What are the countries of origin for Hinduism?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Understand the true purport and meaning of hinduism and thy shall gain the pearls of wisdom!
Hinduism: can be best defined as Sanatana Dharma... something which exists from times immemorial. Hinduism does not have a beginning... it exists ever since Humanity came into existence. The bane of Hinduism is Dharma... which also forms the base of all Religions existing on Mother Earth. No Religion can ever survive without a Dharma. Dharma is the root of all Religions. Why?
Talking of Jainism we cannot understand the basics without delving into the Life of the 24th Tirthankara Bhagwan Mahavira. It was only in the time of the 24th Tirthankara Bhagwan Mahavira that Jainism rightly came into existence. Whatever form of Jainism existed before the 24th Tirthankara was limited to the Spiritual Masters only. All that was knowable to these Spiritual Masters was not available to the masses for the prime reason that the intellect of a common man was not as developed as was required to fathom the depths of the Sacred Wisdom we know as jaina doctrines.
During the times of Bhagwan Mahavira... the common masses came to understand what was being taught by the masters of the era. Gradually as the momentum picked up... the followers of Jaina doctrine came to be known as Jains and the following Jainism. Before Bhagwan Mahavira the existence of Jainism as such did not hold good as it was only limited to the Spiritual Masters of the day.
Similarly, the Teachings of Gautama Buddha came to be known as Buddhism and its followers Buddhists. Buddhism is also known as the eightfold path. Gautama Buddha advocated the eightfold path also known as the middle path for he realized that not while living in the family and nor while attempting the Life of the dense forests could one gain knowledge of the Sacred Scriptures. He advocated maintaining a balance between the two and advised the common man to take the middle path. Neither getting totally immersed in family Life nor practicing austere practices to its extreme.
We need to understand that before the advent of Gautama Buddha... there was nothing we can call as Buddhism. The Teachings of Gautama Buddha primarily form the core Teachings of Buddhism. The existence of Buddhism Religion... the following of Gautama Buddha came into being only after the advent of Gautama Buddha.
In Christianity also, the core Teachings of the Bible contain the Essence of the Teachings of Jesus Christ and his trusted followers. Before the advent of Jesus Christ nothing existed on Mother Earth we could call as Christianity. The following of Jesus Christ is known as Christianity and the followers Christians. More on hinduism here- http://www.godrealized.com/Hinduism.htmlSource(s): http://www.godrealized.com/Hinduism.html
- 1 decade ago
Rather than being a religion with a single founder (Such as the Prophet Mohamed, peace be upon him, founded Islam), Hinduism is an amalgamation of several spiritual texts (the most ancient of which are the Vedas). Geographical origination of the religion is attributed to the Indian subcontinent.
Current countries with large Hindu Populations currently include modern India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and Malaysia.
- greenhornLv 71 decade ago
Hinduism is believed to have originated from the broad region which is today spread over India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. The followers of Hinduism are called Hindus and they are now spread all over the world. The current majority of Hindus is however found mostly in India and Nepal, with minority in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Thailand.
- XYZLv 71 decade ago
Practice? India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bali, Fiji, Guyana, and not many other places (except where immigrants from the above countries live).
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- maggiepirsqLv 41 decade ago
India, along with Pakistan and Bangladesh, both of which used to be a part of India.
- elk312Lv 51 decade ago
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Primarily India and that surrounding area
- 666K9Lv 41 decade ago
Too many too list here try googling it. India and Pakistan are two big ones though.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
India is one of them lol. Hmm... possibly others in the middle east. But not to confuse them with Islam/Muslim religion.
- 1 decade ago
India and surrounding countries....