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Transcript of Hinduism
Joohee Park Vedic texts, also called Vedas, are the written scriptures of Hinduism, and is often compared to the Bible. Reincarnation Karma- belief that ones actions in life determines their destiny
Dharma- how one should live their life, the right way to live.
Samsara- Repeating cycles of rebirth
Moksha- Liberation from cycles of rebirth and spiritual enlightenment (happens when all karmas are resolved) Major Turning Points A key turning point in the history of Hinduism was the Indo-European invasion Present Day -Worship of Shiva, the compassionate One, is the oldest form of Hinduism that is still practiced Origins The word Hindu came from the word Sindhu, which is a river in the Northwest region of India. Hinduism has no single founder and developed along side Indian civilization. Beliefs Hinduism is an extremely diverse religion with many different aspects in which people follow. Some of the main ideas include:
Laws of Karma and Dharma
Compassion towards others
Tolerance for other other faiths Scriptures The Vedas is made of 4 collections:
Atharvaveda Vedic texts were written in Sanskrit, the oldest written language in India. Invasion's impact on Hinduism:
Gave sky-forms of the Hindu Gods
Transferred Hindu (the language) to those who believed in Hinduism; it was commonly spoken by the Indo-Europeans. Major Turning Point cont. Hindus believe that the human soul reincarnates. The Rig-Veda was written, it is the oldest scripture of Hinduism that can be read. It was:
written in Sanskrit
sung and recited throughout history before finally being written down. Included important information for rituals. -The practice of Hinduism consists of rites and ceremonies centering on birth, marriage, and death. -Of the many Hindu deities, the most popular are Vishnu, Shiva, and Shakti, and their various incarnations. Works Cited "9 Basic Hindu Beliefs." - Magazine Web Edition April/May/June 2009. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Oct. 2012. <http://www.hinduismtoday.com/modules/smartsection/item.php?itemid=3106>
"Hinduism." - History for Kids! N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Oct. 2012. <http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/india/religion/hinduism.htm>
"HINDUISM: The World's Third Largest Religion." HINDUISM: The World's Third Largest Religion. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Oct. 2012. <http://www.religioustolerance.org/hinduism.htm>.