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wercozy
Posted: Monday, November 15, 2010 9:15:25 PM
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What religion has the 3 rights as the supreme principle of faith?
Epiphileon
Posted: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 5:43:07 AM

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Constitutionalism
Maybe not formally recognized as a religion, but belief that it is still the basis of our government takes just as much of a leap of faith.
wercozy
Posted: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 7:50:13 PM
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Three hints to the correct answer for 'Name the religion.'
All are non-violence principles of faith:
1. The right belief
2. The right knowledge
3. The right conduct
bturpin
Posted: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 7:52:40 PM
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uhh mormonism??Think
wercozy
Posted: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 7:57:38 PM
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bturpin, no, but good guess.

Here's another hint that may narrow it down some. It's a branch of the Eastern traditions.
bturpin
Posted: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 8:04:25 PM
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ah shucks, I'm not sure if I'm that well travelled...but don't they all think they are the right belief, have the right knowledge and conduct?? See there....little hole in the theory huh..eh I give upd'oh! ...I'll be tuned in for the answer
wercozy
Posted: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 8:16:00 PM
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Ok, bturpin, I won't make you suffer. It's Jainism. They are vegetarians, do not believe in God(s), and avoid excessive indulgence in food, drink and sex. They fast, and they believe in reincarnation.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 8:27:11 PM
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ah, very interesting, where I can see how that can directly relate to me...I like food...and drink..and..well ok but I'm non violent and don't steal. Thanks for saving the reveal for me
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Posted: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 10:02:30 PM

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Does Jainism have a mythology ?
Neri_Here
Posted: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 10:11:25 PM
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Oh, it's an Indian religion!
wercozy
Posted: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 10:54:39 PM
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No mythology. It's a 2,600 year old religion founded on peace and love. All humans, plants and animals are spiritually equal. They practice self control and self sacrifice. Jain ideas inspired Mahatma Gandhi.
chiya
Posted: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 5:18:41 AM
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But it was too difficult to follow.One has to give up all the pleasures of life. That is why Buddhism gained popularity over it. Buddhism showed the middle path,neither too strict,nor too lenient.
-my history book
pedro
Posted: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 5:23:59 AM
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"A little of what you fancy does you good" and in my book that includes excessive indulgence.
wercozy
Posted: Thursday, November 18, 2010 1:32:50 AM
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We have a right to excessive indulgence if we want, so long as it doesn't hurt any one else or abuse ourselves.

The purpose of life on planet earth is to enjoy life, and if enjoying life means indulging, so be it.
Win
Posted: Sunday, November 21, 2010 6:47:36 AM
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There is another Indian religion, ------- , the youngest of all religions...easiest to follow, also know to be most relvant for our times..can anyone name it?
chiya
Posted: Sunday, November 21, 2010 8:36:04 AM
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Win wrote:
There is another Indian religion, ------- , the youngest of all religions...easiest to follow, also know to be most relvant for our times..can anyone name it?

I used to think Buddhism is the newest.
Is it any of the societies started by Vivekananda,Dayanada ,Rajarammohanroy or anyone else? Think
Epiphileon
Posted: Sunday, November 21, 2010 8:51:02 AM

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Win wrote:
There is another Indian religion, ------- , the youngest of all religions...easiest to follow, also know to be most relvant for our times..can anyone name it?

First I'm curious as to why the name of this religion was replaced by "-------"? OH now I see, it was turned into a question, I'll refrain as I read it in the original post.
Second I wonder if it is younger than Mormonism, which began about 175 years ago.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Sunday, November 21, 2010 9:21:20 AM

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Win wrote:
There is another Indian religion, ------- , the youngest of all religions...easiest to follow, also know to be most relvant for our times..can anyone name it?


Bahá'í Faith?
lenam
Posted: Sunday, November 21, 2010 9:27:46 AM
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Win wrote:
There is another Indian religion, ------- , the youngest of all religions...easiest to follow, also know to be most relvant for our times..can anyone name it?


Easiest to follow religion? Think Does it mean religions are difficult to follow? What's the difference between easy and difficult here?
Atiya
Posted: Sunday, November 21, 2010 9:28:05 AM
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Jyrkkä Jätkä wrote:
Win wrote:
There is another Indian religion, ------- , the youngest of all religions...easiest to follow, also know to be most relvant for our times..can anyone name it?


Bahá'í Faith?


Bahá'í is not an indian religion ;-)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bah%C3%A1'%C3%AD_Faith

lenam
Posted: Sunday, November 21, 2010 10:49:58 AM
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BTW, what is the oldest religion? Just curious.Anxious Is it Judaism?
Jyrkkä Jätkä
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lenam wrote:
BTW, what is the oldest religion? Just curious.Anxious Is it Judaism?


Of the big religions, Hinduism.
lenam
Posted: Monday, November 22, 2010 4:50:09 AM
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Thanks JJ, it seems that Hinduism originated between 10000 - 7000 BCE.Think
Win
Posted: Monday, November 22, 2010 7:12:14 AM
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Jyrkkä Jätkä wrote:

Bahá'í Faith?


The youngest Indian religion is 'Sikhism'...it's less than 500 years old...started by Guru Nanak, the first guru of the Sikhs. By easiest I meant in Sikhism there are no restrictions, no hard core rituals to be followed, it's the simplest, least complicated one.
Atiya
Posted: Monday, November 22, 2010 7:29:10 AM
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Win wrote:
The youngest Indian religion is 'Sikhism'...it's less than 500 years old...started by Guru Nanak, the first guru of the Sikhs. By easiest I meant in Sikhism there are no restrictions, no hard core rituals to be followed, it's the simplest, least complicated one.


Are you sure, I hope this is not based on the bollywood movies Drool

Win
Posted: Monday, November 22, 2010 8:01:05 AM
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Atiya wrote:

Are you sure, I hope this is not based on the bollywood movies Drool

Nope ! it's certainly not based on BW movies, this is what I know and have heard/read about Sikhism, am not a Sikh myself though. Have seen many youngsters getting attracted to this faith due to its simplicity.

BTW Atiya, could you please share the name of the BW movie/s, which has some association with what I said...am curious to watch it, myself not a movie buff!
Atiya
Posted: Monday, November 22, 2010 8:09:40 AM
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There are no specific movies, just the regular ones with sikh characters that I mentioned.
And as of the religion, its not an easy one.. what we see today is the highly reformed one.I am also not a sikh .. lol... I studies 14 long years in sikh school, so I know the religious history and the political history.
The first thing that meets the eye is the hair, one is not supposed to cut/pluck even a single hair of the body. Men and women included. Trust me this is not an easy thing to do. And it goes so far that one is not supposed to touch their hair with iron things( Scissors), though I never saw anyone following this one.
The last guru, made this so that the sikhs look different from the crowd.
For other four Ks ( one about Kesh/hair , I just told) you can look in the internet.

chiya
Posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 4:41:15 AM
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Win wrote:
Jyrkkä Jätkä wrote:

Bahá'í Faith?


The youngest Indian religion is 'Sikhism'...it's less than 500 years old...started by Guru Nanak, the first guru of the Sikhs. By easiest I meant in Sikhism there are no restrictions, no hard core rituals to be followed, it's the simplest, least complicated one.



You can never get a haircut and shave..that isn't easy. hehe
srirr
Posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 5:03:09 AM

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True Atiya. The Five K's to be followed by Sikhs are not the "easiest". Kesh, Kripan, Kara, Kangha and Kachcha. Also, a true Sikh is supposed to control five weaknesses of human mind -- lust, anger, greed, infatuation and ego.

Perhaps Win has seen the reformed and modernised practices of Sikhism. True Sikhism is not easy to follow.

Win
Posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 7:48:10 AM
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Srirr, these five K's are to be followed by those who decide to devote themselves wholeheartely to be the true servants of God that too by personal choice, no one is forced to do so.

The faith does not preach to eschew worldly possessions but yes, it teaches to control the five weaknesses of human mind as it is believed that they are the basic cause of impurity of one's thoughts/actions which eventually are the reason of all the misery in human life.

I Think , all most all religions advocate purity of mind...to eradicate human suffering.



srirr
Posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 11:18:45 PM

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My comments are against your supposition that Sikhism is the easiest and least complicated. In the core, all religions preach almost the same.
But if you say about no hardcore rituals and liberty of practices and no restrictions, I think Christianity is also "easy". Same ways, Hinduism never forces to adopt any practice. It has a lot of rituals but everywhere you can find liberty; no compulsion.

And, I don't think the five K's of Sikhism are only for devotees. It is for all the followers.


Win
Posted: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 4:14:51 AM
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During my 15 long years stay in Delhi...I came close with many Sikh families and learnt somewhat about their faith. As far as religion is concerned their practices are very simple/plain. They do not beleive in horoscopes, no matching of kundlis or Gunas for marriages, no waiting for shubh muhurtas for any puja or any event, they dont even bother about days unlike we Hindus...this is what make me (and many more) feel that their faith gives a lot of freedom.

Out of the five k's...a Karra is a must for all the followers. As you must have seen sikhs wearing a Karra more often than a karpan or sporting full grown hair so rest of the K's are upto one's personal choice.

I didn't mean to advocate Sikhism or compare it with any other religion when I said its the simplest or least complicated..it was to give a hint/clue for the question I had put up there...I appologise if offended anyone by doing so.
srirr
Posted: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 4:27:55 AM

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No offence from me too, Win. Please don't take it personal.

But I can still say that all the liberties that you mentioned about Sikhism, are also in Christianity. No Horoscopes, no auspicious time for weddings etc, no shunning from worldy affairs, no discrimination between sexes.

:)
Win
Posted: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 8:59:10 AM
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Thank you, Srirr for sharing that...So, Sikhs Christians Bhai Bhai...sounds good Applause it's like saying 'Hindu Muslim Bhai Bhai'.

Now how to say that in English?...brother-brother? Nope...sounds strange!Brick wall
Arfax
Posted: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 9:15:21 AM
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wercozy wrote:
Three hints to the correct answer for 'Name the religion.'
All are non-violence principles of faith:
1. The right belief
2. The right knowledge
3. The right conduct


This reminded me of something a friend from Iran told me once about the Three principles of Zoroastrianism: Humata, Hukhta, Huvarshta ("Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds"). Well, I confess I've just checked for the correct phrasing.

The French Wikipedia says it is the first monotheist religion ever ; I have not found the same assertion in the English article, but I've browsed it rapidly .
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