2. Compare the background and main features of Humanistic Buddhism and Engaged Buddhism. In this essay, I will first compare the background of Humanistic Buddhism and Engaged Buddhism by looking into their time of happening, history background, reasons of emergence and their development in recent years. Next, I would compare the significant similarities and differences of Humanistic Buddhism and Engaged Buddhism. Background Humanistic Buddhism “Humanistic Buddhism” is a form of Buddhism that emphasises on cultivating one’s compassion through daily practice.
Buddha was a founder of religion, but Mahavira was only a reformer. Mahavira was a reformer of Jainism, but Buddha was the one who started Buddism. The main goal of Buddha is to gain enlightenment but, the main goal of Mahavira are based on non-violence and liberation of soul. Mahavira and Buddha were sometimes similar and sometimes they are different too, but both of them want to teach and can teach people to become a good one by using the different lesson. Mahavira was born on Chaitra Sud 13 at Vaishali.
Dalai Lama means something like ‘Ocean of Wisdom’. In Tibetan, lama is also closely related to the word for mother, which gives a nurturing dimension to the role as a religious teacher. In this paragraph we argued whether myth and history(truth)can happily coexist in the process of reputation construction as applies to the Dalai Lama’s case. Myth is a distortion that cannot be supported by evidence ,whereas history(truth) is an account of the past that is based on a careful interpretation of evidence .Both myth and truth represent attempts to bring order to the world and to supply meaning to circumstances that can otherwise
Thus making the Angkor Wat a deeply spiritual place of worship to the Buddhist monks. The Angkor Wat is paramount to the monks because the temple is said to be the center of the Buddhist worship. The temple is used as a praying sight for monks, and seldom for funerary services. All in all this temple key to preserving the culture and history of the Cambodian Buddhist
Yoga is not a mere exercise regime , but is a philosophy of life based on certain psychological facts aiming to develop a perfect balance between the body and the mind . It is the experience of complete peace of mind and self-knowledge. It is said that yoga helps us perceive the subtle realities of life, illuminating our existence and moral sense. Today, yoga is treated as the highest physical science as well as a part of spiritual science. It shows us the secrets of nature that lead to a spiritual life.
The main motive behind motivation for Buddhist is for self-realization. Whereas the main reason for meditation for is psychological than religion in Hinduism. For Hindus, meditation is like feeling connected with the God, who is the creator. The other main purpose for doing mediation is mental and physical relaxation. In Buddhism, Buddhist monks do meditation in order to improve their fighting techniques.
They give themselves up to the community and teachings inspired by the Buddha Four Noble Truths 1. Life often—in fact almost always—involves suffering. This may sound obvious, but it is said so as to emphasize that this is the key thing Buddhism is interested in. 2. The reason for this suffering is that we want things we cannot or do not have.
For instance, Jesus taught about the importance of gaining spiritual treasures in heaven, rather than gathering material wealth on earth which is temporary (Fisher, 2008, pg.302). Similarly, the Buddha taught the importance of letting go of our desires and cravings of the world in order to attain nirvana, or freedom from suffering (Matthews, 2010, pg. 111). Both Jesus and the Buddha taught about having consideration for others. They both promoted non-violence, to love your enemies, and to not hate others.
Sot’aesan himself speaks of the influence of not only Buddhism on his new religion, but also of other Eastern religions. In his essay, Bongkil Chung explains that Sot’aesan began to see the relationship between his new religion and Buddhism only after his enlightenment, “upon perusing the basic scriptures of other religions to check his enlightenment, he thought that his search for truth and essence agreed with that of the Buddha, and he declared that Sakyamuni Buddha is the sage of all sages” (64). In his essay “Dialogue and Synthesis: Sot’aesan’s Perspective and Examples”, Bokin Kim only further gives credence to the idea that Sot’aesan’s “awakening to the Truth after his long search was formulated as Won Buddhist teaching in the context of multi-religious faiths and practices” (90). Kim also notes on the same page that Sot’aesan was unique in his emphasis on dialogue rather than conversion. Sot’aesan saw the Truth permeate all religions in general, and he did not seek to convert people, but to make them aware of their common spiritual beliefs.
In Theravada, the aim is to reach a state of nirvana and to practice the noble eightfold path, to escape the sequence of misery and rebirth. It started to spread in Sri lanka and southwest Asia. Mahayana however have many traditions. It inspire the Buddhahood to the bodhisattva path, this means person becomes in a state of rebirth to make others reach the state of awakening. Vajrayana is the teachings related to Indian siddhas.