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Hinduism. Hinduism  World’s most ancient living religion #2  3 rd largest  Began in India, from the Aryan beliefs.  Developed over thousands of years.

sacred- it is the most giving of all animals. Hindu’s are vegetarians – and do not eat meat. #9  Ragas-  sacred music to focus spiritual devotion.  Aum:  most sacred word in Hinduism, symbol on temple, used in meditation Temple Worship  Temples provide/ proselytizers-seek to convert others. SIKHISM #11  is a religion that is a combination of Islam and Hinduism.  Monotheistic- One god, but all else more like Hinduism.  This new religion emerged and is an example of cultural blending under the Mughals//

Exploring the Religions of Our World Chapter 5: Hinduism Chapter 5: Hinduism.

shares no doctrinal statements Hindus hold that no one religion can possibly claim knowledge of absolute truth, which is why Hinduism is often called a lifestyle rather than a religion Chapter 5, Introduction cont. Periods of Hindu History P e r i o d s /gods/goddesses Home shrines many images of gods/goddesses Home shrines many images of gods/goddesses Ganges River symbol of life w/o end ritual bathing Ganges River symbol of life w/o end ritual bathing Puja honoring the gods Puja Chapter 5, Section 5 Review/

Exploring the Religions of Our World Chapter 5 Hinduism Chapter 5 Hinduism.

Hindus live in India95% of Hindus live in India Hinduism emerged as a religion, it did not begin with a founder or particular eventHinduism emerged as a religion, it did not begin with a founder or particular event Hinduism shares no / The Destroyer  Lord Rama   “Rama, the perfect avatar of the Supreme Protector Vishnu, is an all-time favorite among Hindu deities. The most popular symbol of chivalry and virtue, Rama - in the words of Swami Vivekananda - is "the embodiment of truth, of morality, the ideal /

Beyond Belief A study of religion by P6 and 7 at Farr Primary School.

Hindu symbol is Aum which means everything. The most famous Hindu symbol is Aum which means everything. The best known symbols of Christianity are the cross and the fish. The best known symbols of Christianity are the cross and the fish. The Humanist symbol is Happy Man. The Humanist symbol/hotel every month. Our view We have enjoyed finding out about different religions and beliefs. We have enjoyed finding out about different religions and beliefs. There are many differences but also many things are similar/

SPAN 1101 Food and Religion Major Religions of the World.

religion is a matter of practice rather than of beliefs. Its more what you do than what you believe. Behind Hindu practice is the belief that every soul is trapped in a cycle of birth-death- rebirth(reincarnation). Every Hindu wants to escape from this cycle. Behind Hindu/food preparation, which is a reflection on previously existing caste-restricted practices, and the symbolism of certain foods. The cow is held in high regard as a symbol of abundance and so it is not eaten by Hindus, yet products such as /

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of koans Founded by Bodhidarma, an Indian monk ANSWER 16: sutras Buddhist (and Hindu, etc.) aphoristic scriptures Many thousands of different books Buddhist ones contain sayings of the/symbolic animal Originally named Prince Vardhamana Mahavira is a title meaning “Great Warrior” Preached Five Laws of Trust Ahimsa, or Non-Violence Satya, or Truthfulness Asteya, or Non-Theft Bramhacharya, or Chastity Aparigraha, or Renunciation of the World ANSWER 19: Sikhism Indian (mainly Punjabi) monotheistic religion/

Basic Information Founders: Jesus Christ, and God. Practiced: Western hemisphere and Europe It’s a universalizing religion Has approximately 1.6 billion.

the Mahabharata defines the ideal women, and the Manu Smriti advocates the restriction of women’s rights. RamayanaMahabharata Abortion: While Hindu text believes you should do whatever cause they least amount of harm, Hindus are free to have their own opinion /are expected to follow but they are not forced upon you. The Bahai religion is basically the stricter version of Christianity. The Ringstone Symbol The purpose of the symbol that appears on Bahai ringstones and other Bahai identity jewelry serves as a /

 One of oldest religions  3 rd largest religion  makes up 4/5 of the religions faith in India (1 billion) (1 billion)  Derivative of word Hindu is.

No specific founder  For thousands of years the region assimilated many cultural customs and practices Hindu Beliefs & Deities Categorizing the religion of Hinduism is somewhat confusing: POLYTHEISTIC= worships multiple deities: gods and goddesses POLYTHEISTIC= worships /of “Hare Krishna” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVMgEupff-E&feature=related Good luck symbol representing “well being” Good luck symbol representing “well being” Usually illustrated in red Usually illustrated in red Used on wedding /

Islam History, Customs and Religion Part Four

" by Sir John Glubb, "An Introduction to the Hadith" by John Burton and "Hindu Temples: What Happened to Them?" by Sita Ram Goel The Gods of the Quraysh The/Avenue South. Notice the Crescent Moon and Star on the top of the Center, a symbol appearing on most mosques.  The Black Stone "Before Muhammad appeared, the Kaaba was /.” Arabian Peninsula. The area occupied by the descendants of Abraham and the origin of the religion of Islam. Arabian Peninsula as seen from space. The lighter area is desert. “While/

Hindu Art and Architecture

stone for more than 5,000 yrs Art is most often associated with Hindu religion and philosophy -difficult to appreciate fully unless one has knowledge of Hindu ideals -religious urge, a looking beyond -attempt to bring down the beauty of the things above Art Con’t Art is essentially idealistic, mystic, symbolic, and transcendental - Mere bodily strength and mundane perfections of form are never/

Religions of the World - an overview Judaism Christianity Islam Hinduism Buddhism Sikhism Confucianism Shinto What are the major religions of the world?

and Japan) India – Hinduism – Buddhism – Sikhism – Far East – Shinto – Confucianism – Western and Eastern Religions in Contrast: Time: Western/Christian Eastern/Hindu Ultimate Reality: Afterlife: The Human Condition: (problem) Solution: (liberation) Linear/SingularCyclical/Repeating Monotheistic (one personal god/ is the messenger of Allah or God For Muslims, Christians and Jews are the people of the Book; Symbol used by some may be the use of the crescent moon and star Islamic faiths- Sunni and Shiite (/

 One of the oldest religions in the world  Evolved from the beliefs of the people living in an area called the Indus Valley in what is now northwestern.

Devotion and praise to deity Cast is irrelevant  Reciting or singing name of deity  Caring for image  Wearing emblems or symbols representing deity Forehead markings (Tilak )  In the 8 th century Muslims migrated to India and after 500 years of conflict /goddess, Amaterasu Omikami  Practice in the Punjab region of India  Founded in the 15 th century  A religion that accepted both Hindu and Muslim faith  Gurus leaders built temples and established cities  During the 18 th and 19 th centuries fought/

A Women Rides The Beast: How the Church of Rome, Protestants, Hindus, and All the World’s Religions Are Becoming One.

” is depicted riding a beast. For some strange and unknown reason this symbol is being used to repre­sent the EU! For example, when Britain / Weekly Magazine Der Spiegel Cover From 2004 One World Spirituality: Darwinian Evolution Hindu Pantheism/Panentheism Occultism The Telegraph, February 11, 2009 The Vatican claims Darwins/real teeth. In New Genesis: Shaping a Global Spirituality, Robert Muller Wrote: Many religions have special invocations, prayers, hymns and services for the United Nations. The most/

WORLD RELIGIONS A Look at the Way the World Prays Richard ToddSocial Studies, 7A.

, to them, is circular. zThis is symbol for Hinduism. Most Hindus live in India. The Hindu scripture is primarily the Upanishads and Vedas. HINDUISM z Brahma is the senior God, and creator of the universe. HINDUISM zAnother main form of God for Hindus is Shiva. HINDUISM z Vishnu is another form of God in the Hindu religion. HINDUISM The temple shown is representative of/

World Religions World Religions Mythology and Eastern Religions.

River is Considered by Hindus to be holy. Bathing in the Ganges is a Hindu ritual. Holy Cow! If all living things have a soul, then, it stands/have discovered the nature of reality through spiritual cultivation, investigation of the various religions of the time and meditation. A budda is anyone has reached englightenment. This means/ mind Right thoughts Right thoughts Right understanding Right understanding The Dharmacakra is a symbol of the eight Fold path to enlightenment Zen Buddhism Zen is a sect /

1 RELIGION Dr. Sadaf Sajjad. 2 Religion religions is a universal found in every culture. Religion was defined by Emile Durkheim as a “unified system of.

Hinduism is linked to the social system of India, because the caste system is seen as stemming from people’s commitment to Hindu principles. Those who live the most ideal forms of life are seen as part of the higher caste, with the lower/is sacred and that provides answers to questions of ultimate meanings is known as: a.Religion b.Totenism c.Judeo-prescription d. Proscription Answer: a The institutionalized system of symbols, beliefs, values, and practices by which a group of people interprets and responds /

Exploring the Religions of Our World Chapter 6 Buddhism Chapter 6 Buddhism.

to birthplace: 1) exiled Tibetan Buddhists by Chinese communism & 2) Hindu conversion in India to protest caste system Buddhist Expansion Beyond India 1. /& agriculture brought Japanese Buddhist immigrants to Hawaii & California World Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893—Japanese Zen master D. T. Suzuki influenced American/of Ultimate Reality to untie with it; how to do Examples: mandala (sacred geometric symbol) & mantra (sacred word/phrase) Tantur– “Translation of the Treatises”; commentaries on /

World History 1500 to Present

nations E. Spread/Influence: Mostly India and a few other Asian nations Influenced Buddhism (founder was a Hindu prince) Symbols part of popular culture Symbols and Images of Buddhism 1. 3. 2. 4. 5. The Dharma Wheel (wheel of life)/ LITERATURE POETRY, NOVELS, DETECTIVE STORIES FORBIDDEN CITY JAPAN SEAS PROTECTED AND ISOLATED JAPAN. ARCHIPELAGO -CHAIN OF ISLANDS SHINTO STATE RELIGION UNIQUE TO JAPAN IMPORTANCE OF NATURAL FEATURES, FORCES OF NATURE, ANCESTORS & EMPEROR COEXISTS WITH BUDDHISM JAPAN’S FEUDAL AGE/

HIND UISM This Bulletin Board is designed to introduce/expose residents to the religion of Hinduism by covering some of the basic ideas and principles.

Ganges What is the symbol of Hinduism? Aum is the main symbol of Hinduism. It is the sound heard in deepest meditation and is said to be the name most suited for God. Where does the name Hindu come from? The word "Hindu" comes from the name/ their system of worship and beliefs from the scriptures. The most ancient sacred texts of the Hindu religion are written in Sanskrit and called the Vedas. WHY ARE THERE SO MANY HINDU GODS? Hindus actually only believe in one God, Brahman, the eternal origin who is the/


then so to speak, swallowed, digested and assimilated something from all creeds. Monier Williams (Religious Thoughts & Life in India) Hindu Religion The Vedic Seers had Universal Vision which is reflected in last hymn from Rig-Veda. They have addressed it to mankind /Idol Worship He thought Idol Worship is part of human nature. Everybody hankers after symbolism Why one should be more composed in Church than elsewhere. No Hindu considers an image to be God Hinduism tells everyone to worship God according to /

Unit 2 - Religion in the Family Candidates should have considered the following aspects of Hinduism: the contribution of dharma and karma to the welfare.

the events for Hindus, and the ways in which the ceremonies reflect Hindu belief. 1 Dharma Dharma means religion, duty, law, righteousness and eternal order. Dharma is a mode of Hindu religious motivation, gaining merit and having good re-birth. Santana dharma/he becomes "twice-born." Everyone has a first, biological birth, but when a young man seeks his spiritual identity he symbolically accepts a spiritual teacher as father and the Vedas as mother. Upanayana means "sitting close by," referring to the boys /

Hinduism. What is Hinduism? One of the oldest religions of humanity. A way of life – focused both on this world and beyond.

world and beyond. Main Beliefs Hinduism has no founder. Hinduism has no agreed upon set of beliefs. For many Hindus, religion is a matter of practice rather than of beliefs. Its more what you do, than what you believe. One of the/ arms drawing in good luck from all corners. The word ‘Swastika’ means ‘well being’. The symbol is seen on walls, doors, and is extensively used as a form of Hindu decoration. LOTUS FLOWER ORIGAMI ACTIVITY SCRIPTURES Sacred Texts Shruti– oldest, most authoritative text: Four Vedas /

Introductory Questions: Hinduism Where did Hinduism originate? Where did Hinduism originate? Hinduism is considered a major world religion. Why do you.

Mahabharata and Bhagavad Gita Mahabharata and Bhagavad Gita Legal Codes Laws of Manu Laws of Manu Hindu Beliefs & Deities Categorizing the religion of Hinduism is somewhat confusing: POLYTHEISTIC= worships multiple deities: gods and goddesses POLYTHEISTIC= worships multiple/ and elevate the mind To chant “om” will steady and elevate the mind Good luck symbol representing “well being” Good luck symbol representing “well being” Usually illustrated in red Usually illustrated in red Used on wedding invitations,/

Monotheistic Religions Geo Games

and One God like Muslims? Because of their location Because of their location. They were influenced by both Hindu and Muslim cultures. Which Hindu Holiday celebrates the coming of Spring and is known as the “Festival of Colors”? Holi Monotheistic Religions Review What religion does this symbol represent? Islam The holy Book of Islam is called the_____________... Qu’ran (Koran) Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all/

Hinduism One of the oldest known religions in the world. Unlike most other religions, Hinduism has: -No single founder -No single scripture -No commonly.

the previous things mentioned, scholars often refer to Hinduism as a ‘way of life’ or a ‘family of religions. The term Hindu was derived from the river or river complex of the northwest, the Sindhu. Sindhu is a Sanskrit word used by/Human body, color of the clouds (blue colored) with four arms. –Conch: the sound this produces Om, represents creation –Chakra: symbolizes the mind (a wheel) –Lotus flower: existence and freedom –Mace: represents mental and physical strength Been reincarnated nine times ( only 1/

Hinduism. Introduction Oldest and most complex of all Religions Oldest and most complex of all Religions 3 rd millennium B.C.E. 3 rd millennium B.C.E.

of 3 other religions Jainism, Buddhism, & Sikhism Been the source of 3 other religions Jainism, Buddhism, & Sikhism Hindu comes from the Sanskrit name for the river Indus, Sindhu Hindu comes from the Sanskrit name for the river Indus, Sindhu The term Hindu was not used /based on Aryan god Rudra Believed to be based on Aryan god Rudra God of dance God of dance Common symbol is the trident Common symbol is the trident God of vegi, animal, & human reproduction God of vegi, animal, & human reproduction Death/

Introduction to philosophy Topic: Religion of philosophy 26 th /9/ 2555-2012.

Nov. Phurba Dorjee Sherpa Religious symbols, in the world are: row 1: Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism row 2: Islam, Buddhism, Shinto row 3: Sikhism, Bahai, Jainism Introduction The philosophy of religion is one of the most/non-violence, truthfulness, friendship, compassion, fortitude, self-control, purity and generosity.idol worshipreincarnationkarmadharmamoksha The most fundamental of Hindu deities, is the Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva - creator, preserver and destroyer respectively. Other popular /

The Origins of Hinduism To explore: the origins of the Hindu religion. To know: Key facts about Hinduism. Learning outcomes.

began 500 years ago. False, Hinduism began 5000 years ago. 2) Hinduism originated in Northern India. True. 3) The word ‘Indus’ became ‘Hindu’. True. 4) Sanatan Dharma means extinct religion. False, it means eternal religion. 5) The letters of the Hindu symbol spell ‘Aum’. True. 6) The Ganges is a mountain in India. False, the Ganges is a sacred river in India. 7) The two/

How does religion often play a role in art?  Said to be the art form that holds most traditions and oldest history among all the art forms in the.

, toward Shiva.  The cosmic dance that Shiva is performing is called Anandatandava. This term means the Dance of Bliss and symbolizes the continuous cycle of life.  His four hands are symbolic to the perpetual cycle of death and rebirth, a characteristic of Hindu religion.  In his upper left hand, Shiva holds a flame. This flame resembles the flame of destruction.  In his upper right/

Chapter 8 The Story of Buddhism

Siddhartha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism, sought a new way of practising religion. The Life of the Buddha About 400 BCE, Siddhartha Gautama was born a prince of a small Hindu kingdom. A wise man prophesied that he would either become a great /floor. Buddhists make offerings to the Three Jewels by burning incense, lighting candles, and giving food and flowers. The offerings symbolize respect for the Three Jewels, can help a Buddhist get closer to enlightenment, and give material support so the monks can/

Focus Activity Which of the following religions believes that there is one God, that there is a Heaven & Hell, a final day of judgment for all, and that.

act they believe will cleanse and purify them Sacred text 3 Main Beliefs Vedas – Oldest of Hindu Scriptures Older than the sacred writings of any other major religion Contains prayers and hymns It is the nature of reality, morality, eternal life, and the soul/ acts Relevance Using the paper provided, and the markers at your table, come up with a symbol that you think describes Hinduism. Remember, Hinduism is a religion based on life as a cycle that repeats. Islam Crescent Moon May be related to the new/

Week 2 – Hinduism & Jainism

large, that indeed is the distinguishing feature of the Hindu religion.” -India’s Supreme Court, 1995 Indian Supreme court definition of Hinduism The Indian Supreme court has formally defined Hindu beliefs in a way that affirms universality rather than /. Then appeared the Brahmanas, directions about performances of the ritual sacrifices to the deities. The Brahmanas explain the symbolic correspondences between the microcosm of the ritual process and the “real world” in which rituals are performed. Some /

Religion Notes. Religion Looks at how cultures answer life’s great questions: Looks at how cultures answer life’s great questions: -What is the origin.

world? Examines who or what people worship and how they worship. Examines who or what people worship and how they worship. Religion Key Terms Deity – Any god or goddess. In Roman mythology, Diana was the goddess of the hunt.Roman mythology HapyHapy/omnipotent, omnipresent. An Indian woman wearing the bindu. The small red dot can indicate she is married, indicate her Hindu faith, or serve as a symbol of wisdom and divine power. Islam Followers : Muslims Numbers of Adherents: 1.3 billion One God : Allah Islam /

Culture Regions Religious Regions Religious Diffusion Religious Ecology Cultural Integration in Religion Religious Landscapes.

the Islamic culture region Closed to all non-Muslims Manali, India Religion and lifestyle This man is a Hindu sadhu or holy man. He has elected to remove himself from/ ordinary society to seek moksha or release from the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth. A devotee of Shiva, he hopes to achieve this ultimate state of bliss through a lengthy process of devotion, ritual, meditation and several rebirths. Religion and lifestyle The trident symbolizes/

The Five Major Religions. Basics of Judaism People who follow the religion Judaism are called Jews. The symbol of Judaism is the Star of David, or Mageim.

dress normally like the family below. Basics of Hinduism The symbol of Hinduism is called Aum. They also believe Aum is the very first sound. There are around 940,000,000 Hindu’s. Hindu’s sacred writings are known as the 4 Vedas. 5 th largest religion in the world. Hinduism is a polytheistic religion. Most Hindus are in India. Beliefs Hindus believe in a/

LI: To know some Hindu Symbols. What do we mean when we talk about symbols? Do all religions have symbols?

Hindu Symbols What do we mean when we talk about symbols? Do all religions have symbols? The Hindu Symbol of Aum (Om) This symbol is the most important and special symbol in Hinduism. Aum represents the Brahman (from where the whole universe came). Sacred syllable First sound of creation The Hindu Swastika The swastika is a very holy symbol/ worn on womens foreheads. It is a form of the tilak, a symbolic mark worn by many Hindu men and women, but has less religious connotations than other tilaks. Bindi The/

Intoduction to Buddhism Buddhism is a religion to about 300 million people around the world The world comes from Buddhism to awaken it has origionns about.

s the crem- Ation and finally the comporting of the bereared When the people die in the Hindu religion a Funeral is held within 24 hours Catholic religion Festivals Cristmas Christmas is the prominent festival which celebrated By the christians Christmas is one of the/christmas trees Can be traced back to germanic peoples in whose Rituals the evergreen fir tree was the symbol of life And fertility, it is religion symbol Naththal siya Naththl siya is a most pouler in world on christmas day he wear nice dress /

Aim: What does it mean to be Hindu? Do Now: What do you know about Hinduism? What would you like to know? NY State Learning Standards 2 Common Core RS.

beginning of Hinduism. B) *There was no single founder. II Hindu Beliefs A) Hindus believe in one god Brahma, who can take different forms. B) Hinduism is a monotheistic religion, as they believe in only one god. *Be aware that / IV Hindu Symbols A) The ohm represents Brahma. B) The swastika is a Hindu symbol of peace. The Nazis used this symbol and twisted its meaning. C) A mandala is a sacred shape to Hindus. The square symbolizes the earth, while the circle symbolizes the heavens. Hindu Symbols Continued…/

WORLD RELIGIONS World Religions. Baha’i Faith Buddhism Christianity Confucianism Islam Judaism Shinto Hinduism Wicca Taoism.

Orthodox Reform Unaffiliated and Secular Conservative Reconstructionist Judaism 14,000,000 members Judaism Judaism Symbols Star of DavidMenorah Judaism General Beliefs Oldest faith among the major religions Same God as Christians Believe God’s will for humans was revealed to Moses /or even to life as an animal in their next life. Hinduism General Beliefs Nirvana. This is the goal of the Hindu. Nirvana is the release of the soul from the seemingly endless cycle of rebirths. Part of Brahman within you, called/



Hinduism The symbol Om, or Aum, is the principal symbol of Hinduism. It is both a visual and an oral representation of Brahmin, or God. This mark has another.

the principal symbol of Hinduism. It is both a visual and an oral representation of Brahmin, or God. This mark has another name, Pravana, which means "that by which God is effectively praised," and "that which is ever new." Background Hinduism is the dominant religion, or /by which it may be said to stand or fall. Hinduism is convinced that the spirit will outgrow the creed. For the Hindu, every religion is true if only sincerely and honestly followed. Every soul is a child of God. So, we Hindus say we are /

Major Religions of the World. SOL. 2-The student will demonstrate an understanding of the political, cultural, and economic conditions of the world about.

to get to Heaven. Miracles prove Jesus’ deity. Symbols Jerusalem is the holy city. –Christians worship in churches on Sunday. Cross/Crucifix Fish Angels Symbols Cross/Crucifix Fish Angels Symbols Cross/Crucifix Fish Angels Islam Origins of Islam Muhammad-Founder/. Hindus make pilgrimages and meditate on banks, also. Hindu Worship Hindus worship in temples. Buddhism Origins of Buddhism Northeast India. Present-Day Nepal –Hindu was the dominant religion at the time. –Small group of religious seekers questioned/

What is Hinduism? One of the oldest religions of humanity

symbol for Hindus. It is the sound heard in the deepest of meditation. It is said to be the name of God. Different ways to reach God Hindus say that all religions are different ways to reach God. No one religion is better than any other. To say that all religions/) (Each shown with his consort, Sita and Radha, respectively) Who do Hindus worship? – the major gods of the Hindu Pantheon Shiva, god of constructive destruction (the transformer) Appears as Shiva Nataraj, lord of the dance of creation… and with/

Religion in India Chapter 8 Section 1 By: Annalisa Szymanski, Brett Perkins and Taylor Nilsson B.

1% of the population follow those religions today. A RELIGION IN INDIA PIE GRAPH 81.5% Hindu 12.3% Islam ALL OTHERS 2% 2.33% Christianity Sikhism 2% A Basic Hindu Beliefs Hinduism is a world religion with no founder and has no formal/ Christian communities developed along with Islam communities In 1500 Sikhism developed, as a combination of Hinduism and Islam B SYMBOL OF JAINISM -The hand symbolizes “do not be afraid” or “stop before violence occurs” -The circle in the center represents reincarnation -The/

Belief Systems.

temples. Current Vedas Originals Brahmins Hinduism Hinduism 6. Beliefs: a. Polytheistic – Brahma is the Supreme Being in the Hindu religion. Hindus believe in millions of different gods and are considered manifestations of the one god Brahma. There are three main/ as “unnatural” and believed that the best governments are the ones that govern the least. f. Yin and Yang - symbol that has also been used to illustrate the natural harmony that exists in the world. Everything must have an opposing force that/

Basic Facts about HINDUISM Unlike Christianity or Islamic religions, the Hindu religion does not claim any one prophet or worship any one god Hindu New.

Basic Facts about HINDUISM Unlike Christianity or Islamic religions, the Hindu religion does not claim any one prophet or worship any one god Hindu New Year is celebrated at different times of the year by people of different states. Many/ eye in his forehead. He stands in a circle of flames with one foot on the demon Apasmaradurusa, who symbolizes ignorance. He holds a drum in his right hand, symbolizing the rhythm of the cosmic dance. "Shiva Nataraja," or "Lord of the Dance." Shiva dances the cosmic dance/

 Why were religions created?  What basic characteristics do most religions have in common?

B. Gajendragadkar was quoted in an Indian Supreme Court ruling:[16]  When we think of the Hindu religion, unlike other religions in the world, the Hindu religion does not claim any one prophet; it does not worship any one god; it does not subscribe to/ same  Monism- belief that all things in the universe are of the essence of God Om or Aum: Symbol often associated with Hinduism, symbolic of states of consciousness  Believe in reincarnation: rebirth of souls  Soul is trapped is a process called Samsara/

Religions of the World. The 5 Major World Religions Christianity Islam Hinduism Buddhism Judaism These 5 religions have over 4.5 BILLION followers, more.

and living ones life according to the codes of conduct as described by the Vedas. The Vedas are the scriptures in the Hindu religion. They are equivalent to the Bible or the Koran. Vedanta Vedanta is a philosophy taught by the Vedas, the most /Bindi A bindi is a dot worn on womens foreheads. It is a symbolic mark worn by many Hindu men and women. Traditionally, the bindi is worn on the forehead of married Hindu women. It symbolizes female energy and is believed to protect women and their husbands. The /

Warm-Up What religion does your family practice? What religion does your family practice? What do you believe about the nature of God/Gods/Higher Power.

, et cetera? Why? Introduction to World Religions and Beliefs Major World Religions Judaism  Who – Abraham, Moses  When – circa 3000 BC  Where – Israel  Holy Books - Torah, and Talmud  Major Divisions – Orthodox, Conservative, Reform  Holy Symbol(s) – tzitzit (fringe on shawl or/ – cause and effect  Ultimate goal – oneness with “Brahman” (God, Reality) Om (also spelled Aum) is a Hindu sacred sound that is considered the greatest of all mantras. The syllable Om is composed of the three sounds a-u-m /

World Religions The Western Religions. RELIGION a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe. usually involving devotional.

more And many more Other Information about Christianity For many sects the cross represents symbol of victory over death For many sects the cross represents symbol of victory over death Islam Founded: 622 AD Islam’s Key Beliefs Belief in/texts Rig Veda: oldest Hindu writings Rig Veda: oldest Hindu writings Oldest writings of the major religions Oldest writings of the major religions Upanishads Upanishads Hindu teachers comments on the Vedas written about 750 and 550 BCE. Hindu teachers comments on the Vedas/

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