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The Spiritual Dimension of Your Religion

On the surface, religions seem to cause a lot of discord, but in truth it is the people who create the division and disharmony. Every religion has a ritual and a spiritual dimension. It also has a worldly aspect, which is chiefly responsible for the negativity associated with it. Fortunately, the worldly dimension has a limited appeal and influence, although at times it can be the source of a major social or political upheaval. What sustains the religions are their spiritual and ethical dimensions. Since they are based upon eternal values that are timeless, they ensure their continuity and survival.

The Meaning and Significance of Namaskar or Namaste

Namaskar, Namaskaram or namaste is the commonest form of salutation in Hinduism. People use it to pay respects to others and to declare their devotion and reverence to gods. The most popular form of namaskar is to join both the hands in the presence of a person or a deity with reverential attitude. In doing so the person who is making the gesture may lower his head and bend his upper body to bow in submission.

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Symbols of Hinduism

Symbols are an important part of human vocabulary. They express and reveal what common words and natural language cannot, and add a new dimension of meaning and significance to the reality of things. Regarding Hindu symbols, Swami Sahananda, in his book of the same title, wrote thus, "Hinduism recognizes that all finite things are symbols of the infinite.

Essays on Karma

The doctrine of karma is common to all religions that originated in India. In a general sense, karma means any action that you may perform. In a philosophical sense, karma means the fruit of all actions that you perform, for which you are accountable. Karma is responsible for your suffering, rebirth, and bondage to the cycle of births and deaths.

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God and You in Hinduism

According to the Vedas, the Supreme Being (Isvara Brahman) is not a mere controller. He has numerous aspects both at the microcosmic and macrocosmic levels. He is indefinable and indescribable. Therefore, he is indeterminate and cannot be defined or formulated into a definitive concept.