We also know that Hindu views are quite similar. Based on this information, I believe that the two religions relate. Furthermore, Hindu views on death and the afterlife relate to the theory of life after death in Buddhism for there are many similar aspects, as well as the fact that the founder of Buddhism was originally a Hindu. The Buddhists believe that after death your dharma, or way of life, and karma, or "law" that sums up a person 's actions and decides their fate. It is then decided if you are reincarnated, or sent to Nirvana(Harringtons Enlightenment Lecture).
By reading the sermon, the Chinese citizens could form a better understanding of Buddhism. Document 5 is from the writings of Zong Mi, a Buddhist scholar. Zong Mi compares the Buddha to other sages such as Confucius and Laozi. He does this because although someone may support one sage, they could disagree with another. He says however, that all three teachings should be observed the same.
The answer to every single one of these questions is no, and that is the reason Asoka is an enlightened ruler: He did the exact opposite of what a ruthless conqueror would do. In conclusion, Asoka Maurya of the Mauryan empire was an enlightened ruler because of his Buddhist beliefs and his rejection of violence.This could change the way one looks at their leaders and respects them
Furthermore, God’s energies provide creative nourishment for all beings and extend the healing power of grace. According to Palmas, we as human beings are not required to actively seek out these energies. Rather, these energies (which constitute the actual presence of God) tend to find each individual regardless of whether or not they are actively seeking them. As I spent extensive time pondering Palmas’ idea of divine experience through God’s energies rather than His essence, I found myself challenged by the ostensible abstractness and ambiguity of this teaching. Although I understand the core of Palmas’ argument, I struggle to accept his assertion that the energies of God do not have to be actively pursued.
Buddhism spread much more differently from the Islamic culture. The Budha is reported to have exhorted his monks to spread Buddhism. Monks are people who travel through land and sea to spread their religion. They were in the company of traders and royal emissaries. The first mission was to the land of Sri Lanka and led by son of Asoka found all in document 7.
People live within their own bubble of privileges and fail to realize it. Buddha recognized his privilege and he acted upon it when he left his royal life to help others obtain a life of spiritual meaning and fulfillment. Privilege exists in many forms and when acted upon can reduce disparity. At a commencement speech at Wellesley College, the speaker decided instead of glorifying the term privilege regarding college education, she used the opportunity to inform the graduates that their education hampered them.
The other possibility is reincarnation. Rendering to the Anatta doctrine reincarnation is dictated by karma, which is taught in Buddhism to mean “volitional action”. If a person creates karma he creates energy that will manifest itself after death into a new form, otherwise thought of as rebirth. Buddhism and Christianity are both religions that have an abounding amount of history and millions of sincere followers all over the world. In some ways, the two beliefs are comparable, being established largely on the teachings of a single man; for instance Buddha in Buddhism and Christ in Christianity.
In America’s opinion, Japan had lost the war; they did not have any capital to negotiate with. Japan had to accept unconditional surrender; if they disagreed with that request, America would drop the bomb. What made the Japanese surrender was the retention of their emperor; anything else couldn’t have forced a Japanese surrender, including the attack of the atomic bomb. As Japan's Prime Minister Suzuki spelled out on June 9, 1945. “Should the Emperor system be abolished, they [the Japanese people] would lose all reason for existence….
Many people practice a religion because they desire order in their lives. However, there are many religions, each with their own belief systems. In Philip Kapleau’s Three Pillars of Zen, Harada-roshi explains the concept of Buddhist spirituality to an American businessman. Harada-roshi tells him, “You must break out of your self-imprisonment…you must put your mind in your hara and breathe only mu in and out…The center of the universe is in the pit of your belly!” From reading this quote, it’s evident that Zen Buddhism focuses on the individual. This idea that the self is one with the universe, differs from concepts in western religions.
It was not to end the war. We are often taught that the use of the atomic bomb was necessary to end the war with Japan at the earliest possible moment, but judging by the statements of many high ranking political and military personnel, this is simply not the case. "The Japanese were ready to surrender and it wasn 't necessary to hit them with that awful thing ... I hated to see our country be the first to use such a weapon,"Eisenhower said in 1963. On September 9, 1945, Admiral William F. Halsey, commander of the Third Fleet, was publicly quoted as stating that the atomic bomb was used because the scientists had a “toy and they wanted to try it out…” He further stated that “the first atomic bomb was an unnecessary experiment” and that it was“a mistake to ever drop it.” By all the evidence and information we have above, it shows us that to end the WWII is not really the reason for U.S. to drop that bombs on Japan.
They qualify as universalizing religions because each strives to be global and appeal to all people, regardless of their culture or location (Rubenstein 170). Buddha and Jesus needed a method of diffusing their monumental concepts. Buddha did not designate a specific leader to succeed him; however, he instructed his monk disciples on his teachings, which became the basis for Buddhist scripture. On the contrary, Jesus appointed Peter as the first Pope, the leader of the Catholic Church. Similar to Buddha, Jesus mentored twelve disciples, and they implemented his teachings to be part of Biblical scripture.
• Every person has the right to have their own religious belief. • There should be a separation between the church and state. The Application of the Law to the Facts: • The word religion is not defined in the constitution. Therefore, people are allowed to have many beliefs. • In this case, Mr. Reynolds was following the rules of his religion because he was believing that it was a way to please his god.
In the court case, they stated, “the Court nonetheless felt “that in time of war residents having ethnic affiliation with an invading enemy may be greater source of danger than those of a different ancestor.”’ (Rothenberg & Mayhew, 2014, pg. 551). They used the concept of “one bad apple spoils the whole bunch” to deal with the issues that were going on at the time. They disregard any personalities and qualities of every Japanese American. They removed the American and used only the Japanese of the term to “protection against espionage and against sabotage.” They say they are a “danger” because of what their “ancestors did.
Roosevelt insists that he did not want war, furthering the idea that neither he nor his government wanted to enter a fully-fledged war with Japan. Roosevelt portrays the Japanese as both power hungry and warmongers. The American President’s speech is in agreement with sources A and E. This source once again refers to the meticulous planning by the Japanese. Once again, emphasizing the fact that a surprise attack was unavoidable. America could not have stopped Japan (source F).
Yan became very devoted to Buddhism and never let his beliefs in Confucianism get in the way of that. Han Yu on the other hand argued against Buddhism, he believed that it was neither Chinese nor Confucianism. Han was a writer and poet “who defended the moral values of Chinese civilizations against corruption of foreign influences, especially Buddhism” (balh 187). Some, to be a cult that eventually spread throughout China, says Buddhism. Buddha (founder of Buddhism) was described as a barbarian man who wore clothes, that was untraditional of the Chinese.