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Hinduism Life after Death I Description of Religion Hinduism is the oldest religion Truly though it can not be referred to as a religion but rather a set of beliefs and practices that differ from person to person There are no universally accepted beliefs or practices Each person has the freedom to explore and accept new ideas and concepts This is the crux of this religion The search for good karma dictates that Hindus let each live his or her own existence Statistically there are now over 700 million Hindus located mainly in Bharat India and Nepal Hinduism is referred to as Sanatana Dharma or the eternal faith which means that Hinduism is not strictly a religion It is based on the practice of Dharma the code of life which is sometimes referred to as what it right Since Hinduism has no founder anyone who practices Dharma can call himself a Hindu Hindus are often associated with a plethora of Gods but there is only one Absolute The Absolute is found in everything in life living or not and is referred to as Brahman It is not a he or a she It is not even called a God because to do so would give It a gender All things have Brahman as its source Because of this Hindus regard all things as sacred in their essence Although there are literally thousands of gods in the Hindu religion they all represent the many aspects of Brahman One may worship many deities many forms of Brahman Daily worship or puja to a Hindu is obligatory Worship is conducted to an idol made of gold silver bronze or even clay Those who can not even afford these worship the Gods in paintingspictures II Life Rules Hindus believe in reincarnation or samsara They see the individual as composed of two parts the jivatman and the atman The jivatman
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