Hindus And Spiritualism

Hinduism can be defined as a compilation of philosophical beliefs, traditions, cosmology, shared practices, rituals and mythology. It is believed to have started in India more than 4000 years ago from where it spread to the rest of the world. It is the oldest and the third largest religion on earth with a staggering 16 percent of the total global population. Hinduism can also be defined as an eternal way of life owing to its adoption of many religious ideas and the belief that its origin goes beyond the human history.

In Hinduism, the role of each member of the family, in the social, spiritual and traditional aspect is well defined. However, as is human nature, there are times when doubt on the marriage and the future creeps in. Questions on whether one is ready, whether it is the right time to get married, whether the identified partner is the right one, whether the families will get along and whether one will have a happy marriage always creep in. In such instances, praying for guidance and consulting the elders is the norm. However, the modern society offers other options in such instances.  A great way to gain clarity on the situation and achieve peace of mind is by consulting a renowned psychic such as Michele Knight. A detailed online psychic reading will give you an idea on what to expect and assist you in making the right decision.

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Common Hinduism Beliefs

Hindus believe in various universal laws including the law of cause and effect, also referred to as Karma, the continuous cycle of life - life, death and reincarnation. They also believe that all living creatures have a soul and that this soul is part and parcel of the supreme soul. The end result is to eventually be part of the supreme soul through salvation that brings to an end the cycle of rebirth. Hindus share the belief that an individual's thoughts, past and current actions have a direct effect on future lives. Therefore, they strive to be as morally upright as possible and to adopt a code of conduct that will have positive effects on their future.

Hindus worship a divinity called Brahman but they also recognise gods and goddesses since they believe that there are several paths to reach Brahman. As a religion, it prescribes certain everlasting duties that include self-restraint, honesty, compassion, patience, virtuous living, forbearance as well as refraining from injuring other living beings.  As such, the cow is considered a sacred animal and most Hindus are vegetarian.  However, there are those who eat meat but abstain from eating beef and pork.

Hinduism and Marriage

Marriage remains one of the most important aspects of Hinduism. It is believed that a man is not complete without a wife and offspring and that marriage is not only an obligation to the ancestors but also a spiritual duty. This means that marriage in Hinduism is not designed for the gratification of personal needs but those bestowed upon its followers both by traditions and religion. In addition to this, Hindus believe that marriage is the union of two families as opposed to two individuals and this has increased the prevalence of arranged customary marriages over the years.