rise of the incarnation idea in Indian religion.
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rise of the incarnation idea in Indian religion. by Oswald Joseph Grainger

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Written in English



  • India


  • Incarnation -- Comparative studies.,
  • India -- Religion.

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LC ClassificationsBL510 .G7
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 149 l.
Number of Pages149
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5714020M
LC Control Number70270323

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The major religions that hold a belief in reincarnation, however, are Asian religions, especially Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikhism, all of which arose in India. They all hold in common a doctrine of karma (karman ; “act”), the law of cause and effect, which states that what one does in this present life will have its effect in the. Religion in India is characterised by a diversity of religious beliefs and practices. The preamble of Indian constitution states that India is a secular state. The Indian subcontinent is the birthplace of four of the world's major religions; namely Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and ing to the census, % of the population of India practices Hinduism, % adheres to Islam. Incarnation, central Christian doctrine that God became flesh, that God assumed a human nature and became a man in the form of Jesus Christ, the Son of God and the second person of the was truly God and truly man. The doctrine maintains that the divine and human natures of Jesus do not exist beside one another in an unconnected way but rather are joined in him in a personal. The idea is intricately linked to action (karma), a concept first recorded in the Upanishads. Every action has a reaction and the force determines one's next incarnation. One is reborn through desire: A person desires to be born because he or she wants to enjoy a body, which can never bring deep, lasting happiness or peace (ānanda).

  The idea of the transmigration of souls is also present in Hinduism. Generally speaking, a human soul evolves from incarnation to incarnation. Therefore, it is normal for a human soul to be born again and again only in human bodies until liberation. But there may be rare exceptions. This kind of re-incarnation however is not a general rule as found in India-born religions like Sanatana Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. Even before organised religions (except Hinduism) came into existence beginning with Buddhism, re-incarnation used to dominate philosophical thoughts and discussion in ancient Greece, china, and South America. In his delightful book, What the White Race May Learn From the Indian, George Wharton James summarizes the Amerindic philosophy of death. “The Indian,” he writes, “believes in immortality without any admixture of complex theological ideas. His is a simple faith which he accepts as he accepts life.   Today, the average per capita income of Indians is times that in India has moved from the so-called “Hindu rate of growth” of per cent to an average growth rate of 7 per cent per annum and higher in recent decades. State-led dirigisme has given way to a more open and liberalised state with the dominance of the market.

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