Essentials Of Hinduism

Hinduism is the term often used for Hindu Dharma. The ancient name for Hinduism is Sanatan Dharma or Vedic Dharma. Whosoever wants to be a Hindu and follows the basic tenets of Hindu Dharma can be a Hindu. It is all-inclusive. The word “Dharma” is derived from the root “dhri”, which means to integrate, to uphold, to sustain. Dharma is the natural law; the law of being that governs this entire universe and all its components. Thus Dharma means ‘that which sustains you.’
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According to the VHPA, Hindus are all those who believe, practice, or respect the spiritual and religious principles and practices having roots in Bharat. Thus Hindu includes Jains, Buddhas, Sikhs and Dharmic...