Hinduism, the misunderstood religion

Nallusamy, Kanthasamy (2007) Hinduism, the misunderstood religion. In: 38th ICANAS (International Congress of Asian and North African Studies), 10-15 September 2007, Ankara, Turkey. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Hinduism is one of the world's oldest religions. This faith has faced many ups and downs during the passage of time. However, the theological and philosophical aspects of Hinduism together with the concept of God as the Almighty had made it easier to survive. But in recent times, Hinduism has been misunderstood not only by the followers of other faiths but some of the Hindus themselves. The basic concepts of God, Soul and Bondage or technically, pati, pacu and paca bave not be~n clearly understood. There is only one God but the concept of multiplicity has not been fully understood. The relationship of God with the soul and likewise the . relationship of the soul with mala or impurities also have been often wrongly interpreted. The concept of anava, karma and maya in the religion is to assist Hindus in the right path and not a hindrance to their life. This paper thus focuses on the various. aspects which the followers have misunderstood the religion. The practicality of the religion, especially during festivals and religious programs, often contradicts with the basic tenets of Hinduism. Motivational talks with the religious themes often tend to give false ideas which clearly not present within the framework of Hinduism. Such attempts may affect the purity and the sacred teachings of Hinduism.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Conference paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hinduism; Karma; Religion; Vedas; Bhakti
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Safri
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2020 00:52
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2020 00:52
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/25114

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