is there a known founder of hinduism?
4,000 or 5,000 BCE
When was the beginning of islam?
Hinduism is the ____ largest religion in the World today.
What percent of India is hindu?
How many hindu's?
Nepal, Fiji, Britain, and India
What countries have hindu's?
Tolerance diversity flexibility
Hunduism is based on _________, _________, and _____________.
Encompasses and absorbs almost all religions
Ever growing, transcendental force, ULTIMATE REALITY
Humans and creatures are __________ forms of Brahman
The ultimate goal
Most people are blinded by the illusions of this world and do not realize life is like a prison that separates us from union with Brahman
Foundational Writing-Means wisdom/knowledge
Oldest foundational writing
Foundational writings composed by seers called ______ who 'heard' the sacred word
Means 'sitting at the feet of' a mentor
Between teaches and students reflecting the nature of the divine
Krishna visits Arjuna and instructs him to keep fighting
Must do your duty in life
your duty, eternal and universal law, doing what is ethical right, applies to all living beings
God is a transcendent spiritual reality we cannot comprehend we can keep silent about God or we can induldge in ordinary in ordinary forms of expression about God knowing they will never be adequate.
GOD The creator
GOD the sustainer of life
GOD the destroyer
Earthly incarnations of Gods. come at critical times to help humanity
how many avatars are there for vishnu
GOD the son of shiva, remover of obstacles, helps with transitions
FEMALE GOD often wife of vishnu as avatar
Divine scripture, sacred traditions, wisest member of society, conscience
Divisible and indestructible spiritual center of each being. the ultimate self or soul/spirit
Reincarnation cycle of birth death and rebirth of soul
Action done has spiritual consequences in this life or the next. only human action matters
Means liberation from the endless cycles of rebirth, hope of salvation joining with God, salvation is based on various paths of mehods of yoga
YOGA: action, proper ritual and ethical acts, letting go ends
YOGA: Knowledge of the unity of all reality, study scriptures
YOGA: Devotion to participation in unity with god
4 stages of life
First stage of ASHRAMA. Student 12-24, learn sacred texts and rituals from a GURU
Second stage of ASHRAMA. Marry and raise family
Third stage of ASHRAMA. Dweller, 40's, seek solitude an inward spirituality
Wandering holy man
AKA: SANNYASI. third stage of ASHRAMA. renounce family and materialism in old age.
Only ___ can complete stages
Life stage often travel and beg
Om or Aum
Message of the one ultimate reality in universe, reverberating in all things
Bindi or bindu
Red dot on forehead, mark of the 3rd eye of spirituality, today more decorative
stands for purity of the soul or truth and is still used today. nazis changed meaning to radical purity
Quality of ones intentions matter, one must complete one's dharma, personal justice and righteousness are cardinal values. wealth, material success, status and power should use them to help others. AHISMSA. Respect
This animal is SACRED and PROTECTED as a reminder of din=vinity
Meaning non injury or non violence