Hinduism: Way of Life, Beliefs, and Practices
In Hinduism, religion (dharma) influences the way people live and view themselves. The very act of living is regarded as an obligatory duty and an opportunity to fulfill the aims of creation and participate in God’s eternal dharma. Tradition holds that religious duty (dharma) is the primary aim (Purusharthas) of human life since it is the foundation upon which one develops the wisdom and discretion to pursue wealth (artha) and happiness (kama) without compromising the chances liberation (moksha). From the Book, Introduction to Hinduism by Jayaram V.
Hinduism is not a religion but a way of life. It is very difficult to separate living and religion in Hinduism. In this article we try to understand the philosophy hidden behind this beautiful and noble concept of human life.
While many people know that Hinduism is a way of life, but do not know clearly why it is so. In this essay we have given ten reasons why Hinduism is considered a way of life rather than a religion.