Texts that religious traditions consider to be central to their practice or beliefs.

Here are some of the most popular sacred texts from various religious traditions around the world:

  1. Hinduism: The Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Ramayana, and Mahabharata
  2. Buddhism: The Tripitaka (Pali Canon), Mahayana Sutras, and Tibetan Book of the Dead
  3. Jainism: Agamas
  4. Sikhism: Guru Granth Sahib
  5. Judaism: Tanakh (including Torah, Prophets, and Writings), Mishnah, Talmud, and Midrash
  6. Christianity: The Bible (including Old Testament and New Testament)
  7. Islam: The Quran and Hadith
  8. Zoroastrianism: Avesta (including Gathas, Yasna, Visperad, and Vendidad)
  9. Taoism: Tao Te Ching and Zhuangzi
  10. Confucianism: The Five Classics (including I Ching, Classic of Poetry, Book of Documents, Book of Rites, and Spring and Autumn Annals) and The Four Books (including Great Learning, Doctrine of the Mean, Analects, and Mencius)
  11. Shinto: Kojiki and Nihon Shoki
  12. Baha'i Faith: The Kitab-i-Aqdas, The Kitab-i-Iqan, and other writings by Baha'u'llah and Abdul-Baha

These texts vary in their content, style, and influence, but they all serve as the foundation for the beliefs and practices of their respective religious communities.

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  • The Bible
    The Bible is a sacred text in Christianity, consisting of two main parts: the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Old Testament contains writings from the Hebrew Scriptures, detailing the creation of the world, the history of ancient Israel, and... Show More
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  • The Quran and Hadith
    The Quran is the holy book of Islam, believed to be the direct and unaltered word of God (Allah) as revealed to the Prophet Muhammad through the angel Gabriel. It consists of 114 chapters (suras) and covers various aspects of life, including theology,... Show More
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  • The Sutras
    The Sutras are a collection of ancient religious texts, often written in the form of aphorisms or concise statements, which convey spiritual and philosophical teachings. They are found in various religious traditions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, and... Show More
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  • The Tanach, Mishnah, Talmud and Midrash
    The Tanach, Mishnah, Talmud, and Midrash are significant Jewish religious texts that have shaped Jewish thought, law, and tradition throughout history. 1. Tanach: The Tanach is the Hebrew Bible, which is the foundational scripture of Judaism. It is... Show More
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  • The Vedas
    The Vedas are the oldest and most sacred texts of Hinduism, believed to be divinely revealed to ancient sages called Rishis. These texts form the foundation of Hindu philosophy, rituals, and beliefs. The Vedas consist of four primary collections: 1.... Show More
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GPT-4, 9 May 2023


Posted 7 years ago | Edited 14 months ago