Hinduism: Caste System Analysis

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Hinduism is known to be the oldest and third largest religion next to Christianity and Judaism. Hindu is referred to as the “religion of India” (Corduan, 2012, p. 267). The “Hinduism religion originated in India and currently dominates the Indian religious landscape” (Lecture 4, 2018). There are about “900 million followers of the Hinduism religion, and 1 million of them lives in the United States” (Corduan, 2012, p. 267). However, the Hinduism have no founder of the religion, the culture, or has any agreed set of teaching and scriptures (Lipner, 2017). For a better understanding of the Hinduism religion, this paper is going to explain, the Hinduism deities and how the caste system might function in the life of a particular Hindu individual,…show more content…
They are not to eat, socialize, or engage in any sexual activity with the lower caste (Corduan, 2012 p. 276). Hindus from the Brahmin caste are “not allowed to marry outside of their caste”, and they also obtain a wide variety of occupations besides being a priest or a scholar (Kelete, 2015). The Brahmins caste is the top of the other castes and hold “the most power in the Hindu society and they devote their time to studying, teaching, performing sacrifices, and officiating religious services” (Kelete, 2015). The Brahmin “set the standard of social conduct and morality due to their leadership in society”. They also dominate the Hindu priesthood, however, the “other castes due in fact have sacred specialists, but they do not compare to the statues of a Brahmin” (Kelete, 2015). However, Modern Hinduism do not hold any restrictions on the lower castes. There is in fact a group called Shantikuni Spiritual Center at Haridwar that are working on trying to bring unity toward a land that is interrupted by countless divisions (All World Gayatri Pariwar,…show more content…
Corduan states the “Many Hindus, aware of their inability to cope with sin, and finding no source of redemption in Hinduism, have come to Christ for genuine redemption” (Corduan, 2012, p. 310). Furthermore, “Hindu worship rituals, with all their colors, sounds and intriguing mysteries, are addictive to the point where they become psychologically enslaving” (Corduan, 2012, p. 310). This has lead various Hindus in finding freedom in Christ from being in fear and bondage to the Hinduism religion. Therefore, with the sins it leaves a door open in presenting the Gospel to members who have their faith in the Hinduism religion. Hindus lack on the fulfilment of fulfilling what is required of the Hinduism religion. Instead of focusing on the fulfilment that is required, Hindus can accept a faith that does not focus on fulfilment, but salvation from their

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