Hindus Religion Kylie crome

In chapter 15 we learned about the 6 different beliefs of the Hindu Religion, Brahman, Deities, Dharma, Karma, and Samsara.

Brahman is known for everlasting life of supreme power, Deities are known for being the different faces of Brahman, Dharma stands for law, obligation, and duty. Karma is what happens to people souls after death, and Samsara is the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth.

Brahman is well known for the beliefs supreme power. Brahman is also well known for being able to live forever and have everlasting life. This beliefs life goes around in a circle that never ends.

Deities were came to believe that all of the different deities were faces of Brahman. In the past and present times the most popular deities were Indra,(popular in the past) Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva (popular in present time). In Ancient times Hindus texts describe heroic deities and their battles against evil. The most famous story was from Ramayana.

Dharma stands for law, obligation, and duty. Dharma also means to perform ones duties and so to live as one should. A few common Dharma's are marriage, sharing food with others, and caring for ones soul.

Karma governs what happens to people's souls after death. Souls were rewarded or punished for the good and evil they had done in their life. Hindu teachers believed everyone should be treated equally, even the untouchables.

Samsara was the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth. To get released from Samsara you would have to follow to basic beliefs of Hinduism and you will then be released.

Hinduism was Indians first religion. 5 beliefs helped shape Indians society. The beliefs still affect India today. Indians second most important religion is Buddhism.

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