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Hinduism




Hinduism originated over 3000 years ago. Hinduism claims to have many founders, teachers and prophets who claim first hand experience of God.

When Hindus promote the idea of spirituality as a principle rather than a personality, they call this Brahman.


Hinduism is one of the world's oldest religions, and has over 900 million adherents worldwide. Hinduism is not a single doctrine, and there is no single founder or teacher.

  • Hinduism originated around the Indus Valley near the River Indus in modern day Pakistan
  • It is over 3,000 years old
  • About 80% of the Indian population regard themselves as Hindu.
  • Hindus believe in a universal eternal soul called Brahman, who created and is present in everything.
  • But they believe worship other deities such as Ram, Shiva, Lakshmi and Hanuman, recognising different attributes of Brahman in them.
  • Hindus believe that existence is a cycle of birth, death, and rebirth, governed by Karma.
  • Hindus believe that the soul passes through a cycle of successive lives and its next incarnation is always dependent on how the previous life was lived.
  • The Vedas are the most ancient religious Hindu text and define the truth.
  • Hindus believe that the texts were received by scholars directly from God and passed onto generations by word of mouth.
  • Hindus celebrate many holy days, but the Festival of Lights, Diwali is the most well known.
  • The 2001 census recorded 559,000 Hindus in Britain, around 1% of the population.



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Jainism




Jainism is an ancient religion from India that teaches that the way to liberation and bliss is to live a life of harmlessness and renunciation.

The aim of Jain life is to achieve liberation of the soul.

 

Jainism is an ancient religion from India that teaches that the way to liberation and bliss is to live lives of harmlessness and renunciation.

The essence of Jainism is concern for the welfare of every being in the universe and for the health of the universe itself.

  • Jains believe that animals and plants, as well as human beings, contain living souls. Each of these souls is considered of equal value and should be treated with respect and compassion.
  • Jains are strict vegetarians and live in a way that minimises their use of the world's resources.
  • Jains believe in reincarnation and seek to attain ultimate liberation - which means escaping the continuous cycle of birth, death and rebirth so that the immortal soul lives for ever in a state of bliss.
  • Liberation is achieved by eliminating all karma from the soul.
  • Jainism is a religion of self-help .
  • There are no gods or spiritual beings that will help human beings.
  • The three guiding principles of Jainism, thethree jewels), are right belief, right knowledge and right conduct.
  • The supreme principle of Jain living is non violence (ahimsa)
  • This is one of the 5 mahavratas (the 5 great vows). The other mahavratas are non-attachment to possessions, not lying, not stealing, and sexual restraint (with celibacy as the ideal).
  • Mahavira is regarded as the man who gave Jainism its present-day form.
  • The texts containing the teachings of Mahavira are called the Agamas
  • Jains are divided into two major sects; the Digambara (meaning "sky clad") sect and the Svetambara (meaning "white clad") sect
  • Jainism has no priests. Its professional religious people are monks and nuns, who lead strict and ascetic lives.

Most Jains live in India, and there are reported to be around 4.2 million throughout the world.




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Jehovah's Witnesses




ehovah's Witnesses are members of a Christian-based religious movement probably best known for their door-to-door evangelistic work.

There are about 6.5 million active Witnesses in 235 countries in the world (2005), including 1 million in the USA and 125,000 in the UK.


Jehovah's Witnesses are members of a Christian-based religious movement.

The denomination was founded in the USA towards the end of the 19th century, under the leadership of Charles Taze Russell. The headquarters of the movement is in New York.

There are about 6.5 million active Witnesses in 235 countries in the world (2005), including 1 million in the USA and 125,000 in the UK.

Members of the movement are probably best known for their door-to-door evangelical work; witnessing from house to house, offering Bible literature and recruiting and converting people to the truth.

Although Christian-based, the group believes that the traditional Christian Churches have deviated from the true teachings of the Bible, and do not work in full harmony with God.

The traditional Christian Churches, for their part, do not regard the movement as a mainstream Christian denomination because it rejects the Christian doctrine of the Trinity, which it regards as both irrational and unbiblical.

Beliefs

Jehovah's Witnesses base their beliefs only on the text of the Bible and ignore "mere human speculations or religious creeds." They believe that the Bible is the Word of God and consider its 66 books to be divinely inspired and historically accurate.

Members reject the sinful values of the secular world and maintain a degree of separation from non-believers - they are "in the world" but not "of the world".

Witnesses do not celebrate Christmas or Easter because they believe that these festivals are based on (or massively contaminated by) pagan customs and religions. They point out that Jesus did not ask his followers to mark his birthday.

The church is strongly millennial and believes that humanity is now in the 'last days' and that the final battle between good and evil will happen soon.



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Posted: 11 November 2007 at 11:31am | IP Logged
Yeah did u guys know that there are also many Hindus in The Netherlands...!!!! Also around 1% Big smile

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Originally posted by #1EijazFan

Thnx 4 the topic.
its strange hw much info there is on islam in comparison to all other religions Confused Wink plus that is prolli 5 microsoft word pgs LOL
Love reafing about other religions, it is so interesting Smile

i agree..even though i am muslim but still i found it strange that u put too much info. about islam comparing ot the other religions..
by the wai..where did u copy all this??
its gona take me yearzzz to read it..lol

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Posted: 12 November 2007 at 9:49am | IP Logged

It's been said before too and I do not like repeating myself but PLEASE provide ALL the links from where you got your informationSmile

And i don't think it's fair that you provide so much information on Islam and nothing much on the other religionsConfused Either cut down on Islam or add other stuff for other faithsSmile at IF EVERYONE is treated EQUALLYTongue

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Posted: 12 November 2007 at 3:11pm | IP Logged

Originally posted by #1EijazFan

Wow, i'm being backed up here, feels good! lol
yh there are a lot of hindus worldwide..but mainly in India.
Hopefully it will increase over the years in UK and USA Smile

Some people don't know but... Suriname, Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago have alot of Hindus tooo...according Wikipedia. +-33% of Suriname is Hindu, +- 35% of Guyana and +- 22% of Trinidad & Tobago... isn't that cool....

In The Netherlands there are +- 215.000 hindus (according to Wikipedia)...

@#1EijazFan: the majority of Nepal and Bali (Indonesia) are Hindus too!

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Posted: 13 November 2007 at 4:15am | IP Logged

Originally posted by #1EijazFan

and yhh, bali has a lot of hindus-i have a lotta relatives there Smile

awesome... i wanna go there some day...Tongue

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