Indian religions
Indian religions are the religions that originated in the Indian subcontinent; namely Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism. These religions are also classified as Eastern religions. Although Indian...
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New York's Sikh police officers to replace hats with turbans
New York introduces rule allowing Sikh police officers to wear turbans instead of traditional hats.
Animated Map Shows How Religion Spread Around The World
Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are five of the biggest religions in the world. Over the last few thousand years, these religious groups have shaped the course of history and had ...
Neuroscience Backs Up The Buddhist Belief  That “The Self” Isn’t Constant, But Ever-Changing
While you may not remember life as a toddler, you most likely believe that your selfhood then—your essential being—was intrinsically the same as it is today. Buddhists, though, suggest that this is ju...
Understanding The Chakras Of Planet Earth
The chakras of the earth are perfectly aligned with our own. As she awakens, so do we. In the same way we have energy bubbling up from the lowest chakra, called Mooladhara in Sanskrit, or simply the r...
25 Quotes From Buddha That Will Change Your Life
Between the 6th and 4th century BCE, a man named Siddhārtha Gautama began to turn heads in Eastern India with his profound spiritual wisdom. He was given the name “Buddha”, which literally means “The...
3000 Year Old Indian Sacred Texts Mention Gravity, Way Before Newton
Did Newton discover Gravity? As we have been thought in school? Or is there a possibility that people, thousands of years ago had knowledge of gravity and other natural phenomena, way before we though...
The symbol of the Swastika and its 12,000-year-old history
The swastika is a symbol used by of one of the most hated men on Earth, a symbol that represents the slaughter of millions of people and one of the most destructive wars on Earth. But Adolf Hitler wa...
China accuses Dalai Lama of 'profaning' Buddhism by signalling end to reincarnation
A bizarre dispute involving the Dalai Lama and the Chinese Communist Party has broken out at China's annual meeting of parliament.
10 Most Amazing Temples in the World
More than a quarter of all people in the world belong to Eastern religions, which include Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, and Taoism. These people worship in temples, which are architecturally as diverse...
Mummified Monk Inside Buddha Statue Meditating Forever, CT Reveals
A mummified monk was found meditating inside a Buddha statue, according to Robs Webstek. Although it was already known that a skeleton was inside the relic, the
The Fo-sho-hing-tsan-king, a life of Buddha
The life of Buddha 1883, translated from Chinese by Samuel Beal
Sikhism
What is Sikhism?
Historical Vedic religion
The religion of the Vedic period (also known as Vedism, ancient Hinduism, Brahmanism and Vedic Brahmanism) was the religion of the Indo-Aryans of northern India. It is a historical predecessor of mode...
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History of Hinduism
Hinduism comprises a wide variety of related religious traditions native to India. Its history overlaps or coincides with the development of religion in India since the Iron Age, with some of its trad...
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Vedas
The Vedas (/ˈveɪdəz, ˈviː-/; Sanskrit: वेद véda, "knowledge") are a large body of texts originating in ancient India. Composed in Vedic Sanskrit, the texts constitute the oldest layer of Sanskrit lit...
Upanishad
The Upanishads (/uːˈpænɪˌʃædz, uːˈpɑːnɪˌʃɑːdz/; singular: Sanskrit: उपनिषत्, IAST: Upaniṣat, [upəniʂət̪]; plural: Sanskrit: उपनिषदः) are a collection of texts in the Vedic Sanskrit language wh...
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Brahmana
The Brahmanas (/ˈbrɑːmənə/; Sanskrit: ब्राह्मणम्, Brāhmaṇa) are a collection of ancient Indian texts with commentaries on the four Vedas. They are primarily a digest incorporating historical, records,...
Vedanta
Vedanta (/vædɑːntə/; [ʋeːd̪aːn̪t̪], Devanagari: वेदान्त, Vedānta) or Uttarā Mīmāṃsā is one of the six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy. The term veda means "knowledge" and anta means "end", and o...
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Astika and nastika
Āstika (Sanskrit: आस्तिक), literally means "there is, there exists". Nāstika (नास्तिक) literally means "not Āstika". These words are also concepts used to classify and contrast Indian philosophies...
Hindu philosophy
Hindu philosophy is traditionally divided into six āstika (Sanskrit: आस्तिक "orthodox") schools of thought, or darśanam (दर्शनम्, "view"), which accept the Vedas as authoritative texts. Four oth...
Buddhism and Hinduism
Hinduism and Buddhism, have common origins in the Ganges culture of northern India during the so-called "second urbanisation" around 500 BCE. They have shared parallel beliefs that have existed side b...
Adi Shankara
Adi Shankara (pronounced [aːd̪i ɕəŋkəɾə]; early 8th century CE) – also known as (Adi) Shankaracharya and Shankara Bhagavatpada, spelled variously as Sankaracharya, (Ādi) Śaṅkarācārya, Śaṅkara Bha...
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Charvaka
Cārvāka (Sanskrit: चार्वाक), originally known as Lokāyata and Bṛhaspatya, is one of the heterodox schools of Hinduism, that rejects supernaturalism, emphasizes materialism and philosophical scepti...
Shramana
Sramana (Sanskrit: श्रमण Śramaṇa; Pali: समण samaṇa) was a non-Vedic Indian religious movement parallel to but separate from the historical Vedic religion. The Śramaṇa traditions such as Jainis...
Gautama Buddha
Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhārtha Gautama, Shakyamuni, or simply the Buddha, was a sage on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. He is believed to have lived and taught mostly in eastern India...
Mahavira
Mahavira (599 BCE–527 BCE), also known as Vardhamana, was the twenty-fourth and last tirthankara of Jainism. Therefore, although Mahavira is widely regarded as the founder of Jainism, he is more prope...
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