The Brahman lies at the root of all who show devotion to other gods. Even though they’re so many gods, individuals usually have a stronger connection to a particular god of their choosing, and not to every single god. Each Hindus religious path is a little bit different. I don’t think one could classify Hinduism in a way that would universalize whether it is a polytheistic or monotheistic religion. All gods in this religion are smaller deities to the greater Brahman, making this monotheistic, but then it is also polytheistic because there is truly the supreme belief in one major God.
Sherrill on the other hand, speaks directly not to the politics of America, but to the mythos, the narrative. Sherrill does not go into heavy political logistics like Chidester and Linenthal do, instead Sherrill speaks on behalf of the cultural and conscious aspects of defining a sacred space. Sherrill makes a good argument when he discusses Linenthal’s approach towards the argument of deciding what is sacred. He states that Linenthal tries to find a particular pattern, the logistics. Meanwhile Sherrill is more concerned with using the words “sacred space” as an adjective, instead of allowing it to become a noun, losing all the cultural landscape it once had.
It is very common for one to acknowledge the differences between different religions, races, or social classes. One may compare Hinduism and Buddhism, or the different social classes of ancient Rome. It is almost unlikely that, unless learning about these cultures, one will compare,or even contrast, a religion, like Hinduism, to a city and empire, such as, ancient Rome. Within their many differences, there are plenty of similarities found in Hindu and ancient Roman cultures, including dutifulness, polytheistic and sacrificial religious practices, and social or religious classes. Dutifulness, or being motivated by a sense of duty, is one virtue associated with both Hindu and Roman cultures.
Did you ever know Christianity and Juiduism are so alike and different? There are so many different ways they are alike and different but here are two. My sources are source 2 and source 3. How are they alike? Christianity and Judaism are alike because they are both monotheism or they believe in one god.
The reason Hinduism is so varied is due to the variety of texts and scriptures that makeup the Hindu belief system. Many of these beliefs were not originally written down, rather much like Buddhism; they were simply passed down generation to generation. The Rig Vedas, is known as the most important of the Hindu scriptures due to the account of the origin of the universe. (Molloy 2013) Although the Vedas are the primary scriptures, there are others including Agama, Tantra, etc. The Brahmans gave details about religious practices, ceremonies and rituals.
Is it because religion says so or that’s what our shared knowledge? It is my personal knowledge that this system is absolutely ridiculous. But not all people think so, which is why it cannot be consider shared knowledge, at the same time the shared knowledge has shaped my personal knowledge. Furthermore, in terms of my friend, he thinks that it’s rule of Hinduism to get marry within your religion zone and that’s how the religious knowledge which is shared knowledge has shaped his personal
Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism are archaic beliefs that are incorporated into the fabric of the people in East. These systems are profoundly based on nature worship and are much more practical than the more recent and sophisticated religious orders of the West (pg 167). Hinduism is an ancient polytheistic religion that is based on three main deities, Brahma, Shiva, and Vishnu which symbolically represent creation, preservation and destruction (pg 168). Buddhism is a continuation of the teachings from Hinduism and involves the main character called Buddha who is believed to be an incarnation of Vishnu the preserver (pg 170). Even though there are many similarities between Buddhism and Hinduism the main and most important difference
They do not try to convert others to their ways, giving the idea that we are all looking at the same picture, but just different parts. Sikhs share common beliefs with Hinduism and Islam. The belief in karma and reincarnation are shared with the Hindu religion and then monotheism is shared with Islam. (Fisher, 445). These people do not want to see other religions or people who believe in different concepts as villains or enemies, but instead see oppression and corruption as the enemy.
When looking into these religions I came to see why many are similar. They have the same beliefs; however, they worship and view some aspects in different ways. Hinduism and Buddhism are sometimes mistaken as being the same religion, though they are similar. They both originated in India. Buddhism came to be by breaking off of Hinduism and now has their own beliefs.
While Hinduism and Buddhism have many similarities, they have major differences as well. Although they do have some similar terms and practices (samsara, karma, meditation), the rest of the two ideologies deviate from one another. One of the biggest differences in my opinion is that Hindus (like myself) are pantheists, whereas Buddhists are atheists. Hindus believe that everything is God, but Buddhists don’t believe in any God. Since Hindus believe everything is God, the soul, atman, is also God.