What characteristics of early Hinduism set it apart from the monotheistic and polytheistic religious beliefs of ancient Mesopotamia?
Search the Internet and watch the video below.
Hindu pantheism suggests that all things in the universe are divine. To get a better understanding of Hindu beliefs, do some research.
Hinduism: The World’s Third Largest Religion: http://www.religioustolerance.org/hinduism.htm
Religions: Hinduism : http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/hinduism/
Religion & Spirituality: Hinduism : https://www.learnreligions.com/hinduism-4684846
video Crash Course – Hinduism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tpVZrsvK-k&feature=youtu.be
Respond in writing to the two following questions after exploring the sites above and watching the video.
two paragraph per question
1: What characteristics of early Hinduism set it apart from the monotheistic and polytheistic religious beliefs of ancient Mesopotamia? How might this view point affect one’s perception of nature? Of self? How does this approach to life differ from monotheism?
2: Would you agree with this statement from the Bhagavad-Gita – “Thinking about sense-objects will attach you to sense-objects.” How might such an anti-materialistic position affect one’s life? The culture at large?