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What is Hinduism?

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Kellen McDavitt

on 5 October 2016

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Hinduism
Kellen, Adam, and Jakob
Monism
Video
Thank you!
Maya
The Maya Empire, centered in the tropical lowlands of what is now Guatemala
The Maya excelled at agriculture, pottery, hieroglyph writing, calender-making and mathematics.
They left behind an astonishing amount of impressive architecture and symbolic artwork.
People can be delivered from their suffering if they learn to identify Maya, or those things that are not real

Hindu Religious Practices
A common practice is
yoga-
a physical and mental discipline designed to harmonize body with soul. In one form of yoga a person might, for example, sit for many hours in a certain position in order to free the mind of bodily concerns. Hindu festivals combine religious ceremonies, rituals, music, dancing, eating, and drinking.
Reincarnation
Reincarnation is the transmigration or rebirth of the soul. According to Hinduism, the soul does not die with the body but enters the body of another being. Also the belief in Dharma and Karma would would tie into what type of social class your next life would be in.

Dharma and Karma
Dharma is fulfillment of one's moral duty in this life so that the soul can make progress toward deliverance from punishment in the next life
Karma is the positive or negative force generated by a persons actions, which will determine their status in the next life
According to Hinduism, people who fulfill their dharma are rewarded with good karma and are reborn into a higher social class
People who do not live moral lives are reborn into a lower social group or even into the bodies or animals or insects
Monism is the belief that Brahma, fills everything in the world, and Atman, humans, are together as one and inseparable. Another way to explain this is that the mind and matter are the same.
Brahma
Brahma has a number of representations
Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Preserver, and Siva the Destroyer
Below these come many other gods, represented in the spirits of trees, animals, and people
Since Hindus believe that all souls make up part of the Universal Soul, or Brahma, Hindus respect the sacredness of life in all forms.
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