Lecture 2 Hinduism

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School
UTSC
Department
Religion
Course
RLGB02H3
Professor
Religon- RLGA01 September.21.2010
Religion Notes – Lecture 2- Hinduism
The 10 Waves of Religion were methods/ ways to make a religion
oex:prophetic, scrrptual and fundamental practice in chrisitainty
ocombine and merge into something new
Institiulize religion what we are experiencing right now in persent day in the
world
oall relgiions looking for the universal turth
othe practice chrsitianity, janism and buddhism are different from when
their founders found them a long time ago
othe practice wer observe is a result of centuries of human development
othere is a very large human development in religiion there are different
needs in relgions (spirtual needs change as society changes)
ex: different needs from producuers and farmers
oas soceity chages the way people practice thier religon
~ idea of how religion is preacticed thats what the 10 waves of
erelgion are
The Indus Valley Civilaization
oindication that religion was a contiune development
Aryans
oHinduism is a result of htese two movements Indus valley and whatever practice
brought by the Aryans
oscholoars found hinduism is a reuslt of the Indus Valley and the Aryans culture
htat came at different times
Indus Valley Civilaization
othe name India was from an outsiders to refer to the land as a land of surronding
of water
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oBharata a.k.a India back in the day ( indeigenous term for India)
othe word India is a problematic term like Hindusm
o1960’s India has mandy fantasy for people living in the west, attracted the
hippies from the west
people amazed by the spritural pratice
people seek mystical experiences some other kind of truth in India
people s eked enrichement from the Indian Sages
oIndia has many many resources ( mineral, slik, tea)
a land of myustery and land of rich resources for the people in the west
oIndia is a problematic term because it may suggest greater cohesiveness
more than 100 delicts ( languages) within India
people don;t really understand why
different climate environements
different needs ( spritual/daily) – the people of Indai thier religious quesat
is different from one place to another
India is very a diverse country and diverse in elements
oIndia is the Indua Valley culture flourished between 3000 to 1500 BCE
India is country that espect diveristy
nothing really gets lost i.e. belifs, rituals
never became extinct htey merge with new practices
oPeople still don’t know hwat Indus Valley Culture is, only until the 1950-1960’s
people that were in architecture found out about hte knowlege of this cultuer
o*picture slide” – organge region- where Indus Valley is ( made up of Harrapa and
Mohenjo- Dura)
oIndus Valley spread over 1 million km2
oIt says that IVC ( Indus Valley Civilaization) had their own rights system long
before the rights systems we have today
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oscholars still can’t understand the writing system of these people in IVC
oconcerned with procreation and purity this is what IVC people belifed
female reproducture power
purity- “great bath”
othe very cenmter of many of hte cities in these civiliaizations you can find a “
great bath”
used for hygenic puprose
used for spirtural puriuty
water scared- when people imerge into water they are purify themselves
want to keep order
breaking the order results in pollution
oex: some religions think pork as pollution or some find it a good thing
oex: the cow is sconsidered scared in many religions liek hindusm so people don’t
eat beef
oIn Hindu society there is a gender differenes
women don’t get a alot of respect
opracticing goddess worshipping place along time ago
oworshipped male animals- a way of incorporating their sexual powers
oFemale reporduction powers were also regarded as scared
the reproduction powers is what being worhsipped
oFemale principle may have been refered as a goddess
oscholars think that its not a deity that exists but something beyong that
opurification practices, meditation and the well- organized cities suggest the
imporatnce of order and restraint
there is no idea of who crated and when humans started meditation
obut 1000yrs in IVC these people did meditation
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