Atman, Deity and the concept of Prana Prathista
India, the erstwhile Bharata is home to several religions. Although this 2011 data may have seen some minor downward revisions in volume share as the years progressed; Hinduism continues to remain the most widely practiced religion amongst Indians even now.
This may show the perceived Hindu majority as a demanding force, but does the community ever assert any such power? The Biased Media often mendaciously claims so, however the truth is far from it.
Hindus or the former followers of Sanatana Dharma have myriad customs and traditions across the length and breadth of the country even for their respective harvest festivals. Hence, they are often the disorganized majority that obstinately craves the freedom to practice their festivals and rituals as prescribed.
The purpose of a Sanatana Dharmi is to heed his higher calling and live a fruitful life and eventually attain moksha (freedom from rebirth). In this path the devotee is guided by the female and male Trinity and most importantly their soul’s prime energy source – the kula devi/deva.
The core differentiator of Sanatana Dharma vis-à-vis other known religions is the concept of reincarnation and rebirth. Sanatana Dharma states that this is true for all living beings in the universe.
The main goal of Sanatana Dharma is to live your present birth doing so many good deeds that the person gets either blessed with moksha (permanent reprieve from the cycle of life and death) or blessed with a future birth or reincarnation of their choice.
However, the bad souls or those who have filled their life’s daily karma with multitude of bad thoughts and bad deeds are bound to suffer if not in their current birth then definitely in their successive birth.
To be continued....