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Re: gods

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Mani writes:
>In article <2q46jg$1t3@ucunix.san.uc.edu> kmanoj@po.EECS.Berkeley.EDU
>Khiani) writes:
>> Well, as you may or may not know, Hinduism is polytheistic.  Many gods,
>> I think, personify similar attributes.
>I prefer to avoid the term Hinduism precisely for this reason.
>I don't know what you mean by it. Certain people who are considered
>Hindus are polytheistic; others are not. Others are atheists, others
>are animists, others perform ancestor worship.

Hinduism Today magazine says that Hinduism is basically the religion of
the Vedas.  Since the Upanishads are part of the Vedas, then Hinduism is
thereby monotheistic.  The various "deities" are just different aspects
of the one God.

>Let's deal with a real religion -- say the religion of Bhakti, or

Bhakti is not a religion, it is a technique, as in "Bhakti Yoga".  A
religion without Bhakti is a corpse.



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