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Hinduism is the name for a pack of gods which can include ants to elephants and your mother in law. Bieng a Hindu and playing Pokemon are very similar, in the sense that no matter how many Hindu dieties you have inside of your house, it will take forever to get them all. Some silicon valley based lifeforms claim it is also a religion. Hinduism has been cited in the Guinness Book of Records as the only religion where the number of Gods outweigh the number of followers. The main purpose of a Hindu's life is to be more like the gods by having promiscuous sex and multiplying until the number of their offspring reaches close to the number of gods.
Floating on polytheism, or: Anything goes
In spite of common belief, the Hindus don't have that many Gods. Their gods are very similar to Pokémon, every few years some more are created. However, recent archaeological discoveries have proved that ancient Hindus had excessive love for multiplication. Therefore, they used to multiply their gods and make many children. Hindus finding that there is nothing cool about their religion often try to absorb Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism (against their will) as Hinduism to try and gain some credibility. Out of desperation they are adamant that the followers of these religions are actually Hindu even though the adherents of these religions are adamant that they are not. A fine example of religious tolerance.
Floating in time
The development of Hinduism can shortly be divided into seven thousand phases. That it is just seven is not depending upon that it really has been seven different steps in the Hindu theological development, but because seven is a holy number in Hinduism and everything that can be divided in seven must so be, unless it can be divided in three instead.
Seven is also the number of ingredients that go into the making of Soma, the ever sacred juice, the imbibing of which stirred the creative juices of the creator that flavour all of Vedic thought. Juicy lyrics or hymns to Soma, the Juice, are more fully contained in the Soma Veda, from where they have been shamelessly hacked by rock & roll stars of the 20th century like Schrödinger's cat, Nikola Tesla, Will Durant, John Lennon, Aldous Huxley, Max Muller, and Jimmy Page without citations.
The Early Vedic State
Sketch: Hindus climb down the Hindukush and start to fight the Dravidian. Religion close to Nordic Asa Belief. Caste system evolves, as well as reincarnation ideas. The brahmins revere the Gods and tremble before them with prayers of mercy. During one of the many prayers, one of the Brahmins after having had a hearty meal, happens to let out a huge burp, sounding something like "AaaauuuuuMMM". The Gods who had until now been threatening and menacing suddenly fall into a trance. The intelligent Brahmins (they declared themselves as such), are quick to catch on and realize the pacifying effect saying "AaaaauuuuMMM" has on the angry Gods. Not only that, the pacified Gods also ask the Brahmins to try and improve the chant the word.
The Brahmins then make it an official decree, that whoever, err...sorry only whichever Brahmin desires to please a God and wants the God to do his bidding has only to chant "Aum"(why waste time going "AaaauuuMMM"?).
The Attack of the Classic Period
Sketch: The quest for enlightenment arises. Brahmins start to get haughty. They talk to the Gods as equals through the Divine language of perfectly pronounced Sanskrit.
The Phantom Brahman
Sketch: Now the brahmins start to claim the Universe for themselves. They order the Gods Around as Wallahs.The textbook brahmanas is written by the bramins who there state that all property owned by other castes can be claimed by a brahmin if he has a divine reason to do so. In the Ahapramsara Sutra it is later clarified that "divine reason" means "wants it". The Brahmanas also state that any adultery between a brahmin and a wife belonging to another caste shall be looked upon as a sacred act to be worshipped by the cuckold husband. This later writings has been proposed as the direct reason behind the ksyatryan buddhist reformation.
The Return of the Upanishads
Sketch: Hindu rebellion against brahman orthodoxy. Hinduism is losing market shares to Jainism and Buddhism. Hindus learn from Buddhists how to make sly speculations about the non-existential aspects of existence. The Brahmins are quite pissed off with the Gods and gives them a decent telling-off.
The Classic Era Strikes Back
Hindus are seen as peaceful, quite unlike the money loving Jews who like to kill babies for land!
The era of the Gurus
Sketch: The Beatles go Hindu and now everyone want their own sitar to levitate with in their back yard ashram. The Brahmins get a new fate in the American Express Company. The Brahma Kumaris take over the Indian Government, then the United Nations just before the world is destroyed by Nuclear Bombs leaving just 900,000 of their followers to enjoy heaven on earth.
Floating on Principles
Hinduism shares many practices with other religions but has a few unique beliefs -
- Pray to everything that moooooooos.
- The Kamasutra: which other religion gives you free advice on sex?
- Like a vulture preys on anything that doesn't move, a Hindu prays to anything that does.
- Only brahmins can achieve enlightenment. Sorry. No excuses.
- The only way to be reborn as a brahmin is to let your eldest son light a funeral fire of sandalwood.
- Sandalwood may only be sold by brahmins
- All kind of manslaughter is forbidden, except on baby elephants
- Everyone must take a bath in the very POLLUTED Ganges because it increases your tolerance quotient, and increasing the tolerance is the first step towards enlightenment.
- A Cow's life is worth more than that of a lower caste person
- Cow piss milkshake is the best alternative to lemonade
- A woman has to sit on the shivlingem (Shiva's penis) statue to get fertile if she cannot get pregnant
- The caste system places murderers and rapists just above mimes.
- Life is cyclical, which is why if you get reincarnated as Tom Cruise, you can always return as something more desireable, like a cockroach.
The Answer to All Questions
.....Close thine eyes child, and look up to the sky(!!). Concentrate on your breathing. Breath in. Breathe out. Breath in. Breath out. Now, that you're relaxed. Chant the word "OM" (Ω) over and over again, till you get that heady feeling.
Best frikkin' solution!! Hallucinating, man. I is like-a this!!
Opposing Philosophies within Hinduism
- Jnana (Monism - Voidism - or atheism). Jnana is a branch of Hinduism that is opposite of Hinduism in that, though based on the same books, interprets God as being “0” or the anti-god, God NOT being a person, while the anti-god is a Void. This Voidism is composed entirely of nothing. Therefore it’s so worthless that a bottle of it could ONLY be sold on eBay. Followers of Jnana, founded by George Carlin are considered to be atheists by the rest of the Hindus. Meanwhile the normal Hindu can’t tell the difference. So if the Void is for you then you’re hardly a Hindu. Or are you!? Is it worth fighting and dying for? You bet!
- Yoga (Inbetweenism - flying carpet). Founded by Yogi Bear, Yoga teaches that God is a tiny little leprechaun living in between your eyes and to see him just hand over all your belongings at the head-office and sit DOWN, stick your elbow in your ear, and shut up! If you're good enough you could attain the door-to-door salesman siddhi. It's NOT worth fighting and dying for! Or is it?
- Bhakti (Dualism or Theism). Bhakti is a branch of Hinduism that is opposite of Hinduism in that, though based on the same books, interprets God as being a person, while the anti-god is a Void. God, viz., Rama, Krishna or Gandhi, lives in Vaikuntha, a place where there are no lawyers or speeding tickets, and you can hang out with God, tell Polish jokes, wash His feet, an stuff. This Vaikuntha is composed entirely of nothing. Therefore it’s so worthless that a bottle of it could ONLY be sold on eBay. Followers of Bhakti, founded by Mel Gibson are considered to be Theists by the rest of the Hindus. Meanwhile the normal Hindu can’t tell the difference. So if Vaikuntha is for you then you’re hardly a non-Hindu. Or are you!? Is it worth fighting and dying for? You bet!
Three Hindus, a jnana yogi, a yoga-yogi, and a bhakti yogi, were together in a car crash and all were killed. Poof! They all appeared together at the Feet of Bhagavan (God, dude!).
First God asked the jnan-yogi, "So, what do you believe?" The jnani replied, "I believe in your formless Brahman - so-ahem!" God said, "Good, come sit on my side"
Then God said to the bhakti yogi, "So, what do you believe?" The Bhakta replied, "I believe in Your eternal service in Nitya-lila Vaikuntha!" God said, "Good, come sit on my other side!"
Then God said to the yoga-yogi, "So, what do you believe?" The yogi replied, "I believe you are sitting on my throne."
Hindus believe in reincarnation, and the cycle goes on as follows:
Rock -> Paper -> Scissors -> Beetle -> Umang -> Plague virus -> Cockroach -> Bald Eagle -> Homeboy -> Skinny white man -> Indian -> Whapanese -> The Pope -> Kid Rock -> Hulk Hogan -> Pamela Anderson -> Gandhi
And yeah, did I forget Oscar Wilde ?
Note: Reincarnation renders suicide impossible.
If you want to look, act, and feel like the the skinny Indian guy off the Nestle Yogurt adds, then Hindu is for you. And remember: to be Hindu JUST ADD WATER