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Hinduism And Religion

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Hinduism I

An interesting aspect of Hinduism is its conception has created a history that is still prevalent today. The citadels of the Harappa culture provide modern society with information regarding the architecture and consequently their religious practices. However, there are some aspects of the Harappa culture that are still unknown to this day. For example, there is little evidence regarding the culture’s manner of disposal. Consequently, we lack the knowledge of the Harappa’s religious convictions. After the fall of the Harappa culture, the Indo-Europeans embraced language as a means of understanding. Historians have been able to track the migration patterns of the Indo-Europeans. They can do so because the language of the Vedas
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These forms of communications include hymns, rituals treatises, and philosophical texts. Despite the Veda’s diverse form of communication many people do not have access to sacred texts. This restrictive access to sacred texts begs the question, “to what extent does religious exclusivity help or hinder religious development?” While it is important to maintain the original message of the Vedas, it is also important to distribute true teaching so that students can act and think in a cohesive manner. The Veda’s source of revelation was not a deity. Instead three schools were formed to communicate the teachings of the Veda. The reading states, “ In every generation, specialists in Vedic hermeneutics have worked to make texts’ messages relevant to the particular time and place”(p.35). It is interesting how Vedic hermeneutics have effectively altered the way Hinduism is received. They have effectively altered the way Hinduism is received by tailoring the religion to societies needs. I have always subscribed to the ideas of Karma and Samsara. Though I do not subscribe to the idea of death. I believe that life is a continuation of an infinite reality. I am unsure of the idea of karma because good and evil are relative terms. Truth, in religion, should be universal. It is true that in order to achieve liberation, one must obtain a transformative experiential wisdom. Societies focus on external development make obtaining this experiential wisdom increasingly difficult. The idea of obtaining wisdom to avoid death suggests that wisdom is freeing oneself from ideas and
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