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Hinduism

Post  Jordan Wahba on Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:14 pm

With over 800 million followers worldwide, Hinduism is one of the oldest and most important religions on the planet today. The Aryan invasion that took over India in 1500 bc brought with them a variety of beliefs. It was around 1500 BC that many Hindus believe their scriptures known as the Vedas were revealed. These are records of religious knowledge that were collected over the course of 1,00 years included Hymns, mantras, magic spells, chants and more. They are written in Sanskrit. These texts formalize the caste system that divides Hindu society into four different groups. . Brahmins (priests and scholars), Kshatriyas (warriors and rulers), Vaisyas (merchants and land owners), Shudras (workers). There are many subdivisions within these castes, but the Shudras are the lowest caste and are held to serve the other three. The cast system is important to the belief in Reincarnation. Reincarnation is the belief that the soul repeatedly goes through a cycle of being born into a body, dying, and being reborn again in a new body. Karma is a force that determines the quality of each life, depending on how one behaved in a past life. Hinduism says we create karma by our actions on earth. If you live a good life, you create good karma, if you live a bad life, you create bad karma.
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