A Bahá'í Glossary
Advanced
__________
 A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z 
 About     Appellations     Bibliographies     Calendars   Chronology     Contact   
 Diacritic Guide      Houses of Worship      Numbers      Pronunciation Guide      Site Map 
__________
Hindu
___________________
Hinduism is an Indian religion and dharma, or way of life, widely practised in the Indian subcontinent and parts of Southeast Asia. Hinduism has been called the oldest religion in the world, and some practitioners and scholars refer to it as Sanātana Dharma, "the eternal tradition", or the "eternal way", beyond human history.
Although Hinduism contains a broad range of philosophies, it is linked by shared concepts, recognisable rituals, cosmology, shared textual resources, and pilgrimage to sacred sites. Hindu texts are classified into Śruti ("heard") and Smṛti ("remembered"). These texts discuss theology, philosophy, mythology, Vedic yajna, Yoga, agamic rituals, and temple building, among other topics. Major scriptures include the Vedas and Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Āgamas. Sources of authority and eternal truths in its texts play an important role, but there is also a strong Hindu tradition of questioning authority in order to deepen the understanding of these truths and to further develop the tradition.
Wikipedia - Hinduism ]
__________
In Hinduism, Krishna is generally regarded to be the eighth or ninth avatar of the god Vishnu. ‘Abdu'l-Bahá, in one of his talks, mentioned Krishna as one of the ‘blessed souls' who ‘were the cause of the illumination of the world of humanity'.29 Shoghi Effendi has indicated that to Hindus Bahá'u'lláh is the reincarnation of Krishna.
[BD 134]
__________
Statements made:
  • Hinduism has been called the oldest religion in the world, and some practitioners and scholars refer to it as Sanātana Dharma, "the eternal tradition", or the "eternal way", beyond human history. (1st ¶ above)
  • In Hinduism, Krishna is generally regarded to be the eighth or ninth avatar of the god Vishnu. (¶ BD 134 above)
  • The Hindu Calendar started 16 Adar A.M. 659 (Krisna)
  • Based on the history of the manifestations, we know that they appear between 500 and 2500 years apart. (Calendars)
  • From this we can deduce that the first krishna appeared somewhere between 3500 to 22,000 years before Adam.
  • Jain tradition says first Krishna was about 80,000 years before Adam. (Krisna)
[ABG]
See also:
 
__________
 A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z 
 About     Appellations     Bibliographies     Calendars   Chronology     Contact   
 Diacritic Guide      Houses of Worship      Numbers      Pronunciation Guide      Site Map 
__________

Last Update:  
 
© 156 - 178 B.E. (A.D. 1999 - 2022)
Sponsored by
A Bahá'í Glossary Oelwein Bahá'í Group
__________
Hosting
provided by
Visitor Stats
provided by
Security
provided by
Search engine
provided by
Dream Host statcounter
Positive SSL freefind
__________