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16 Jan

Christianity) is that this diversity is widely accepted and embraced across the Hindu faith.

For instance, someone seeking afterlife X, through method Y, could freely and uncritically accept that another Hindu might be seeking another afterlife destination through other means.

For the writers of the Upanishads karma was something to be “worked off” (in the case of bad karma) or “rewarded” (in the case of good karma).

For instance one with bad karma may be reincarnated as an animal or as someone in a lower social caste, and they will continue to be reborn in such forms until their bad karma is dissipated.

The Rig Veda reads, “May they ascend, the lowest, highest, midmost, the Fathers who deserve a share of Soma- may they who have attained the life of spirits, gentle and righteous aid us when we call them.”[3] (Rig Veda 10.15.1) This talk of desert of the libation soma seems to imply a difference at least in status or reward in the World of the Fathers, but the details are not readily apparent.

At the beginning of the first millennium BCE descriptions of the afterlife beliefs of the Hindu faith began to become more detailed.

Within the Hindu religion there are a diversity of afterlife destinations, and diverse means to reach those destinations.

The Upanishadic scholars believed that the desires, thoughts, and actions of a person could (and typically would) result in the rebirth of the subtle body in a new physical body.The important dialogues (and philosophical texts) known as the Upanishads are also part of the Vedic collection. This home was considered to be a gift from the devas, and was the kingdom of Yama, god of the dead.The Rig Veda reads, “Meet Yama [god of the dead], meet the Fathers, meet the merit of free or ordered acts, in highest heaven.There arose more structure surrounding the rules for ritual knowledge (Veda) and ritual action (Karma) and their role in salvation (i.e. The Brahmins –the priestly caste in Hindu society- began to take control of these rituals.The path to the World of the Fathers was thought to require not only ritual knowledge and action at the time of death, but in order to be maintained in this realm one’s descendants must continue with ritual action.