Monday, 24 July, 2017
Hinduism

Hinduism

Hinduism is a unique faith!
Being an ideal Hindu simply implies living a righteous life by obeying the two basic tenets of Karma, i.e. doing one’s duty and Dharma, i.e. believing in what is right in order to attain salvation from this world.
The most obvious misconception about Hinduism is that we tend to see it as just another religion. To be precise, Hinduism is a way of life, a dharma. Dharma does not mean religion. It is the law that governs all action. Thus, contrary to popular perception, Hinduism is not just a religion in the traditional sense of the term. Out of this misinterpretation has come most of the misconceptions about Hinduism.
Words like Hindu or Hinduism are anachronisms. They do not exist in the Indian cultural lexicon. People have coined them to suit their needs in different points of history. Nowhere in the scriptures is there any reference to Hinduism.
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