Different Meanings And Meanings Of The Religion Of Hinduism

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Hinduism

The four terms Braham, Karma, Moksha and Atman are key terms in the religion of Hinduism each with different meanings and contributions to the understanding and following of the Hindu faith.

Brahman
To begin with Braham can’t exactly be defined. It is believed to be the truth and reality, Hindus believe that Brahman is the one supreme being; Brahman is absolute and formless and is the universe. Brahman is not a ‘God’ as such but is more like a spirit which is everywhere from India to your cutlery draw at home. Brahman is the unchanging reality among and beyond our world, it upholds and supports everything. Some Hindus relate this power to Atman (themselves) while others disagree.

Karma
The dictionary defines karma as destiny or fate, what goes around comes back around. However it means a lot more to Hindu’s. Karma is both the actions of your body and your mind. Every time we think or do something the effects of karma are taking place on us as humans. Karma is always on the mind of a Hindu and it aids them to always be kind and generous. There are three types of Karma: Satvik karma, which is for the benefit of others, Rajasik karma which is selfish and only for your personal gain, and lastly there is Tamasik karma which is supremely selfish and savage in its nature.

Moksha
Moksha is the process of leaving the cycle of death and rebirth, through overcoming ignorance and human desires. However Moksha is a paradox in itself as no longer desiring anything means…
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