basic principle of Hindu religion is the belief in one Supreme Being
who may be worshipped as a formless entity or in any of the several
hundreds of forms as His manifestations or incarnations according
to ones own faith and belief. Unlike some other religious faiths,
Hinduism does not force a teaching with a dogma without reasoning.
It never says "Your belief is wrong, to follow that is a sin," or
"If you do not pray in the way I say, God will not accept you or
elevate you to His Heaven." Hindus believe that God accepts your
prayers in every form you worship Him.
do not believe in a judgment day or a punishment in a "Hell". They
believe that every soul has to go through some suffering for their
wrong deeds as their 'Karma' done by them in this or past
births due to their normal aspirations, desire, attachment and passion.
So the soul gets reborn again and again to purify itself by its
good Karma and ultimately reaches "Moksha"
which is union with the Almighty God.
is a rare faith with very few "Do's and Don'ts" and gives wide choices
and variations in the faith. It is not a set of abstract philosophical
theories, unrelated to life, or a collection of religious dogmas
to be accepted with blind faith. Hinduism is not all theology and
prayers to God. It
combines both philosophy and religion, reasoning and faith, and
grounds for acceptance of that insight.
is also a set of rituals for daily living, a book of philosophical
teachings and a guide for standard behavior all through one's life
and beyond. Its mythology teaches the philosophy and morals to even
an illiterate person who cannot understand the teachings of Vedic
gives simple rules for daily living even for an uneducated person
who is able to follow a simple way of life without anxiety or fear.
It accepted all the beliefs and customs of several local tribal
communities in India and merged it with the Vedic teachings and
philosophy as one faith. The greatness of Hindu Religion is its
simplicity and its complexity at the same time.