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1. The Sanskrit word for ethics is “dharma” .It signifies that which will upholds or embodies law, custom and religion. Hindu ethics is related to reincarnation which is a means of expressing a need for reciprocity it is a selfless act which is in the benefit of others whereby there is no thought of oneself this is act is known as the doctrine of “karma yoga”. Hindu ethics is whereby person finds self-fulfillment and deepest bliss , it is an establishment on a metaphysical assurance of oneness of reality ,which is attainable through direct experience of prayer ,sacrifice and selflessness .Hindu ethics places more emphasis on empathy than in other traditions . Hindu ethics is manly of a subjective , its purpose is having the ability as individuals to eliminate impurities of the mind and body such as greed and egoism in attempt to reach the highest form of enlightenment . Furthermore Hinduism is an aspect of service in which there is basic understanding that ones own misfortune , is of their own doing . Hindu ethics emphasizes the need to help our fellow man , to be able to assist our neighbor and help those who are unable to rid themselves of the evil’s around them , we have a social obligation to society to assist the members of society to rid themselves of self-centeredness , cruelty , greed and other vices and in turn create an environment that is seen as helpful to the pursuit of the highest good.

2. Hinduism chief sources of moral reflection are born from the Sanskrit intellectual traditions that are brahmanical, which consists of texts that are composed by and reflect the ideologies of the elite classes , which are learned and practiced through several forms of scriptures and narratives. The Vedic revelation(Shruti) is considered to be one of the most ancient books of knowledge of Hinduism , it is book which professes that knowledge is forever eternal and that knowledge exists due to prior knowledge which is derived and passed down form the...