For the 80% of indians who are hindus, the ganges is considered sacred, the terrestrial home of the goddess ganga, and has held a vaunted place within the faith for centuries hindus from all over. The caste system and the stages of life in hinduism note 1 suttee the idea that suttee, , was just a way of protecting widows from rape by british soldiers was seriously asserted to my wife by an indian woman, an academic, at a conference. Hinduism is a collective term applied to the many philosophical and religious traditions native to india hinduism has neither a specific moment of origin nor a specific founder. Buddhism is centered upon the life and teachings of gautama buddha, whereas jainism is centered on the life and teachings of mahavira buddhism is a polytheistic religion and it's main goal is to gain enlightenment jainism is also a polytheistic religion and it's goals are based on non-violence and.
The whole idea of segregating people based on caste is absurd get this you people: caste will not determine your socio-economic status in the society today because, india is not a socialist country anymore. The compound hindu philosophy is ambiguous minimally it stands for a tradition of indian philosophical thinking however, it could be interpreted as designating one comprehensive philosophical doctrine, shared by all hindu thinkers the term hindu philosophy is often used loosely in. Hindus believe in karma, the law of cause and effect by which each individual creates his own destiny by his thoughts, words and deeds hindus believe that the soul reincarnates, evolving through many births until all karmas have been resolved, and moksha, liberation from the cycle of rebirth, is attained.
Karma means action and refers to the theory that humans will experience consequences (the fruits of karma) for their good and evil actions when the fruits of karma cannot be experienced in the present life, the individual must be reincarnated — he must die and be reborn (as a human or another being) — to experience them. However, despite these diversity of ideas and paths in different schools of hinduism, unlike buddhism, the foundation premise of hinduism is that soul/self exists, and there is bliss in seeking self, knowing self, and self-realization. Indian dance, music and theater traditions span back more than 2,000 years, according to nilima bhadbhade, author of contract law in india (kluwer law international, 2010) the major classical. The ideas of karma and rebirth are included in many of the formulations of right view so if i really accept the dharma, then i should consent to the ideas of karma and rebirth when i enter the path, i can begin to observe buddhist ethics, and i could engage in intensive meditation without believing in karma and rebirth. Hinduism is an indian religion and dharma, or a way of life, widely practised in the indian subcontinent and parts of southeast asiahinduism has been called the oldest religion in the world, and some practitioners and scholars refer to it as sanātana dharma, the eternal tradition, or the eternal way, beyond human history.
Untouchables dalits, harijans general information untouchables, now called harijans, have traditionally occupied the lowest place in the caste system of hindu india they were called untouchable because they were considered to be outside the confines of caste. This understanding and synthesis of ideas between the two communities is a product of centuries of interaction and mutual adjustment it culminated in the development of a distinct culture that is peculiarly indian. Yet a common thread among all these variations is belief in a supreme being and adherence to certain concepts such as truth, dharma, and karma and belief in the authority of the vedas (sacred scriptures) serves, to a large extent, as the very definition of a hindu, even though how the vedas are interpreted may vary greatly.
There was already, of course, much similarity in the practices, considering geographical proximity between the people, common evolutionary origins of both the people as well as the ideas, and constant exchange of ideas in ancient india. The idea of karma indirectly provides support for india's caste system (the caste system has two important aspects: the association of professions with particular castes and the view of the people in lower castes as untouchables. Oldest major world religion, founded in india, belief in many forms of one god, reincarnation through dharma and karma, and cultural diffusion between dravidians and aryans are characteristics of.
The child's karma and physical characteristics, such as race, colour, etc, will be the produce of the three forces question: on the death of a sentient being, is there a 'soul' that wanders about at will. Eastern (indian) religions hinduism, buddhism, and jainism common features: philosophy of karma continuity of life (reincarnation) mystical (human experience. Research proposal the indian caste system is historically one of the main dimensions where people in india are socially differentiated through class, religion, region, tribe, gender, and language.
Central to the indian idea of reincarnation is the belief in the connectedness, continuity, and interdependence of all life traditional people believed, and many still do, that the life force of the planet comes from a realm beyond creation and that plants, animals, and humans recycle, or are reborn, over and over again. I think that the reason is that the universal idea of karma has its origin in ancient indian religious and philosophical thought, and was not originally a psychological doctrine in the brahmanical religion of before the buddha's time, karma meant ritual action. Finding and following the dharma explain some of the key components of dharma to the class, and then ask for class participation in creating a working definition for the term the definition should include on its most fundamental level the idea of right or proper behavior. Samskaras or sanskaras (sanskrit: संस्कार) are, in indian philosophy and indian religions, mental impressions, recollections, or psychological imprintsin hindu philosophies, samskaras are a basis for the development of karma theory.