Hinduism is considered the oldest religion in the world. But first of all, it is necessary to clarify that it is not a religion in the Western sense. Hinduism refers to a vast number of spiritual traditions and practices that originated in India. Beyond the rituals and religious practices that often make up the visible part, Hinduism is a deep and complex philosophy of life, as its fundamental teachings are focused on self-realization or transformation of the mind.
The most valuable and important aspect is that these teachings go beyond the personal beliefs of each individual. No matter what you believe or what you believe in, or whether you consider yourself a spiritual person or not, Hinduism offers tools whose goal is that the person reaches peace or inner well-being, a true psychology of personal development that has a large number of lessons and practices, so that everyone can find the ones that best suit their needs, since each person’s path is unique.
Gods and Goddesses of Hinduism
One of the most striking and fascinating aspects of Hinduism is its vast and rich pantheon of gods and goddesses. These deities are much more than simple objects of worship, their mythology and symbolism hide profound teachings about the human being.
Currents or Schools of Thought
As we have already mentioned, within Hinduism there are several traditions or schools of thought. Each of them has its own particular characteristics and points of view. The two best known are Advaita Vedanta and Yoga (which in turn is divided into a huge number of branches)
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