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Hinduism vs. Christianity. Mai Xee Yang. Visit www.worldofteaching.com For 100’s of free powerpoints. Hinduism. Also known as The Sanatana Dharma Hinduism is a way of life, not a religion. Third most popular religion Believe in one God reincarnated into different forms

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Hinduism vs christianity

Hinduism vs. Christianity

Mai Xee Yang

Visit www.worldofteaching.com

For 100’s of free powerpoints


Hinduism

Hinduism

  • Also known as The Sanatana Dharma

  • Hinduism is a way of life, not a religion.

  • Third most popular religion

  • Believe in one God reincarnated into different forms

  • Follow The Vedas


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Hinduism

  • A Hindu’s goal is to become free from continuous reincarnations.

  • Three ways to end the cycle of reincarnation

    • Be devoted to any of the Hindu God or Goddesses

    • Mediation. Acknowledge life as an illusion and realize that Brahman is the only real thing

    • Dedicate oneself to various religious ceremonies


The vedas

The Vedas

  • Religious text also called Shruti

  • Arranged into four parts

    • The Samhitas

    • The Brahmanas

    • The Aranyakas

    • The Upanishads


Hinduism vs christianity

Three Majors Gods

Brahma (Creator)

Vishnu (Preserver)

Shiva (Destroyer)

Three Major Goddess

Saraswati (Knowledge)

Lakshmi (Wealth)

Parvati or Shakti (Power)

Gods

Hindus believe in only one God, Brahman, but they worship other reincarnations of Brahman. There are 300,000 different reincarnations of Brahman.


Shiva vishnu

Shiva Vishnu


Celebrations

Celebrations

Hindus celebrate different holidays depending on which God they worship.

Maha Shivarathri

Holi

Ramnavami

Dusserah

Diwali


Benares

Benares

  • The holiest city in India

  • Shiva’s city

  • Heaven touches the Earth

  • Any Hindu who dies here goes straight to Heaven


Kumbh mela

Kumbh Mela

“Pilgrims plodded for months in heat to get here, worn, poor and hungry but sustained by unwavering faith”

-Mark Twain 1885-


Sadhus

Sadhus

  • “Holy Men”

  • Renounce the world

  • Abstain from sex

  • Cut of family ties

  • No possessions

  • No home

  • Guru


Christianity

Christianity

  • Primary religion in England

  • Established after the sixteenth century

  • Believes in one God- Jesus Christ

  • Follows the Bible


Jesus christ

Jesus Christ

“I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

  • Son of God

  • The all-powerful and

    all-knowing Creator

  • Loves us but hates sin

  • God forgives sinners

  • Christians have eternal life


Holidays

Holidays

  • Christmas- celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ

  • Mummers

  • Easter- celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ


Church of england

Church of England

  • Consist of 16,000 churches

  • Divided into two province

    • Canterbury in the South of England

    • York in the North

  • Led by Bishops, but Govern by the General Synod

  • Public center for the community

  • Offers voluntary activities

  • Sunday is a “holy-day”


Women bishop

Women Bishop

The Church of England’s General Synod gave women the right to take up positions in the Church as bishops. –July 2005-


Similarities

Similarities

Christianity and Hinduism

  • Believe in only one God

  • Follow a written book

  • Pray

  • Goals: to be one with God


Differences

Christianity

Worship God on Sundays

Bishop

Believe in only one life

Hinduism

Daily worships

Sadhus

Believe in reincarnation

Differences


Resources

Resources

  • http://www.hindu.dk/english/whatis.htm

  • http://www.santas.net/englishchristmas.htm

  • http://www.christiananswers.net/christmas/home.html

  • http://www.religioustolerance.org/main_day4.htm

  • http://www.ucc.org/children/principle.htm

  • www.karlgrobl.com/Sadhus/

  • http://website.lineone.net/~yogs/saraswati.htm

  • http://www.indiaplaces.com/india-pilgrimages/hinduism.html


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