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 Hinduism Hinduism is like most of the other Indian religion ways that have been categorized together as if they were a single tradition. The term Hinduism is derived from the name that has been applied by foreigners to people who are living in the region of the Indus River (pg. 71). This was introduced in the nineteenth century under the colonial British rule that was a category for census-taking (pg. 71). There are Indians that are now asserted that the Western analysis...

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Hinduism Chandler W. Morgan HUM/130 3/10/2013 Dr. Virginia Merlini Hinduism Paper Hinduism originated in India around 2000 B.C.E. (Before Common Era). At the time of origination Hinduism had 1,000,000,000 followers (Reincarnation of Hinduism, 2012). This religion has originated from the ancient Vedic Age and other indigenous beliefs. Incorporated over time, Hindu religion comes in many different religious beliefs. Hindu religion includes Dharma, meaning religion, encompasses...

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Hinduism Hinduism is the predominant religion of the Indian subcontinent, and one of its native religions. Hinduism includes Shaivism, Vaishnavism and Śrauta among numerous other traditions. It also includes historical groups, for example the Kapalikas. Among other practices and philosophies, Hinduism includes a wide spectrum of laws and prescriptions of "daily morality" based on karma, dharma, and societal norms. Hinduism is a conglomeration of distinct intellectual or philosophical points of...

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Hinduism as a whole is a simple yet complex religion that has had a great impact on the region of its conception. The Hindu religion as a whole has one ultimate goal and that is to become liberated from the earthly existence we know and to be without worldly limitations of this earth. Even though Hinduism lacks a uniting belief system there are many aspects that make Hinduism a religion. There are also many cultural and societal influences that have made Hinduism a vital influence...

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Hinduism I took the Beliefnet survey and the religion it told me I was closely matched to was, Liberal Christian Protestantism. Since Lutheran is in that group and I am Lutheran, I chose to write on Hinduism since it is a religion that interests and intrigues me. The early origin of Hinduism is subject to debate for a few reasons. Many Hindu traditions can be traced back very far, but there was no ‘Hinduism’ before the modern era. Also, Hinduism is not a single religion...

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From 1648 Hinduism With over 900 million followers, Hinduism is the third largest religion today. Only Christianity and Islam have more. The major difference between them though, is that Hinduism did not spread like the other two religions. Out of the 900 million followers that the Hindu religion has, only 20 million are located outside of India. The religion barely spread outside of India, mainly because of how the Hindu religion is followed and how its culture is. Hinduism has a very rich...

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Professor Roy Shaff World Religions March 11, 2012   Hinduism is a very complex religion that consists of a variety of beliefs and traditions. The Indian religion embraces the belief and practices of Hindu. Hinduism is a religion of many gods and goddesses. There are many elements that characterize the Hindu religion. The oldest and most sacred scriptures, is the Vedas which originated around fifteen hundred B.C. The Hindu people believe that Vedas is timeless. Veda means “knowledge”...

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From Christianity to Islam to Buddhism, all religions begin with one thing in mind; what their focus will be and how they intend to carry out living their daily lives with this focus of dedication. Included in these many traditions and religions is Hinduism; an admirable community in which each and every person can look to for a sense of direction, and is also considered the oldest among the major world religions. The compound “Hindu philosophy” is ambiguous. Minimally it stands for a tradition...

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1. Hinduism 72 -113 2. Buddhism 128 – 155 Hinduism Hinduism has also been the source of three other religions. (Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhism) The word Hindu comes from the Sanskrit name for the river Indus, Sindhu. Hindu may refer to a great variety of religious beliefs and practices, it generally applies to the religion of the people of India. “Hindus,” Indians who did not convert to Islam 7th to 15th century C.E, Hinduism flourished in much of Southeast Asia and still survives on the Indonesian...

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great religion work of the Aryans - the Rig Veda. The Veda and the Brahmins, the priests, came to hold a most prominent place in Vedic society. By about the forth century B.C. Hinduism had supplanted the older Vedic faith and became supreme. During this period two new religions Buddhism and Jainism developed out of Hinduism. The basic institution of the society was the extended family. The family consisted of eldest male and his wife, their sons, grandsons and heir wives and children and unmarried...

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