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Praying God the Hindu Way

Praying God the Hindu Way

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Praying God the Hindu Way
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 Today the Modern Generation of Hindu born children, question the relevance of rituals we followedin the traditional Hinduism. With years of living in the World, many realise the Universe runs onwheel of Dharma which means that life goes on with action and reaction that many religions call it asretribution that we call as Karma. Unlike many religions Hinduism has given an opportunity toexpress and follow a system which suits any one that is what we call Hinduism, we have manychoices to follow and worship the God in many paths. The Hindu system has never imposed anyrestrictions on living or praying and allowed everyone to follow his own Dharma, however the toomuch perceived freedom has misunderstood by many younger generation, as we pass in life, werealise the God is almighty and eternal force that controls the world. Hinduism is a modern term, butit represents the ancient most living thought and culture of the world. The concept of 'Hindu-ism'(categorically termed 'Hinduism' in the narrow sense 'religion') being a single monolithic religion isrecent; The Hindu tradition consists of several schools of thought. Thus any definition of Hinduism issomewhat arbitrary and requires qualification. One such definition is "the followers of VaidikaDharma," or those who follow the religious teachings outlined in the Vedas and their corollarieswhich bound us millions of years. If you analyse the Hinduism in depth, the Hinduism is rightly calleda dharma that was evolved by the great rishi (sages and seers) of ancient India. It emphasizes thedharma (right way of living) rather than a set of doctrines, and thus embraces diverse thoughts andpractices. Hinduism has been called the "cradle of spirituality" and "the mother of all religions,"partly because it has influenced virtually every major religions. Some scholars view that Hinduismmust have existed even in circa 10,000 B.C. and that the earliest of the Hindu scriptures
the Rig-Veda
was composed well before 6,500 B.C. Yet, in spite of the fact that it first evolved more than5,000 years ago, Hinduism is also very much a living tradition. Many question why there are differentworships and paths to realise the God, Hindu Dharma recognizes that everyone is different and has aunique intellectual and spiritual outlook. It is not based on one single book or a set of dogmas; onthe contrary, it allows a great deal of freedom of thought, faith and worship. Hinduism is not a singlereligious faith system because it does not insist on any fixed set of doctrines. Therefore, it allowspeople to develop and grow at their own pace by making different margas (spiritual paths) availableto them. It allows various schools of thought under its broad principles. It also allows for freedom of worship so that individuals may be guided by their own spiritual experiences. The Hinduism unitesevery living creature with the power of word Atman, The Innermost Self, by achieving awareness of atman and its unity with Brahman; we attain not only happiness, but also moksha, or liberation. Butliberation from what? At one level, the liberation is from unhappiness, but the answer provided byVedanta Hinduism goes deeper: Many call it heaven we Hindus call it as Moksha, it is liberation froma chain of lives called samsara. Many of us are not satisfied with life in the materialistic world, manyof us are living in turbulent world not many are getting minimal justice, by the social system createdaround us, may not get answer the question?, however when we follow the principles of life, theHinduism describes Dharma as the natural universal law whose observance enables humans to becontented and happy, and to save himself from degradation and suffering. Dharma is the moral lawcombine
d with spiritual discipline that guides one’s life. Hindus consider Dharma the very
foundation of life. Atharva Veda describes Dharma symbolically: Prithivim Dharmana dhritam, that

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