Intro To Hinduism

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Intro To Hinduism

  1. 1. Hinduism
  2. 2. Aims of Today’s Lesson <ul><li>By the end of this lesson you should be able to: </li></ul><ul><li>Tell me where Hinduism began </li></ul><ul><li>Explain what Hinduism means when it calls God Brahman </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>You have three minutes to write down anything you know about Hinduism in the back of your book </li></ul><ul><li>Try and think of something but if you can’t, write down one question you would like to ask a Hindu. </li></ul>What do you know about Hinduism?
  4. 4. Feedback
  5. 5. The religion of India …..
  6. 6. Hindu Facts <ul><li>The “ind” in hINDuism teaches us that the religion started in India </li></ul><ul><li>The word “Hindu” refers to the people who lived up in the North of India, where Hinduism began </li></ul><ul><li>Hinduism is the oldest religion going back about 5,000 years </li></ul><ul><li>It is so old that no one really knows how it began </li></ul><ul><li>The religion has grown over many years into thousands of different branches </li></ul><ul><li>Unlike Christianity, there is no one founder of Hinduism </li></ul><ul><li>There are around 900 million Hindus in the world today and 559,000 in the UK making it the third largest religion in the world. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Hindus and God <ul><li>For most Hindus, God or the Supreme Spirit is in everything that has, does or will ever exist. </li></ul><ul><li>When they say EVERYTHING they mean EVERYTHING, from a grain of pollen to the entire universe </li></ul><ul><li>They call this Supreme Spirit Brahman </li></ul><ul><li>Because of the belief in Brahman Hindus will bow with their hands together when they greet someone and say ´Namaste´. Namaste means I bow to the spirit within you. </li></ul><ul><li>Take a moment to greet the people on your table in the traditional Hindu fashion. </li></ul>
  8. 8. How do these 2 pictures relate to the Hindu belief in Brahman
  9. 9. Feedback
  10. 10. <ul><li>Research Task </li></ul><ul><li>For next lesson each student on each table has to bring in a series of pictures that represent the words </li></ul><ul><li>Creation </li></ul><ul><li>Preservation </li></ul><ul><li>Destruction </li></ul><ul><li>Tables 1 &4 Creation </li></ul><ul><li>Tables 2&5 Preservation </li></ul><ul><li>Tables 3&6 Destruction </li></ul>Homework

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