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Major Sections
What Every Hindu Ought To Know
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INDEX

Chapter 1 - The Eternal Religion

Chapter 2 - The Propagators Of Hinduism

The correct name of Hinduism is Sanatana Dharma, The Eternal Religion. 

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Unlike most world religions, Hinduism has no founder. 


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Chapter 3 - The Basic Scriptures Of Hinduism 

Chapter 4 - The Philosophical Systems Of Hinduism

Hinduism is based primarily on the Vedas. Veda literally means knowledge or wisdom.

 

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Ever Since the beginning of civilization, the innate curiosity of man has been urging him to delve into the mysteries of the universe.

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Chapter 5 - Ethical And Moral Principles in Hinduism 

Chapter 6 - The Individual And The Society In Hinduism

To love thy neighbor as thyself is supposed to be the golden rule. But to the Hindu who believes in the oneness of creation, there is nothing extraordinary in this.

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According to Hinduism, spiritual freedom or Moksha is the ultimate goal of life.

 


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Chapter 7 - Women In Hindu Society

Chapter 8 - Hindu Sadhanas

No bird can ever fly on only one of its wings.

 

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Spiritual disciplines are called Sadhanas. They are paths to perfection, roads to realisation of the truth.

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Chapter 9 - Place Of Rituals, Temples And Festivals In Hinduism

Chapter 10 - A Few Rituals And Sacraments Of Hinduism

Philosophy without religion becomes meaningless. Religion without rituals becomes insipid. 


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It will not be out of place here to dilate a little upon a few of the more important rituals and sacraments that have embellished Hinduism since ages.

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Chapter 11 - Reform Movements in Hinduism

Chapter 12.- Vishva Hindu Parishad

Hinduism is like the centre-of-gravity doll which regains its equilibrium howsoever it be disturbed.

 

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Since this latest attempt at bringing together and organizing the Hindus from all over the world augurs well for the future of Hinduism it is worthwhile devoting some attention to it.

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Chapter 13 - Special Contribution of Hinduism to World Thought

Chapter 14 - Hinduism - The Religion Universal

Hinduism has made a very significant contribution to world thought in propounding the three doctrines of Karma and Rebirth, Adhikara Bheda and Avatara Vada. 

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Any religion to be universally acceptable, must appeal both to the head and to the heart of the maximum number of people.

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Chapter 15 - Ubiquitous Hindu Culture

Chapter 16 - Hindus Outside India

It is this very universality of Hinduism that carried it far and wide into the world beyond the borders of Bharat. 

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This takes us to the next topic, that of the Hindus living outside their Motherland.

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Chapter 17 - Criticisms Galore

Chapter 18 - People living in Glass Houses Should not Throw Stones

In spite of its most sublime theories, universal doctrines and an unlimited capacity for tolerance and adjustment, no religion on earth has perhaps been..... 

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Most of these objectors rise from the ranks of either the begotted Christians or the more fanatical section of the Muslims. 

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Chapter 19 - External Dangers Facing the Hindu Society

Chapter 20 - The Menace of Materialism

Though the Hindu religion has soared to Himalayan heights, the present day Hindu society needs a lot of invigorating treatment. 

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At this juncture it is necessary to pinpoint the menace of materialism also.

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Chapter 21 - Secular State Or Insecure State ?

Chapter 22 - The Internal Dangers

Secularism is the chief weakness of our age. It might have given us some means but it has certainly denied us the ends. 

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Now let us turn our attention inwards and find out what exactly ails our society from within.

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Chapter 23 - Some Problems and Possible Solutions

Chapter 24 - What Every Hindu Ought to Do

Every nation, every society, has its own problems. We too have ours. Let us consider a few of the more important ones and discuss the possible solutions.

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After thus touching upon the glories, the maladies and the remedies of our religion and society let us now dilate a little upon what every Hindu ought to do, with himself, his family and the society.

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Chapter 25 - Conclusion

 

Though religions are many, the Religion is only one. It is the Religion of Man. Man is essentially divine and not a sinner.

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