The Upanayana ceremony is a Hindu samskara (rite of passage) that intends to shape the social identity of a boy in the context of his community. In Sanskrit, “samskara” means “constructed” or “put together,” displaying the function of these ritualistic activities in the shaping of a person. Traditionally, through the Upanayana ceremony a 8 to 16 year old boy born into a twice-born caste becomes a student. The boy becomes a member of his caste and receives a new name, symbolizing his rebirth and new twice-born status. Before undergoing the Upanayana ceremony, children do not formally belong to a caste and therefore do not have an identity in the context of Hinduism.
This place called Kaifeng was the basis for all the trade taking place during the time, its position offered a great advantage to connect with China, and many outsiders. During the Song dynasty, they were not looking for expansion to other territories or bonding with others, they were looking for the inner strengthening of China. This is one of the main indicators of the song dynasty, their inclination to inner development. The trading enabled success, which helped the economy rise in addition to the
The mass media has had a greater influence on modern culture than either education or history Technology has played an important role in people life nowadays and this leads to the modern culture in the present. Many countries are trying to develop an innovation in many ways in order to make it more convenience for their people. Mass media is one of many factors that has a greater affect to modern culture as we live in a society which depends on information thus, communication can leads to our activities also affects our attitudes and beliefs, as well as our perspective on social life. Nevertheless, education and history have an influence on modern culture as well; while students study in school some teachers use the Internet or other media to stimulate their
They believe that good spirits like the sun would bring good luck to human beings, and evil spirits would bring misfortune. Shamanism in ancient Korea was a religion of fear and superstition, but for modern generations, it remains a colorful and artistic ingredient of their culture. A shamanistic ritual is rich with exorcist elements, but also presents theatrical elements with music and dance. The introduction of more sophisticated religions like Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism did not wipe out shamanistic beliefs and practices. They assimilated elements of shamanistic faith and coexisted peacefully.
It has become a means of communication, discovery and self-presentation, it is undeniable that the mass-media has profound effects on the development of the thoughts and attitudes of individuals. Whether consciously or subconsciously it infiltrates our minds and alters our perceptions of how we see others. The cultivation theory developed by George Gerbner (1967) conducted research on the impact of mass media and how as humans we inadvertently are influenced by the symbols and portrayals of the media. Through this, we construct a sense of self and who we are and aren’t. It is pivotal in reaffirmation and creation of attitudes we have.
Society create culture, and culture brings impact on society. Photography became very common nowadays, because it’s a kind of communication. Photographs are the evidence of history of our society. And the history changed into culture. That’s one of the way how we can understand the history.
Songkram word is derived from sanskirt which means astrological passages. Dating back to the time when Thai people who lived in Southern China migrated into Thailand, the festival was initially celebrated for the first month of Lunar new year of the calendar based on the farming cycle of their area. Later, it changed into the fifth month of Lunar year because of weather patterns in Thailand. On the other hand, Thingyan originated from the Buddhist version of a Hindu myth. The King of Brahmas, arsi lost a war and was decapitated by the King of Devas, Sakra and Arsi was so powerful that if his decapitated head was to be thrown into the sea, it would dry up immediately whereas, on land, it would scorch the whole land, or if thrown up in the air, it would burst into flames.
Social Interaction When studying sociology social interaction is defined as the dynamic sequence, which occurs in social actions between groups or individuals, which alter their actions and reactions based on the actions of their interaction partner. Erving Goffman created social interaction; it is also known as microsociology. Simply stated social interaction is the process through which people react to the people in their environment. Social interaction involves the people’s acts and their responses. For instance, a quick chat with a friend seems moderately trivial.
Korean Buddhism clarified a unique concept of preparing food in five precepts and forbidding to kill animals is the first one. Thats why, temples always use vegetables and even vegetable oil instead of animal products. The Buddhist rites of Korea can be seperated into two sets: one of them is for the deceased and the other is for the living. During the first class of ceremony Bul-gong takes place in Buddhist offering (which is originated during the period of Sakyamuni Buddha’s life. Two meanings are issued by the Buddhist offering: one is about taking shelter from Buddha and his teachings and dispicles, and the other one is devoting yourself to make promises and to transfer positive thinkings to the others for creating a spiritual wealth and happiness.
A ritual is a religious or solemn ceremony in which certain actions are performed according to a prescribed order; rituals are seen across all religions and cultures. Tibetan Buddhism, is a part of the practical philosophy of Buddhism, which was first taught by Prince Siddartha Guatama (The Buddha); The philosophy is over 2,500 years old and currently has 376 million adherents worldwide (BBC , 2014). A ritual that is evident in Tibetan Buddhist culture is the Sky Burial, which has been performed for centuries with the first rites being recorded in an indigenous Buddhist community in the 12th century. This ritual entails the deceased to be dismembered and fed to Sky Vultures (Danikis) in the rocky Tibetan Autonomous Region as the most common