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Chapter 10: Hindu Ethics and Counselor Decision-Making
Hindu tradition concerns itself with the quest for a moral life and the principles by which that goal is attained. Vedanta is an ancient religious Hindu philosophy emphasizing the unity of existence. It consists of three documents, the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, and Brahma Sutra. Of these documents, the Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita address morality in a practical way that all Hindus are expected to follow. In India, ethics are part of a complex spiritual system set in the context of its social and political structures.
Hindu philosophical thinking dates back to about 2500 BCE. During the earliest period, the Vedic, from around 2500 to 600 BCE, religious concerns emerged in the context of philosophy The Upanishads, which ...