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  1. Hinduism

  2. Background • Founder • Aryan People 2000 B.C. (Wrote most of Vedas) • Location • Indus River Valley • Main Text/ Writings • Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagad-Gita

  3. God or Gods? • Over 330 Million Gods in Hindu Culture • Everything is God and God is part of Everything • Gods do a certain task • One Hindu may pray to 30 or more different Gods • Vishnu- (Most popular) Savior Hero • Shiva- Goddess of fertility

  4. Does Hinduism Have a Savior?Do they believe Jesus is the Son of God? • Jesus Christ…… Savior or Man? • It is a Cycle Path vs. a Path Through a Savior

  5. Beliefs on the Holy Spirit • Hindus do not believe in a power like the Holy Spirit. • Gods do their work in the flesh. • Following the Dharma allows you to go up in Spiritual Rank.

  6. How to Be Saved. • Means to an End? • Find the Divine Nature. • Caste System. • Not formally Used • Still informally practiced

  7. After Death • Samsara=Cycle of Time + Karma. • Reincarnation • Karma=life actions • Moksha • Divine Nature • Inner Peace in the Infinite

  8. Other Interesting Facts • 900 Million Followers • 4th Largest World Religion • Need for Male Heirs • Yoga • 2 Parts