1. What is the point of origin? Hinduism originated in India during the Vedic and Epic ages. Hinduism or Santana Dharma is also known as the “eternal spiritual path", it began about four thousand years ago in India. It was the religion of the people known as the Aryans also known as the "noble people", whose philosophy, religion, and customs are written down in sacred texts known as the Vedas.
o 1.0 Introduction As everybody knows that religion has importance in everybody lives as religion defines their personality. Two religions, Buddhism and Hinduism are almost similar to each other. They have many similarities and differences also. This report consists of similarities and differences between this two religions. The founder of the Buddhism religion was Guatama Buddha this religion was founded in 654 BC.
Buddhism came to be by breaking off of Hinduism and now has their own beliefs. When researching about Buddhism and Hinduism I found that both religions believe in more than one divine. The Buddha did not address that there was a god, though what I found interesting he did not dismiss that there was no god, he believed there were higher beings. These religions, both worshiped many divines some were even similar. They both believed in the same divine the Brahma.
Hinduism is a polytheistic religion with hundreds of millions of followers, most of whom are inhabitants of India. Many religious scholars believe Hinduism to be the oldest recorded religion in the world, as most of the original Hindu scripture is written in Sanskrit, which is the one of the oldest known forms of writing. Hinduism has no founder and is believed to be derived from many ancient religions. In fact, Hindus believe that anyone who is a devout religious follower, be they polytheists or monotheists, are also devout Hindus (Monk 21). While the Hindu faith as a whole is unstructured, there are many sects of Hinduism that are structured and follow a strict moral code.
The Jagannath Temple – Puri, India Hinduism is neither a polytheistic nor a pagan religion – unlike the Roman religion existing at the time of Jesus – but rather a monotheistic religion. Hinduism established a monotheistic religion tens of thousands of years ago. The many manifestations of God – including Ganesha, the Elephant God, and Hanuman, the Monkey God – are merely expressions of one Supreme Being – representations of a single Divine Entity. The teachings of Hinduism can be traced back to the Vedas which go back hundreds of thousands of years ago. Hinduism already existed long before Krishna – who lived 5,000 years ago – and even existed before Rama – who lived 10,000 years ago.
But in the three big monotheistic religions, they believe that it was God himself who created the universe. This is stated in the first book of the old testament, the book of Genesis. When we look at the differences between Hinduism and Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; we can see there are some major differences. Hinduism is a pantheistic and polytheistic religion where Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are all monotheistic religions. Judaism is the first religion to teach the monotheistic point of view.
Hinduism grew out of the beliefs of the Aryans as recorded in the Vedas. It’s one of the oldest religions in the world. Just like Buddhism Hinduism is still used today its most used in India were it came from. Hindu was an emperor, unlike Buddha he made Hinduism because he wanted to make his empire bigger then it was by having more than just one empire. In Hinduism there were three gods and goddesses Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu Brahma is the creator who sees all.
Called to attention in this section are Freud’s theory and materialism versus spiritualism help critics distinguish Siddhartha. First, Siddhartha is a dynamic character. He goes from being a Brahmin, to a Samana, to wanting to find the Buddha and possibly follow him, to become a merchant obsessed with the material life, and to finally become a ferryman. Siddhartha does not have one constant in his life, besides himself and his beliefs. He goes from one-day fasting and begging for food to a gambling addiction in the material world.