The Hinduism Mythology



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The Hinduism Mythology

A myth is a certain form of story that people in a certain community believe. Myths are passed from one generation to the other. It is through the parents telling their children about the beliefs that the myths are passed from a generation to the other. According to Abram (1), myths exist from time to time and beyond place. Myths have characteristics and essentials that never changes. Myths are unchanging because they are a kind of story telling done by the people in a certain culture. They help people in a certain society to respect what is sacred and be disciplined with the fear of committing a taboo. In this essay, the mythology of the Hindus on their will be discussed.

One of the Hindu’s myths is the belief that Indians did not recognize evil and that evil was not a problem to the Indian society. Not only being troubled by evil but it is also believed that there is no concept of evil in India at all. The Hindus believe that there is no conflict between good and evil and that there exists a conflict between the two. The confusion is believed to have brought in by the fact that demons are good. The demons are believed to have acquired their demonic powers through performing good actions previously (Doniger, P4).According to Hinduism, good and evil have no meaning. Hindus are usually more concerned with the ignorance of people than the sins that they commit. Suffering is the fault in the world as regarded by the Indian religion. The Hindus believe that demons are born from the same grandfather as the gods. According to Williams (22), the demons were brothers of the gods and they ruled heaven and earth. Since the gods gained their powers from the sacrifices, they fought for their share with the demons hence the conflict.

God is not good and that God does not want man to be without evil is another belief of the Indian religion (Doniger, P5).The myth that God is not good is as a result of an argument that if He was, all human would be living happily each and every day. The Hindus believe that God ordained misfortune and injustice. That God created the world with deception. They regard sin as a mistake of those who are knowledgeable but not the outcome of a flaw of a character. Since this person does not make n error intentionally, he or she can only do what is not required as a result of misunderstanding. To them, doing wrong is not sinning but it can be a misfortune to the doer (Doniger, P7). They hence argue that if it is not the fault of a man to commit evil then God cannot do anything on the problem of evil. The evil that is committed by people is believed to be as a result of being deceived and deluded. They argue that it is God who creates this deception and delusion. This again gives them strong evidence to their belief that God is not good.

Hindus believe in the magical powers and relates them to divinity and as a gift by the divine (Williams, P1). India believes in magic so much that one cannot win the attention of people without magic. It means that the Indian mythology is full of magic and miraculous beliefs. They believe that creations are to be done repeatedly. Each creation was to be followed by destruction meant for the age and another age would be created. Each age is believed to be led by the firs Peron to be created in that particular age (Williams, P17)The Hindus believed that there are four ages that they called yugas. Every age had its belief of dharma their god. It is believed that in the first age dharma stood on four legs like a cow, the second age he stood on three legs. The third age, dharma stood on two lags and the final age stood on only one leg (Williams, P20).They believe that human were a part of the same good deeds as were the demons and animals. To some extent, the Hindus believe that births are not only as a result of sexual relations but also as a result of magical powers.

According to Doniger (9), the problems of the demons and the wicked god are problems caused by the sins of the kings. The Hindus argue that the demons are more human since they represent the human heartbeats. The Hindus believe that the deeds of the past lives determine how the present lives happen. Rebirth according to a person is the combinations of the things that the person had done before.

In conclusion, it is evident that the Hinduism mythology is based mostly on religion. They don’t believe in God being good and also don’t believe in the evil being bad. Furthermore, they don’t believe in the existence of evil. As a result, Hindus have gone ahead to make their god by the name Buddha. Alongside Buddha there are other gods that serve various purposes to the Hindus.