hinduism intro

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Department
Religion
Course
RLGA01H3
Professor
Henry Shiu
Semester
Summer

Description
Chapter 2: Hindu Traditions The earliest composition in the Hindu tradition are said to have been revealed to rishis (visionaries or seers) through both sight and sound thus the scared words are called shruti (that which is heard). This dual emphasis on seeing and hearing the sacred is characteristic of the Hindu tradition. When Hindus go on pilgrims or visit temple, they seek an experience known as a darshana: to see and be seen by a particular deity or guru (holy teacher). Hindus experience the divine through both sight and sound. These includes Reciting Sanskrit texts in the temple Recounting in a vernacular language the stories of the gods Chanting a prayer Singing a devotional song Meditating on the holy mantra Hinduism The word Hinduism is like the word India , is derived form Sind
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