never founded by one. Indus River divides the Indian Peninsula from
the Mediterranean region. The followers of Islam... who repeatedly
attacked India from the West used to cross the Indus River before
entering India. The always pronounced H for I! With passage of time
they started calling people living across the Indus as Hindus.
is governed by the doctrine of Dharma. Hinduism is also known as
Sanatana Dharma... something that exists from times immemorial.
Truly Hinduism exists from times immemorial... the prime reason
why India is the spiritual master of the world. Dharma can be defined
as, "Your right to do what is just and right and not what was
any religion came into being... the time when Mahavira was not yet
born... existed Dharma and only Dharma. Dharma is the elixir of
life like the sap that exists in a tree. In the absence of Dharma
the society could not have sustained on its own.
is only after advent of Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ and Prophet Mohammed
that religions came into being. What about 2600 years ago when religion did not
exist at all?
the Vedic times life was primarily governed by the four Vedas... the Rig Veda,
Sama Veda, Yajur Veda and Atharva Veda. It was a time of rituals... for every
occasion there was a sacrifice.
appease gods in whatever form was the necessity of the day. Vedas are Hindu revelations
that are considered direct dictates from God. Through the process of Shruti any
enlightened person can invoke the wisdom of the Vedas from Almighty God.
literally mean... the spoken word! At the time of Vedas there was no Lipi (the
written form of communication)... everything percolated from the spiritual master
(guru) to the student (shishya) through verbal communication.
followed Lord Krishna thousands of years after! In the times of Lord Krishna...
even scholars were finding it difficult to assimilate the teachings of the voluminous
Vedas. For the wisdom to reach the masses, Lord Krishna gave the gist of the Vedas
to the humanity in form of the doctrine of Bhagavad Gita.
that is worth knowable in the whole of Cosmos is contained in Bhagavad Gita. The
knower of Bhagavad Gita becomes one with God.
Gita is the most sacred document of Hinduism... the doctrine presented to mankind
by Lord Krishna. For a serious seeker of spirituality... assimilating the pearls
of wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita is sufficient to gain enlightenment (kaivalya
jnana) and finally salvation (moksha). Thereafter it is a straight journey to
the kingdom of God (aka Vaikuntha in Hinduism).
Essay by: Vijay
Kumar "Atma Jnani"
Kumar... The Man who Realized God in 1993 on name of the Founder of Hinduism.
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