They believe that Brahman may be reached through several paths. The concept of the Indian Yahweh is completely different from the Christian Yahweh in the book of salvation. Comparing the two of them may sound silly, but their loyalty, respect and sincerity in worshipping their god is priceless and eternal. Hinduism is considered as a henotheistic religion because they may believe in many different gods but it is just the aspects of the same god. Nirguna Brahman is their highest form of god.
Buddhism came to be by breaking off of Hinduism and now has their own beliefs. When researching about Buddhism and Hinduism I found that both religions believe in more than one divine. The Buddha did not address that there was a god, though what I found interesting he did not dismiss that there was no god, he believed there were higher beings. These religions, both worshiped many divines some were even similar. They both believed in the same divine the Brahma.
The rigor of religious institutions has kept even neighbors apart. The system of caste is still dominant and powerful . . . In a country like India where caste distinctions still flourish, where there is no fusion of the various races, where religious distinctions are still violent, where education in its modern sense has not made an equal or proportionate progress among all the sections of the population, I am convinced that the introduction of the principle of election, pure and simple, for representation of various interests on the local boards and district councils would be attended with evils of greater significance than purely economic considerations .
Identification and attachment with the “I” is a common sight in contemporary philosophy. Seen with the Cartesian idea of ‘I think, therefore I am” which is alarmingly a prevalent and an established belief in philosophy. But upon further inspection, the proposition “I think, therefore I am” is something that we could make sense of within a Buddhist framework. Assume Descartes’ ‘I’ is the five skandhas, the ‘I’ (or the fives skandhas) are causing an illusory effect which lead to the assumption of transient, tentative existence. Using radical reductionism, we cannot assume the existence of the world as we know it because the world as we know it is a product of the five skandhas.
At the start of his article, Zapf starts by discussing social work and the role that spirituality and religion have has in the profession. Spoiler alert, it is practically a nonexistent relationship between those two topics and social work or other mainly government ran helping professions. He goes on to explain the western view of spirituality and how that is actually hurting professions such as social work. In the efforts to respect people’s right of the separation of church and state, spirituality was affected as well. A huge misconception of spirituality is that it is the same thing as religion, when in fact it is something separate.
However, Buddhism cannot be simply categorized as a pessimistic religion since it also explains to its followers how to get rid of unhappiness. The Buddha taught that even the worst sinner can achieve deliverance after paying for what was done by him. Buddhism is the religion of hope for every person. The hope that one day anybody will be able to achieve this salvation. At the same time, many of other religions offer that some individuals will be bad endlessly and there is an infinite hell waiting for these people.
His history also traces the relationship between the great teachers and their students of Vedic time which is mainly common as Guru- shishya parampara. ‘Mahabharata’ is an epic which narrates the Kurukshetra war and the fate of Kaurava and Pandava princes. Dilemma arises when a person is committed to two or more moral obligations and he
An Inquiry into Likelihood of Religious Pluralism in Buddhism Dr. Vijitha Kumara, Lecturer, International PhD Programme in Buddhist Studies, Depaertment of Humanities, Mahidol University, Thailand. Religious pluralism goes far beyond tolerance The world?s religions usually stress that the teaching they believe in is the most reliable. To corroborate their supremacy, they criticize and reject the philosophies and practices of the other religions. For instance, ?this is the only truth. Other is untruth?.?
Unlike those two religions, Buddhism has a completely different origin story. Buddhism believes in Buddha, and believes that people save from suffering. These universal religions cause wars in the world for five thousand years. These religion's believers learnt that their creators should be the controller of all creatures, and all human should follow Him, and them as followers have the
This is an odd (and long) one, which, because it’s not a direct quote, I’ve put in the category of Fake Buddha Stories. Hold onto your headgear! Tara Brach has a blog post called “Inviting Mara to Tea.” Now Mara, in case you’re not aware of him, is a character from the Buddha’s life. He’s what we’d call a “supernatural” being (although Buddhism sees him as entirely natural, but not from our realm of existence). He represents doubt, and so most western Buddhists take his appearances as being a poetic representation of our inner doubts.