Hinduism is, however, an enormous religion without any central authority to say who or what exactly a guru is.
Hinduism directs its followers to spiritual teachers, who, according to traditional belief, are a necessary connection to God.
When he first attended Barsana Dham, he said, “I just felt like Hinduism was explained.”
They want Hinduism to be seen as the solution to the centuries of mess created by Muslim and British “foreign” rule.
Hinduism—the majority religion—does not have a strict creed or commandments.
With the large influx into India of Christian ideas it was to be expected that some impression would be made on Hinduism.
To a westerner Hinduism seems the greatest abomination of the earth.
In this respect Mahomedan domination has helped to strengthen the forces of resistance inherent to Hinduism.
But the cloud of Hinduism, lifted for a moment, rolled back heavier than ever.
It is the adherence to certain practices—rites and ceremonies—that Hinduism imperatively demands.
A religion of India that emphasizes freedom from the material world through purification of desires and elimination of personal identity. Hindu beliefs include reincarnation. (See Brahmins, pariah, Vishnu, and yoga.)
Note: Traditionally, Hinduism was linked to the caste system — a division of Indian society into several rigid groups, with members of a higher caste holding power over those of a lower.
Note: The sacred writings of Hinduism include the Vedas (which contain the Upanishads) and the Bhagavad Gita.