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Exploring Hinduism: A Journey Through Ancient Texts

Updated: Apr 21

"Exploring Hinduism: A Journey Through Ancient Texts" A common characteristic of most of the religions is that they generally recognize the existence of a superhuman controlling power. This superhuman controlling power is commonly referred to as ‘God’.

A novel trait of Hinduism is that it is not known as to who founded this religion. It has been founded long, long ago by many unknown sages. It is said these ancient sages who discovered certain Truths, felt that these Truths which they learnt must have come from God. They considered these Truths so sacred that for a long time they did not put them in writing. These were learned by subsequent generation of sages only by hearing and not by reading. These are known as the Vedas. Called as Sanatana Dharma, the foundations of Hinduism are thus these eternal and super sensuous truths discovered by ancient Indian sages.

According to the teachings of the Vedas, there is one and only one God who is referred to as ‘Brahman’. It is said that by His mere will, Brahman manifests Himself as this universe. Hence, creation, preservation and destruction of this world are the three aspects of God. These three basic aspects of God are represented by the Trinity called as Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. The other gods and goddesses of Hinduism personify the various other endless powers and aspects of God.

If Hinduism believes that there is only one God, why is it that there are so many gods and goddesses in Hindu Religion? Who are these gods? Is there an anomaly or a contradiction? A simple answer to these questions is that for the purpose of worship of this Supreme power (called Brahman), Hinduism creates, permits and accepts several forms of God. Therefore, though these gods and goddesses appear to be different and independent, they are really facets of the same Supreme God. In Hindu Dharma, therefore, there are several gods or deities.

The religion has a vast collection of scriptures and texts that offer profound insights into spirituality, philosophy, and the human experience. These ancient texts were in Sanskrit language. They were passed down through generations, carrying with them the wisdom and teachings of sages and scholars.

Upanishads are a part of the Vedas. They are philosophical treatises which delve into the nature of reality, the self, and the ultimate truth. They offer profound meditations on the nature of existence and the interconnectedness of all beings. By exploring the teachings contained in the Upanishads, readers can gain a deeper understanding of the spiritual dimensions of Hinduism.

The Bhagawat Gita, which is a part of the epic Mahabharata, is a well-known revered text. It gives the concepts contained in the Upanishads in the form of a dialogue between Arjuna and Lord Krishna. It offers guidance on how to live a righteous life and find inner peace amidst the challenges of the world. It explores concepts such as duty, devotion, and the nature of the self, providing valuable insights that are still relevant in today's world.

At Dupleix Books, we aim to provide a unique experience in the world of literature and spirituality by showcasing digital literary content that allows readers to access a diverse range of ancient Hindu texts. Our platform offers e-books and audio books, making it convenient for readers to explore these texts in a format that suits their preferences.

Whether you are a young adult seeking to deepen your understanding of Hinduism or a curious reader interested in exploring ancient texts, Dupleix Books has something for you. Our collection of e-books and audio books on Hinduism, English, and Sanskrit Literature will take you on a journey of self-discovery and spiritual exploration.

Join us as we uncover the wisdom and spirituality hidden within these sacred texts. Let us embark on a journey through the ancient scriptures of Hinduism, immersing ourselves in the profound teachings that have shaped the lives of millions for centuries. Together, let us explore the depths of Hinduism and discover the timeless truths that lie within.

Visit Dupleix Books today and begin your journey through the ancient texts of Hinduism. Let the wisdom of the ages guide you towards a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you. Happy reading!

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