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  Hinduism. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The first phase of Hinduism was early Brahmanism, the religion of the priests or Brahmans who performed the Vedic sacrifice, through the power of which proper relation with the gods and the cosmos is established.
Post-Vedic Hinduism in all its forms accepts the doctrine of karma, according to which the individual reaps the results of his good and bad actions through a series of lifetimes (see transmigration of souls).
Modern Hindu leaders such as Swami Vivekananda, Mohandas Gandhi, and Aurobindo Ghose, have given voice to a movement away from the traditional ideal of world-renunciation and asceticism and have asserted the necessity of uniting spiritual life with social concerns.
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 Hinduism - Crystalinks
Hindus believe in an uncreated, eternal, infinite, transcendent, and all-embracing principle, which, "comprising in itself being and non-being," is the sole reality, the ultimate cause and foundation, source, and goal of all existence.
Hindus generally accept the doctrine of transmigration and rebirth and the complementary belief in karma, or previous acts as the factor that determines the condition into which a being, after a stay in heaven or hell, is reborn in one form or another.
Hinduism arose from the continued accretion of further elements derived from the original non-Aryan inhabitants, from outside sources, and from the geniuses of individual reformers at all periods.
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 Hinduism in Pakistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hinduism is one of the smallest religions in Pakistan, but has played a major role in its history, culture and politics.
The term Hindu is etymologically derived from the Sindhu (Indus River) of Pakistan.
The Pakistan Hindu Panchayat and the Pakistani Hindu Welfare Association are the primary civic organizations that represent and organize Hindu communities on social, economic, religious and political issues.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hinduism_in_Pakistan   (1418 words)

 WORLD RELIGIONS: HINDUISM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Hinduism is the world's oldest living and organized religion.
At its core Hinduism has pagan background, in which the forces of nature and human heroes are personified as gods and goddesses.
Hinduism can be divided in to Popular Hinduism, is characterized by the worship of gods, through offerings, rituals and prayers; and Philosophical Hinduism, is the complex belief system understood by those who can study ancient texts, meditate and practice yoga.
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 ShaikhSiddiqui Pakistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Pakistan was the site of the world's oldest 8,000 year old civilization at Mehrgarh in the Balochistan province.
Pakistan, a developing country, is the sixth most populous in the world and has faced a number of challenges on the political and economic fronts.
The languages of Pakistan are Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto, Kashmiri, Seraiki, Baloch, Brahui, etc. Arabic is the religious language, Persian or Farsi is the cultural language, Urdu is the national language and English is the official language of Pakistan.
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 Hinduism - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
HINDUISM [Hinduism], Western term for the religious beliefs and practices of the vast majority of the people of India.
Hinduism is a synthesis of the religion brought into India by the Aryans (c.1500 BC) and indigenous religion.
The 1992 destruction in Ayodhya of a Muslim shrine and anti-Muslim riots in Mumbai in 1993 were sparked by Hindu nationalists and are among the events that have heightened Hindu-Muslim tensions.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-hinduism.html   (1152 words)

 Religious Movements Homepage: Hinduism
Hindus account for 11% (12.6 million) of the population in Bangladesh, 2.5% (4 million) in Indonesia, 15% (2.8 million) in Sri Lanka, 1.5% in (2.12 million) in Pakistan and 6% (1.4) in Malaysia.
The medieval period in Hinduism is primarily characterized by the rise of devotional movements, the systematization of Hindu philosophy into six schools, and the rise of Tantrism.
Hinduism, however, experienced a revival in the nineteenth century as a result of twomovements driven to maintain the core essentials of Hinduism while doing away with unwanted and criticized excess.
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /nrms/hinduism.html   (2735 words)

 Hinduism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Hinduism has often been confused to be polytheistic as many of Hinduism's adherents are monists, and view multiple manifestations of the one God or source of being.
The Uttara ("later") Mimamsa school is perhaps one of the cornerstone movements of Hinduism and certainly was responsible for a new wave of philosophical and meditative inquiry, renewal of faith, and cultural reform.
Thus, Hindu image worship is a form of iconolatry, in which the symbols are venerated as putative signs of divinity, as opposed to idolatry, a charge often levied (erroneously) at Hindus.
www.thaiexotictreasures.com /hinduism.html   (5439 words)

 Hinduism in the Electronic Passport
Hinduism is a polytheistic faith, with many gods and goddesses.
A Hindu who neglected their duties would be reborn in a lower form, perhaps as an animal or insect.
Hindus and Buddhists believe Nirvana is a state of happiness without change or pain.
www.mrdowling.com /612-hinduism2.html   (180 words)

 Myswizard » Hinduism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Hinduism (हिन्दू धर्म; also known as Sanātana Dharma - सनातन धर्म, and Vaidika-Dharma - वैदिक धर्म) is a worldwide religious tradition that is based on the Vedas and is the direct descendent of the Vedic Indo-Iranian religion.
Hindu puranas and astronomical evidence within place Lord Krishna’s birth at a date of 3100 BCE Krishna’s incarnation was preceded by Lord Rama’s, sometimes dated at over 5,000 BCE, or even millions of years ago according to the Ramayana.
Hindus strongly condemn such interpretations, most of which, according to them, is not only a stupid and shallow analysis of the Hindu dharma but also willfull and gross misinterpretation of Hindu iconography and mythology, in order to demean Hinduism.
www.myswizard.com /2005/12/18/hinduism   (7209 words)

 Hinduism; History Hinduism, Hindu Religion, About Hinduism
Hinduism is the western term for the religious beliefs and practices of the vast majority of the people of India.
Post-Vedic Hinduism in all its forms accepts the doctrine of karma, according to which the individual reaps the results of his good and bad actions through a series of lifetimes.
After independence in 1947 the impact of Hinduism on the political life of a country in which more than 80% of the people are adherents was moderated by the long-term rule of the Congress party, which has striven to maintain a secular democracy.
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 Origins of Hindu, India, Hinduism
Hinduism is a meaningless term and concept in the sense that it can include any thing or nothing.
Pakistan might be a few decades old, but the land and its people have a history dating back to thousands of years.
The region of Pakistan was never part of present day region of India except for 100 years under the Mauryans, 522 years under the Muslims, and 100 years under the British.
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The Islamization of both nations was especially traumatic for Hindus in Pakistan and Buddhists in Bangladesh; and not surprisingly Islamic persecution of minorities in both nations re-awakened anti-Islamic feelings in India.
The choice for many Hindus was either to convert to Islam in order to escape persecution, flee to India or to accept that they were second-class citizens in Pakistan and resign themselves to being persecuted.
Not surprisingly Hinduism in Pakistan continued to decline and this civilization was being eradicated by Islam.
www.faithfreedom.org /oped/LJWalker30916.htm   (873 words)

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In Hinduism, religion is inextricably tied to all aspects of life including social class, earning a living, family, politics, diet, etc. Hindu temples allow for corporate worship but many Hindus also worship at home shrines.
Hindus believe that God is an active and dynamic principle, who sometimes travels to the earth directly and assumes human form to protect the weak and restore world order.
Hindus believe that humanity is divine in nature with their basic purpose being to discover this divine purpose.
www.coc.org /rsv/hindu.html   (429 words)

A Hindu distinguishes the religion of the churches from the religion of Jesus Christ.
The Hindu is not satisfied merely to accept Christ in theory, but he strives hard to live the life, which Jesus lived, to lead a life of renunciation, of self-control and of love to all.
He divided the Hindu monks into ten sects called "Dasnami" and organized them under four heads with the Headquarters at Dwaraka in the West, Jagannatha Puri in the East, Rameswaram in the South and Badrikashrama in the North.
www.hinduism.co.za   (14754 words)

Pakistan’s forceful occupation and illegal annexing of Balochistan and exploitation of Baloch resource are the root causes of Baloch insurgencies.
Pakistan is determined to build three more military cantonments in Balochistan to suppress the Baloch voice and to continue exploitation of Baloch resources.
Three Hindus were reported to have been killed in the town of Chaman after clashes between Hindus attempting to protect their homes and Muslim mobs in October.
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Traditionally, a person who followed the rules of their caste would be reborn to a higher form in the next life.
Hindus believe that all living things have souls, so almost all Hindus are vegetarians.
Some Hindus are vegan, which means they will not eat any animal products, including eggs and cheese.
www.mrdowling.com /612-hinduism.html   (287 words)

 Hindu Press International February 5, 2005
In both Hinduism and Jainism, the Swastika is used to mark the opening pages of account books, doors and thresholds, and during the time of any religious ceremony.
Nazi Germany took an ancient Hindu symbol and perverted it to such a degree that it can never be used again without bringing up all the associations of death, destruction, hatred and vileness that it perpetrated.
As a British-born Hindu, bought up in multi-cultural Leicester, I believe the swastika can be used as a means of bringing communities together, and sharing a universal approach of community cohesion, and togetherness, promoting goodness and tolerance.
www.hinduismtoday.com /hpi/2005/2/5.shtml   (1441 words)

 Pakistan - Culture
In fact, the country of Pakistan was created mostly on religion.
Until the middle of the 20th century, Pakistan was actually part of India.
The religions of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam have all been the primary religion in this area at one time or another.
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 Adherents.com: By Location
Pakistan is the third largest Muslim nation in the world.
Pakistan, in the west of the subcontinent, has 136 million Muslims, while Bangladesh, in the east, has a population of 106 million Muslims.
There are now Ismailis in Pakistan, particularly on the northwest frontier; the Hunzas in Gilgit are members of this sect.
www.adherents.com /adhloc/Wh_266.html   (2360 words)

 Taimoor's Ultimate Pakistan Page
Pakistan is a beautiful land of 5 rivers flowing through the green and snowy valleys
Pakistan has a wide variety of places to visit with some extra ordinary and excuisite spots.
Pakistan has the worlds Top 7 highest mountain peaks in the world with K-2 and Nangaparbat being the
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 Pakistan Link - Hussaini
The early years were spent in such a penury condition that he once attempted suicide but could not succeed as the small amount of money he could put into the gas meter ran out before hurting him seriously.
After his wife, Patricia, died a few years back, he married Nadira Alvi of Pakistan, a columnist of the daily Nation of Lahore.
The impression that he was a racy travel writer with little interest in spending time on a study in depth of issues he intended to touch upon, was reinforced by the contents of the book.
www.pakistanlink.com /hussaini/10262001.html   (1277 words)

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