The commonalities and contradictions found in between Hinduism and Buddhism causes for the prevalence of a whole different belief system among the followers. Hinduism, which is considered as an ‘oldest religion’, portrays its doctrines and teachings in the scriptures such as the Vedas, the Puranas and some other epics known as Mahabharata, a remembered passing down stories and Ramayana, a narrative tale. However, the Bhagavad-Gita is considered as the holy book of Hinduism. The Bhagavad-Gita is a Hindu scripture, which is a part of the Mahabharata. This consists of the conversation between Arjuna and Krishna.
Secondly, Angkor Wat, in Cambodia, was originally a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Vishnu. Hinduism spread to Cambodia many through sea routed to Khmer around the first century. The temple was later converted into a Buddhist temple from influences from merchants and missionaries from India; these merchants and missionaries later spread Buddhism to much of southeast and east Asia. These two documents further prove the dynamics of religious exchanges in the Indian Ocean Basin. By examining these four documents one can easily see the diverse exchanges throughout the Indian Ocean Basin by the spread of trade and religion.
Buddhism had an impact in both empires. However, Confucianism was the official ideology upon the entire Han Dynasty. Their values focused on a system of philosophical and “ethical-sociopolitical teachings”. Han China accented political control around the education of bureaucrats to make more logical decisions. Maurya India, on the other hand, was essentially a Hindu state.
Hinduism is a polytheistic religion with hundreds of millions of followers, most of whom are inhabitants of India. Many religious scholars believe Hinduism to be the oldest recorded religion in the world, as most of the original Hindu scripture is written in Sanskrit, which is the one of the oldest known forms of writing. Hinduism has no founder and is believed to be derived from many ancient religions. In fact, Hindus believe that anyone who is a devout religious follower, be they polytheists or monotheists, are also devout Hindus (Monk 21). While the Hindu faith as a whole is unstructured, there are many sects of Hinduism that are structured and follow a strict moral code.
Hence there was a need of an entity which could be considered as almighty and powerful so that no question of authority arises. We can also say that there was a need of fear of the almighty to control human behavior. This was the best option available at that time to create a sustainable society. This can be an origin to the term religion. Due to this superficially created power of religion even the ruler of the community feared from doing anything against the religion.
Comparison and contrast between Buddhism and Hinduism Buddhism and Hinduism are two of the most ancient religions in the world today. It is unbelievable that Hinduism has been able to maintain its religion and culture for over 3,500 years and Buddhism for 2,800 years. Both Buddhism and Hinduism are originated from the Ganges culture of northern India during the second urbanisation in 500 B.C.E. They have shared the same beliefs that existed side by side and also some differences. Similarities Both Buddhism and Hinduism shared a strong belief in Samsara, which is an endless cycle of rebirth.
These texts are an immaculate historical description of two heterodox religions of South Asia namely Jainism and Buddhism which emerged in the post-Vedic period. The authors cover all the aspects fundamental to the basic understanding of the above mentioned religions which I held nill knowledge about. The first text provides a chronological grasp of these religions starting from the historical background of their founders and the time period in which they emerged and subsequently evolved to its basic key concepts and teachings, followed by the upkeep of this religion after the death of their founders or preachers. The author then shifts his focus into a broader arena and points out the significance and impacts of these religious beliefs and
If a person did some research on this civilization they could be very attracted to the way the civilizations system is like. During the Early Vedic era they settled in old India where Hinduism traditions where created. The religious system that they practiced was called a cast system. This system was composed of a pyramid that had the priests on the top then the warriors, farmers/merchants and then slaves on the bottom. This social order was accepted at an early age of this civilization and was believed that the better person you are in your lifetime the better karma you receive.
However, the myth of the grail occurred in many cultures with different themes and stories. This concept according to Gills Morgan, in his book The Holy Grail, had older roots which go back to the pre-Christian epoch. He claimed that if we root back to the Bronze Age (2200-700BC), people of this epoch have made golden vessels, ,such a sacred vessels were given much importance as far as weapons were (5). The thematology of the Holy Grail also took place in the Greek mythology where we
No one can replace the ruler is a traditional opinion in ancient Indian’s brain. It decrease the number of people which want to rebel. Everyone is ruler’s follower because of Caste system and it’s really easy for king to control one country of follower. (What is India 's caste system?, by BBC NEWS, 25 February 2016)The caste system is based on birth. It told people must to do their own level’s job and everything was control before the man’s birthing.