I understand this thread was developed by a person back in 2002. Luckily I know him. However, religion to me is a belief system. One is got to belief in something to be hopeful or hopeless, and be alive. I am Hindu, it's my belief and I take a pride in it. Of course every religion has its pros and cons. To me it's the most liberal religion in the WORLD. No Hindu to my knowledge has pursued somebody to join the religion or go to temple. It’s based on one’s on faith and understanding. I like the Darsan (philosophy) and the growth of Aathma through Karmic life. Did not want to sound so religious freak, but I trust my faith of being Hindu.
I am hindu and went to church couple of times. I didn't like to drink Jesus blood and I stop visiting church on regular basic. I frequently visit church if I don't have temple around. What I believe is that any religious place is good because they talk about good thing. But I am hindu by birth and I could not find any religion close to hinduism.
I eat beef and hinduism does not stop you eating meat. See, if you talk about Ram or Krishna they eat meat in some form. I don't believe you can eat goat mean not beef. If you have watched Ramayan recently telecast by Zee tV you will see the truch. Before the Rawan time people used to eat cow. There might be scarcity of cows or milk at any time and people though not to kill cow for the sake of milk. Other then that I didn't see any reason why cow should not be eaten while you can eat buffalo (MoMo).
I eat beef visit temple frequently. I prey god. I believe in god. I don't regred eating beef at all. So, this is modified version of hinduism what I follow or hinduism before the time of Ram.
Whatever way you think, I love hinduism and there is noway I am going to change. If someone thinks that I am not hindu since I eat beef then I have nothing to tell that person. The hindusm I follow is the vesrion before Lord Ram came to India.
a mixture of hinduism and buddhism like that of nepal is the best (for me personally).The hindu philosophy and spirituality and buddhist rational thinking compliment each other.
As for christinity, it is buddhism told by a jewish tongue. thats the core difference.but later on the teacher was transformed into son of a god by his 3-5 generations desciples just for the sake of gaining authority from a small sect ot a world religion. hence christiniaty was changed to church-inity.the christian commandants are literally same as buddhism
i dont like the bramhanism (the evil authority of the brahmins in hindu eligion)either that was prevalant from some time before buddha till date. these zealots brahmins corrupted the whole religion and civilisation for the sake of their authority.they made castes hereditary and abuse the illiterate castes,started a dogmatic ritualistic religious path and abused the general publics in the name of vedic authority.this was challenged by the buddha.
ps-christ learnt abt buddhism while in egypt after he fled jerusalem in fear of the romans.The word therapeuta comes from greek which was actually the theravadan medical teachers who were sent to egypt from the time of ashoka.jesus learnt thus buddhism and medical curing techniques like acupunture from them.
अहम ब्रह्मासमी ,बसुदैव कुटुम्बकम ,परोपकाराय पुन्याय पापाय परिपिडानम -that makes hinduism so cool.
Nothing is 100 percent good or bad...Hinduism might be boring sometimes or it might have too many gods to remember their names....but as a born hindu, u wanna respect it ...and in times of trouble, u will end up remembering shiva or krishna...Religion is not just a myth, but its a way of life ..........its a philosphy ...a way we live our lives in our culture...whether god exist or not, it's always beneficial for us to believe in something...as we are not GOD ourself (GOD means someone who has answer to life's all questions)....believing in GOD gives us hope and positivity in life .....else if u ask me there is no other truth than DEATH ITSELF .....that's the ultimate truth ..for we will all die one day.........so believe in something...and do good to others ...help others.....u dont have to try to convince the whole world what religion they should follow ....hinduism is a very complex religion....we gotta read hundreds of books to understand it properly.....so we can't judge this religion in this thread or with some articles....if u don't believe in anything, that's cool too ........If u are not religious, u can follow the human religion.
THE HUMAN RELIGION