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7 Dimensions of Hinduism

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Christina Araviakis

on 20 September 2010

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Transcript of 7 Dimensions of Hinduism

Hinduism Practical/ Ritual
Experimental/ Emotional Narrative/ Mythic Doctrinal/ Philosophical
Ethical/ Legal Social/ Institutional Material Cremation Meditation, Chanting
Singing Hymns,
Reciting Scriptures,
and yoga Purification with
water Upanayanam: sacred
thread ceremony
Sraddha: feasts for the deceased moksha: liberation
from samsara samadhi Suffering with reincarnation 4 levels of yoga
karma
jnana
raja
bhakti
Sruti main form of yoga.
Achieved when one has pure
love of God. Bhagavad Gita Smirti earliest form of Hindu records Sruti means "revealed" Four Vedas: eternal
truths revealed to
ancient sages

Rigveda
Brahamanas
Aranyakas
Upanishads Smirti means "remembered" most notable
of smirtis is
the epics

Mahabharata
Rumayana the most popular text of
hinduism teachings of
Krishna Universal Family Samsara Reincarnation Henotheistic Atman everyone in the world is a part
of the same family the goal of life is to break samsara,
the unyielding life cycle of life, death, and
reincarnation After death, the human soul is reincarnated, or
reborn, into another body and life. Hindus hope
to break this cycle through self realization. God is complex Hindus believe in one god
but accept the belief
of others Atman means soul human spirit
is eternal Dharma Artha Kama Moska Dharma means righteousness means livelihood means sensual pleasure means freedom from samsara Kumbh Mela Temples and Shrines the pitcher
festival mother goddess worship once every four years going to
temples
is not
neccessary
Shrines are made to represent the different forms of god worship through icons Diyas Ganges River Temples Clay Figures Sacred Cows statues of Shiva Visarjan (elephant) River: http://shipbright.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/praying-in-the-ganges.jpg

Temple: http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/galleries/hindutemple/images/02.jpg

Cow: http://www.hinduyuva.org/tattva-blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/cow.gif

clay hindu figure: http://ethnology.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/e_1954_9_36.jpg

Shiva: http://www.traveldealsfinder.com/wp-content/uploads/Shiva-Statue-Bangalore.jpg

Elephant: http://cdn.wn.com/pd/99/51/47651bb1c1e780c4a7947402ad8a_grande.jpg
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