Hinduism for Dummies
ISBN: 0470878584
EAN13: 9780470878583
Language: English
Publication Date: Jul 12, 2011
Pages: 388
Dimensions: 0.9" H x 9.2" L x 7.4" W
Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

Explore the profound history and modern practice of Hinduism

Want to know what Hinduism is all about? This friendly guidegives you the lowdown on the core beliefs and values shared by Hindus and the diverse deities and practices that represent them. From ancient rituals prescribed by sacred texts to modern worship, Hinduism For Dummies leads you on a fascinating journey toward comprehending the vast diversity that exists within the world's oldest religion.

  • Dharma, karma, and moksha -- grasp the importance of moral order, action, and the quest for liberation from the cycle of death and rebirth

  • Gods, goddesses, and avatars -- get acquainted with the Hindu Trinity (Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva), their companions, and the forms they have taken when descending to earth

  • Om sweet om -- delve into six philosophies that have guided Hindus in their search for Truth and Reality

  • The power of ten -- get answers to ten common questions about Hindus, learn ten common prayers, and get ten traditional pieces of advice

Open the book and find:

  • How the search for Truth defines the Hindu worldview

  • Explanations of dharma and karma

  • The scriptural basis for the caste system

  • What polytheism is

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