Hinduism is the way that suggests methods for the attainment of the highest ideal and eternal bliss here and now on earth and not somewhere in heaven. Hinduism believes that a person’s life is actually the journey of the soul. The Hindu goes through a series of reincarnations that eventually lead to ‘moksha’, or salvation, freeing the body from the cycle of rebirths (after reaching spiritual perfection). Purity of mind and action is essential, as ‘karma’ or actions in life determine your reincarnation. Bad ‘karma’ leads to being born into a lower reincarnation. ‘Dharma’ on the other hand controls the laws of the social, ethnical and the spiritual.
Hinduism is formed of diverse traditions and has no single founder. Among its roots is the historical Vedic religion of Iron Age India, and as such Hinduism is often called the “oldest living religion” or the “oldest living major tradition.