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Teachings of Hinduism

Query: Teachings of Hinduism... Basic Fundamentals of Hinduism


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What are the teachings of Hinduism... basic fundamentals of Hinduism? Hinduism teachings comprise of Hinduism revelations... the sacred Vedas (primary of which are Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda and Atharva Veda), the sacred Bhagavad Gita (doctrine given to mankind by Lord Krishna in battle of Mahabharata between Pandava and Kaurava Kings) and various Upanishads (independent treatises... composed by various sages and saints of different era)!

Teachings of Bhagavad Gita form core of Hinduism! In absence of teachings of Bhagavad Gita none world over could reach stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana)! In the present scientific age... wisdom contained in Vedas is not as applicable as was in yesteryears. In present times... path of jnana yoga... path of absolute wisdom was a sure shot method of reaching God!

Path of jnana yoga... absolute wisdom entailed contemplation on God Almighty via path of self enquiry... path of Neti (not this, not this) as preached and advocated by Maharishi Ramana (one who gained enlightenment in his lifetime)! In the present Kali Yuga, Dark Age... metal age path of rituals... path of religion carried no meaning!

Logistical reasoning was the only way of cutting across shackles of karma forever. Unless we developed an ability to cross-examine... cross question God Almighty on various issues of life... one never reached anywhere on spiritual path! Lying in shavasna pose of yoga when human beings indulged in path of Neti (not this, not this)... it expedited spiritual journey!

Teachings of Hinduism are of vital importance. Whatever is contained in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism does not exist in other religions of world. However whatever is contained in Jainism scriptures, Buddhist teachings, sacred books of Islamic Dharma... all exist in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism in totality!


Teachings of Hinduism... teachings of Bhagavad Gita form summum bonum of spirituality... epitome of spiritual pursuit. It is following teachings contained in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ and prophet Mohammed finally reached stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana)!

Most followers of Jainism may not agree on this point! Same is the case with most Buddhist followers! Even followers of Jesus Christ and Prophet Mohammed may not agree on this statement yet, absolute cosmic truths can never be belied! Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism contained truth and only truth. Following teachings contained in Bhagavad Gita one finally became knower of all... gained omniscience for all practical purposes!

From inception of life on mother earth existed teachings of Hinduism! Hinduism is the oldest of all religions existing on mother earth. In absence of Hinduism... in absence of teachings of sacred Bhagavad Gita... life on mother earth carried no meaning! Enlightenment just could not be gained via any other path other than detailed in Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism!


Religious teachings of Hinduism... Hinduism mythology does not play a vital role on path of pure spirituality! Still, importance of Hinduism mythology cannot be denied! To understand spirituality in all its glory... to reach God in present life time... stories as contained in Hindu mythology were necessitated! People understood spiritual terminology better through religious stories.

Primary of all Hinduism teachings that form core of life on mother earth is the acceptance of fact that we are primarily a cosmic consciousness on its cosmic journey of 8.4 million manifestations... an earthly life cycle of 96.4 million years! Every soul atman manifested life on mother earth to work out its karma... remove dross impurities within!

The moment complete dross impurities within soul atman removed... it regained its lost original pure prime pristine primordial form! The liberated soul atman... the purified soul atman finally entered abode of God... kingdom of God (termed Vaikuntha in Hinduism). The liberated soul atman entered kingdom of God only after human beings attained salvation (moksha)!


Gaining enlightenment and finally salvation is the ultimate goal of life for every human being! No matter what our goal in present life be... the cosmic goal of life for a soul atman always remained human beings reaching stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and finally salvation (moksha)! We may or may not travel spiritual path now... but ultimate goal of life always remained fixed!

Travelling spiritual path is not a necessity of manifest physical self... undertaking spiritual journey is necessitated for our soul atman... the spirit within! In absence of a body... no soul atman could purify self! Every soul atman needs a medium... an external body to purify itself! It is through a cycle of 8.4 million manifestations a soul atman finally reached cosmic end of life.

Hinduism major beliefs revolved around the fact that death did not exist in cosmic system. On mother earth after death of mortal body family weeps bereaved... on cosmic plane nothing much has happened... it was as simple as changing of guards at Buckingham Palace! Similar as student of class one jumps to class two... soul atman after death of body manifested a new one!


The doctrine of reincarnation as understood by most world over is flawed! When a soul atman is indestructible... can neither be created or destroyed... how could it rebirth! The explanation of reincarnation in various encyclopedias and dictionaries... birth of soul atman in a new body after death of present mortal body does not hold ground!

The entire journey of a soul atman... the entire lifespan of 8.4 million manifestations is one single journey of life... totally unbroken... unhindered! The moment death of mortal body occurs... the soul atman immediately manifested a new body based on residual balance of karma of that moment.

If the residual balance of karma demanded a soul atman manifesting form of a laborer in next life... one could not be born a Prince... no matter what! As per Hinduism facts and beliefs... crux of life always rested with doctrine of karma that acted as accountant general of cosmic system! The inscrutable laws of karma governed the journey of life of every living being on mother earth.


Whatever the residual balance of karma at the time of death of body... becomes the opening balance for next manifestation! The books of karma run on the same principle as balance sheet maintained by an accountant! Whatever the virtues of present life... the same get transferred to next life at the time of death of body!

After death of mortal body what transfers to next life are virtues earned! Nothing material transfers to next life... the next manifestation by our soul atman! It is through complex process of karma and evolution life moved ahead in cosmic life cycle. In absence of karma or evolution the whole cosmic system would simply remain inert... decay and die!

Amongst the most glorious Hinduism facts is the belief that apart from God Almighty nothing exists in cosmic system. God almighty... termed Brahman in Hinduism is one and only one. God Almighty... the cluster of all pure souls’ atmans in cosmos is the only truth of life! Broken down to basic building block of cosmos... every human being reduced to gaseous formation!


When viewed from senses point of view things appeared solid! Otherwise everything is but a cluster of atoms and molecules including human beings! As per doctrine of Maya (veil of illusion)... the whole creation exists only in thoughts of God Almighty! When present cosmos does not seem to have a boundary... how could it exist? If it has a boundary... then what beyond!

A soul is termed atman in Hinduism.

The moment we learnt to analyze precepts of cosmic system based on logistical reasoning... we gradually arrived at right truth! Similar as precepts contained in Bhagavad Gita can never be understood literally... nothing in sacred scriptures of Hinduism can be understood literally... it demands reading in between the lines!


In Hinduism beliefs... existence of God Almighty can never be disputed! As per Bhagavad Gita it is only when God Almighty (cluster of all pure souls’ atmans in cosmos at a given moment of time) explodes self... the present cosmos formed! God Almighty... the cluster of all pure souls atmans is that singularity which scientists world over talked of while discussing big bang theory.

God Almighty... the cluster of all purified souls atmans in cosmos at the time of big bang carried the volume of half a thumb! This magnificent cosmic primordial energy... the size of half a thumb unable to contain itself for long in its prime pure state again exploded with a big bang... giving rise to a new cosmos... a new journey of life!

All the basic fundamentals of Hinduism... primary teachings of Hinduism are contained in sacred Bhagavad Gita... the doctrine given to mankind by Lord Krishna! Lord Krishna was an avatar of his era (God manifest in human form)! The stature of an avatar as per Hinduism beliefs is much above that of a man God like Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ or prophet Mohammed!


Any human being world over wanting to reach God in present life needs assimilating pearls of wisdom contained in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism. The teachings of Bhagavad Gita can be followed by any human being belonging to any religion, faith our belief! For following teachings contained in Bhagavad Gita one need not convert to Hinduism ever!

The teachings of Bhagavad Gita have universal appeal! It is not the proprietary of Hindus alone. A serious seeker of spirituality belonging to any religion, faith or belief can ceremoniously follow teachings contained in Bhagavad Gita... reach end goal of cosmic life... 8.4 millionth manifestation when human beings gained enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and finally salvation (moksha)!

Travel of spiritual path is best detailed in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism. In absence of Bhagavad Gita none world over could gain enlightenment... no matter what! Teachings of Bhagavad Gita are totally based upon logistics... clear reasoning! One having absolute faith in God Almighty can definitely decipher teachings contained in Bhagavad Gita.


As per Hinduism teachings... travelling path of absolute truthfulness was another necessity of spiritual path! Unless we were truthful to core... we would never realize anything on spiritual path! Only by remaining truthful always and ever human beings finally hear the sweet small inner voice of our soul atman that seemed to come from within our heart!

Following the dictates of my soul atman... travelling spiritual path with absolute sincerity I finally reached portals of God Almighty in the wee hours of third of August 1993 when I realized God at 37 years of age! This is my last manifestation on mother earth. Having become a pure soul atman... the need to manifest another body now ceased to exist!

The moment I leave my mortal frame... I shall but attain salvation (moksha)! Throughout my life I have followed path undertaken by Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana... the two spiritual stalwarts who gained enlightenment in the last about 150 years amongst 7 billion people existing world over! Why not follow those who have already covered the journey?


Blessed are those who travel spiritual path! Spiritual path is reaching our true inner self... our soul atman... the spirit within! We as soul atman gaining absolute purity is ultimate goal of life! By establishing absolute control over five senses and mind... practising absolute celibacy for a period of 12 years in continuation... any human being world over can reach stage of enlightenment!

Teachings of Hinduism have no parallel in mankind. Why not follow a wisdom that has universal appeal! The original gist of Bhagavad Gita with English transliteration is available for mere $.60 (rupees 30/=) at most railway stations of India or directly from Gita press, Gorakhpur, India. Yet, how many people world over understood gist of Bhagavad Gita!

Essence of life lay in understanding underlying meaning of scriptural texts... only then could one expect to reach stage of enlightenment in present life!

Always there to clarify your queries (send your query),

Essay by: Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani" ... The Man who Realized God in 1993!

A to Z of Teachings of Hinduism explained in words everyone can easily understand and fathom. More on hinduism beliefs - hinduism major beliefs can be found at Essays Articles Hinduism ... Vijay Kumar - 11 Feb 2011.


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