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Hinduism   Listen
noun
Hinduism, Hindooism  n.  The religious doctrines and rites of the Hindus; Brahmanism.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Hinduism" Quotes from Famous Books



... for legitimizing custom there are reasons of higher import for the consecration of religion Consider this point, not in general and according to a vague notion, but at the outset, at its birth, in the texts, taking for an example one of the faiths which now rule in society, Christianity, Hinduism, the law of Mohammed or of Buddha. At certain critical moments in history, a few men, emerging from their narrow and daily routine of life, are seized by some generalized conception of the infinite universe; ...
— The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 1 (of 6) - The Ancient Regime • Hippolyte A. Taine

... Daoism, Hinduism, Christianity, Sikhism; note - in addition, Shamanism is practiced in ...
— The 2000 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

... castes. The sayings of Yudhishthira on this subject, in reply to the questions of the great serpent, in the Arannya Parva of the Maha-Bharata, and of Manu, on the same point, are well known and need nothing more than bare reference. Both Manu and Maha-Bharata—the fulcrums of Hinduism—distinctly affirm that a man can translate himself from one caste to another by his ...
— Five Years Of Theosophy • Various



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