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Beliefs Hinduism does not have a founder like other religions. Indians call it Sanatana Dharma Faith with no beginning or end. Some basic Hindu beliefs include Karma, Dharma, and Samsara. Karma is the sum of all good and evil in your life. The universe remembers every act we commit. Dharma is means you must do your duty and follow the law. It is the right way to live. Samsara is the cycle of life, death, and rebirth. Death is only the beginning of our reincarnation. If we followed our dharma and our karma was full of good actions, our soul will be reborn to a higher level.

Scripture Much of the information we have today comes from the ancient Vedas (Sanskrit for Knowledge). The Rig-Veda is a series of hymns and poems that were first memorized and recited by Brahmans or priests. Another famous story is the Ramayana. The epic tells the story of Rama and his battle with Ravana (a demon). Even today, Hindus celebrate Divali (row of lamps) to honor Ramas triumph over evil and the beginning of the new year.

Gods and Goddesses Hindus are polytheistic worshiping over 330 million gods/goddesses. There are 3 you should know: Brahma- the creator, Shiva (pictured) the destroyer, and Vishnu- the preserver. Hindus have the right to choose which god to worship because they believe there are many paths to righteousness. A famous quote from the Bhagavadgita says, All gods lead to God as rivers lead to the sea.

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Use the previous page and the videos to complete the following. Write complete sentences with specific details from the texts. DO NOT PLAGARIZE. PARAPHRASE USING YOUR OWN VOCABULARY. Be thorough in your answers. Input Charts are the primary source for Unit Exams (30% HISTORY category), use as study guide. YOUR ANSWER Karma is the sum of all good and evil in your life. The universe remembers every act we commit. 2.) EXTEND -- How does Karma influence how Karma can affect someones life because it makes someone lives their life under Hindusim? them think that they should either be really good, or lazy, and be really bad. 3.) What is Dharma? Dharma is means you must do your duty and follow the law. It is the right way to live. 4.) EXTEND -- How does Dharma influence how Dharma could affect someones life because they someone lives their life under Hindusim? learn how to follow strict rules and not be lazy. 5.) What is Samsara? Samsara is the cycle of life, death, and rebirth. Death is only the beginning of our reincarnation. If we followed our dharma and our karma was full of good actions, our soul will be reborn to a higher level. 6.) EXTEND -- How does Samsara influence how It could affect someones life because they would someone lives their life under Hindusim? be either happy or sad to die, depending on how well they did in life, if they were good, or bad. 7.) According to the video Hindu Beliefs, why Millions of Hindus go to Varanasi on the River do millions of Hindus go to Varanasi on the River Ganges each year because they come to pray in the Ganges each year? river. A bath in the river is said to purify the soul. 8.) According to the video Hindu Gods, explain Krishna is a significant figure in Hinduism because how Krishna is a significant figure in Hinduism? the main temple at mitura is dedicated to Krishna. The walls are cover with pictures, explaining his life. 9.) According to the video Family Life, provide Key aspects of Hindu family life are that kids touch key aspects of Hindu family life. their parents feet as a sign of respect. Grandparents stay with the rest of the family. They are against killing any animals forfood, especially the cow. Hindus pray to their favorite gods and goddesses. The god or goddess sits on the back of a tiger, fighting evil spirits. 1.) What is Karma? PROMPT

Jake Nordstrom 4-3-13 7 Input Chart