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Introduction to Hinduism. Aim: To know three facts about Hinduism by the end of this lesson. . Take two minutes to write down all the things you know about Hinduism. If you don’t know anything, what would you like to know? . Some facts about Hinduism. It is the main religion of India.

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    1. Introduction to Hinduism Aim: To know three facts about Hinduism by the end of this lesson.

    2. Take two minutes to write down all the things you know about Hinduism. If you don’t know anything, what would you like to know?

    3. Some facts about Hinduism It is the main religion of India

    4. One of the worlds oldest religions It is over 3000 years old

    5. There is not one founder or starter of the religion like Christianity or Islam. There are around 900 million Hindus in the world today and 559,000 in the UK making it the third largest religion in the world.

    6. Key points in Hinduism The central belief is that of reincarnation and Karma Moksha is the liberation (or release) of the human’s soul from suffering back to Brahman. Dukkha – is the process of rebirth and suffering that all Humans experience.

    7. What is Karma?

    8. Karma Karma is cause and effect This means that every action leads to a consequence FOR EXAMPLE: if you misbehave you get a detention OR if you smile at someone, they might smile back and you will both feel happier GOOD KARMA = good actions BAD KARMA = bad actions

    9. What is reincarnation?

    10. Reincarnation Hindus believe that when the body dies, the soul is born again in a new body. The soul is called the ATMAN. If you have lived a good life you will be reincarnated as something better, like a soldier or a priest. If you have lived a bad life you will be reincarnated as something worse, like a servant or even an animal.

    11. BRAHMAN BRAHMA VISHNU SHIVA DESTROYER PRESERVER CREATOR ONE GOD – MANY FORMS Known as the Trimurti Tri = three Murti = image