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Interfaith Youth Dialogue
Transcript of Interfaith Youth Dialogue
No recorded beginning.
No human founder.
Brahman= Supreme Being
Divine consciousness in all matter
Receptive to all knowledge
Wish for everyone's well being
Harmony at all levels
comes by perfecting:
Each soul is free to find their own way to reach fulfillment
Temple worship, scripture, learning from gurus important
soul reincarnates until realization of God and all past karma are resolved
Festivals, pilgrimage, chanting/singing holy shlokas (hymns), worship at home
Hindu Dharma Essentials
Concept of God
4 pillars of life
Freedom of choice.
God is different to everyone
in form or concept.
Our goal: find enlightenment through a higher spiritual level
Concept of Idols.
4 stages (Ashrama dharma)
Brahmacharya (student life)
Grihastha (family life)
(retirement from family, still socially active)
Deva yagna (worship of God)
Brahma yagna (study & reflect on knowledge)
Athithi yagna (respect fellow beings)
Bhoot yagna (feed creatures, symbolizes respecting Mother Nature)
MAIN BOOK: BHAGAVAD GITA
5 aspects of life
6th chapter of the Mahabharat
Celebration of the New Year
The birth of Lord Ganesha
Elimination of darkness through the light of knowledge
The arrival of spring
“Nine Nights” in honor of 9 manifestations of the goddess
The victory of Rama over the demon Ravana
Dance in India
Dance is a sacred movement of the various limbs creating an intense divine feeling. It makes the union of Jeevatma (Individual Self) with the Paramatma (Divine Self).
Gandharva Veda is the scripture attributed to dance and music
The dancing girl figurine found in the ruins of Mohenjodaro suggests that the dance heritage of India is at least 5000 years old
Oldest cultural dance form
National dance of India
Performed by both men and women
Involves extensive use of gestures by eye, eyebrow, neck and wrist
Most refined and most scientific dance forms from Kerala
Originated from a dance-drama called Ramanattam between 1555 and 1605
There are many sects or religions within Hindu Dharma. Three of the main offshoots of Hinduism being:
Origin: North India, 5th century BC
Main Figure: Prince Siddhartha Gautama (563-483BC), Buddha.
Main text: Dhamappada which contains three pitakas (baskets) called vinaya, dharma and abhidharma (discipline, doctrine and further doctrine).
Followers: 400-500 million.
Deity: None, although Mahayana Buddhists believe in Buddha as a spiritual being.
Origin: 6th century India.
Main Figures: 24 thirthankars starting with Rishabhdev and ending with Mahavir Swami
Main text: Jain Aagamas
Followers: 8-12 million.
Origin: India, 16th century.
Main Figures: 10 Gurus starting from Guru Nanak to Guru Govind Singh
Main text: Guru Granth Sahib.
Followers: 24-28 million.
Deity: Sat (the Ultimate Truth)
Science and Technology
Spanning an area of 3,287,263 square kilometers, India is a vast country and includes dry desert areas, evergreen forests, snowy Himalayas, a long coast, and fertile plains.
Regions and Languages
The Indian currency is printed in 15 languages.
There is no such thing as the Indian language. By some counts there are over 400 languages in India
The food habits of Indians varies by the availability of raw materials, cooking traditions, local spices, and the religious faiths.
Besides the staples, the spices play an important role in Indian food. India also has a number of sweet dishes, mostly based on sugar, milk, and unbleached sugar.
In general Indian food is rich in oil and in spices. Rice and wheat are the primary bases for Indian food. The coastal areas fashion seafood delicacies, while the desert areas have mastered cooking with minimal use of water.
Art and Architecture
In early India, most of the arts were derived Vedic influences. After the birth of contemporary Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikhism arts flourished under the patronage of kings and emperors. The coming of Islam spawned a whole new era of Indian architecture and art. Finally the British brought their own Gothic and Roman influences and fused it with the Indian style. They have a culture infusion in their art.
Typical South Indian Temple Gopuram (temple gate) built almost a millennium ago, but as tall as a modern mid-rise.
Victoria Memorial, a specimen of British Indian architecture, which incorporated European Gothic, Persian Saracenic and traditional Indian architecture.
The massive Ellora Hindu and Buddhist temples were not constructed, but in fact carved out of solid rock from the top to the bottom.
The Great Buddhist Stupa at Sanchi is the oldest existing structure in India, aside from the Indus Valley civilization ruins, and a World Heritage Site.
Sculpture of Buddha
Shiva and Uma
6th Century Painting
Clothing in India varies from region to region depending on the ethnicity, geography, climate and cultural traditions of the people of that region.
India also has a great diversity in terms of weaves, fibers, colors and material of clothing. Color codes are followed in clothing based on the religion and ritual concerned. For instance, Hindus wear white clothes to indicate mourning while Parsis and Christians wear white to weddings.
Not a way to exercise but a way to attain moksha.
Oldest form of practiced in 200 B.C.E.
•The first writings on yoga were recorded based on the Vedas
Aryabhatiya discusses astronomy, arithmetic, geometry, algebra, and trig
Invention of zero
Ex. The diagonals of a rectangle bisect each other
Horoscopes and Astrology