For the purpose of understanding the Hindu concept of god it is very important to understand this. I will repeat it is very, very, very important to grok the implications of privileging a 1st person, present moment view in order to understand the concept of God in Hinduism. And further all that 1st, 2nd, and 3rd person viewpoints that can be known are actually subsets of ones own 1st person viewpoint. Conceptual inference is valid but inferior to and ultimately a subset of direct perception per Hindu epistemology.
Religion[ edit ] How would you define a "religion"? What properties must a belief system have in order for it to be a "religion"?
If a belief system did not include "faith", a god, and worship would it still be a religion? Is atheism a religion? If you believe that there is no God, is that a faith-based belief?
Do most people work out a religion for themselves or simply follow their ancestors' religion? Do you think that religion in general has had a positive or negative effect on the world? Can you think of any examples? What characteristics are common in fundamentalist religious groups?
Should religion be taught in state schools?
If so, should the religion taught be the most common one or the most historical for the country? Should prayer be obligatory in schools? Are there any truly non-violent religions?
What positive things do religions do today? What negative things do religions do today? Historically, what positive and negative things have religions been responsible for?
Historically, what positive and negative things has atheism been responsible for? Do you think that religious people are happier? Do you believe in an afterlife?
What do you think of the idea of hell? What do you think of the idea of heaven? In what areas does religion have an impact in your country?
What are the differences and similarities of cults and religions? Do you think that cults are dangerous? Why or why not? Should the government try to eliminate cults and other fringe religious groups?
Categorize the five major world religions according to their worldviews? How are they similar? How are they different? What factors differentiate theistic and atheistic worldviews? What factors differentiate perspectives within these worldviews? The Church of the Spaghetti Monster Pastafarianism is a religious group started in The members of this religious group believe that a religion does not need to require its members to have literal belief in order to attain spiritual enlightenment.
While many people view this religion as a "joke" or making fun of "serious" religious groups, the members claim that it is completely legitimate. What elements are required to create a new religion? Can anyone create a new religion?
Burkas, headscarves and other religious symbols[ edit ] There is debate in some European countries - especially France - about the appropriateness of certain forms of traditional Islamic dress, especially in schools and other state institutions.
Hinduism is a global religion. Though the majority of the world’s Hindus reside in India, there are substantial Hindu populations across the globe. Hindus form sizeable minorities in North America, the UK, Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, Fiji, and Malaysia. Hinduism, the world's oldest religion, has no beginning--it precedes recorded history. It has no human founder. It is a mystical religion, leading the devotee to personally experience the Truth within, finally reaching the pinnacle of consciousness where man and God are one. Sep 03, · For a Sikh, what is the best way to show respect to other religions? I am not a hindu, but I watched all of the Ramayan videos and fell in love with Ram and Sita - their orderal taught me so much and love for God, respect, preseverence, and faith.
What do you think about legal attempts in some European countries to control the use of these forms of dress? What do you imagine it would be like to wear a burka on a hot day? What is the difference between banning such dress in government institutions and schools - and in banning it completely in the country?
Would it be equally reasonable to prohibit Sikh men from wearing a turban? What is the difference - if any?The freedom of religion is a right included in the U.S. Constitution. It allows people to practice any religion in public or private without being persecuted.
How does this policy of religious freedom compare with how people are allowed to practice (or not practice) religion in your country? Mar 17, · Hinduism is the ancient religion of India. It encompasses a rich variety of traditions that share common themes but do not constitute a .
Sep 03, · For a Sikh, what is the best way to show respect to other religions? I am not a hindu, but I watched all of the Ramayan videos and fell in love with Ram and Sita - their orderal taught me so much and love for God, respect, preseverence, and faith.
Session Four: The Hindu Scriptures, Part I – The Vedas. Scripture is a major form of authority in Hinduism (along with religious institutions, teachers, family, and community). Hinduism is the world's oldest extant religion, and with more than a billion followers, it is also the world's third largest religion.
Hinduism is a conglomeration of religious, philosophical, and cultural ideals and practices that originated in India thousands of years before the birth of Christ.
The discussion between hindu organisation and muslim organisation rarely happens. We rarely exchange ideas and try to find common ground. It is lack of exchanging the idea is wha lead to crisis.