World Religions: Hinduism

Basic Facts: There are an estimated 764 million followers of Hinduism around the world with more than 900,000 residing in the United States

Hinduism - Traditional Beliefs

Hinduism - Spiritual Practices
Hinduism - Actions Before and After Death
Hinduism - Implications for Hospice/Palliative Care
References

Hinduism - Traditional Beliefs

Brahman – The ultimate Reality

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Paths to Moksha, the Ultimate Liberation

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Karma – The Basis of Hindu Ethics

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Acts of Worship and Devotion

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Hinduism - Spiritual Practices

Traditional spiritual practices of Hinduism include:

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Hinduism - Actions Before and After Death

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Hinduism - Implications for Hospice/Palliative Care

Example

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References

Sylvia Vatuk, “The Art of Dying in Hindu India,” In Facing Death, edited by H. Shapiro, M. Curnen, L. Wandel (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996), pp. 121-128

Hospice/Palliative Care Training for Physicians: A Self-Study Program, UNIPAC TWO: Alleviating Psychological and Spiritual Pain in the Terminally Ill, pp. 97-98. Porter Storey, M.D, and Carol F. Knight Ed.M. (authors) (Gainesville, Florida: American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 1997)

Kramer, Kenneth. The Sacred Art of Dying: How World Religions Understand Death, (New York: Paulist Press, 1988), pp.27-41

Dennis Ryan, “Death: Eastern Perspectives,” in K. Doka (ed) Death and Spirituality, pp. 75-92, (Amityville, New York: Baywood Publishing Company, Inc., 1993)

National Conference for Community and Justice, 1999 Interfaith Calendar, (Chicago, IL, 1998)

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