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Hinduism: An Overview
Hinduism is believed to be the oldest organized religion in the world. It ranks as the third largest religion in the world after Christianity and Islam.
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You are immortal
Soul's rebirth happens repeatedly until perfection is achieved of God-realisation.
Religion's problem with sex
In Hinduism, once Hindus reach the householder, or Grihastha, stage in life, they are permitted to seek physical pleasure, or kama. One of the best examples of Hinduism's standing on sex is the Kama Sutra, a manual for “proper” sex.
In Search of Renunciation
However, the four stages of life—brahmacharya, grihastha, vanaprastha and sannyasa—give us the necessary environment to work out the mind and free it from its familiar strongholds of attachment.
Art of Striving for Liberation
A Brahmachari or a student, a grihastha or a householder and a vanaprastha or a forest dweller should constantly strive for liberation and adopt a very uplifting code of conduct in life that will take the individual to that goal of freedom of mind.
Know the Four States of Refuge
They are the state of a brahmachari or the student, the grihastha (the householder), the vanaprastha (a reclusive time for worship and prayer) and the renunciate, who lives on alms.

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