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  • Hinduism
    One of the most significant customs that exists within the Hindu faith is the belief in the Brahman, or the universality of being in the world. Brahman is a custom that can be defined as "the...

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    I would make the argument that part of Hinduism's fundamental appeal is that it does not seek to overtake other religions, but rather complement them. Hinduism is rooted in the idea of Brahman, a...

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  • Hinduism
    The role of the divine in the Hindu faith is no different than any other religion. The fundamental purpose is for individuals to recognize that within the divine, the supreme God- head, Brahman is...

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  • Hinduism
    Belief in the concept of afterlife, achieved through reincarnation, is central to Hinduism. Hindus believe that there is a cyclical nature to existence in which humans repeatedly live and die –...

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  • Hinduism
    Swami Vivekananda understood in the most keen of senses that his address at the Parliament of Religions was going to be an introduction of Indian culture to many in the "West." Accordingly, he was...

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  • Religion
    Hinduism is an enormously complex religion or faith, practiced by over one billion people, mostly in the Indian subcontinent. A central tenet of that faith is the belief that all living things...

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  • Hinduism
    The reason questions regarding Judaism, Islam and Christianity are answered very quickly, but questions regarding Hinduism are only grudgingly answered, is because Hinduism is very complicated and...

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  • Hindu Festivals
    Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the most important attributes of Hindu deities in a couple of ways. The first would be that it is a celebration that welcomes the descent of the deity to the direct...

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  • Bhagavad Gita
    I think that the basic premise in the "divine song" is how to overcome division. It is division that causes Arjuna the greatest amount of hurt. He feels divided on the battlefield between what he...

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  • Bhagavad Gita
    Lord Krishna's arguments are consistent with peace because he is asserting the idea that if individuals submit themselves to his will, one can rest assured that they are doing the right thing....

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  • Bhagavad Gita
    I think that Lord Krishna reacts and responds to Arjuna's claim by analyzing its full nature. Lord Krishna correctly points out that Arjuna is not taking his position against fighting because of...

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  • Bhagavad Gita
    One way in which Lord Krishna relieves Arjuna of his existential crisis of responsibility is to remind him of how karma and reincarnation is part of the submission to the divine in which the pain...

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  • Bhagavad Gita
    Regrettably, I had to edit down the original question. I invite you to resubmit the second half as its own question because it is really quite powerful. A very strong case can be made for the...

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  • Hinduism
    Hinduism is not one of the religious faiths that was created or started by any one specific person. There is no Muhammad figure, for example, who can be credited with beginning the faith. In...

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  • The Ramayana
    One of the most compelling thematic elements that is present in The Ramayana which links with other heroic narratives is the change that is brought about after the quest. When Lord Rama has...

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  • The Ramayana
    There has to be some basic context outlined. The first would be that The Ramayana is considered to be one of the most important texts in the Hindu religion. Along with the Bhagavad- Gita, The...

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  • Hindu Festivals
    For many Hindus, the celebration of Diwali is the representation of the ultimate good triumphing over evil. The festival is meant to commemorate Lord Rama's victory over the demon- king of Lanka,...

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  • The Ramayana
    The concept of Brahman is evident throughout The Ramayana. Lord Rama acts and is a model of how Brahman underscores the being of the individual. Lord Rama's dharma, or duty, is geared towards...

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  • The Ramayana
    I had to pare down the original question, but I invite you to resubmit it in separate parts. I think that the concept of dharma or actions taken to uphold the natural law that sustains being is...

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  • The Ramayana
    If the question is seeking to examine how her attitudes towards coveting the throne for her own child are realistic, I think that the epic shows how the power of maya, or illusion, can be blinding....

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  • The Ramayana
    Manthara is able to manipulate Kaikeyi by recognizing how to act upon her own insecurities. It is in this where the epic teaches a lesson in how to recognize one's own condition and have a...

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  • The Ramayana
    The most base answer to this would be that Lord Rama himself is the avatar of Lord Vishnu. Considered to be the source of all sustenance, Bharata and Lakshmana recognize this, as they are avatars...

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  • The Ramayana
    If marriage is seen as one of the most basic elements of any society or spiritual mode of thought, The Ramayana speaks clearly to what values should be present in marriages. It gives voice to the...

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  • The Ramayana
    I think that it is important to keep in mind that the actions of Devi Sita are ones of a Goddess. It might be difficult to fully judge the perceptions of the divine. It is important to recognize...

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  • The Ramayana
    I think that the most traditional read on this question would be to answer in the negative and suggest that Lord Rama is wrong for asking Devi Sita to publicly defend herself. The logic here would...

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  • The Ramayana
    Lord Rama's actions are intended to only begin to be grasped by human beings. This is one of the basic elements from the epic for Lord Rama is the clear embodiment of what dharma means in this...

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  • The Ramayana
    In a word, loyalty is revealed. Lakshmana's characterization is one of extreme loyalty. Lakshmana represents the pinnacle of loyalty to Lord Rama and what he represents. When Lord Rama receives...

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  • The Ramayana
    The quickest answer would be to say that indeed Lakshmana would have seen it as his duty to intercept an arrow meant to kill Vibhishana. Certainly, Lakshmana is bound to serve Lord Rama. He feels...

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  • The Ramayana
    Without more specification in the original question, I think that one can see how the character sketches in the Ramayana break down into those who adhere to dharma and the natural order of being...

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  • The Ramayana
    In the most simple of contexts, Vibhishana is not considered a traitor because he recognizes the path of righteousness and dharma and moves towards it. Vibhishana is shown to be an absolute...

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  • The Ramayana
    I tend to think that this becomes one of the most important issues in the work. I am not entirely sure if this is focused upon when discussing the work, as the discourse tends to focus on Lord...

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  • The Ramayana
    The Vanara monkeys display the ideal of what a soldier should be. The Ramayana is a work that I feel is mostly anti- war. It is a statement of how war can be avoided if individuals pay attention...

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  • The Ramayana
    Traditionally, the epic narrative involves some level of powerful weapons with divine elements attached to them. In The Ramayana, the weapons that Lord Rama is able to use help him fight the...

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  • The Ramayana
    I think that a couple of elements need to be made clear at this point. The first would be that Lord Rama never asked anyone to go with him. He insisted that Lakshmana stay back and tend to his...

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  • The Ramayana
    I don't necessarily see Lakshmana's dhamra as any less because he suggests that Lord Rama fights. Lakshmana's dharma compels him to be supportive and defensive of Lord Rama. This is seen when...

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  • Hindu Festivals
    Ganesh's primary significance is his ability to remove obstacles from the path of his devotees. His presence in the Hindu religion is due to this idea of an obstacle. When his mother, Goddess...

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  • Mahabharata, The
    There are some basic elements that need to be outlined here. The first is that basic collision of values or the war that sets up the Mahabharata is one in which the Pandavas are pitted against the...

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  • Ramayana
    This is probably one of the most intense elements about the epic. It is one of those issues where discussion and discourse might end up revealing more thoughts and paths, but little in way of...

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  • Hinduism
    The first role in life is that of a student. If a person were to observe this strictly, they would spend a few years of their youth studying and memorizing Hindu scripture. They would work with a...

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  • Hinduism
    There are two elements within Sati that necessitate discussion. On one hand, Sati can refer to the wife of Lord Shiva. Sati, daughter of King Daksha, was in the deepest of love with Shiva. For...

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  • Hinduism
    As with any particular discussion about any religion and the role of the human being, I think that you might find some level of divergence in discussion. I would begin by suggesting that I am not...

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  • Hinduism
    I think that you will find that the sects of Hinduism are not entirely ingrained and embedded in the Hinduist school of thought. A religion that is as old as Hinduism is bound to have some...

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