Comparing and Contrasting Christianity and Hinduism Around 2.3 billion people practice Christianity worldwide (Wraight 12). They mainly practice in North America, South America and Europe (World-faiths.com). In the U.S. around 224 million people practice Christianity (Pewforum.org). Christianity originated in Israel in 30 AD. Hinduism is practiced by around 1.1 billion worldwide (Christians Remain), mainly in India and Nepal (Religion; Hinduism).
We are also asked by buddhism to have a blind and firm faith in Dharma . God was substituted by dharma . Buddha stood for patience and equanimity . Buddha asked his followers to show calmness and evenness of mind in loss and gain or ups and down of life .Bhagavad Gita also asked people to remain indifferent to the ups and down of life . Buddhists seek a refuge in buddha , dharma and sangha .
This essay will be comparing Jainism and Christianity. Jainism is a religion located almost solely in western and central India, founded by Vardhamana Mahavira in 580 BCE. Christianity is based on the teachings of Jesus Christ in 30 AD and has spread all throughout the world, especially in Europe, the United States, and South America. There are currently more than two billion Christians in the world, while Jains number close to four million. There are approximately 200 million Christians in the US, while Jain numbers are too marginal to count at less than 1% of the population.
When someone studies philosophy they want to understand how and why people do certain things and how to live a good life. In other words, they want to know the meaning of life (vocebulary.com). Religion is a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs (dictionary.com). It is considered that Buddhism is a religion, and it 't can be seen as one of the major religions in the world. Buddhism differs from other religions, because it doesn 't has a god and Buddhists don’t proselytize, and this is not the only difference.
The belief has a total of 14 million believers all around the world. Today, we look at why the two religions are more similar rather than more different. What are the similarities, you ask? One of the similarities takes us back in time, back to when Abraham and Gautama respectively created Judaism and Buddhism. What do these two have in common then?
But sikhs also have a strong belief in reincarnation. By one being good and living a life without sin and living life honestly, Sikhs are rewarded by merging with god in heaven. Sikhs tend to stay away from blind rituals, like sacrificing, pilgrimages, etc.. In a way its a religion that merges different bits and pieces from other religions into one. The sikhs also follow a life choice of the The Five Ks, these are the five things they either dress and or physically change in their appearance these rules were given to them by Guru Gobind Singh .These symbols give Sikhs a unique style to show their spirituality and their belief in god.The Sikh scripture is a book called the Guru Granth Sahib.
Buddhism uses mediation to focus and reach enlightenment or Nirvana. Mediation is similar to Christianity's idea of prayer, to take time away from the world and focus on our religions
Another similarity that Christians and Muslims have is the belief of Jesus, despite that fact, Christians believe that Jesus is the son of God birthed by Holy virgin Mary, while Muslim believe that Jesus is a messenger sent from God to convey the people. Despite all of their similarities, the Christian and the Muslim religion have a lot of differences. Christians believe that God Exists in three distinct persons (The Trinity) the Father, the son, and the Holy spirit (Matthew 21:28). While Muslims believe that God (Allah) is not a trinity, and is looked through an Islamic view called strict Monotheism. Another difference that Christians and Muslims have is the book that they follow by.
Buddhism as of today has a global following of nearly 300 million people who are mainly concentrated in Central and South East Asia. Buddhism - its modern perspective More than a religion, Buddhism is a philosophy focused to “conduct of life”. The eternal core