Discussion in 'Religion & Culture' started by A chauhan, Sep 18, 2011.
A must watch analysis video on Hinduism by a foreigner :-
Almost every action we take for granted in Hinduism has its own meaning.
For example there is a scientific reason why we keep "kumkum" in the point between the eyes and there is point why we do "thoppukaranam"(which is really a Yoga form stimulating the brain) to Lord Vinayaga.
Hinduism is scientifically proven "RELIGION" ???
I sincerely believe it's WAY OF LIFE than a religion in many ways. Thats what kept us alive and kicking with 85% population even after 800+ year of foreign rule and struggle.
Science is real, religion is an offshoot of philosophy. Calling a religion scientifically proven is like claiming that Nostradamus' predictions were true by making deliberate associations with real happenings.
"Hinduism" is not a religious cult, but an entire civilization. Things like Ayurveda are actually ancient medicinal practices, and cannot be labeled as merely 'religion'
vedic dharma is scientifically proven religion...Hinduism is a huge term with many traditions that can not be related to science.
Again running to foreigner for approval.
If the same has been said by an Indian would it have been wrong ?
In anycase religion is a piece of wank.
Why you always post against religion specially Hinduism ?? Don't you think those who are followers will feel bad ?? India is no communist country. People have right to remain as Atheist but one should respect every religion and specially Hinduism which was originated in India. 99% Indians are somewhat attached with Hindu culture, tradition, value of life.
And im not a communist nor an atheist.
Do forgive me, but if everything is faeces as per you, you need not use this forum to express that you are an expert on the issue.
Hinduism has lost most of its practical value. On one end you have the majority of Hindus with little or no understanding of the underlying Vedic philosophy who blindly follow superstitions and who think performing some pooja will solve all their problems. On the other end you have RSS lunatics and the like who have hijacked Hinduism for their own brand of ultranationalism. The people in the middle, the educated secular Hindus who apply, follow, and understand the Vedic principles and stay away from "religious" bullshit, are a small minority.
Hinduism was conceived as more a way of life than a religion; its purpose was to bring order and stability to society through dharma, i.e. Natural Law. Every human being, despite the vast diversity of life, followed the same basic path which consisted of three phases each with its own objective, i.e. artha, kama, and moksa. The application of dharma in all one's actions would allow one to progress through these stages and eventually reach the Supreme Aim of Self-Realization, the knowledge that atman, one's individual self, is indeed the Universal Spirit (brahman). This realization is also called nihsreyasa. A person who has achieved this is thus free of his Natural Duty, his dharma, and is considered a realized man or jivanmukta. This is the goal and purpose of the Vedic tradition.
What has RSS done for people to loathe them so vehemently. They are one of the few last nationalist and patriotic organisations in India and yet they are the most derided at !
Maybe people think that deriding RSS is directly proportional to their intellectual prowess or something like that.
Without the demolition of the caste system Hinduism has no future this is my honest assesment and even defining hinduism which is such a diverse religion is moronity as a matter of fact Sikkhism,Budhhism,Jainism and the Ajeevikas are heterodox variations of the religion.Hinduism is lot more than the vedas
They are a communalist organisation that poses a direct threat to the national security of the Republic of India, and in fact they have already been banned in India three times for such. The only reason why they haven't been eliminated entirely is because they enjoy substantial support among certain parts of the population and because Hinduism is the religion of the majority. If Muslims or even Christians formed a similar organization we know what will happen.
I would like to know what these practices actually mean. I know but only a few of them. Could you please share some links with us so that we can know more?
Sikhism seems somewhat out of place in that list. The other three were all responses to the rigidity and orthodoxy of the Vedic (i.e. Hindu) tradition, but they failed to dominate India's cultural scene in the long-term because they did not offer the same social stability as Hinduism.
You meant Pastafarianism, right?
Seriously the greatest humanitarian literature in Hinduism exists in the heterodox sects and the heterodox literature esp the earliest literature esp the Upanishads which were the source of ideas to many ideas of Buddhism(Transmigration of soul,Reincarnation,bhakti movement type)
Well of course. If caste system continues, over a period of time, almost all the not-so-pampered castes will convert and the ones that will remain Hindu will be the exclusively-and-malignantly-pampered castes only, but, as a handful minority.
Civic Sikhism is a genesis of Hindu thought modelled to provide national security to people in the region of punjab .One of the best things to happen to India before Gandhi.Each of the failed in the long term before gandhi
Not quite. Of all the so called offshoots of Hinduism, the most successful has been Buddhism, more than even Hinduism. Of course royal patronage by Ashoka was largely responsible.
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