Diversity In Hinduism

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“Hinduism is a major religious and cultural tradition of South Asia, which developed in India after the coming of Aryans (about 1500 B.C.)” (A New Catechism, Catholic Faith for Adults, p.27). One of its principle philosophies includes the idea of freedom from materialism through purification of desires and the dismissal of personal identity. Reincarnation is also quite central to Hindu belief along with an array of other ideologies and attitudes. The idea and value of diversity embraces both acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique, and understanding and recognizing all of our individual differences. These can include an array of characteristics from race, ethnicity, and gender, orientation, including…show more content…
The main aim and objective of this essay is to enlighten you, the reader, about the topic of diversity and also to inform you about its Value- idea of Diversity in Hinduism. Diversity in Hinduism has been and remains a very provocative and interesting subject worldwide. What makes Hinduism diverse is that it is complex, multileveled and in many ways inconsistent. Hinduism is the world’s oldest active religion and it shares similar ideologies and traditions with various other religions. Hinduism is diverse in that it beholds similar traits to that of other religions but it is also completely unique in other facets of everyday life. The religion itself was not structurally formed at a specific time or period, in fact it informally generated over time. There is a sense of freedom and possibility about Hinduism, a value that…show more content…
Unfortunately, people not agreeing on the same religion can result in wars and conflict. This can be evident in poorer countries where they see no alternative but to kill the people who do not follow the same religion. “Diversity of ways reflects diversity of temperaments in Hindu society. This is the reason why Hinduism is host to a vast variety of different sects and movements. The acceptance of diversity of approaches is inherent in the pluralistic tradition of Hinduism.” The value of diversity in Hinduism is also optimized in the practice of the “ahimsa”. This is the attitude by which all Hindu’s partake in a non-violent approach to living and show respect for all human beings, plants and animals. This is a key example of how the diverse beliefs of Hinduism are valuable in a positive manner. In addition to this, Hindu’s embrace vegetarianism and honour the cow as a symbol of

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