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What is difference between Vedas and Puranas?
The Vedas are a large body of religious texts composed in Vedic Sanskrit and are widely regarded as the oldest scriptures of Hinduism. The Puranas are a vast collection of Indian literature that cover a wide range of topics, such as legends and traditional folklore.
What is called religion?
A religion is a set of beliefs that is passionately held by a group of people that is reflected in a world view and in expected beliefs and actions (which are often ritualized). These beliefs according to some religious sects, are often linked to supernatural beings such as God, a number of gods or spirits.
What is religion and society?
Religion describes the beliefs, values, and practices related to sacred or spiritual concerns. Religion is a social institution because it includes beliefs and practices that serve the needs of society. Religion is also an example of a cultural universal because it is found in all societies in one form or another.
How does religion affect society and culture?
The beliefs, values and ideas of religious traditions have made, and continue to make, significant contributions to the development of human societies and cultures. In essence, religions provide a frame of reference for understanding the world and for guiding personal and communal action.
Why is morality important in society?
Among the reasons to be moral and integral, regardless of occupation are to: Make society better. When we help make society better, we are rewarded with also making better own lives and the lives of our families and friends. Without moral conduct, society would be a miserable place.
Who created morality?
Nearly 150 years ago, Charles Darwin proposed that morality was a byproduct of evolution, a human trait that arose as natural selection shaped man into a highly social species—and the capacity for morality, he argued, lay in small, subtle differences between us and our closest animal relatives.