|Human beings are living in this
world since a long millions of year. To live in peace every
time a holy book was created to describe the ways to live in
Those books were created in different area of the world , in different language and in different perspective, relative to that time of regime.
Reference to holy books the religion was created.
|Below are few description of Holy books and links for reference.|
Koran (Arabic, Al-Qur'an) The universal holy book
of Islam. Consists of Suras, or chapters, which
contain impassioned appeals for belief in almighty Allah,
encouragement to lead a moral life, portrayals of damnation
and beatitude, stories of Islamic prophets, and rules
governing the social and religious life of Muslims.
Believers maintain that the Koran contains the verbatim word of almighty Allah, revealed to the prophet Muhammad through the Angel Gibriel.
Some of the Suras were written during Muhammad's lifetime, but an authoritative text was not produced until C.A.D. 650
Old Testament The Christian name for the Hebrew Bible.
It is the sacred scripture of Judaism and the first portion of the Christian Bible. According to Jewish teachings, it is made up of three parts:
the Law (also known as the Torah or Pentateuch), comprising the first five books (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy), which describes the origins of the world, the covenant between the Lord and Israel, the exodus and entry into the promised land, and the various rules governing social and religious behavior; the Prophets , including the former prophets (Joshua, Judges, Samuel 1-2, Kings 1-2) and the latter prophets (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the 12 minor prophets), which describes the history of the Israelites, the stories of heroes, kings, judges, and wars, and the choosing of David as leader of the Israelites; and the Writings (including Psalms, Job, Song of Solomon, and Ruth, among others), which describes the reactions of the people to the laws and covenants, as well as prayers and praises of the covenant.
Some books of the Old Testament regarded as sacred by the Jews are not accepted as such by Christians; among Christians there are differences between Roman Catholics and Protestants about the inclusion of some books, the order of the books, and the original sources used in translating them. Scholars generally agree that the Old Testament was compiled from c. 1000 B.C. to c. 100 B.C.
|Five Classics Five works traditionally attributed to
Confucius that form the basic texts of Confucianism.
They are the Spring and Autumn Annals, a history of Confucius's native district; the I Ching (or Book of Changes ), a system of divining the future; the Book of Rites , which outlines ceremonies and describes the ideal government; the Book of History ; and the Book of Songs , a collection of poetry.
Together they promulgate a system of ethics for managing society based on sympathy for others, etiquette, and ritual. Although the dates of these books are uncertain, they were probably written before the third century B.C.
|Veda The sacred scripture of Hinduism. Four Vedas make up the Samhita , a collection of prayers and hymns that are considered to be revelations of eternal truth written by seer-poets inspired by the gods. The Rig-Veda , the Sama-Veda , and the Yajur-Veda are books of hymns; the Atharva-Veda compiles magic spells. These writings maintain that the Brahman , or Absolute Self, underlies all reality and can be known by invoking gods through the use of hymns or mantes. The Vedic texts were compiled between c. 1000 B.C. and c. 500 B.C., making them the oldest known group of religious writings.|
Bhagavad Gita A Sanskrit poem that is part of the Indian epic known as the Mahabharata . It describes, in a dialogue between Lord Krishna and Prince Arjuna, the Hindu path to spiritual wisdom and the unity with God that can be achieved through karma (action), bhakti (devotion), and jnana (knowledge). The Bhagavad-Gita was probably written sometime between 200 B.C. and A.D. 200.
New Testament The second portion of the Christian Bible, which contains 27 books that form the basis of Christian belief. These books include the sayings of Jesus, the story of his life and work, the death and resurrection of Jesus now celebrated as Easter, the teachings and writings of the apostles, and instruction for converting nonbelievers and for performing baptisms, blessings, and other rituals. The New Testament is believed to have been written c. A.D. 100, some 70 to 90 years after the death of Jesus.
|Talmud A compilation of Jewish oral law and rabbinical teachings that is separate from the scriptures of the Hebrew Bible, or Old Testament. It is made up of two parts: the Mishna , which is the oral law itself, and the Gemara , a commentary on the Mishna . The Talmud contains both a legal section (the Halakah ) and a portion devoted to legends and stories (the Aggada ). The authoritative Babylonian Talmud was compiled in the sixth century.|
|Tao-te-ching (The Way and Its Power) The basic text of the Chinese philosophy and religion known as Taoism. It is made up of 81 short chapters or poems that describe a way of life marked by quiet effortlessness and freedom from desire. This is thought to be achieved by following the creative, spontaneous life force of the universe, called the Tao. The book is attributed to Lao-tzu, but it was probably a compilation by a number of writers over a long period of time.|
|Upanishads The basis of Hindu religion and philosophy that form the final portion of the Veda . The 112 Upanishads describe the relationship of the Brahman , or universal soul, to the atman , or individual soul; they also provide information about Vedic sacrifice and yoga. The original texts of the Upanishads come from various sources and were written beginning c. 900 B.C.|
The Analects A collection of Confucius' teachings thought
to have been recorded by his students. They are considered
the only sayings that can safely be attributed to him.
"Loving your neighbor as youself."
01. The Tanak
02. Torah and Neviim
03. Torah & Nevi'im – Pentateuch & Prophets
04. Holy Tanakah – Free Download
05. Yu Torah Online – A Project of Yeshiva University Center of the Jewish Future
06. Talmud – The Babylonian version
07. The Zohar – Text in English and Aramaic
08. The Zohar – Text in Hebrew
▷ Christianity "Love your enemies. Praise those who curse you. Do the good what they hate you. Pray for who pursues you!"
01. Biblos - Bible in dozens of languages, with Atlas, Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Bible Reviews and more
02. Bible Gateway – A searchable online Bible in over 100 versions
03. Online Bible – Version King James
04. Latin Vulgate Bible – Douay Bible
05. The New Testament in Hebrew
06. Bible North America – Downloads, Discussion Forum and more
07. The Book of Mormon
▷ Islamism "…these their sum of the good deeds they are heavier, will be blessed."
01. The Holy Qur'an
02. Qur'an Transliteration
03. The Qur'an – Free download
▷ Buddhism "Never in the world, hatred ends with hatred, of the which ends with the hatred is love."
01. Tipitaka – The Teachings of the Buddha
02. Mahabharata – Book 1, Adi Parva
03. Tipitaka – With several versions
▷ Hinduism "When you feel that you are one eith God, you feel one with all thing."
01. Rig Veda – Download here. Need te register
02. Bhagavad Gita
▷ Spiritism "The great souls are as clouds, ocollectors to give."
01. The Gospel According to Spiritism
02. The Spirits' Book 03. The Mediums' Book 04. The Genesis
▷ Shinto "If your projects are for a year, sow the grain; if for ten years, plant a tree; and if for one hundred years, instructs your people."
01. The Kojiki
02. Nihon Shoki – Text in Japanese
▷ Zoroastrianism "The our good side need to fight every day to win our evil side. Only then reach Anagram Raosha [Kingdom of Infinite Lights]."
01. Zend Avesta
▷ Sikhism "Share the fruits of you labor with those in need, without ever expect gratitude. This action is to Eternal and yourself."
01. Guru Granth Sahib
▷ Confucianism "The man who moves mountains starts carrying small stones."
01. The Confucianism is one of the few religions of humanity that has no Holy Books, but has a set of rules that form a moral philosophy of profound impact on social structure and the everyday Eastern society, especially the Chinese.