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Hinduism and Buddhism. WHI.4c. Essential Learning. Hinduism was an important contribution of classical India . Hinduism influenced Indian society and culture and is still practiced in India today. Beliefs and Traditions. Belief in many forms of one God

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essential learning
Essential Learning
  • Hinduism was an important contribution of classical India.
  • Hinduism influenced Indian society and culture and is still practiced in India today.
beliefs and traditions
Beliefs and Traditions
  • Belief in many forms of one God
  • Reincarnation: Rebirth based upon karma
    • Karma: Knowledge that all thoughts and actions result in future consequences
beliefs and traditions1
Beliefs and Traditions
  • Vedas and Upanishads:
    • Sacred writings
    • Epic Poems and History
  • Spread along major trade routes
four goals of hindu faith
Four Goals of Hindu Faith
  • Dharma: Obedience to moral and religious law
  • Artha: Pursuit of honest success
  • Kama: Enjoyment of world around you
  • Moksha: Salvation of the Soul
  • A proper balance of dharma, artha, and kama



other traditions
Other Traditions
  • Arranged Marriages
    • Into Nepal: A Journey Through the Katmandu Valley
      • Budanilkantha: Hindu Wedding (18:00)
  • Buddhism became a major faith when Asoka sent missionaries throughout Asia.
  • Asoka’s missionaries and their writings spread Buddhism from India to China then to Korea and Japan.

“The Enlightened


beliefs and customs
Beliefs and Customs
  • Founder: Siddhartha Gautama (modern day Nepal)
    • (Buddha)
  • Four Noble Truths
  • Eightfold Path to Enlightenment
  • Rejects the caste system
four noble truths
Four Noble Truths
  • All life involves suffering
  • Desire is the cause of suffering
  • Eliminate desire will eliminate suffering
  • Live a disciplined life in accordance to the Eightfold Path
  • Escape from reincarnation into perfect spiritual independence