The deep reflections and experience of sages were
expressed in ‘darsanas’ (philosophical statements)
forms the basis of Hinduism. More than 5000 years
ago, sages living in India sought answers for the basic
questions that man has been asking.
~ To the Hindus, ‘Braham’ is the Supreme God He
is formless without ‘gunas’ (attributes), omnipotent
(all powerful) and omnipresent (present everywhere). On
the other hand, ‘Isvara’, who has form and ‘gunas’
(attributes), is manifested in the three main deities
called ‘Braham’, the creator; ‘Vishnu’, the
preserver; and ‘Shiva’, the destroyer.
~ Hindus believe that different parts of the Universe
are regarded as different forms of the Supreme God.
~ Hindus believe in ‘samsara’ (reincarnation)
and that the soul is eternal. According to the law of
Hinduism, if a person lives a good life, his future life
will also be good and may attain liberation if he carries
on with a righteous life. A soul that is liberated attains
union with Supreme God through the path of ‘Bhakti’
(Devotion), ‘Karma’ and ‘Jnana’ (Knowledge).
~ Some Hindu Scriptures: Braham Sutra, Itihasas, Puranas,
Gita and Vedas.