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Hindu Orthopraxy

Orthopraxy, a term derived from Greek meaning “correct action/activity,” is descriptive of religions that emphasize conduct, both ethical and liturgical, as opposed to faith or grace. Hinduism is characterized more by what people do than by what they believe and is, therefore, often described as a way of life rather than a cosmology or theology. What people do is highly context specific, depending on who the actor is and in what place and time he or she is placed. Is the actor a man or woman, an adult or a child, a member of an upper or a lower caste? Is the actor at home, in a temple, or at a place of pilgrimage? Is it dawn or dusk, day or night, a normal time ...

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