Table of Diversity Element: Hinduism
The Table of Diversity Element, Hinduism (Hn), is in the Religion column on the Table of Diversity.
"Hinduism, also known as Sanatana Dharma, is the world's oldest living religion.
It is a natural religion, meaning its philosophies and practices are considered universally accessible through sincere study, reason, and experience apart from special revelation. Hinduism is also an indigenous religion made up of a diverse family of philosophies and traditions that have been practiced primarily throughout Asia for thousands of years. Today, Hinduism is a global religion with adherents representing virtually every racial, ethnic, and national background and living on every continent, and comprising majorities in three countries: India, Nepal, and Mauritius.
Most traditions, sects, or schools within Hinduism share certain distinctive, foundational concepts despite the absence of an identifiable beginning in history, single founder, central religious establishment, or sole authoritative scripture. Two of these foundational concepts are that of the oneness of existence and pluralism.
All beings, from the smallest organism to man, are considered manifestations of the Divine (existence, our being, light of consciousness) or reflections of the Divine's qualities, depending upon the school of thought. Because of this shared divinity, Hinduism views the universe as a family or, in Sanskrit, Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam."
Hindu American: https://www.hinduamerican.org/hinduism-basics
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