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Hinduism has a long tradition of veneration of saints, expressed toward various gurus and teachers of sanctity, both living and dead.
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Allegory has been used widely in ancient sacred texts of Hinduism and all the religions that have sprouted off it ; and throughout the history of art in all forms of artwork.
The Chāndogya Upaniṣad, dated to the 8th or 7th century BCE, one of the oldest Upanishads, has the earliest evidence for the use of the word ahimsa in the sense familiar in Hinduism ( a code of conduct ).
In modern Hinduism slaughter according to the rituals permitted in the Vedic scriptures has become less common, though, the world's largest animal sacrifice occurs at Gadhimai, a Hindu festival which takes place every 5 years.
* Dvija, or twice-born – in Hinduism, a person who has formally taken on the roles of one of the first three castes.
Khmer has been considerably influenced by Sanskrit and Pali, especially in the royal and religious registers, through the vehicles of Hinduism and Buddhism.
Wendy Doniger, who is on the editorial board of Britannica, has been criticised for her negative portrayal of Hinduism.
Intellectual historian Peter Watson has summarized this period as the foundation of many of humanity's most influential philosophical traditions, including monotheism in Persia and Canaan, Platonism in Greece, Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism in India, and Confucianism and Taoism in China.
Over several thousand years, Jain influence on Hindu rituals has been observed and similarly the concept of non-violence has been incorporated into Hinduism.
Hinduism has some common concepts and practices that nowadays some Hindus tend to consider Jainism to have derived its roots from Hinduism.
The series has been criticized for its poor depiction of pantheist and universalist beliefs via its fictional Enigma Babylon One World Faith, which has overtones of Hinduism and Buddhism.
According to the particular tradition, with the experience of nirvana the mind ( Buddhism ) or soul ( Jainism ) or spirit ( Hinduism ) has ended its identity with material phenomena and experiences a sense of great peace.
In her book, Democracy and Authoritarianism in South Asia, she writes that " As for Hinduism, the hierarchical principles of the Brahmanical social order have always been contested from within Hindu society, suggesting that equality has been and continues to be both valued and practiced.
In Hinduism, Truth is defined as " unchangeable ", " that which has no distortion ", " that which is beyond distinctions of time, space, and person ", " that which pervades the universe in all its constancy ".
* Religious impact: Fishing has had an effect on all major religions, including Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Hinduism, and the various new age religions.
Hinduism is a combination of secular and sacred beliefs, rituals, daily practices and traditions that has evolved over the course of over two thousand years and embodies complex symbolism combining the natural world with philosophy.
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" After long study and experience, I have come to the conclusion that all religions are true ; all religions have some error in them ; all religions are almost as dear to me as my own Hinduism, in as much as all human beings should be as dear to one as one's own close relatives.
In what is now called Hinduism, monks have existed for a long time, and with them, their respective monasteries, called mathas.
Hindus believed the site was the birthplace of the Lord, and there existed a temple long before the Babri mosque was built after demolishing the temple by Babar, and thus qualified as one of the most sacred sites of Hinduism, where a temple should be reconstructed.
According to Hinduism, history is a divine creation, and one may live contentedly within it as long as one maintains a certain degree of detachment from it: " One is devoured by Time, by History, not because one lives in them, but because one thinks them real and, in consequence, one forgets or undervalues eternity.
Hinduism has preached about humility and egoless state through numerous sacred scripts and sages which dates back to 5500 – 2600 BCE. Hinduism has influenced many originating religions like Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism regarding egoless state and nirvana or mukti. Eknath Easwaran writes that the Gita's subject is " the war within, the struggle for self-mastery that every human being must wage if he or she is to emerge from life victorious ", and " The language of battle is often found in the scriptures, for it conveys the strenuous, long, drawn-out campaign we must wage to free ourselves from the tyranny of the ego, the cause of all our suffering and sorrow ".
Later on, Chopra explained yoga as rooted in " consciousness alone " which is a universal, non-sectarian eternal wisdom of life expounded by Vedic rishis long before historic Hinduism ever arose.
Hinduism has a long tradition of aarti songs, simply referred to as ' Aarti ', sung as an accompaniment to the ritual of aarti.
The mantra is an important part of the upanayanam ceremony for young males in Hinduism, and has long been recited by Brahmin males as part of their daily rituals.
Some academics assert that such practices were influenced by Hinduism long ago when Muslims and Hindus co-existed in the sub-continent.
While mendicants are the original type of monks in Buddhism and have a long history in Indian Hinduism and the countries which adapted Indian religious traditions, they didn't become widespread in Christianity until the High Middle Ages.
Without the telephone, one could not have a conversation across long distances ; and without the sanctified image in the temple, one cannot easily talk with the Deity .” Moreover, anthropologist Christopher John Fuller notes that an image in Hinduism cannot be equated with a deity and the object of worship is the divine whose power is inside the image, and the image is not the object of worship itself, Hindus believe everything is worthy of worship as it contains divine energy emanating from the one god.
Within the context of the Indian religions, or dharmas, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism, sex is generally either seen as a moral duty of each partner in a long term marriage relationship to the other, or is seen as a desire which hinders spiritual detachment, and so must be renounced.
Hinduism has long held serpents to be sacred ; the animals are related to the Nagas, and many gods are pictured under the protection of the cobra.
:" After long study and experience, I have come to the conclusion that all religions are true ; all religions have some error in them ; all religions are almost as dear to me as my own Hinduism, in as much as all human beings should be as dear to one as one's own close relatives.
Hinduism and tradition
For some schools of Hinduism and Buddhism the received textual tradition is an epistemological category equal to perception and inference ( although this is not necessarily true for some other schools ).
Hinduism is a complex of various belief systems that sees many gods and goddesses as being representative of and / or emanative from a single source, Brahman, understood either as a formless, infinite, impersonal monad in the Advaita tradition or as a dual god in the form of Lakshmi-Vishnu, Radha-Krishna, Shiva-Shakti in Dvaita traditions.
Ancient hymns include the Egyptian Great Hymn to the Aten, composed by Pharaoh Akhenaten ; the Vedas, a collection of hymns in the tradition of Hinduism ; and the Psalms, a collection of songs from Judaism.
... While often employing concepts shared with Hinduism and Buddhism, the result of a common cultural and linguistic background, the Jain tradition must be regarded as an independent phenomenon.
In the Bhakti tradition within Hinduism, it is believed that execution of devotional service to God leads to the development of Love for God ( taiche bhakti-phale krsne prema upajaya ), and as love for God increases in the heart, the more one becomes free from material contamination ( krishna-prema asvada haile, bhava nasa paya ).
As an old religion, Hinduism inherits religious concepts spanning monotheism, polytheism, panentheism, pantheism, monism, and atheism among others ; and its concept of God is complex and depends upon each individual and the tradition and philosophy followed.
The hymn is an early example of enumerating the names of a deity, a tradition developed extensively in the sahasranama literature of Hinduism.
Hoysala temples were not limited to any specific organised tradition of Hinduism and encouraged pilgrims of different Hindu devotional movements.
* A. C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada who founded the International Society for Krishna Consciousness ( the ' Hare Krishnas ') in New York in 1965, an organization following the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition of Hinduism.
Hinduism has a longstanding and living tradition of reverence toward saints, with the line often blurring between humanity and divinity with some Hindu deities.
Outside the European tradition of the philosophia perennis, one of the best known traditions to propose a similar idea of a common truth residing within all religions is Sanatana Dharma of Hinduism.
The idea of a single religious truth was more apparent among Sufi mystics, who borrowed from both the Judaeo-Christian tradition and from Hinduism, than it was among orthodox scholars, who accepted the Jewish and Christian truths, but rejected all beliefs that ran counter to Islam ( such as the Trinity, the sonship of Christ, or the reality of the crucifixion ).
This mode of worship is largely unchanged today within Hinduism ; however, only a small fraction of conservative Śrautins continue the tradition of oral recitation of hymns learned solely through the oral tradition.
Historically significant systems of mentorship include traditional Greek pederasty, the guru-disciple tradition practiced in Hinduism and Buddhism, Elders, the discipleship system practiced by Rabbinical Judaism and the Christian church, and apprenticing under the medieval guild system.
The archives of the Hinduism Today publication appear to be a solid and faithful storehouse of Hindu theory and practice ; they seem to be an ideal starting point for those interested in this ancient religious tradition.
In April 2010, Hindu American Foundation co-founder Aseem Shukla, on a Washington Post-sponsored blog on faith and religion, criticized Chopra for suggesting that yoga did not have origins in Hinduism but is an older Indian spiritual tradition which predated Hinduism.
Its importance stems from its association with the indigenous cultures that inhabited these islands prior to the influences of Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity or the West, making Kulintang the most developed tradition of Southeast Asian archaic gong-chime ensembles.
Some other authors have suggested that there are many similarities between the Kanun and the Manusmṛti, the earliest work of the Dharmaśāstra textual tradition of Hinduism, which indicate a common origin.