REL 134 Week 2 DQ 4
REL 134 Week 2 DQ 4
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REL 134 Week 2 D04 What forms of devotion and spirituality are common in Hinduism Molly 2009 states that Hinduism involves the united worship of many gods with the belief of a single reality that is divine The term Hinduism can be misleading because Hinduism refers to a great number of different religious systems with an even greater number of deities and practices Some of the spiritual and devotional aspects of Hinduism include worshiping at idols or altars sacred ceremonies ritualistic prayers chanting sacri ces of drink and food and practicing positive karma There are also sacred texts important to Hinduism These are Rig Veda hymn knowledge Yajur Veda ceremonial knowledge Sama Veda chant knowledge and Atharva Veda the teacher s knowledge Some other ways that Hindu39s practice their religion can involve sitting in meditation for long periods of time breathing exercises sexual abstinence vows of silence fasting from sleep psychedelic plant ingestion and living in remote caves Some Hindu devotees will separate themselves from society in order to better focus on their meditations Other devotees may give sacri ces such as sexual abstinence and fasting from certain foods Molloy M 2009 EBOOK COLLECT0N Molloy M 2010 Experiencing the world T religions Tradition challenge and change 5th ed New York NY McGra W Hil
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