Hindu believes in Dharma, which are a set of divine rules for
every one to follow and live by these rules as established by
the Vedas. These laws existed even before the creation of this
universe, very much like the earth's gravity, and like all the
movements of the planets and stars and the properties of all matters
existed before the scientists 'invented' and discovered them.
The duties a person needs to perform to the society due to his
birth, his Guna, Ashrama and Varna is called "Swadharma".
Hindu believes in Karma, or Deeds and Action as prescribed by
the Divine, for each individual and their effects on the Soul
of each one. The Karma of activity of a person in this birth
as well as his previous births and also the effects of his ancestors
have an effect on the Soul in this birth and in future births;
their own life and their children and also on the ultimate liberation
of the Soul.
persons by their birth, are created to perform certain Karma that
they are expected to complete as their duty, before Liberation.
Every Hindu believes that they should perform these Karmas without
looking for its effects and "fruits" of these actions.
They should perform the actions and duty as an offering to God.
This is called Karma Yoga.
Every Hindu believes in One God, and its many forms and manifestations.
Every Hindu believes in Reincarnation of the Soul who is born
in this world again and again, to purify it self. They believe
in the indestructibility of the Soul of the individual (Jeevatma);
in reincarnation and in rebirth. They believe that the layers
of 'Upadhis' and attachment clothe the Soul. They believe in
the Soul traveling in an endless cycle of birth and death, going
between our world, Ancestral World and the world of celestial
beings or Heaven (Devaloka).
aim and purpose are to perform certain Karma and live according
to the Swadharma so that they can attain liberation and 'Moksha'.
They believe that the ultimate aim of the Jeevatma is to get liberated
from this cycle of rebirth, towards a union with God, the Great
Soul (Paramatma) of which each individual Soul (Jeevatma) is a
community has followed the Ancient Scriptures of the Hindu faith
closely as a way of life, even though it allowed questioning and
analysis with reasoning. The Vedas gave the philosophy, the rituals
and the Manthras to God in a Formless State through Knowledge.
However, most people understood less and less of the teachings
as years passed by, as few knowledgeable families kept these teachings
as "Sacred" and secret.