Counting Down the Top Six World Religions- #3 is………………..

December 4, 2014 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

The third largest religion is…… Hinduism

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About Hinduism
Hinduism, also known as Sanatana Dharma, is the religious tradition indigenous to the Indian subcontinent with about 950 million followers worldwide, making it the third largest religious system in the world. Hinduism differs from most religions in that there is no particular theological belief or set of doctrines that unites all its adherents. The goal of the Hindu path is moksha (literally, ‘release’), understood to be liberation from samsara (repeated cycle of birth and death), and this is achieved by piercing the veil of maya (illusion). Some widespread Hindu philosophical concepts and practices are karma (cycle of cause and effect), dharma (religious duty or obligation), reincarnation and yoga. There is no one book that is considered sacred by all Hindus, but the Vedas, Upanishads, and the Bhagavad Gita are revered by most Hindus. Come back to this page often for news stories, blog posts, music, and scripture commentary.

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