Comparing Buddhism In China, Japan, And Southeast Asia

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Buddhism Buddhism is a religion that is only concerned with the goal of saving yourself and others from the suffering by acquiring Nirvana. The creator of the universe is not an external being but your own Krama. Siddharta Gautama also known as Buddha founded this religion in 520 BC in India. Buddhism is a polytheistic religion that is based on the teaching of Buddha. He taught nothing is permanent in life. Its religious symbol is a wheel. This symbol is the Dharma or “wheel of law.” The Dharma represents the endless cycle of samsara or rebirth. There are about 360 million people practicing Buddhism worldwide. China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia are countries that this religion has had a major impact on. In the early period the Chinese government mad a massive effort to destroy this religion in these three regions nevertheless it is clear today that this expended nationwide. Combined together Buddhism is ranked the fourth largest world religion from …show more content…

Buddhism has many sacred scriptures; the Tripitaka is their most important piece of text in this religion. Buddhist scared house of worship is the Temple as well. However their worshiping consists of meditation. Meditations, devotion to deities are vital parts of a Buddhist daily life. Just like in Hinduism, Buddhist believes in reincarnation after death. They also believe that reincarnation cannot be reach until enlightenment is gained. There are many specific sacred days that are set aside for worshiping. The New Year is celebrated for three days. Vesak is the birthday of Buddha. Dharma day is where people gather to witness the turning of the wheel of Dharma. Observance Days are four traditional monthly holy days. Every year in Aug a scared procession in the temple is held

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