What is religion? what is the oldest religion? and do we really need it? those are the question and topic we always hear and talk about. we have 3 mains point that we will talk about:
I. What is Religion?
Religion is the belief and worship of superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or group of Gods. religion is an organized collection of beliefs, cultural system, and world views that relate humanity to an order of existence. many religion have many narratives, symbols and sacred histories that are intended to explain the meaning of life and/or explain the origin of life or the universe.
Do religion require us to believe in super natural being?
There are some Godless religion like Buddhism. Buddhism have no belief in super natural being or God. Buddhism seeks to reach a state of "Nirvana" following the path of Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama who went to the quest of enlightenment around the sixth century.
Following a Godless religion is a wrong?
Its up to you, if you want to believe single God or no god its up to you. in terms of different religion there is no right or wrong, because in the end its our faith that stand up.
What are the oldest Religion?
Hinduism is an Indian religion and Dharma, or the way of life. it is the world`s third largest religion with over 1.25 billion followers, known as Hindus. Hindus majority of the population in India, Nepal and Mauritius and are widely found in mostly Asian countries. Hinduism is called the oldest religion in the world, many practitioner refer to their tradition as Sanatana Dharma or the eternal way
Beliefs of Hinduism
Dharma is considered the foremost goal of a human being in Hinduism. the concept Dharma includes behavior that are considered to be in accord with Rta, the order that make life and universe possible, and include duties, rights, laws, conduct, virtue and the right way of living. Dharma is that which all existing being must accept and respect to sustain harmony and order in the world.
Karma and Samsara
Karma translate literally as action, work or deed, and also refer to a Vedic theory " the moral law of cause and effect" . Which simple, when you do bad things, bad things will come to you and when you do good things, good thing will come to you. this theory is popular now a days even you are not Hindu. karma theory is interpreted as explaining the present circumstances of an individual with reference to his or her action in the past. These action and consequence may be in person`s current life and he or she must be ready to pay for it.
The ultimate goal of life, referred to as Mokha, Nirvana or Samadh, is undestood in several different ways: as the realization of one`s union with God or as the realization of the unity of all existence. The meaning of Moksha differ among different Hindu school of thoughts.