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  ipedia.com: Hinduism Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
To the Hindu, this idea has been an active force in defining the 'Eternal Dharma.' It has been for Hinduism what the infinite Divine Self of Advaita is to existence, remaining forever unchanged and self-luminous, central and pervasive, in spite of all the chaos and flux around it.
Hinduism rests on the spiritual bedrock of the Vedas, hence Veda Dharma, and their mystic issue, the Upanishads, as well as the teachings of many great Hindu gurus through the ages.
Thus, Hindu image worship is a form of iconolatry, in which the symbols are venerated as putative sigils of divinity, as opposed to idolatry, a charge often levied (erroneously) at Hindus.
www.ipedia.com /hinduism.html   (4683 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.
Hinduism is a synthesis of the religion brought into India by the Aryans (c.1500 B.C.) and indigenous religion.
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.
www.lotussculpture.com /bronze_sculpture_Hinduism.htm   (846 words)

 Hinduism - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
In general, Hindu views are broad and range from monism, dualism, pantheism, panentheism, alternatively called monistic theism by some scholars, and strict monotheism, but are not polytheistic as outsiders perceive the religion to be.
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 post- Vedic Hindu scriptures form the latter category, the most notable of which are the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, major epics considered scripture by most followers of Sanatana Dharma, their stories arguably familiar to the vast majority of Hindus living in the Indian subcontinent, if not abroad.
www.egnu.org /thelema/index.php/Hinduism   (5564 words)

 Schools of Hinduism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hinduism is recognized as a very dynamic religion, accepting and continuously transmuting new influences from inside and outside with equal ease and remarkable lack of conflict.
The presence of different schools and sects within Hinduism should not be viewed as a schism.
Hinduism, as most other major religions, has a great number of schools.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Schools_of_Hinduism   (406 words)

 Hindu denominations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Among Hindu followers as a whole, there is a strong belief in there are many paths leading to the One God or the Source, whatever one chooses to call that ultimate Truth.
It is the Smarta view that dominates the view of Hinduism in the West as Smarta belief includes Advaita belief and the first Hindu saint, who significantly brought Hinduism to the west was Swami Vivekananda, an adherent of Advaita.
The newest and least numerous denominations are comprised of Balinese Hindus, who make up a sect of Hinduism that once flourished on the nearby island of Java until late 16th century, when a vast majority of its adherents converted to Islam.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_Hindu_Sects   (1422 words)

Hinduism (सनातन धर्म; commonly called Sanātana Dharma, roughly Perennial Faith by Hindus) is the oldest major world religion still practised today and first among Dharma faiths.
Each of its four sects shares rituals, beliefs, traditions and gods with one another, but each sect has a different philosophy on how to achieve life's ultimate goal (moksa, liberation) and on their views of the Gods.
Some sects of Hinduism believe in a monotheistic ideal of Vishnu (often as Krishna), Siva, or Devi; this view does not exclude other gods, as they are understood to be aspects of the chosen ideal (e.g., to many devotees of Krishna, Shiva is seen as having sprung from Krishna's creative force).
www.mcfly.org /Hinduism   (5493 words)

 The Hindu : Move to include Kapus in BCs' list opposed
The backward classes figuring in the State list opposed moves to include Kapus and its sub-castes like Balija, Telaga and Ontari in the national as well as State lists at a day-long public hearing held at the Sankshema Bhavan here on Tuesday by the National Commission on Backward Classes.
The proceedings were marked by chaotic scenes with shouting and counter-shouting by the representatives of Kapus and its sub-sects on one side and the entire bloc of listed backward classes on the other.
Be that as it may, the ranking from 39 to 55 also held a mirror to the backwardness from which the Kapus were suffering, they argued, pleading for their inclusion in the list.
www.hindu.com /2002/02/06/stories/2002020600860400.htm   (364 words)

 A Journey To The Truth
Hinduism (सनातन धर्म; also known as Sanātana Dharma, and Vaidika-Dharma) is a worldwide religious tradition that is based on the bed-rock of the Vedas.
The post- Vedic Hindu scriptures form the latter category, the most notable of which are the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, major epics considered scripture by most followers of Sanatana Dharma, their stories arguably familiar to the vast majority of Hindus.
Hindus stress meditative insight, an intuition beyond the mind and body, a trait that is often associated with the ascetic god Shiva.
www.ajourneytothetruth.com /Hinduism.htm   (6661 words)

 USATODAY.com - Hindu lite   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Americans' exposure to expressions of Hinduism largely is limited to travelogues of India, Bollywood song-and-dance movies and the Fox TV cartoon antics of Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, the Indian Kwik-E-Mart clerk on The Simpsons.
Hinduism, followed by 930 million people worldwide, 98% in India, actually is a 19th-century term for a spectrum of ancient teachings, just as Christianity covers denominations as varied as Catholics, Baptists and Jehovah's Witnesses.
As Christians are unified by the centrality of Christ, so Hindus, divided among thousands of sects and sub-sects, are unified by "one, all-pervasive supreme God, though he or she may be worshiped in many forms," says Suhag Shukla.
www.usatoday.com /life/2006-02-15-hindu-lite_x.htm   (1244 words)

Five of the seven states listed by the U.S. State Department as supporting terrorism are Muslim, as are a majority of foreign organizations listed as engaged in terrorism.
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.
www.hinduism.co.za   (14736 words)

 Hindu Scriptures
Hindu society is founded on, and governed by, the laws made by these three great sages.
The story of the birth of Rama and his brothers, their education and marriages, the exile of Sri Rama, the carrying off and recovery of Sita, his wife, the destruction of Ravana, the Rakshasa King of Lanka, and the reign of Sri Rama, are described in detail in Ramayana.
The more you know of India and Hinduism, the more you will honour and love it and the more thankful to the Lord you will be that you were born in India as a Hindu.
www.hinduism.co.za /vedas-.htm   (10847 words)

 Sir Guru Pooja - Page 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The preceptor for a whole society should be able to act as a perennial source of inspiration to the people, embodying the highest and the noblest national values and ethos.
It is the one supreme symbol held in universal reverence by all sects and castes, and all creeds and faiths of the Hindu people.
It is in fact the greatest unifying symbol of the entire Hindu world.
www.hindunet.org /festivals/guru_pooja/page2.htm   (274 words)

 The Hindu : Tamil Nadu / Kancheepuram News : Naidus seek inclusion in MBC list
The Hindu : Tamil Nadu / Kancheepuram News : Naidus seek inclusion in MBC list
KANCHEEPURAM : Enlisting of all sub-sects in Naidu community under most backward class and declaring holiday for `Ugadi' in Tamil Nadu are some of the demands of the Federation of All Naidu Associations.
A free registration and exchange of horoscopes of brides and bridegrooms would be encouraged at the conference venue, he said.
www.hindu.com /2005/12/19/stories/2005121913030400.htm   (172 words)

 India Link Page and Bookstore
Swami Radha is a German-born seeker who took initiation from Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh in 1956 and went on to found her own hatha-yoga school in Canada.
Hindu Astrology All India Astrological Services, by Mr.
Mother Anasuya Devi of Jillellamudi village South India was a renowned, if controversial, figure who shocked Hindu traditionalists by teaching that the world is real and not an illusion or maya as is commonly held.
surrealist.org /links/india.html   (1772 words)

 The Ultimate Hinduism - American History Information Guide and Reference   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
OM, the most sacred syllable and quintessential symbol of Hinduism, represents the first manifestation of the unmanifest Brahman.
After including Yoga followers, Hinduism has around 1.05 billion followers worldwide.
Caste still plays a significant role in Hindu society; however, post Independence, caste is losing favour in India and caste-based discrimination has been illegitimised.
www.historymania.com /american_history/Hindu   (6231 words)

 Apa - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
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In Hinduism, Apa 'Water' is one of the Vasus in most Puranic lists, though he does not appear among them in earlier lists.
You can find it there under the keyword Apa (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apa)The list of previous authors is available here: version history (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Apaandaction=history).
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Apa   (129 words)

 World Religions and 101 Cults and Sects
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