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Post  ebznski on Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:32 pm

Hinduism did not have a founder but it came around in India when the Aryans invaded/colonized. When the Aryans came they brought with them a sacred text called the Vedas. The Vedas is what told the Hindus how to live and written in it also was how their social structure was to be arranged. Each Hindu was put into a different cast/varna and the highest one was the Brahman. The Brahma were the closest people to the gods. The Hindus' religion believed in Karma, which is a belief that if you play your role in your cast well, when you die you will be reincarnated into the cast above your previous one. If you don't play your role well you will be put in the cast below your previous one. At the very bottom of the cast system is the untouchables; the untouchables are so low that they aren't even considered a varna and when an untouchable is walking by people they would have to ring a bell to tell everyone that they were there. These people were given the worst jobs such as picking up garbage or manure, mainly they were given the jobs that no one wanted to do.
The ultimate goal of a Hindu was to achieve Moksha, or union with the Brahma. The only way this could be achieved was if you had good karma and you were a Brahman. If you were below a Brahman you could not achieve Moksha until you had reincarnated into a Brahman, and then once you died you would be relieved from the cycle of reincarnation and your soul would become apart of Brahma, the creator god.
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Post  Romane D. on Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:45 pm

As you said Hindu’s believed in reincarnation because they wanted to be able to achieve Moksha to reunite with the three main gods that where: Vishnu, Brahmin, and Shiva. After Hinduism there was also Buddhism that developed as a branch of Hinduism and they both had differences and similarities. Both surged in India and wanted to achieve something just like Nirvana in Buddhism and Moksha in Hinduism. Smile
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Post  CicelyS on Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:27 pm

It is quite sad that the Hindus who seemed so focused on having good karma would attack the Buddhists when they created their religion. I would've thought they would follow their religion and try to find a way to still be peaceful throughout the situation. Great post!
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Post  Dzazo on Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:10 pm

Congratulations for your first post that's not about Korea! I am very proud of you for not posting this about Korea and you should keep posting on stuff that includes what we are studying in class. Congrats!

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Post  Sarah Marti Roy on Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:11 am

In my opinion, Hinduism is an unfair religion because the social rank is discriminative to the same type of human being. Every one is the same, we all go to the bathroom, brush our teeth, and have goals and ambitions. I think that any religion containing discrimination to humans is unfair and should be optional. However, nice topic, keep it up  Cool
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Post  Joshua T on Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:40 am

Hinduism is the total opposite from Buddhism. Hinduism is a very strict Indian religion. They had a social class and people would be discriminated depending on how low in the social rank you were. The worst rank would be a untouchables. The untouchables were literally considered untouchables. The all time goal of the Hindus was to achieve moksha.

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