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Transcript of Hinduism
The ancient religion of the Indus River Valley
Goal of Life
Though there are people who practice Hinduism all over the world, they are primarily located in India. Today, eighty percent of Indians living in India are Hindu.
Hinduism doesn't have a single founder, but instead it developed over time in the early civilizations of the Indus River Valley, around 30 B.C.
You can reach salvation by building up good karma to reach Nirvana. Karma is the energy that returns to you based on how you live your life (ex: if you're kind, positive energy will surround you. If you're hateful, negative energy will surround you).
If you've collected enough good energy when you die, then you will be reincarnated (or reborn) into a higher social status than you were in your previous life.
Once you've climbed the social ladder by collecting good karma, you will reach Nirvana - the ultimate state of peace and tranquility.
The main beliefs of Hinduism are in:
They have thousands, but the most important three are Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva.
The cycle of life where afer you die, you are reborn as a new being (based on the karma of your past life).
The "right" way to live
The cycle of energy you create with your actions. What goes around, comes around.
The goal of life in Hinduism is to practice Dharma - the "right" way to live. By helping others, being honest, and making good choices, you can work towards a good life now and a better life in your reincarnation (new life).