true deity, God. This …

Origin Of The Word Hindu

From the very beginning there was no word to describe the Hindu religion. The word Hindu was introduced by British people. Initially there were three sects in India viz. Vaishnav, Shaivaa and Shakt; Vaishnav were the followers of Lord Vishnu, Shaiva were the believers of Lord Shiva and Shakts had faith in Shakti. The followers of each sect had an idea that his sect is superior to others and there were even fights among them.

Some great Rishis (saints) like Vashishtha, Vishwamitra, Valmiki etc. considered this situation as horrible and initiated to make their efforts to unify them. They started to …

Understanding the Law of Karma In Different Contexts

What goes around must come around. This is the basic understanding of the “Law of Karma” in the Western world in which it has already become an integral part of the prevailing culture and philosophy. In fact, you can trace similarities between karmic principles and those from modern cultures and religions. It can be related to the concept of doing good deeds in Christianity if interpreted as “if you do good things, then it will come back to you” or conversely, “if you do bad things, then bad things will happen to you.” The stark difference, however, comes with the …

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