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Hinduism Hindu Myths

Discussion in 'Interfaith Dialogues' started by manjitbilkhu, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. manjitbilkhu

    manjitbilkhu
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    Wahe Guru Ji da Khalsa, Wahe guru Ji di Fateh.

    Sad sangat ji,
    Would you please tell us all the stories behind this hindu myths or rituals, like ringing bells in temples, taking bath in Ganges, offering water to sun and many many more such beliefs followed by people to find eternity. Is this things right in any context ?

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  3. Astroboy

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    ਨਾਮ ਤੇਰੇ ਕੀ ਜੋਤਿ ਲਗਾਈ (Previously namjap)
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    There are many layers in Hinduism and different eras had their own set of beliefs. Some of the writings/teachings in one era contradict the beliefs held in another era of time. Here's one verse which refutes the holy bathing practices:

    Katha Upanishad 1:3:6

    “Through the knowledge of the Soul, God, one is pure and clean constantly.” Neither by reading the book, nor by taking a bath at holy place one becomes pure. Inner purity is possible when one remains in constant touch with the Soul. Constant Soul-Consciousness is the real purity.
     

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