2. Development of Pure Land Buddhism The idea of Pure Land Buddhism was raised in China and then spread to other countries, such as Japan and East Asia. (Wallace 2002, 43) It became famous in these countries but there are variations between the ideas. Take Indian and China as examples, Indian think that there would be separate life after rebirth as their present life may be suffering and the life after death should be happy and not connected to the present life. On the other hand, Chinese take rebirth as the continuation of life before death, which the human relations in the present life are connected to the life in Pure Land.
It is said that he practiced praying, meditating and fasting until he was given the name Buddha, meaning the Enlightened one because of his understanding of the truths of life. Therefore, a new branch of Hinduism emerged and is now known as Buddhism. One of the two similarities between the two religions is Symbolism. Moreover, the two religions figured out the how to avoid death. On the other hand, a difference between Hinduism and Buddhism is the fundamental ideology.
The literal meaning of the Sanskrit word is ‘action’, not all actions are linked to Karma it mostly has to do with moral actions. In Buddhism there is the belief that humans have a sense of agency and with that they determine their own fate. Some Buddhist believe that Karma is accumulated throughout various lives to the next life and some believe that karma has an immediate effect in one’s life. The former tend to believe that the accumulated karma (good and bad) determine ones physical form, social status, personality and physical appearance in the next life. They are more likely to believe in the proverb “Sow an act, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.” (Keown, Karma and Rebirth 2000) The later would believe that every event/phala (Fruit) in one’s life would be a directly influenced by karma.
Bushido has taught people what values to have, how to behave, and certain restrictions to possess. Bushido is often used as a moral compass, guiding people on what and what not to do. It is also used by people to guide them through life through life and death. According to Soke Behzad Ahmadi, a martial artist, “The essence of warrior traits are demonstrated by: integrity with self, and honesty with others” (Goodreads 1) This shows how you don’t have to fight to be a “warrior,” you just have to possess the right values. Bushido can help people stay calm and feeling secure and protected.
I have been deeply interested in the idea of karma and reincarnation for a long while. The concept that actions incur penalties in life is known as karma which, according to the American Heritage Dictionary, is considered as the "total effect of a person 's actions and conduct during the successive phrases of the person 's existence, regarded as determining the person 's destiny." For Buddhists, if a person does a good act in life, it is believed that good reactions will follow, and the opposite applies for bad actions. By understanding this idea and trying to live a life ruled by the rules of karma, one can attain a life filled with contentment. Karma extends beyond the idea of right behavior towards others and reaches out to the connection between a person 's soul and the realm around him or her.
The Way of the Warrior “The warrior guided by the spirit serves humanity, the warrior without, serves the ego” This quote is by Soke Behzad Ahmadi, a martial artist. The quote is describing the importance of bushido. Bushido was the code of honor, discipline, and loyalty that made up the samurai warriors. Bushido was developed from Buddhism in the period in which the shogunates took place. Bushido was created to keep samurai calm and restrict unnecessary violence.
Some religion does not believe in after life. There are plenty of religions that teaches about after life. Here are some of their beliefs about afterlife: 1. The Hinduism religion does in the afterlife and believes when a person dies there is a rebirth and reincarnation of the soul. Hinduism and Jainism both believe that the soul becomes a part of a jiva.
There are many Buddha this paper is focused on only one Buddha who is Gautam Buddha, from whom the origin of Buddha was started. People are so intensely following the Buddhism that the art related with Buddhism is so famous. They follow the Concept of Dharma, which somewhat means doing good works. Moreover, teaching of Buddha also includes cause and effect. “Guru Suvarnadvipa of Indonesia once told Atisha Dipamkara, “Until you attain freedom from the delusion of ego-grasping, follow the Law of Cause and Effect.”” (Shakya, 23).
For Peace Aside from attaining a higher level of wisdom, the five precepts also promote peace and harmony within all living beings. By adhering to the moral code underlying each precept, you are encouraging trust, cooperation and connectedness. Most of the problems faced by societies are caused by lack of good morality. Practicing the five precepts ensures that a society is peaceful, progressive and without conflict. For Practice The five precepts are the basic moral codes that you can follow as a beginner to Buddhism.
The proposition of this term raised in the context of the need for describing Buddhism. It is the ideology that give meaning to Buddhism. Dhamma was teaching preached by scholars of Buddhism . The practice of dhamma includes following a strict discipline. The discipline includes the performance of refraining oneself from indulging in sexual activities, maintaining a discipline in effort for cultivation of wisdom and treating each and every one with love and affection.