@TiffanyLeanne -I will try to answer some of ur qtns...
What is your name? First name is fine.
What religion do you practice and how did you come to practice it?
- I practice hinduism,I was born in a hindu family and I love some of the concepts of this religion.
The frequency and types of prayer the person engages in?
-There is no compulsion on the prayer,but there are prayers before and after most of the acts known as dinacharya" - It starts with waking up, I usually so the following
Karavandanam - praying about our hand
Dharti vandana - praying to the mother earth.
Surya namaskaram - praying to the sun
How often do you worship? Why do you worship? What do you preform during your worship services?
- Mostly in the morning and in the evening and before sleep. Praying gives Peace. Thank god for everything he has provided to us.
What do you believe is the best lesson your religion teaches?
- In hinduism mostly nature is worshipped, elements like earth,water,light,are worshipped.
What do you most disagree with about your religion, if anything?
- I disagree with the slaughters done in the name of religion.
What is one thing about your religion that affects your daily life and family life?
Many things effects daily life...right from the time we get up,respect which the children give to the elders etc (it depends on the person too)
What does your faith teach about the nature of God or ultimate reality?
-I am not capable of answering this qtn. Still, to my belief god can't be described as a person but some power which is way beyond our senses to discover.
What does your faith teach about the truth of the human person? (ex. You are not who you think you are.)
Its just the opposite, you are who you think you are. Its all your thinking which makes you.
What does your religion teach about the nature of the world?
Hinduism teaches what should be ones nature. not worlds nature
What is your favorite religious text or passage? What is one story/message from this text that you remember having a strong impact on yourself?
Its from gita- WHATEVER HAPPENED WAS GOOD
WHATEVER IS HAPPENING IS GOOD
WHATEVER WILL HAPPEN WILL ALSO BE GOOD
WHAT HAVE YOU PARTED WITH THAT MAKES YOU CRY ?
WHAT DID YOU BRING WITH YOU THAT YOU HAVE LOST ?
WHAT DID YOU CREATE WHICH IS NOW DESTROYED ?
WHATEVER YOU HAVE TAKEN, YOU HAVE TAKEN ONLY FROM HERE.
WHAT WAS GIVEN WAS GIVEN ONLY FROM HERE.
WHAT IS YOURS TODAY, WAS SOMEONE ELSE'S YESTERDAY, WILL BE SOMEONE ELSE'S TOMORROW.
CHANGE IS THE LAW OF THE UNIVERSE
Do you try to tell others about your religion?
Not till asked for.
How might someone better understand your faith?
Its difficult to make someone understand my faith.Its always better to follow own faith.
In your opinion, what is the most common misconception about their faith?
Areas where your faith comes into conflict with modern culture?
Didn't discover till now.
Have you ever questioned your faith?
How are you raising you children in this faith, if you have any?
What are your beliefs on the after life?
Really don't know if there is 1.Its better to try to enjoy this life rather than worrying about something which no one has seen or you are not sure about.
What does your religion require or encourage regarding service to the community? What do you do? Why is this service work an important expectation in your religion?
Annadanam -Giving food to the needy. And it don't need an explanation.
Some examples of how your religious community benefits from providing service to those in need.
-Service to others should not be done in order to get benefited
What kinds of attitudes, values and behaviors does your religious culture encourage?
Respect. to others, is one of the best
What are some elements of service that your community might be neglecting?
Ways to serve that you would like to explore in the future