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Hinduism: Basic beliefs and concepts

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What are some of the basic beliefs of Hindus? Which books do they read? What are the popular Hindu paths to God? View this presentation to find out.

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Hinduism: Basic beliefs and concepts

  1. 1. Hinduism Basic beliefs and concepts by Mukul Shri Goel, PhD Image Source: From a page on my blog at https://www.aspirationsforgod.com/glossary/ Copyright © 2019 M. S. Goel
  2. 2. Copyright © 2019 M. S. Goel Existence of Truth Hindus believe in God and righteousness. Multiplicity of paths God has created more than one path for us to reach him. Dynamic learning The knowledgebase of Hinduism can be updated. Liberation for all Every being deserves liberation and ultimately gets it. Selected Main Beliefs Sources: Post on my blog at https://www.aspirationsforgod.com/hinduism-main-beliefs/ My answer to a question on Quora at https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-beliefs-of- Hinduism/answer/Mukul-S-Goel. Viewed on 14 May 2019. Pixabay Image
  3. 3. Copyright © 2019 M. S. Goel Perishability Everything other than God is less permanent. Divine jurisdiction God watches our actions constantly, and we may have to change ourselves. Grace We may be eligible for the grace of God. Beyond theory Philosophies and books are not necessary for reaching God. Sources: Post on my blog at https://www.aspirationsforgod.com/hinduism-main-beliefs/ My answer to a question on Quora at https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-beliefs-of- Hinduism/answer/Mukul-S-Goel. Viewed on 14 May 2019. Selected Main Beliefs Pixabay Image
  4. 4. Karma We are answerable to nature for every action. Copyright © 2019 M. S. Goel Reincarnation We may be reborn on Earth to learn more lessons. Sources: From a page on my site at https://www.devotionalhinduism.com/basics-of-hinduism/ M. S. Goel. Devotional Hinduism: Creating Impressions for God. iUniverse, Inc. (2008). Selected Basic Concepts in Hinduism Dharma At every moment in our life, the universe has some expectations from us. Pixabay Image
  5. 5. Copyright © 2019 M. S. Goel Liberation We reach God at some point — reaching God is the aim of life in Hinduism. God The Supreme Being transcends the universe, yet he is easily accessible to all. Selected Basic Concepts in Hinduism Paths Multiple paths exist to reach God. Sources: From a page on my site at https://www.devotionalhinduism.com/basics-of-hinduism/ M. S. Goel. Devotional Hinduism: Creating Impressions for God. iUniverse, Inc. (2008). Pixabay Image
  6. 6. Forms of God Note that this presentation of Hindu forms of God is Sita-Rama-centric (please visit the link below for more information). This chart is from a post on my blog at https://www.aspirationsforgod.com/forms-of-god/ Copyright © 2019 M. S. Goel
  7. 7. • the Bhagavad Gita • the Ramayana (the Ramacharitamanasa, the Valmiki Ramayana, or the Adhyatma Ramayana) • the Mahabharata (the Bhagavad Gita is a chapter from this Epic) • the Srimad Bhagavat Purana • the Shiva Purana • the Upanishads • the Brahma Sutras, and • the four Vedas Copyright © 2019 M. S. Goel What books do Hindus read? Source: From a page on my site at https://www.devotionalhinduism.com/what-books-do- hindus-read/
  8. 8. Copyright © 2019 M. S. Goel Major Hindu Festivals • Diwali (the festival of lights) • Holi (the festival of colors) • Navaratri • Shivaratri • Janmashtami • Ramanavami • Ganesh Chaturthi • Raksha Bandhan • Dussehra • Hanuman Jayanti • Vasant Panchami Source: From a page on my site at https://www.devotionalhinduism.com/what-festivals-do- hindus-celebrate/ (Please visit this link to read why the abovementioned festivals are celebrated.) Pixabay Image
  9. 9. Copyright © 2019 M. S. Goel Paths to God For more information about these paths to God, please visit https://www.devotionalhinduism.com/basics-of-hinduism/ Karma Yoga the Path of Action Bhakti Yoga the Path of Devotion Jnana Yoga the Path of Knowledge Pixabay Image
  10. 10. Copyright © 2019 M. S. Goel Nine Forms of Devotion (Bhakti ) Image Source: From a page on my blog at https://www.aspirationsforgod.com/nine-forms-of-bhakti/ For more information about the nine forms of devotion (bhakti), please visit https://www.aspirationsforgod.com/nine-forms-of-bhakti/
  11. 11. Copyright © 2019 M. S. Goel Source: Devotional Hinduism: Creating Impressions for God (iUniverse, Inc., 2008). Pixabay Image “My devotees, no matter how they worship me, come to me.” — Lord Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita (7:23)

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