Hinduism 101

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Nice synopsis page for a very old spiritual tradition:

There is only one divine principle, the many gods are only aspects of that unity. Life in all its forms is an aspect of the divine, but it appears as a separation from the divine, a meaningless cycle of birth and rebirth (samsara) determined by the purity or impurity of past deeds (karma). To improve one’s Karma or escape Samsara by pure acts, thoughts, and devotion is the aim of every Hindu.

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3 thoughts on “Hinduism 101

  1. Hawk Sr. says:

    Wow! This is very helpful! One of my present students is named Parvati (Shakti/Durga). Now I know her namesake: The Goddess Durga, wife of Lord Shiva. I’ll show this to her at the next class.

  2. “There is only one divine principle, the many gods are only aspects of that unity.”

    Rig Veda I.164.46 wrote thousands of years before the birth of Judaism

    ” Ekam Sat, Vipra Bahudha Vadanti”
    God or Truth is One, but learned me describe it by many names

    Hindu scriptures state

    THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD BRAHMAN AND THAT GOD EXPRESSES ITSELF IN TRILLIONS OF FORMS
    and that God is NAME LESS and FORMLESS [nama-roopa]

    So one can worship that God as Allah or Jehovah or Jesus or Buddha or Krishna.

  3. Rory says:

    some people might question the pages reference to “Aryan invaders” given that there is no architectural or documentary evidence to support an aryan invasion. all that can be posited is a common source of some aspects of ancient indian and central asian beliefs

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