Hinduism Beliefs: Hinduism believes in the continuity of Life... the death of the body does not mean all is over as per the beliefs in Hinduism. The reincarnation
belief is the primary asset of Hinduism. As per Hinduism beliefs our atman
the soul within is on a cosmic journey primarily meant for the purification of
Atman (eradication of the dross within the soul). It is for this purpose that
every Atman the soul
within manifests a body again and again until it completely purifies of all the
process of purification of atman the soul within in a complete Life cycle requires
8.4 Million manifestations. This is not merely a belief in Hinduism. This is a
fact stated in Bhagavad
Gita... the core document of Hinduisum... the doctrine put forward
Krishna in the battle of Mahabharata
between Pandavas in the Kauravas. Bhagavad
Gita... the sacred
scriptures contains the Essence of the whole Cosmos... the Life itself.
understanding Gita one is able to cross over the threshold of Life and reaches
the stage of Salvation
in Hinduism). The journey of 8.4 Million manifestations by our atman the soul
within is estimated to be completed in 96.4 earthly Million years... a long journey
indeed! By manifesting one body after another our atman the soul within is nearing
its final goal when it shall get liberated forever from the cycle of birth
and death. No further manifestations our atman the soul within shall
live for Vaikuntha (the final abode
of god) also known as the kingdom of heaven in Christianity.
beliefs in hinduism are not merely a result of thinking of the renowned Sages
of the yester era. These beliefs are based on logical conclusions arrived after
long drawn conclusions, lengthy discussions on the matter of atman the soul within
(God Almighty) and inter alias their relationship with Mother Earth.
who is considered an Avatar
put forward the wisdom of the Vedas
to the community in a concise form known as the Bhagavad Gita. The belief in reincarnation
process in hinduism is based on the surmise that the body of a human
being and every living being is a temporary phenomenon in the Life
of an atman the soul within. It is a truth that our atman the soul within has
taken the body and not vice versa. When this fact has been established then the
mortality of the body becomes a proven fact.
from the belief in hinduisum that Life is a part of continuing process in the
cosmic system... all related phenomenon's like reincarnation, existence
of god, the Almighty Creator, presence of an atman the soul within
every living body, the theory of Karma
which becomes the pivotal point of Hinduism because it is the residual Karma which
gets carried through the chromosomes from one Life to another.
It is also a confirmed belief in hinduism that our atman the soul within is ever
existent and never decays and dies. The death only occurs of the body manifested
by atman the soul within and Atman soul being a minuscule form of God Almighty...
it is ever existent in the cosmic system. And this subtle truth forms the core
of Hinduism. As per Hinduism as surmised in Bhagavad Gita even after the collapse
of the cosmic system (the dissolution called as pralaya
in Hinduism) Atman never dies. The journey again continues for Atman but starting
from the first manifestation and until the 8.4 Millionth manifestation.
One more prevalent belief
in hinduism is the advaita
vedanta as per which there is only one entity in whole Cosmos and that
is God Almighty. As per Hinduism concept of Advaita Vedanta everything else other
than the existence of god Almighty is Maya
(the feel of ignorance) for as per Hinduism the existence of the bodies and the
cosmic system as a whole does not hold good. Why the surmise... for when the cosmos
does not seem to have a boundary then the existence of the cosmos itself is negated.
If the existence
of the cosmos is negated then how can the World, the cosmic system exist. As per
Advaita Vedanta all is a part of an illusion created by God Almighty and termed
as the veil of ignorance (Maya) in Hinduism. This is not a wrong anomaly... this
anomaly has been adequately covered in Bhagavad Gita... the foremost of all sacred
Scriptures existing on Mother Earth. As per Advaita Vedanta the complete Cosmos
is an idea... a thought of God. Similarly has everything we seem to visualize
in our dreams vanishes the moment we wake up... the whole Cosmos is surmised as
a dream state of God Almighty.
Anything which does not have a concrete boundary cannot be considered to exist
similarly has so much happens in our dreams but when we wake up nothing is existent.
All vanishes in thin air. Similarly the moment atman the soul within reaches its
8.4 Millionth manifestation... all is over for that atman the soul within for
it has gained immortality forever. No further manifestations and finally liberated
forever from cycle of birth and death atman the soul within in its pristine purified
form goes back to Vaikuntha (the abode of God).
can also surmise the above complex subject going on within our body similarly
as the body of a Human Being that is considered a mini Cosmos in itself. Within
our body there are multitudes of bacteria and viruses that develop a family and
die out again to develop a new Life circle. The circle of Life goes on and on.
For these bacteria and viruses the existence of the Human body is like a Cosmos
in itself for they do not know what lies beyond the body of a Human Being. These
bacteria and viruses continue to do their Karma fulfilled their part of Life.
They have no other choice.
in the domains of Human Beings one does not have many choices. We do not come
onto this Earth of our own choice and neither we go back as per hour wishes. We
are born based on the residual Karma of past lives and the death of body occurs
based on the residual Karma of the past and the present Life. Nothing much is
in the hands of a Human Being nay every living being. If the journey of Life continues
the way it is then it can definitely be surmised that everything contained in
the cosmos is an act of ignorance (the veil of Maya) created by God Almighty so
that every living being who is destined to continue living as they have been programmed
do not stop at any stage of Life.
The third Hinduism belief which carries weight age is the belief that the Creator
of the cosmos is one and only one... in hinduism we name him as Karta,
Brahman, Parmatman, Ishwar and many other names. As per Hinduism there can be
gods like Bhagwan
Christ and Prophet
Mohammed but the Creator of the whole system remains one and only one...
the Brahman, the Almighty one.
Mahavira preached that every Human Being has the ingredients to become a Mahavira
one-day. He never believed in the surmise that it is just not possible for the
common folk to reach the status of a man god. in hinduism every Human Being reaches
the stage of Salvation (moksha as they call it in Hinduism)... and whoever reaches
this stage is enlightened...
for without gaining enlightenment
Salvation (moksha) is not possible. And anyone who gains enlightenment becomes
a man god like Bhagwan Mahavira.
Hinduism we have approximately 330 Million gods. It simply implies that every
living being has a right to pray
to god in his own manner. If one does not have the means then in Hinduism...
many people even consider a stone as a symbol of God and pray to the Almighty
God through the medium of this stone. in hinduism many people consider pipal tree
as a medium for praying to God. As many people as many mediums can there be for
praying to God does not mean that 330 Million gods had their entity as a living
being and attained the stage of enlightenment
and finally took Salvation (moksha).
The concept of 330 Million gods is merely the form of deity to worship the ultimate
God the Creator of the cosmos. Apart from that it carries no other meaning. In
earlier times when people of lower castes were not permitted by the priests of
the higher caste to enter the precincts of the temple then there was no other
alternative for this poor beings other than to take a stone or a tree as a symbol
for praying to God. Whether we pray to God in form
of a statue, a tree or a stone is totally immaterial as long as we pay our Obeisance
to God in a rightly and a justified manner.
purpose must be served and the goal must be accomplished. God Almighty is not
the least concerned about the medium we use for our prayers. It is the content
of prayers, the Truthfulness of our prayers that gets conceded by God. Prayers
are also deeply related to the Karma we perform in our day-to-day Life. While
practicing adverse Karma we cannot expect miracles while praying to God. We shall
get whatever is due to us... nothing less or more! None can expect mangoes to
grow on a guava tree.
belief in hinduism is based on logical conclusions. Nothing is the result of mere
hearsay or the whims and fancies of some perverted spiritual
masters of the yester era. The Vedas... the foremost of all wisdom
existing in hinduism is considered as something that has directly emanated from
God Almighty. Any living being including Human Beings could not have produced
the Vedas. They are the Essence of Life for every Human Being but after the advent
of Lord Krishna, all the four Vedas, the Rig Veda, the Sama Veda, the Yajur Veda
and the Atharva Veda were summarized in form of Bhagavad Gita.
Primarily, everything that is contained in all the four Vedas exists in Bhagavad
Gita. The knower of Bhagavad Gita reaches stage of enlightenment (Kaivalya
Jnana) and finally Salvation (moksha). There is nothing beyond for
a Human Being to achieve. If we need to go to the Niagara Falls then we visit
the place from a visitor point of view. But if an archaeologist visits Niagara
Falls then apart from appreciating the scenic beauty he may also be interested
in knowing the quality of the rocks beneath the fall and many more features related
to archaeology. But for the common man... the normal visitor it is the scenic
beauty that is of utmost importance.
there are many more features in all the four Vedas which are not contained in
Bhagavad Gita... distinct fields of specialization meant for the concerned specialist.
But Bhagavad Gita contains all knowing which one reaches the stage of Salvation
(moksha) and beyond which the cosmic Life for our atman the soul within ceases
to exist. Having liberated forever... the goal by our atman the soul within having
achieved... the Life itself comes to a full circle.
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