Università Gregoriana Editrice, 1982 - 525 pages
Hinduism has a span of three thousand years of history in which various forms of religious experience took shape and grew into a wide and rich variety of myths and cults, beliefs and practise, doctrines and disciplines, which have nurtured millions of Hindus throughout the ages. The exact ides of Hinduism is hard to define since the beliefs and practices of the Hindus differ greatly from one period of history to another, and within a given period, from one region to another, and within a given region, from one class of society to another. In its traditional form the chief distinguishing features of its development are Vedism, Brahmanism, classical Hinduism, Sectarian Hinduism, Medieval Hinduism, Modern Hinduism and Contemporary Hinduism. These developments should not be considered as water-tight compartments, for they merge into one another. Hinduism has shown in its long history a marked propensity to assimilate rather than exclude various religious currents which once used to be considered alien to its own orthodoxy; this feature divides sharply Hinduism from other religions, for example, from Islam and to a certain extent at least in its beginning, Judaism; These religions in their strict form reject as false all other religious beliefs and practices.
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according action Agni appears attain becomes Bhagavad-gitā bhakti birth body born Brahman called cause comes concentration consciousness consists death deity described desire devotion dharma divine duty earth eternal evil existence experience faith final fire four fruits give gods heart heaven Hence highest Hindu Hinduism human hymns Ibid idea immortal incarnation individual Indra kind knowledge Krishna leads liberation light living Lord Mahābhārata manifest mantra material matter māyā means meditation mind moral mystical nature object obtain offering one's origin performed person possesses practice prayer priest pure realization recitation regarded religion religious Rig Veda rites ritual sacred sacrifice sages salvation sense soul spiritual stage supreme teaching term texts thee things thinking thou thought tion transcendent true truth understand universe Upanishad various Vedic verse Vishnu whole worship yoga