3 HINDUISMUse text book pHinduism is: It has no: Instead of just being a religion, Hinduism is:The chief religion in IndiaFounder or formal ChurchA way of lifemusic
4 HINDUISM - BrahmanUse text book p. 178Brahman is: How many gods to Hindus worship: What are the three main gods, and what is their “power”?Supreme Force (God)thousandsBrahmaVishnuShiva
5 Hindu “trilogy” of gods BRAHMA (the creator) is the main god and all other gods are manifestations of himCREATORPRESERVERDESTROYER(KHALI)VishnuBrahmaShiva
6 HINDUISM - AtmanUse text book p. 179Atman is: What do Hindus believe about all things in nature: What causes people to feel pain? What is the term for the “true goal” of life? What happens when you reach Moksha?The “essential self,” part of Brahman that is YOUYour soulAll things in nature are a part of BrahmanThey pursue material richesMOKSHAyou free your soul from the body to reunite with Brahman
7 BRAHMA ATMA You’ve reached Moksha You do that by: doing your Dharmathus, creating good kharmaWhich reunites your atma with brahma. (MOKSHA)The goal in Hinduism is to break the cycle of reincarnationBRAHMAYou’ve reached MokshaATMA
8 What is unique about Hinduism? No holy book to tell right from wrongVedas tell storiesMultiple GodsPersonal interpretationNo proselytizingDailyPoojaclick
9 Review of some key terms Hinduism__________________: the largest religion in India____________________: the belief in many gods.POLYTHEISMBRAHMAATMAUniversal Soul =YOUR soul =
11 Quiz Define Polytheism How did Hinduism develop? Who is the “main” god and the creator?Who is Vishnu?Who is Shiva?
12 HINDUISM - Reincarnation Use text book p. 178Moksha is: Reincarnation is: What are some forms your soul can be reborn into in its next life? What is the “law of karma”?Releasing the soul from the bodyRebirth of the soul in various formsA godA flowerA snakeA personAny animalEven an insectDifferent Hindus have different ideas about this…Every deed will effect your future, ANDyour present life is the result of past deeds
13 HINDUISM – karma and dharma Use text book p. 178What is the “law of karma”? What will every good deed yield? What will every bad deed yield? What is your dharma?All actions have consequencesWill result in happinessWill bring some sort of sorrowDuties and obligations(it’s what‘s expected of you…)
14 REINCARNATION (SAMSARA) If you could be reincarnated what would you want to return as?If you were to be reincarnated today,would you move “up” or “down”?What is YOUR duty in life right now?music
18 You keep getting reincarnated… How do you get OUT of being reincarnated again…And again…18
19 The end to reincarnation Moksha____________ = release from the cycle of reincarnationHow do you do it?Erase all bad KarmaSpend your life doingyour dharmaKeep moving up in classesThen… OUT… called MOKSHA(REUNITING ATAM WITH BRAMA
20 Quiz What is reincarnation? Where do you go when you reach Moksha? What does having bad karma prevent?What will happen to someone who dies with too much bad karma?What is a person’s dharma?What is Atma?