What Is Hinduism?

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Hinduism, the religion of over a billion people,
is the world’s oldest religion and the most confusing one to non-Hindus. Some say it isn’t
even a religion, more a way of life. Hindus themselves call it Sanātana Dharma, the eternal
tradition. So what is Hinduism, does YOLO apply to them, and who is this elephant guy?
Well, Let’s Find Out. Hinduism is the world’s oldest active religion.
It’s the result of the merging of the ancient Indus Valley civilsation and nomads that came
into India around 1500BC. Some scholars say it could even go back many more thousands
of years….but we won’t delve too deep into dates. As dates in Hinduism are very controversial.
But one thing is certain. Hinduism is old. Like, at least, 36 Betty White’s. Hinduism
has been around so long that it and the concept of India are inseparable. Hindu and India
even come for the same word. Sanskrit was the ancient language of the Hindus,
and the Sanskrit name for the Indus River is Sindhu. The Ancient Persians who sat across
the Indus tended to switch S’s to H’s. So Sindhu became Hindu. So people the living
across the river became Hindus. The Persians told the Greeks who dropped that not very
Greek like H, stuck a very Greek like “ia” to the end and boom, India. Hinduism has a long long history. But today
we’ll be focusing just on the core beliefs of Hindus because I don’t have the willpower
to animate a 3 hour video. Hindus are a diverse group. Some are strict,
dedicating their lives to prayer. While others don’t believe in any gods but follow Hindu
philosophy. To make things easier to understand let’s
break Hinduism down into 7 core beliefs. So here’s my rap about the 7 Hindu beliefs…….please
don’t do the rap, you’re better than this man……fine. Here’s the regular version. 1. Belief in a One Universal Soul: Hindus
believe in a Universal Soul know as Brahman. A formless, genderless, source of all reality.
Brahman is the universe and the material that makes up the universe. It’s a trippy concept.
Think of Brahman as an ocean and everything else as drops propelling out of that ocean.
Seperate for a time, but still the same thing. 2. Belief in an immortal individual soul.
In Hinduism souls are known as Atman. Actions of the soul while in a body have effects on
that soul’s next life. When you die your soul moves to another new body. This is called
transmigration. The kind of body the soul inhabits next is determined by karma. 3. Belief in karma: Karma is action, usually
good or bad actions that affect society. For Hindus karmic actions in the past affect us
today and our actions today affect our soul’s future. 4. Belief in Moksha: The goal in Hindu life
is to somehow get back to Brahman. If a Hindu can do this they will be freed from cycle
of life and death. This is called moksha. You can achieve moksha by realising your oneness
with Brahman. How you realise this is up to you. For this reason, Hindus pray “Lead
me from the unreal to the real.” 5. Belief in the Vedas: The Vedas are Hindu
sacred books of knowledge. There are four Vedas. Hindus believe that all four were divinely
revealed to ancient Hindu sages. We’ll take a look at them in a while. 6. Belief in cyclical time: For Hindus there
are no beginnings or endings. Time is series of cycles. With each cycle containing four
ages or yugas: Krita, Treta, Dwapara, and Kali. Added together, the four yugas total
about 4.32 million years. At the end of each cycle, declining human morality lead to total
destruction of reality. Hindus believe were are in the 4th and final yuga, Kali. 7. Belief in dharma: Dharma is a difficult
word to translate to English. “Proper Behavior” is the best I could come up with. Dharma maintains
balance in the universe. As long as everything in the universe like animals, plants, and
humans follow their dharma, then everything will be fine. If they break from their dharma,
things will to super not fine. Each being has its own dharma. A lion’s dharma is to
kill and eat antelope. A King’s dharma is to rule well. A subscriber’s dharma is to
smash that like button and ring the notification bell. For humans their specific dharma is
usually based on their age and caste. A old priest will have a different dharma than a
young merchant for example. So those are the 7 core beliefs of Hinduism.
With them you can understand the Hindu mindset. Unlike Christianity or Islam, Hinduism is
a non-prophet organisation. There is no Jesus or Mohammed for Hindus. There is no Bible,
Koran, or Torah. Instead they have a bunch and I mean a bunch of sacred texts. The 4 Vedas form the basis of Hindu faith.
So let’s take a look at them. 1. Rig Veda: The Rig Veda is a collection of songs that
praise the gods and discusses ideas like Truth, Reality, and The Universe. Along with discussion
on war, weddings, and rituals. 2. Yajur Veda: The Yajur Veda covers stuff such sacrificial
rites and rituals. 3. The Sama Veda: Sama literally means “sweet song that destroys
sorrow.” It is mostly songs dedicated to praising gods. It’s different than the rest
because it is set to music. 4. Atharva Veda: The Atharva Veda is my favourite one! Do you
want to curse your enemies and charm that special someone? Maybe learn to invoke rain
or discover herbal medicine along with tips on warfare. Like how to make poison arrows!. Along with a bunch of charms and curses. It
even has a curse against cursers: “Avoid us, O curse, as a burning fire avoids a lake!
Strike here him that curses us, as the lightning of heaven the tree!” A link to the Atharva Veda is in the description
just in case you need a spell get a wife or another to banish pigeons from your presence. After the Vedas come the Upanishads which
are like a sequel that makes the original make much more sense. They were probably written
down between 800BC and 500BC. During a time when some Hindus started to question the Vedas.
Their ideas became the Upanishads. The Upanishads are books on philosophy. Like
we would expect for Plato or Aristotle. They’re all about questioning, doubt, debate,
and finding the answers to life’s difficult questions. A theme in the Uphanishads is that people
are not their minds, or bodies, or egos but their Atman. Your soul is you, everything
else is unreal and temporary. After the holy texts like the Vedas and Upanishads
are other less divine but still important texts. These include the stuff like the Puranas,
Bhagavad Gita, and the Ramayana and Mahabharata. The Puranas are like encyclopedias of Hindu
beliefs. There are 18 well-known puranas. The Puranas
cover things from yoga, to army organisation, to taxation, the caste system, hell, gods
and everything in between. The Bhagavad Gita, Gita for short, is one
of Hinduism most important texts. The Gita takes place on a battlefield where
Arjuna a great warrior refuses to fight. Lord Krishna steps in to urge Arjuna to fight and
their discussion covers things such as dharma and how to live your best life. Arjuna eventually fought after Lord Krishna
taught him the truth about dharma. As a member of the warrior caste, Arjuna’s dharma was
to fight against evil. The lesson of the Gita is that everyone faces difficult choices but
they must act on them according to their dharma. No matter how unpleasant. Along with all these philosophical texts Hinduism
also has two action packed epics. The Ramayana and Mahabharata: Ramayana, the earlier of the two epics, tells
the story of Prince Rama. In the epic, you find out about his 14-year exile, the abduction
his wife Sita, his battle with the demon Ravana, and his awesome monkey sidekick Hanuman. The second epic, the Mahabharata is the longest
poem in the world. 5 times the length of the Bible and 8 times the length of the Iliad
and Odyssey combined. It rivals any soap opera you’ve seen when it comes to drama. Murder,
betrayal, love, love-murder, and giant battles. The Mahabharata has it all. The theme running throughout the Ramayana
and Mahabharata is that dharma must be followed for society to function. In Hinduism, there a 4 goals a person should
aim for to have a good life. The first of these is dharma. Followed by artha, the pursuit
of prosperity and good reputation. Kama, pleasure both in body and mind. And moksha the release
for the cycles of rebirth. Hindus should practice artha and kama with dharma in order to attain
moksha. There are also six temptations Hindus should
try hard to avoid. Kama: Lust and materialism. This kama is different
from the good kama mentioned above. Krodha: Anger Lobha: Greed Moha: Unrealistic attachment to things, people,
and power Mada: Pride Matsarya: Jealousy By following their dharma and avoiding these
six temptations a Hindu can break the cycle of rebirth and have their soul merge back
into Brahman. Like a drop of water merging back into the ocean. But even though everything comes from Brahman
who is the One real thing in Hinduism, Hindus do have thousands of gods. So let’s take a
look at some of them. There is Brahma, the creator. He created everything
in the universe but he is not the universe itself. Because that’s Brahman. They aren’t
the same thing. That last letter changes a lot. He has four heads. The heads face each of
the four directions, to represent the four Vedas which he created and the four yugas.
He also holds a book, which represents knowledge. Oh and he rides a giant swan, because he’s
just that fancy. His consort is Saraswati, the goddess of learning. Vishnu, the Preserver is the second member
of the Hindu Trinity. He preserves the world created by Brahma until it is destroyed by
Shiva. He holds a discus, which he uses to cut down anyone that’s tries to mess with
dharma. Along with a conch, which symbolizes victory and the five elements. Vishnu has
many avatars, such a Krishna or Rama, who he uses to defend dharma on Earth. and he rides the giant eagle Garuda. Vishnu has two consorts: the goddesses Lakshmi
and Bhu Devi. Bhu Devi is the earth goddess and Lakshmi is the goddess of good fortune
and wealth. Shiva, the Destroyer, is the third member
of the Hindu Trinity. It’s his job to destroy the universe in order to prepare for its renewal
at the end of each cycle of time. The most identifiable of his features is his
third eye, which he almost always keeps closed. If it does open and you’re in front of it
you will have you face melted off. When not unmaking existence Shiva enjoys rides
on his bull named Nandi. At the end of the Kali Yuga, the fourth age
of the world, Shiva performs a dance that destroys the universe. People have told me
that my dance moves make them wish the world ended, so me and Shiva have quite a bit in
common. Parvati and Sati are Shiva’s consorts. Shiva also has two sons: Ganesha and Murugan.
Ganesha is worshipped as the remover of obstacles and Murugan is the god of war. Ganesha holds a special place in the hearts
of Hindus, due to him being the remover of obstacles. The elephant head is the obvious
clue to identifying him. He was born with a human head but after Shiva cut that one
off he had to make due with an elephant one. If you’re Christian or Muslim you’re aware
that your religion has a bunch of different denominations. Like Catholics and Protestants.
Sunni and Shia. Hinduism has these too. Hindus developed four major denominations,
some of which have their own subdivisions: Vaishnavas primarily worship Vishnu and Shaivas
primarily worship Shiva and his sons. Smartas follow sacred texts, like the Puranas
and the Ramayana and Mahabharata rather than the Vedas. They worship five gods and goddesses:
Ganesha, Durga, Surya, Shiva, and a preferred avatar of Vishnu. Finally, Shaktas worship the goddess Devi. Shaktas see Devi as the ultimate and eternal
reality. Like a feminine Brahman. Even though there are all these variations
and more, the core beliefs remain mostly the same. Hindus believe that dharma keeps the balance
in the universe. If the scales between good and evil start tipping towards evil then something
needs to intervene to fix the universe’s dharma. This divine intervention is known as an avatar. The literal meaning of the word avatar is
“descent,”. Avatars are gods that descend to earth to intervene whenever help is needed
to restore dharma. For example when the Earth was dragged underneath
the ocean Vishnu descended to Earth as the avatar Varaha, a boar, and dragged the Earth
back out. In other cases Vishnu was born on Earth as
an avatar, like Rama or Krishna. Where he spent his avatar’s life fixing dharma. So…..The caste system. If you know only
one thing about Hinduism this is probably it. People see it as an oppressive system
that locks people in place based on their birth and for a huge part of history that
is what it has been, unfortunately. Let’s do a quick explanation of what the caste
system is. In Hinduism there are 4 castes or classes that you can be born into. Brahmin, the Priests Kshatriyas, the Warriors Vaishyas, the Traders and Shudras, the Manual labourers The main basis for the caste system can be
found in the Bhagavad Gita and Rig Veda. Krishna says in the Gita “I have created a fourfold
system in order to distinguish among one’s qualities and functions.” The Rig Veda also refers to the four castes.
It says humans were created from parts of the god Purusha. The brahmin from his face,
the kshatriya his arms, the vaishya his thighs, and the shudra his feet. This system was supposed to assign people
functions based on their abilities. Not birth. If someone had to qualities of a Brahmin or
Vaishya they could fill those roles. The Gita didn’t restrict movement among castes
and the caste system functioned as intended for a while. Until a document known as the
“laws of Manu” came about around the fifth century BC. Popularly referred to as the Manu
Smrti, they created hard rules for Hindu life. Two rules presented in it contributed to the
way the caste system turned out. Manu states that the Brahmin were the lords
of all castes. and he forbid moving among the castes. The
caste you’re born into is the caste you’re stuck in. If you give humans a hierarchy they’ll exploit
it and things go sour pretty quickly. As time passed, Hindus began thinking in terms
of upper and lower castes. Soon cleaning toilets, tanning leather, and dealing with meat products
were thought to be “impure”. The people doing those jobs became untouchables, the
lowest of the low, a people without caste. The rest is history. The modern world has brought changes though.
Now Hindus mix freely, while working together in the same businesses, attending the same
schools, and generally just living together. But when it comes to marriage many Hindus
still stick to their own caste. But this too is changing and on Hindu dating websites you
can see people list a non-preference for caste. So those are the basics of Hinduism. It isn’t
even close to covering everything. One video simply can’t do it. Hinduism is too diverse,
too deep, and means too many different things to different people. But learning even the
basics of this fascinating and ancient religion gives us an insight into the worldview of
over a billion people and I hope you enjoyed it 😀 You can find all the sources used in the description.
If you liked this content please subscribe. If you are interested in supporting the channel,
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Thanks a lot for watching

 

100 Responses

  1. - Cogito -

    July 13, 2019 3:44 pm

    Don't forget to fulfill your dharma as a subscriber and like and share the video! It's the only way to escape the cycle of rebirth. While you wait for your dharma to be furfilled why not watch some other Cogito videos.

    How Potatoes Saved The World: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1L6P_kMNzY
    How The Aboriginals Made Australia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ska2fpueDLA

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  2. Smriti Trehan

    September 3, 2019 5:03 pm

    I wanna make some correction

    The cast system was never in the rig Veda in b/w 1500-1000BC but after that in the later rig vedic age this theory called Purusukta Theory was added by the people that Bharma created 4 casts for their own benefits there are some proofs of that like the ink used in that theory was not old and it is also different in color !

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  3. 007

    September 3, 2019 5:51 pm

    Indian history and ground reality were quite different, it was not land of peace but it was land of pieces which is still uniting 😝

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  4. Prajwal R

    September 3, 2019 6:45 pm

    1 st min of video
    I assure you Aryan dravidian theory is a myth.
    We now have substantial facts.
    And
    It was found out by respectable institutions like Harvard, Madras university etc that the DNA of all humans in Indian subcontinet is same.

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  5. duxe swattik

    September 3, 2019 7:58 pm

    THANK YOU FOR TRYING & UNDERSTANDING OUR RELIGIOUS SOUL CONCEPTS & UNDERSTANDING, CONSIDERING THAT IT CAN BE A LITTLE DIFFICULT TO GRASP FOR WESTERNERS WHO HAVE NOW DEALT WITH RELATIVELY SIMPLER RELIGIOUS CONCEPTS SINCE SOME CENTURIES NOW WITH THE ADVENT OF THE CHRISTIANITY WHICH WAS BASICALLY MEANT MSKE RELIGION & SPIRITUALITY MORE APPROACHABLE TO HUUMANS.

    THANK FOR STUDYING HINDUISM IN A WAY THAT IT WAS MEANT TO BE STUDIED.

    ***************************
    ALSO ON A NOTE THAT YOU MISSED OUT..
    LORD SHIVA IS ALSO THE FATHER (ALONG WITH BEING THE DESTROYER) WHO CREATED THE UNIVERSE WHICH
    IS A
    PROGENY OF SHIVA & KAAALI.. SHIVA REPRESENTS PURE LIMITLESS EXISTENCE IN WHICH ENERGY, MATTER & DIMENSIONS FALL INTO. LORD SHIVA IS ANCIENT & DOES NOT HAVE ANY PARENTS. GODDESS KALI REPRESENTS TIME(BUT NOT JUST THAT) & DARKNESS THAT WOULD HAVE EXISTED IN ABSENCE OF EVERYTHING, EVEN GOD. WE SAY SHE REPRESENTS TIME, BECAUSE TIME IS CALLED KAAL WHICH IS A DERIVATIVE OF GODDESS KAALI..BUT SHE IS BEYOND TIME, RATHER SHIVA IS ALSO CALLED TIME KAAL. BUT EARTH, LIFE, LOVE, AFFECTION ATTATCHMENT THAT CHARACTERISE CREATION & LIFE, ALL GENERATES FROM HER AS SHE IS THE MOTHER, THE NATURE, THE FEMININE ASPECT OF ETERNITY, DIVINITY & EXISTENCE,THE NATURE, THE FEMININE ASPECT OF ETERNITY, DIVINITY & EXISTENCE..
    MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT SHE IS THE FEMININE ASPECT OF CREATION & EXISTENCE, SHE NURTURES US & FALLS IN LOVE WITH US, SHE IS THE MATTER & SHIVA IS THE MOTHER MASCULINE ASPECT, THE FATHER, & THE UNCORRUPTABLE ENERGY OF THE CREATION THAT TRIGGERS THE PROCESS OF CREATION WHILE IT HAPPENS IN THE DIVINE MOTHER'S BODY. THIS THEORY VERY FALLS IN LINE WITH THE YIN YANG THEORY, COSMIC THEORY, & THE GENESIS THEORY WHERE THE GREAT MOTHER CREATES THE FATHER & BECOMES HER CONSORT..

    HOPE THAT HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND THESE ANCIENT THEORIES SOME BETTER… I AM STILL LEARNING..AND WILL ALWAYS.. GOD IS AN IMOPSSIBLE CONCEPT TO GET AN IDEA ABOUT.

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  6. Keshav J

    September 3, 2019 8:13 pm

    Rid Veda consider to be world's oldest book written least 3500 years old .
    Cast system of Hindu is bit different what mostly Western people understand. It's basically called Verna and jati.

    Gita is 5125 years old book and same time Vedas was written in rythmatic way by Vedvyasa.
    And Hindu believe that God or ulimate reality has five expect .
    Only thing representation of God in many from to do different work to maintain balance in whole word .
    However According to Hindu philosophy all leaving being part of same utilimate reality .

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  7. Amit Dhumash

    September 3, 2019 9:41 pm

    Did my subscriber's dharma! This is a great video mate! I am Hindu and I have done a lot of research and I think you summarized it very well. However, just to make it more complicated or diverse, I, being Hindu, don't believe in all those 7 beliefs 🙂

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  8. Amit Dhumash

    September 3, 2019 9:44 pm

    Dharma is a difficult word to define/translate and when you said the closest you can define it as "Proper Behavior" . You got my like and you got a new subscriber. Thanks !

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  9. Syed Multani

    September 4, 2019 12:00 am

    Correct me if i am wrong it is about drinking cow piss for good health. Be evil smart as chanakya. Look down and treat badly towards low cast people and non hindus. Believe in Hindutva and so on.

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  10. Edel Croft

    September 4, 2019 1:05 am

    Wierd that you support the caste system too. People are literally suffering and dying in India just because of the so called "Caste System" .. Caste system is just a two words bullshit..

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  11. mohyim02

    September 4, 2019 1:47 am

    The caste system is enough to force anyone away from Hinduism. If all people aren't equal then it's not ok.

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  12. Aitish Kumar

    September 4, 2019 6:59 am

    Tbh,you are pretty much the first person in my life to have stated that caste is based on abilities and not birth.I told the same to so many people and always got the rejection that that's how it is stated in the Vedas.Glad to see that they were wrong after all.

    Manusmriti is simply a philosophy and so it is something I can much easily reject.It always bugged me that the Mahabharata that I always considered brilliant had a dark side to it but I guess it didn't all this time.

    Didn't even realize that a guy who can't even speak the names correctly will teach me more about my religion than peeps who advertise themselves as saints.

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  13. DARPAN KUSHWAHA

    September 4, 2019 10:48 am

    Not to offend anyone…but…..
    While explaning VEDAS…you wrote your own name as the author and thats really really bad…….
    Nor me or you can write vedas or quran or bible

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  14. Kkushagra Sharma

    September 4, 2019 10:52 am

    False knowledge. Shiva is the creator of the world 🤷‍♂️ the creator of vishnu and brahma . Absolutely wrong Knowledge given about brahman

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  15. Choninja

    September 4, 2019 11:11 am

    hinduism = poooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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  16. mahima devkota

    September 4, 2019 11:53 am

    Your pronunciation is funny.. Not only Indians are Hindus.. Many of the neighbouring countries were also in the Bharat Barsa which now is called India.

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  17. Sharmila Thirukkumaran

    September 4, 2019 2:06 pm

    If u see Vishnus avatars, it represents evolution from sea to land … maybe disc in the vishnu's hand symbolism of universe… 🙂

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  18. Sharmila Thirukkumaran

    September 4, 2019 2:14 pm

    Grt work…Even most of the hindus don't know that… but every hindu knows about karma even though they follow or not .. (simply like what you sow what you reap.. ).
    The normal people in india prays to their favorite god, or family god,somepeople pray daily, sometimes weekly friday, sometimes during problems or sometimes during exams.

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  19. Karmega vinoth

    September 4, 2019 2:55 pm

    Bro u r wrong about Varna sastram (Caste as projected by u) Varna is not caste.. As per Varna sastram no one born in a varna.. A guy is classified based on his profession or his contribution to society.. A guy can be sudran whn he work aa labour, when he learns to run a business of his own he then become a Vaishiyar, When he turns to protect a nation as a warrior or a king then he becomes a Kshatriyar, Finally when the same guy attains a stage where he become a guru or a teacher, who could guide the society he becomes BHRAMANAN.. Caste system is injected by British in India.. British has no clue abt Varna satram and confused it with caste.. Rest is History..

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  20. SneakerUpdate

    September 4, 2019 3:37 pm

    I'm Indian Muslim
    Even my Hindu friend can't explain me like this. U explained it very well bro
    I respect all the religion and want to know a different religion deeply.

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  21. sombdy somwhere

    September 4, 2019 5:42 pm

    dharma should not be translated as religion. The closest translation of dharma should be duty thus the hindu concept of not everybody has the same dharma.

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  22. Sriharsha C V

    September 4, 2019 5:53 pm

    I believe this guy has done a lot of research before presenting this video. But I fail to understand why he failed miserably on pronunciations.

    Dharma is being pronounced as 'daarma','Arjuna' as "Arshuna (Mexican influence?), Bharata as "baraata(like a Paratha. Yummy!), Puranas as "pure Annas", "Ramayana" as "ramayaa",

    2 things to notice:
    1. The above words are pretty easy to pronounce. For example Arjun can be pronounced as Urge+un. Pretty basic stuff.
    2. I heard at some point in the video, there is a lady of India origin with him asking him to not 'rap'. He could have simply learnt the pronunciations from her.

    It is kind of weird that in 21st century, the English people are still pronouncing Indian terms in a distorted way. English is a sufficiently sophisticated language that requires its speakers to handle consonant compounds almost routinely. So it is unacceptable if they claim simple Indian sounds as 'tongue twisters'. They aren't.

    EDIT: I am willing to perform my 'dharma' of subscribing given the channel acknowledges the lapses in easily avoidable pronunciation mistakes.

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  23. Jayanta Mandal

    September 4, 2019 9:01 pm

    Hey you are good with yor work.

    Indus river = sindhd river
    Indian ocean = hind mahasagar(ocean)

    Land beetween sindh river and hindg mahasagar is hindustan, and people that lives there are hindu

    Hindu is not a religion its the people beetween hind mahasagar and sindhu river gaurded and nourished by himalayas.

    Hindu people are seekers not believers.
    They learn the way of life
    They dont believe someone or something, they devoted thier life in knowing.

    Believe lead in religion and hindu is not a religion.
    Hindu are the people who seeks and scales knowledge.

    By days people manipulated and misguided world about hindu as religion.

    So i request u to come to India and know our collective thought process (please be aware of believers, lead to seekers, they wil guide u)

    And concluding
    All religions were created by gods, but hindus created gods not 1 but all of difrent kinds so that we can seek the knwledge by idolize the charecter the thought of gods enlightenHey you are good with yor work.

    Indus river = sindhd river
    Indian ocean = hind mahasagar(ocean)

    Land beetween sindh river and hindg mahasagar is hindustan, and people that lives there are hindu

    Hindu is not a religion its the people beetween hind mahasagar and sindhu river gaurded and nourished by himalayas.

    Hindu people are seekers not believers.
    They learn the way of life
    They dont believe someone or something, they devoted thier life in knowing.

    Believe lead in religion and hindu is not a religion.
    Hindu are the people who seeks and scales knowledge.

    By days people manipulated and misguided world about hindu as religion.

    So i request u to come to India and know our collective thought process (please be aware of believers, lead to seekers, they wil guide u)

    And concluding
    All religions were created by gods, but hindus created gods not 1 but all of difrent kinds so that we can seek the knwledge by idolize the charecter the thought of gods enlightened

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  24. M G

    September 4, 2019 10:12 pm

    Still, you'll find those born as Indians follow Hinduism, meanwhile with other religions like Islam and Christianity you'll have people from different corners of the world converting to them and it's growth is not restricted to certain people.

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  25. The Leviathan

    September 4, 2019 11:01 pm

    no as neutral as you are its is not the result of nomadic and indus valley cultures mixing, that is 18th century anthropology
    the Indians and persians had the same indo aryan ancestors who were native Caucasoid of sapta sindu. This is proven genetically and culturally now there was lot of immigration out of iran and indias then some into India but not the way its is taught now .

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  26. Jack Emanuel

    September 5, 2019 8:27 am

    Hindus please don’t be fooled by abrahamic religions, I was a Christian for 18 years, and there is no way Christianity can be peaceful because it is very exclusive.

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  27. Shreyash Bhattarai

    September 5, 2019 10:31 am

    What makes me sad about Western world covering Hinduism is that they often tend to look at only India and overlook Nepal. Nepal has such huge role in Hinduism. It believed that even the oldest copies of some Vedas were found there. In fact, the stock footage you used at 9:17 , 9:27 and 16:57 are from Nepal.

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  28. Shashi Rekha

    September 5, 2019 2:44 pm

    There is no word 🕵cast in Sanskrit.. Manusmriti has two parts Varna and jati. Which was combined by👹cunning 💂British👹 & put into law 🤑 to rule India🇮🇳🤕

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  29. niranjan niranjan

    September 5, 2019 3:16 pm

    I dont get why english insists on adding an extra 'a' in the end of every hindi/sanskrit word.
    Kind of like how notepad insists on adding a '.txt' as an extension even if i write 'helloWorld.java' as the file name.

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  30. yaswanth b

    September 5, 2019 3:39 pm

    You fools don't have any right to take about India because they are not beliefs they are reality. You guys are waste

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  31. Raghu G

    September 5, 2019 6:36 pm

    Very impressive work.. breaking all the western created false stereotypes. I really appreciate your research, time spent and work. Thanks a lot post this video. You did good KARMA.. you get in return much bigger good from the universe, may be ultimate MOKSHA 🙂

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  32. Fitz Wick

    September 6, 2019 5:32 am

    Thank you for making this, my roommate is Hindu and I wanted to understand some of the things she talks about a bit better, but had no idea where to start to learn about it. I am a neighboring religion to hers but somehow had zero knowledge of Hindu despite this until now. :3 I hope I can help her feel even more at home now during her stay.

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  33. prabhu k

    September 6, 2019 10:33 am

    blubbering about Hindus…Tamil is the oldest Indian language, Sanskrit is an Indo-European language…not an ancient Indian . ask ur history teacher about 5 different lands (ஐந்து நிலங்கள்) and its rulers to learn about Hindu Gods ..

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  34. Friendly Creature

    September 6, 2019 3:33 pm

    People usually make fun of Hinduism, manly because they know nothing about it except the so many Gods like cows and monkeys.

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  35. Rupak Kumar Chattopadhyay

    September 6, 2019 5:57 pm

    The only religion where you can question,invent new things of life…
    Hinduism is a way of life and you are free to invent new things …Hindusm change time to time .

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  36. Ahmed Faizy

    September 7, 2019 12:58 am

    I am ammazed_ in hinduism thousands of doctors_ engineers_ professors or have many profession as qualified human^ with world class degrees but they do worship a (stone)..
    This is totally nonsense*

    Spent whole life in degrees bt doesnt try to find out who is true creator and God

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  37. Yousef Shatawi

    September 7, 2019 12:26 pm

    I don't think Hinduism has more than billion followers or 1 billion, there are other religions in India like Islam which has from 100 to 200 million followers in India

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  38. mami Dakpe

    September 8, 2019 7:20 pm

    Every religion and dharma has followed Hinduism. Whether it is Zoroastrianism or buddhism Jainism Sikhism judaism Christianity islam.

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  39. Tzuf Ben Ishay Bairey

    September 8, 2019 10:28 pm

    you mean Varna, Cast is a modern definition of the current situation in India and the subcontinent in general in terms of socio-economic hierarchies. Besides the words comes from Portuguese meaning skin color.

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  40. DrägøN KnîghT

    September 9, 2019 10:35 am

    🙏😊Jai Shree Krishna 😊🙏
    1. "Knowledge(Gyan)" stabilizes the "Brain(Mastisk)".
    2. "Patience(Dharya)" stabilizes the "Mind(Maan)".
    3. "Love(Prem)" stabilizes the "Heart(Hriday)".
    4. "Dedication(Samarpan)" calms the Impulses of the Body and stabilizes the "Body(Sareer)".
    5. "Justice(Naay)" stabilizes the "Soul(Aatma)".

    When these FIVE Bases of "Dharm" becomes stable, then man/woman is filled with "Compassion(Karuna)"
    ….. It's called "DHARM"

    😊🙏Jai Shree Krishna🙏😊

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  41. Yogaraj Channe Gowda

    September 10, 2019 9:43 am

    ..also an atheist can still b Hindu! Charvaka muni was an ancient atheist philosopher…. But in Islam u can't imagine that ….Hinduism is essentially a geo ethnic cultural entity! Organised religions r different …n man made…😊

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