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Hinduism   Listen
noun
Hinduism  n.  
1.
The dominant religion of India; characterized by a caste system anud belief in reincarnation.
Synonyms: Hindooism.
2.
A complex of beliefs and values and customs including worship of many gods, especially the Trimurti composed of Brahma the Creator; Vishnu the preserver; and Shiva the destroyer.
Synonyms: Hindooism.






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"Hinduism" Quotes from Famous Books



... Hinduism" has been a real refreshment to me, in this investigation of the Indian consciousness of God in the world. The mastery of the Socratic-Platonic dialogue, the delicacy and freedom of the investigation, and the deep Christian and human spirit of this man, have attracted me more than all other new ...
— Chips From A German Workshop. Vol. III. • F. Max Mueller

... Parliament of Religions, held in Chicago in the year 1893, is an illustration of this statement. The dragon, the beast, and the false prophet met in "mutual confidence and respect," a "brotherhood" of religions. Theism, Judaism, Mohammedanism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Shintoism, Zoroastrianism, Catholicism, the Greek Church, and Protestantism in many forms—all these were represented. And the devotees of these religions met, as they said, "To unite all religion against all irreligion; to make the ...
— The Revelation Explained • F. Smith



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