Common Elements of Eastern Religious Traditions

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Common Elements of Eastern Religious Traditions
Hamang Contractor, Linda Parris, Samuel Sierra, Brenda Wilson-Stringer
REL 133 World Religious Traditions I
July 11, 2011
Robert Gala, Junior

Team A’s paper and presentation will be covering the contemporary issues facing one Eastern Religious Traditions the team have studied in the World Religious Traditions I class. The Team will discuss the common characteristics of Hinduism religion shared with other eastern religion groups. The team will analyze the interactions between the modern world, and the Hinduism religions, and provide examples of how these interactions influence both the Hinduism religion and the modern world.
Leading a Sacred Life
Hindus lead a sacred life in India from 300
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At death humans drop off the physical body, and continue evolving in the inner worlds in our subtle bodies, until humans again go into birth. Another tradition for Hinduism is known as karma. Karma educates that the individual are held accountable for various action and thoughts. In this life Hindu believe people will reap what they sow, and will be responsible for the consequences, and repercussions to the next life. The ultimate goal gives karma a chance to discover how to accept, receive, and give divine love.
Hinduism Practices
The Hinduism that guides people’s lives today is a practical mixture of elements. Some of these came from the early stages of religious practice, and as other developed later. Hindu practice usually involves devotion to at least one deity. It recommends finding one’s proper work and doing it unselfishly. “Hindu practice may also include the study of religious texts, meditation, and other specifically religious disciplines” (Molloy, 2010). p. 88-89
“Mohandas Gandhi was born in town of Porbandar in northwestern India, north of Mumbai” (Bombay). p. At a young age Gandhi learned basic ideas of nonviolence from Hinduism and Jainism. After obtaining the law degree he dedicated life to seeking Indian Independence from Britain. Gandhi not only, but also believed in nonviolence for its own sake, but he believe that it gave a great moral power to its adherents, and that it could sway those cruel, thoughtless, and violent. “Whereas