Essays Tagged: "hindu religion"

Description of the four Hindu paths to "Brahman"/God and which one appeals to me the most.

There are four paths to "Brahman" in the Hindu religion. This sets it aside from most of the other religions around today. There are four bas ... ost of the other religions around today. There are four basic spiritual personality types for which Hinduism gives a distinct yoga that focuses on the type's strong point. The point of the yogas is to ... ntellectually or through the spirit of love. So karma yoga, can be practiced in jnana or bhakti. In Hinduism, it's believed that every action performed upon the external world reacts on the doer. This ...

(2 pages) 105 0 2.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Hinduism

The Hinduism,legends and customs

hat culture is strongly influenced by religion.And one of the oldest religions of this world is the Hindu religion. In Hinduism, everything begins, ends and it is included in ohm , which is a sign rep ... d it is included in ohm , which is a sign representing the trinity of God. Like the Christians, the Hindu God is divided in 3different gods, which are one and the same person at the same time. It's th ...

(9 pages) 266 5 3.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Hinduism

Compare and Contrast Functionalist and Marxist Theories of Stratification.

reditary status or the repayment of a debt. The classic example of the caste system is based on the Hindu religion, where caste codes have to be obeyed before being reborn into a new, higher caste. Fe ...

(6 pages) 320 0 4.6 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

This is is about the life and work of Ghandi from a Christian response.

Instead, he took the actions that wouldbe considered ideal for a Christian, and applied them to his Hindu religion.Gandhi lived his life according to how Jesus would have in more devoted waythan any C ... imilar act that Jesus would have done when he cleaned the toilet of aHarijan, something the rest of Hindu society would have considered as an embarrassing,disgusting act. Gandhi continued to embrace t ...

(5 pages) 32 0 1.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

Examines how the Bhagavad-Gita reveals the fundamental teachings of Hinduism.

Bhagavad-Gita I believe it is necessary to have a general understand of the fundamental teaching of Hinduism. I have some knowledge of Hinduism from friends, but really have no understanding of what i ... knowledge of Hinduism from friends, but really have no understanding of what it really means to be Hindu. The comment that a Hindu friend of mind made to me once about Hindu is that it is not really ...

(5 pages) 164 0 2.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Hinduism

India Dances And MY Blunders

bout my culture and it has opened a whole new world of art to me. It has taught me things about the Hindu religion, which is the basis for the dances, the music and the different stages that go into t ...

(3 pages) 25 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts


eople and a third are from the Indian community. The members of this Indian community belong to the Hindu religion and most of them are family members. The black Zimbabweans who work in this company h ... ompany have been indoctrinated as evidenced by the small round hats which they wear, typical of the Hindu faith. If you have been in India before and it happens that you visit this company, you may no ...

(6 pages) 157 1 5.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Vishnu and the Ten Incarnations

Vishnu is one of the most intriguing and important gods in the Hindu religion. He is the second god in the Trimurti, or Hindu Triad, of Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva. W ... ant to worshippers. "The concept of Vishnu being the preserver of the world came relatively late in Hinduism. Presumably it sprang from two other beliefs: that men attain salvation by faithfully follo ... axe. The tenth incarnation, Kalki, has yet to appear.Interestingly, there is a monotheistic form of Hindu in which Vishnu, or one of his incarnations, is the central figure. This Hindu sect is known a ...

(11 pages) 58 1 3.4 Dec/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Religion in Tibet

t their cultural society in modern day, and through out the generations? Buddhism was born from the Hindu religion during the Axis period around 563-483 B.C.E. " Buddha was born Siddhartha Gautama, a ... ana, and finally escape the endless cycle of death and rebirth. He proclaimed that, contrary to the Hindu culture into which he was born, life in this world is quite real. The life we live and the pai ...

(6 pages) 55 0 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

522 WORDS Passage to India - Hindu Influence

A Passage to India - Hindu InfluenceSeveral different literary elements work in tandem to produce the magic seen in E. M. ... attention of the relatively provincial society of the day, and the novel's detailed presentation of Hinduism certainly excited the imaginations of thousands of readers. Benita Parry supports this asse ... xcited the imaginations of thousands of readers. Benita Parry supports this assertion when saying, "Hinduism takes its place at the core of the novel just as it lies at the heart of India" (164).How p ...

(2 pages) 27 0 3.7 Jun/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Compare and contrast Hinduism and Christainity.

Hinduism and Christianity are two religions that have been around for thousands of years. These reli ... cussion of these topics.One of the most important elements of these religions is their history. The Hindu religion disputably began around 2500 years before the Common Era (B.C.E.) in India. It was ge ... Common Era (B.C.E.) in India. It was geographically based along the Indus River, which was called "Hindu" by the Persians who had migrated there. They also called the land Hindustan and it's inhabita ...

(10 pages) 178 1 4.4 Jan/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Hinduism

A Discussion between a Hindu and a Buddhist.

(This was written as part of a take home final exam. The opening statement by the Hindu was given, and we had to respon to the rest. It is meant to compare and contrast the two pract ... e and contrast the two practices.)[Hindu] "Isn't it true that Buddhism comes from the same roots as Hinduism? Isn't Buddhism just a sub-set of Hinduism? I have now reached the age of 60 and am curious ... t you and I are really quite the same?"[Buddhist] "We are as similar as we are different. While the Hindu religion does not have prophets, the Buddhists believe in the enlightenment of the Buddha, who ...

(3 pages) 47 2 3.5 May/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Hinduism

Hindu Traditions

Hindu Religious TraditionsThe everyday lives of all people are made up of rituals and traditions. Th ... day lives of all people are made up of rituals and traditions. The practice of religions, including Hinduism, sanctifies many of these daily rituals into sacred events and observances. In order to und ... The study of these elements identifies their symbolism and meaning and helps one to understand the Hindu people. The first step to this understanding involves the examination of their basic beliefs.B ...

(6 pages) 268 2 4.4 Sep/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Hinduism

Hinduism Religious Traditions and Sacred Elements

The Hindu religion developed and is most popular in the country of India, although the religion quickly ... esh, Sri Lanka and Nepal. This being said, the reader needs to quickly realize that the Religion of Hinduism has steadily become popular throughout the entire world. The Vedas, other scriptures and hi ... 2003).YogaThe way most Americans practice Yoga is not the true yoga practices and beliefs that the Hindu's practice yoga. Although American yoga practices are a good thing, they are not traditional H ...

(5 pages) 186 0 5.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Hinduism

Hinduism and their beliefs

many religions. The largest religion practiced in India, one of the largest religions world wide is Hindu. There are other religions present in India such as Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikhism. (Fisher, 2 ... they believe the higher power is made up of many. (Fisher, 2005) We ask ourselves what makes up the Hindu religion, what cultural and societal influences have made Hinduism vital to the region where i ...

(3 pages) 126 0 4.5 Jan/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Hinduism

Hinduism Vs. Buddhism

ods or not, each religion has its followers who believe and follow the practices of their religion. Hinduism and Buddhism are two religions that have a lot of followers. The Hindu religion began about ... wo religions that have a lot of followers. The Hindu religion began about 5000 years ago. The word "Hindu"� came from the name of the river "Indus"� which flows through Northern India. T ...

(3 pages) 52 0 5.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith


Hinduism and Confucianism are two systems of belief, which share a common goal and way of life. The ... and beliefs but their ultimate goal and methods for achieving it unite them in numerous ways. Both Hinduism and Confucianism are guides for living, each attempting to direct its followers to lead the ... followers to lead the ?good life.? The broadest and most commonly stated difference between Hinduism and Confucianism is that Hinduism is a religion while Confucianism is a system of social an ...

(4 pages) 94 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Hindu Culture

The Hindu religion can teach a person many lessons in life. One important belief of this religion is tha ... believes in not asking God. We should stop asking too, but give God. He has set an example to other Hindu people, to follow the belief of real happiness in God.I learned a major lesson at our temple a ... or the sake of it, but truly chant his name with all our heart and our worries will be put away. In Hindu religion there is no hell or heaven. Akshardham is a house of happiness, which we reach if we ...

(2 pages) 13 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Art and Passion of YOGA

raced back to the time of the Vediculture – around 2800BCE – is closely entwined with the Hindu religion. The earliest references to yoga come form sculptures and carvings dating back as far ...

(7 pages) 20 1 0.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Religious life in Indonesia

y by Gujerati merchants from India. In 1478 a coalition of Muslim princes attack the remains of the Hinduism Empire expunging Hindu from the Indonesian empire. Islam has now become the dominant religi ... lam that appealed to Indonesian's is that it does not have a caste system such as the system in the Hindu religion. Before Islam was introduced, the king had the power to take a man's wife and land. T ...

(8 pages) 19 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith