Chapter 3: Hinduism (3 of 3)

Chapter 3: Hinduism (3 of 3)


>>Alright chapter 3, video number 3 final
video: We’re gonna wrap up by talking about epics, epic poems, epic stories that
make up an important part of Hinduism. The reason I’m talking about this and not
some of the other aspects that are important to Hinduism like the various yoga’s and
so forth is that basically with 30 minutes of video I have to pick and choose a little
bit and I think the book does an excellent job of covering most of the subjects here. It does a good job of covering the epics frankly
but I’m picking this as something to talk about because I think there’s
a lot we can learn from it. But I do want to stress I know I said this in an
earlier video but I want to stress one more time that you need to be sure you’re reading the
book to get the rest of this information because what I cover in the video is
just the tip of the iceberg on some of these bigger chapters so be sure
you’re keeping up with your readings. Alright so speaking of the epics, the epics
in Hinduism are stories, poems really, but stories that tell of these grand events,
an epic just kind of means that a story that spans a lot of big events so it’s
not an intimate little story of people in a household it’s a story of traveling great
distances or fighting great battles or something and many, many cultures have epic stories. Some of them are religious but many of
them are just popular stories like Lord of the Rings is an epic cycle of stories,
Star Wars are epic films and things like that but the importance of these epics in Hinduism
is that they are used to lend a certain eye, to lend a certain point of view on the gods
and goddesses and the way that they behave. So probably the best way to get into
this is just pick one and use it as an example and start from there. So the first one we’re gonna
talk about is the Ramayana. The Ramayana is

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