Compare And Contrast Judaism And Hinduism

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Judaism & Hinduism The first religion to be discussed is Hinduism. Being the 3rd largest religion by population, and over 1 billion followers, the practice is not only a religion but a way of life. Mainly practiced in India and Nepal, it is considered as a blend of culture and ideology. Hinduism is the oldest religion and is often denoted as Sanᾱtana Dharma Knott (1998). The Vedas, the sacred text, can also be referred as the Shruti. Veolas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, and Agamas are major scriptures that support Zaehhner R. C. (1992) The Four Puruṣᾱrthas. These four principles can also be seen as the proper goals of one how practices the religion that include Dharma, Artha, Kama, Moksha, and Samsara. Klostemaier (A Survey of Hinduism 2007) The beginning, or start of the religion is very complex. They had 3 social functions that were shown to them by the Aryans, the priesthood, warriors, agriculture, and slaves. The priesthood then began to organize schools, teaching ideas such as sacred lore, poetry, and mystical speculation. Eventually though we moved to Brahmana which lead to an outgrowth and for priestly schools. Hinduism is practiced in a diverse amount of ways. The concept of God depends on the individual. Some key Gods include, Brahma, the Creator, Vishnu, the…show more content…
They are both the longest lasting religions and at one point Judaism used to be polytheistic, believing in several Gods, and in Hinduism some individuals do practice monotheism. They’ve shaped societies and civilizations such as the Land of Canaan. In summary, these religions hold more worth than my left pinky toe, and have had a long lasting effect through teaching and layering morals for every person. Plus also expanding ideas in creating new religions that have completely shaped moderate life. Christianity, holding the highest follower count
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