Essays Tagged: "Hinduism"

Meditation. Article form.

ing by uniting mind and body. The basic principles and practices of meditation are rooted in Hinduism, an Asian religion whose followers believe that the soul is eternal and maintains an eterna ... us forms to retain this everlasting relationship. Thousands of young people flocked to the ideas of Hinduism in the 1970's to escape the drug culture of the times. As the troubled youth of the ...

(4 pages) 149 0 3.2 Mar/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

India and it's economy

, the priests, came to hold a most prominent place in Vedic society.By about the forth century B.C. Hinduism had supplanted the older Vedic faith and became supreme. During this period two new religio ... aith and became supreme. During this period two new religions Buddhism and Jainism developed out of Hinduism. The basic institution of the society was the extended family. The family consisted of elde ...

(3 pages) 1221 41 4.1 Oct/1995

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays


HinduismIntroductionHinduism is a religion that originated in India and is still practiced by most o ... onexistent. The religion suggests commitment to or respect for an ideal way of life know as Dharma. Hinduism absorbs foreign ideas and beliefs making it have a wide variety of beliefs and practices. T ... ition of their community is 'those who believe in Vedas.'History/OriginThe practices and beliefs of Hinduism cannot be understood without knowing the background. Hinduism is the worlds oldest religion ...

(5 pages) 516 2 4.2 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Hinduism

Satanism, Is it really a threat to you?

Most religions like Christianity, Hinduism, and Islam havewell defined meanings on exception is Satanism. Most peoplehave their own de ... e Kaballah (or Cabbalahl), a Jewish mystical tradition,Rosicrucianism (a mystical blend of alchemy, Hinduism, andJudaism), Free masonry ( a men's fraternal organization), andTheosophy (a Gnostic tradi ...

(6 pages) 129 5 4.2 Sep/1995

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Meaning of death in Hinduism

1While examining different religious paths within Hinduism from the perspective of four patterns of transcendence (ancestral, cultural, mythical and e ... d experiential) it is interesting to see how each pattern found its dominance over four segments of Hinduism: Vedic sacrifice, the way of action, the way of devotion and the way of knowledge.When Hind ... was mainly concerned with sacrifices for ancestors. The sacred texts - called the Vedas - on which Hinduism was based were the main root of the many different branches of Hindu philosophy. The Vedas ...

(8 pages) 225 0 3.0 May/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Hinduism

Hinduism and beliefs

Hindu Gods Page 1B. Life Before and After Death Page 2C. The Caste System Page 2Rituals of Life in Hinduism Page 3 & 4WorshipA. Daily Obligations Page 4B. Daily Rituals Page 4C. Puja Page 5D. Yog ... Page 5B. Laws of Manu Page 5C. The Epics Page 6Pilgrimage Page 6Shivarati Page 6 & 7IntroductionHinduism - stands for the faith and the way of life most of the people who live in India.Hinduism is ...

(10 pages) 496 2 4.3 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Hinduism


The term Hinduism refers to the civilization of the Hindus (originally, the inhabitants of the land of the In ... ch local deities are also frequently looked down upon as manifestations of a high God.In principle, Hinduism incorporates all forms of belief and worship without necessitating the selection or elimina ... om others on the basis of practice rather than doctrine further de-emphasizes doctrinal differences.Hinduism is both a civilization and a congregation of religions; it has neither a beginning or found ...

(13 pages) 379 0 3.7 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Hinduism

Comparing Taoism, Hinduism, and Shinto religions.

Taoism, Hinduism, and Shinto ReligionsTaoism began about 11 th century BCE in China. Lao Tzu which means the ... these are all opposites, they compliment each other and create the "end in an all-embracing circle".Hinduism began about 1500 BC in India. The sacred writings are called Vedas, and Hindu followers wan ... s liberation from worldly existence to achieve union with the god of all gods who is called Brahman.Hinduism is a polytheistic religion with a viewpoint held that the universe is God and God is the un ...

(3 pages) 130 0 3.7 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Hinduism

the life of buddha

Buddhism was developed in India, and is based on many of the core concepts of Hinduism. Its founder was Siddhartha Gautama, or Buddha, which means "enlightened one." Siddhartha w ...

(1 pages) 55 1 4.1 Jan/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism

Was the Renaissance a true period of change, or solely a 'PreRenaissance'?

ht" and the Middle or Medieval ages "dark" is like calling WWII advanced and WWI unsophisticated or Hinduism primitive and Buddhism modern; but rather, the latter is strongly based or rooted in the pr ...

(3 pages) 94 0 5.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

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

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

ngly 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 representing the trini ... teen days, the people of his city enlightened the town with oil lamps in his honor.The main idea of Hinduism is that we have to do what we think is right, to work to live a good life, the way the holy ...

(9 pages) 266 5 3.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Hinduism

Capital punishment should never be sanctioned

ny person, no matter what the individual has been convicted of, is against God's rule. Buddhism and Hinduism also have the rule that strongly forbids taking people's lives away. Therefore, anyone who ...

(3 pages) 46 0 4.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues > Death Penalty

Comparison of Incestuous Relationships Throughout History.

s one of the methods by which creation takes place in the Rig Veda, and this idea recurs throughout Hinduism. Later mythology claims Manu, the first man, gave birth to the human race through the act o ...

(13 pages) 139 2 4.3 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The importance of Dharma and Karma in Hindu Literature.

hagavad Gita, one can find the right way of living and the correct attitude for every situation. In Hinduism, the sacred `song of God' was composed about 200 BC and incorporated into the Sanskrit epic ... avad-Gita Gita. According to the Gita, Dharma is the purpose of life.Hindu Dharma, popularly called Hinduism, is the religion of over a billion Hindus, who mostly live in India, but have large populat ...

(7 pages) 177 0 4.2 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature


nor of California Jerry Brown accepted the religion ( Bowker, 56).Buddhism began as an offspring of Hinduism in the country of India (Bowker, 66). The founder of Buddhism was Siddhartha Gautama (Bowke ... istry, he gained a quick audience with the people of India since many had became disillusioned with Hinduism ( Harris, 11). By the time of his death at age 80, Buddhism had became a major force in Ind ...

(3 pages) 146 0 3.5 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism

Ancient means of maintaining societial order, confucian beliefs in china vs. hinduism in the indus valley.

CE in the Indus valley and china. Through the ancient literature, Confucian philosophy in China and Hinduism in the Indus valley, we can draw many conclusions about how their society functioned, which ... hich forced the social order to adapt. The Indus valley civilization needed to reorder its society. Hinduism was the result. At around 500 BCE the Bhavagad Gita was composed, further defining Hinduism ...

(5 pages) 71 0 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

This essay is a brief history and background on Budhism.

o the demands of the times (Conze 10). These movements were derived from the Brahmanic tradition of Hinduism but were also reactions against it. Of the new sects, Buddhism was the most successful and ...

(15 pages) 258 5 4.8 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism

Religion in classical India.

hat came upon Indian History that tried to established Cultural order. They were Jainism, Buddhism, Hinduism.Jainist doctrines first appeared during the seventh century b.c., they became popular only ... ents may have been in residence there.As Buddhism generated new ideas and increased its popularity, Hinduism underwent a similar evolution that transformed it into a popular religion of salvation. Whi ...

(4 pages) 104 0 1.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Hinduism - basic knowledge of Hinduism.

HinduismHinduism is India's native religious and cultural system, followed today by nearly one billi ... ries. Also called Sanatana Dharma, "eternal religion," and Vaidika Dharma, "religion of the Vedas," Hinduism covers a broad range of philosophies spanning from polytheism to monotheism. It is a family ... tual life and yoga disciplines, alive. No other faith has done that to the same extent (beliefnet). Hinduism's nearly three million swamis, gurus and sadhus work tirelessly within and upon themselves ...

(6 pages) 313 0 4.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Hinduism