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    Information about Sacred books of various religion


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    We all have read sacred books of our religion but may not be knowing more about it. Here I would like our experts to give more information about various sacred books of each religion which should include: Name of the book, Written by, When was it written, Purpose of the book and other information about sacred books.
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  • Ramayan: Written by Valmiki in Sanskrit and later on translated to various languages by various poets. The book tells us the importance of human relations and how to maintain them in real life. How a human being should react when a problem comes and what are the priorities in solving the problem are well discussed in this book. How a son should react to his father, how a brother should react to his elder brother and how one should give importance to the words of other members of the family is very well expressed in this book.

    Mahabharat is a good book that tells us how people will suffer if they are jealous and greedy. Politics in dealing with people caught from this time only. If one understands the book properly, one will know how the politics will play a bad role and spoil our life.

    Bhagavadgita is another book that tells us all the important aspects of our life. What a human being should do. It also says that we should think of the end result but we should do our duty sincerely. One should not go away from doing his duty and one should never expect the end result. Do your duty. The result will come automatically. Many facts of life are well discussed in this book

    Quran is the sacred book of Muslims. It reveals the facts of life and also gives the ethics one has to follow during his life.
    Bible is the sacred book for Christianity. The Bible is considered to be a product of divine inspiration. I understand it gives the relation between God and human beings.

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  • In Hinduism the Bhavathgita is the holy book, whereas Ramayana and Mahabaratha gives teachings of life.
    A collection of sacred texts are in Bible known as the holy book of Christians.
    Prophets have mentioned their teaching in Quran, the holy book of Muslims.
    The Sikhs follow the guru and do not have any holy book.
    In Buddism the teachings of Buddha called the Tripitika which is sacred for them.
    In Jainism a collection of sutras written by Lord Mahavira called as Agama sutra is the holy writing and there is no specific holy book.

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  • Due to geographical as well as political reasons many religions evolved on Earth and their number is in hundreds but few of them could attract more people and became the top religions of the world in terms of their followings. Presently, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism are considered the topmost religions of the world. Let us go through them and their holy books one by one.

    1. Christianity - From a rough estimate about one third population of the world observes Christianity. Initially it was limited to the Western world but slowly it has engulfed all the areas across the globe. People are generally attracted to this religion due to its basic characteristics of humanistic outlooks. Bible is the holy book of this religion. If we consider religion wise the maximum literature online or offline is available on biblical principles. In many religious sites in internet, there are a large number of articles explaining the chapters and sub chapters of Bible in a lucid way. Bible contains two main parts one is Old Testament and other is New Testament. The old testament mainly covers the origin and creation of the world, God's accordance or covenant with the Israelites and finally the efforts and hardships that Israelites had undergone. It is understood that the ancient Hebrew religion of the Israelites is the source of the material of the Bible and most of its contents have come from the 24 Hebrew religious books. Though this origin is confirmed but there are subtle variations between the Catholic and Protestant Bibles and their contents differ from each other slightly. It is due to the difference in the number and types of books from which they are adopted. Old testament also contains the whole story of Israelites from their conquest of Canaan and then to their defeat and exile in Babylon. The New Testament is mainly concerned with the teachings of Jesus Christ. Christian all over the world believe in his powers as the saviour of the world.

    2. Islam - After Christianity, Islam is the most followed religion in the world and those who follow it are known as Muslims. They believe in one Almighty power that is Allah. They consider the last of the prophet Muhammad as the messenger of the Allah and his teachings are said to be preserved in the holy book named Quran. The teachings in Quran are the way of life for the Muslims and they follow it very rigidly. The followers of Quran say that there is only one meaning of the teachings of Quran and there is no other interpretation than what they understand. As Quran was written in two cities that is Medina and Mecca, there are two distinct sections named like that in it. These sections are further subdivided in small ayats. The teachings of Quran can be summarised as - There is only one God and Muhammad is his messenger. Islam is the final religion and this is the judgement of God. Rich should contribute to a common fund to help the poor.

    3. Hinduism - Hinduism is one of the major and oldest of the religions and well known for its liberal and cosmopolitan approach. Researchers have found that it was founded in the Indus River Valley region of ancient India more than 5000 years ago. There are many holy books in the Hindu religion and a large assemblage of knowledge and wisdom material is available in our old scriptures and from that point of view this is one of the most rich religion. Vedas, Upnishads, Purans and epics like Mahabharata and Ramayana are the most sacred books of the Hindu religion. The religious material is so huge that it is said that one life time is not suffice to cover that treasure. Many students from foreign countries have done their research work on these scriptures and Hindu religious philosophy. For a common person the epic stories of Mahabharata and Ramayana are sufficient to inculcate the basic philosophy of this religion. One of the interesting thing about this knowledge is that it was orally transferred to the later generations by the saints and sages of that time and finally were written down by the scholars in legible format. The medium of writing was the Sanskrit only and subsequently in modern times they were transferred and translated to the Hindi language platform.

    4. Buddhism - This is also a big religious sect but they do not follow any deity as it is and follow the path of Buddhism and its teachings. They do not have any holy books in strict sense but they have compilation of the teachings of Buddha in one form or other. Some of these compiled works are Tripitaka Canon, Tibetan book of the Dead, Memorial Verses on the Middle way, Great Stages of Enlightenment etc. In Buddhism also there are different sects known as Mahayana, Theravada and Zen. Their teachings are similar but Zen do not value the text and rather believe in oral teachings.

    5. Judaism - This is the religion followed by the Jews in the world. In fact if we go to the beginning of the things then the origin of Judaism, Christianity and Islam is from the same point known as family of Abrahamic religions. Abraham the ancient figure stands tall in this matter. Though Abraham does not reflect much in the Christianity, it has impact on the Islam and Judaism. In fact these three religions are interconnected in many ways though they are three distinctive religions. The total followers of Judaism are less but it is a prominent religion in the world. Just like Indian scriptures, the holy book of Judaism was orally carried to the later generations before they were finally written. This holy book is known as Torah. This holy book is divided in 3 sections known as Torah, Neviim and Ketuvim. These sections contain many important writings like Five books of Moses, Book of Psalms and Proverbs, and writings of Jewish Prophets.

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  • 1)Buddhism
    The sacred book of Buddhism is called the Tripitaka (called Tipitaka in Pali).
    The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching written by Thich Nhat Hanh
    Real Happiness, by renowned Buddhist teacher Sharon Salzberg
    On the Path to Enlightenment written by renowned Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard
    Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind written by Shunryu Suzuki
    When Things Fall Apart Written by renowned Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön
    Radiant Mind is a collection of essential Buddhist teachings and texts edited by Jean Smith
    Being Upright by Reb Anderson on zen Buddhism.
    The Poetry of Zen translated and edited by Sam Hamill and J.P. Seaton. Originally this is a collection of Chinese and Japanese Zen poetry.
    After The Ecstasy, The Laundry by American vipassana teacher Jack Kornfield

    2)Jainism
    Jainism doesn't have any holy books as like Hinduism, Christianity and Islam. The holy book of Jainism is a collection of texts known as Agam Literature or the Agam Sutras. Jains look at this book to get the sermons of Mahaveera.

    3) Hinduism
    As we know there are Vedas and Upanishads which are considering the oldest manuscript of humanity. We can not mention exact authors for these scripts. Then Mahabharatha by Vedavyasa and Ramayana by Valmiki are other sacred books of Hindus. Bhagavadgeetha, which is considering a great book is a part of Mahabharatha. Also, there are lot of books by many scholars who interpret the different methods of Hinduism.
    "Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda" s an excellent book on Hinduism which has 9 volumes.
    " Hinduism Made Easy" by Shalu Sharma is a good book to know about Hinduism

    4) Holy Quran is the one and only sacred book of Islamism.

    5)Holy Bible is the sacred book of Christianity.

    Regards,

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