The commonalities and contradictions found in between Hinduism and Buddhism causes for the prevalence of a whole different belief system among the followers. Hinduism, which is considered as an ‘oldest religion’, portrays its doctrines and teachings in the scriptures such as the Vedas, the Puranas and some other epics known as Mahabharata, a remembered passing down stories and Ramayana, a narrative tale. However, the Bhagavad-Gita is considered as the holy book of Hinduism. The Bhagavad-Gita is a Hindu scripture, which is a part of the Mahabharata. This consists of the conversation between Arjuna and Krishna.
al 4764). The Jina are the authoritative figures for which the religion is names after; the English translation for the Sanskrit Jaina is Jain. Jainism is similar to Hinduism and Buddhism in that it’s main soteriological belief, or that the ultimate purpose of the religion, is to become enlightened and escape the reincarnation cycle, known as samara. Also similar to both
Originally Shakra is the god of thunder, lightning and rain in Indian mythology he was later incorporated into Buddhism as a protective deity. He lives in a palace called Correct-Views or Joyful-to-See in the Trayastrimsha Heaven on the peak of Mount Sumeru and, served by the Four Heavenly Kings, governs the other thirty-two gods of that heaven. While Shakyamuni was engaged in bodhisattva practice, Taishaku is said to have assumed various forms to test his resolve.
A Comparative look at Jewish Mystics and Buddhist Mystics If mysticism is as Carmody suggests ‘a direct experience of ultimate reality’, how does the Jewish idea of what this is compare to that of the Buddhists? Although these two mystical traditions have a vastly different idea of what ultimate reality should look and feel like both employ the structural technique of re-telling of mystical narratives in order to inspire the devotion needed to reach a mystical state. According to Carmody and Carmody, ‘The Buddhist mystics regularly recapitulate the enlightenment of Gautama…they replay the realization of the Four Noble Truths or The Noble Eightfold Path…or Gautama’s victory under the bodhi tree” (Carmody,1996:69). Much like the Jewish mystics
The primary form of the Roman law was religious in nature as it was distinct among early peoples. Crimes which are detrimental to public order were considered as disobedience or offenses to gods rather than to state. (Wanlass, 1953) Primarily, Roman law was inclined towards the practice of religion. This changed when Romans arranged their law with the Twelve Tables as product. Although it was a mere definition of Rome 's existing customs, the creation of the Twelve Tables commenced in the beginning of a new period in legal thought wherein the religious elements were set aside (Wanlass, 1953).
In ancient times, events occurred that humans did not understand. When an earthquake hit, priests stated that it was the gods' wrath come down upon them. In order to bring good luck, peasants and kings alike prayed to the gods and made sacrifices to them. This system came to be believable and it bestowed faith and trust in the people. Soon, there were gods for everything.
The story becomes less certain at this point, but it is believed that Shiva started the cosmic dance of death. Indian classical dance has deep roots in the Hindu religious aspects that are also affected by the traditions of the temple, and based on the legendary tales of t Hinduism. Indian classical dances such as Bharata Natyam, Odissi, and Manipuri are all influenced
In addition, the beliefs and religion of the people affected the architecture style of the building which shows at the temple for example the concept, the motifs and statues. Changes in political system or social system and structures also plays a role in the function of the building. As for example, the temple was originally constructed as a Hindu Temple yet gradually through time it changes into Buddhist temple. The environment also gives justification of a building. As for Angkor Wat which is inspired from The Mount Meru, also known as home of gods in Hinduism mythology.
These categories include; have a holy book, had a prophet, believe in the Almighty God is personal, international recognition, and a comprehensive system of religious law (Intan, 2006) Researcher indicated that the reasons behind the use of these categories in defining religion influenced by pressure from groups that carry this dominant narrative in pushing its interests to the state. One group of dominant narrative bearers of the most vocal is the Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI). To understand more about the dynamics of the category of official religions and non-official religions in Indonesia, can be seen in table 1. On table 1, researcher describe the religions under three Government era, Orde Lama, Orde Lama and Orde
Nowadays, prominent writers as well as some political leaders create an illusion like major religion only in India has the cancer of untouchability and other religions in our nation do not have ever heard about that term. Their point is that varnashrama system taught the caste system and it insists the untouchability. Though their point is valid, there raises a question that no other religions except Hinduism follows Varnashrama system; in that case, why is the untouchability in practice in other religions too that/while they, indeed, do not follow the varnashrama