World Religions: Hinduism
= The first Religion =
The most important belief in Hinduism and why it is.
Why do the believers of this religion want to follow its teachings?
How does extremism in this religion justify its actions against non-believers?
Current event relevant to Hinduism.
Followers of Hinduism would support this because the fast is to honor the goddess of purity, Shakti. A couple of consequences (positive and negative) are listed below:
1. India's leader will continue to strictly honor his religion
2. There won't be such an impressive impression of India's leader on Barack Obama because his chefs made a wonderful dish of Indian cuisine and the Indian leader declined it.
Piece of Art that Represents Hinduism.
Date: Between Circa 1790 and circa 1800
Author: Smithsonian Freer and Sackler Gallery
This painting is important because it shows one of Hinduism's most important god.
Poem from Hinduism
Life and Death
Life, death, – death, life; the words have led for ages
Our thought and consciousness and firmly seemed
Two opposites; but now long-hidden pages
Are opened, liberating truths undreamed.
Life only is, or death is life disguised, -
Life a short death until by Life we are surprised.
- Sri Aurobindo
This explains how there is no death, only life because when you supposedly "die" you are reincarnated as a different being.