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Opposing Worldviews: Hinduism in Brief

Worldviews; Undeniable Framework for One’s Identity for being Human.

“Get correct views of life, and learn to see the world in its true light. It will enable you to live pleasantly, to do good, and, when summoned away, to leave without regret.” Robert E. Lee.

Lee, an influential American Military Staff in the 19th century, simply tells people to get a correct view of life and the world. The quotation was merely a new exposition of the concept people already had deposited about God, Supreme Being, self, the universe, life and death etc. Nevertheless, people might not have been aware of those presuppositions in terms of what we call “Worldview,” despite the fact that they already had that notion in their mind in the developmental process of seeking some understanding of his/her own significance as an independent human being.

These piece of information leads us to say, without an ounce of doubt, that everyone has his/her own worldview, and no one can deny disagreeing on it. Billions of people around the world have some certain presuppositions which are more or less consistent but not precise about the world they live in. And those presuppositions are the driving mechanism for conventional human behaviors in everyday life activities. Basically, worldview is working as a skeletal structure of cognitive postulations to show the reality of life. At the same time, it provides the meaning and purpose of life. Here, I am going to lay ground for Christian worldview by presenting three different worldviews from three major religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity respectively. Continue reading Opposing Worldviews: Hinduism in Brief