By: Tori Kellett
What is religion?
There are two major holidays that are Christian based. The first one is Christmas which us used all around the world. Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. The second one is Easter which celebrates the resurrection of the savior on the third day after his crucifixion. That's the reason why the cross is the primary symbol of Christianity.
Christians worship at church every Sunday morning or Saturday evening. They regularly read the bible and pray. Being baptized shows that you have excepted Christ as your one and only savior and that he died on the cross for your sins and mine.
Hindus believe in the authority of the Vedas which is the oldest Indian sacred texts often called the Books of Knowledge. The authority of the Brahmans who is the priest. They also believe in the existence of the enduring soul that reincarnated from body to another at death. They have a law of Karma. Karma determines ones destiny both in current life and the next life. The primary principal is that ones moral actions have unavoidable and automatic effects on ones fortune in this life and the effects in their next life. Their ultimate goal is the release from the cycle of rebirth and to unite with God as one.
Hathayoga is the meditative movement that contemplates the ONE reality.
Kundalini yoga is something used to awaken psychic energy.
Puja is the gazing upon a diety to connect with its divine energy.
The Sadhu are Hindus who choose to sell their possessions to and devote themselves to.
In Buddhism the main goal of life is to end suffering. The Buddha taught that humans suffer because we continually strive after things that do not give lasting happiness.
Tripitaka is the earliest collection of Buddha teaching. Mahayana sutras was later evolved teachings. The Tibetan Book of the Dead goes into detail of the stages of death. Some holidays are Vesak also known as Buddha day celebrates Buddhas birthday. There's a major festival that goes on to celebrate or remember the birth, enlightenment, and the death of Buddha.
Hanukkah is a holiday that Jewish people which last 8 days long that honors the dedication of the Holy Temple durning the time of Maccabean Revolt. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Years. Purim is a holiday that celebrates the delivery of the Jewish people as it was told in the Book of Ether. Shavuot is a holiday that celebrates Gods gift of the Torah. It also celebrates the new spring harvest season.