The Journey of Religions

There was a time when human kind had just been born and the difference between exploring, doing and thinking about the monotonicity of their routine work was a very subtle one, but there always comes a time when a person introspects or looks back or around. The time when man stopped and looked in his past, he saw he had been doing certain things daily and by some styles, he could do a certain work in a better way.

There have always been leaders from the very beginning of the smallest bit of logic in mankind, though their definitions have been changing demographically and according to needs. What I believe is, initially, a leader would have been the one who saw the general questions bothering his/her fellow people and was able to deliver an answer to them- howsoever awry it was. Man has always looked for satisfaction – physical, mental and social and there have always been trade- offs against these satisfactions, so when being given answers to certain questions bothering people, the ”thinkers” required their side of transaction to be fulfilled- either in the form of people following their thinking and rules or giving them certain things to satisfy their other needs. This marked the beginning of leadership which varied from civilization to civilization, such as, in order to satiate people about god and seasonal changes, the Egyptian leaders made themselves as Pharaohs, but one thing, that has to be seen here is that since man was an ape and lived in groups, he wanted the leader of the group to be the one physically the strongest, and so started the period of having a dual category system above the rest of the people – one who protected the ‘herd’ and one who answered the mystical queries – the priest.

The best or the worst thing about individuals and time is that they change. Now, the common man also started thinking and came to different conclusions that the priest or they became somewhat stronger and started challenging the physical dominance of the ‘leader’. Now in order to kill these thoughts in their infancy, it was high time for these leaders to make certain rules regarding behavior and if not followed, they conjured up a possibility of a divine wrath or punishment from their own hands. This was the beginning of religion.

All the above things may have happened in different chronological order and might have had different rules, so lets get on a hypothetical journey of religions, their connections, differences, teachings and interpretations.

Demographically, people have different needs and when we come to India, the season observed was usually that of summers in the Northern region, and civilization had already started in India before Aryan invasion, so Louvores de Adoração  when they came to the area around Indus, as it was the best place that they could have found out to get settled down, and when they settled down around that area, so gradually, people who had started dwelling near Indus had started to be called as Hindus, but I believe that they were quite good at observing things but not quite when it came to thinking up answers for that. For example, the first scriptures – the Vedas of Hindus question the intrigues of mankind that whether there is a God or not in Samveda, and Aryans presumably saw the Persians and other Middle East people praising or worshipping fire and sun, and they started quite a similar tradition in India. When they came to India, India was very rich in natural resources but the people who were there, Aryans thought of as uncivilized and not good looking (not fair), so they drove these people to the Southern part of the country and since Aryans were quite adept in ”enjoyment” ranging from making and drinking alcohol, singing and dancing and preparing non vegetarian food, so they decided that in order to keep enjoyment, they did not impose any restrictions on themselves, making Hinduism a flexible ‘way of life’. Thus, Hinduism was born and started. As far as angels go, they might be the ones that were the best looking, so they constituted a cartel creating the notion that they were the gods of certain things like fire, water, rains etc.

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