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 spread much more differently from the Islamic culture. The Budha is reported to have exhorted his monks to spread Buddhism. Monks are people who travel through land and sea to spread their religion. They were in the company of traders and royal emissaries. The first mission was to the land of Sri Lanka and led by son of Asoka found all in document 7.
Today we can still see the values of Bushido in some parts of modern Japan. The Japanese have the tons of respect and loyalty to their country and families. They would do nothing to shame or dishonor them. In World War 2 kamikaze suicide pilots look to the samurai and Bushido as inspiration. Today the two largest religions in Japan are Buddhism and Shintoism, and both influenced Bushido dramatically.
The nonviolence policy worked because Gandhi did not give in, he accepted punishment and responsibility, and his followers were loyal. When Gandhi returned back to India from Europe in 1896 he was sickened. The British Raj had formally taken over, so he decided to make a change and stop the unfair treatment of everyone in India. As Gandhi said himself, “My ambition is no less than to convert the British people
The major religions of Christianity and Buddhism were dramatically changed with the development of the Silk Road during the time period of 200 CE and 1500 CE. Both of these religions became more acquisitive, as they started to adapt some ideas that traveled along the Silk Road. Christianity started to adapt and incorporate some of those ideas. Christians became to assimilate the thoughts of the Romans and the philosophy the Greeks and use those concepts into their own religion as them traveled
Who was Andrew Jackson and why is he significant? Andrew Jackson served two presidential terms in the United States of America from March 1824 to March 1832. In fact, Andrew Jackson was the most effective president of all time as he helped the U.S. to acquire new lands, successfully served as Major General in numerous wars, passed meaningful and useful Acts and contributed to the solutions of many issues during the time of 1820s and 1830s. Some of the most vital contributions made by Andrew Jackson as Major General before his presidency were the numerous victories in many wars from 1810s to 1820s. Andrew Jackson’s presidential campaign was also the cause for birth of the modern Two-Party system, according to M. J. Birkner, Gettysburg College,
When the Magna Carta was written the people who wanted change had a say in what to put on it. The Magna Carta took power away from the King and gave a little bit of power to the people. Document F: 1. Based on this excerpt, do you think trade was instrumental in the spread of Buddhism to Japan? Explain.
In India during the classical era, Indo-European Aryans introduced Hinduism to the natives which started social disparity and patriarchy. In response to this, Siddhartha Gautama founded a new religion that was more egalitarian called Buddhism that spread to Central Asia, China, and Southeast Asia. Monks and merchants used the Indian Ocean trade network that connected China, India and many other countries for the first time to spread Buddhism. However, while it was spreading Buddhism branched into two Mahayana Buddhism in East Asia and Theravada Buddhism in Southeast Asia. In China Mahayana Buddhism was greatly excepted by people who didn’t have a lot of stuff or people who wanted to reach nirvana but was greatly hated by others no only because it went against everything Confucianism believed in but also since it wasn 't a native religion.
The author of Lives of the Nuns name is Shi Baochang and he constructed this article during the Tang Dynasty (618-906 CE). Shi Baochang was a Buddhist himself, his intention of writing these pieces is to spread the belief of Buddhism throughout the world. Lives of the Nuns is not the only Buddhist piece he has constructed , he has written many more to prevent the belief of Buddhism from going extinct. His theme in his writings is not to just spread the idea of the religion, but also to show the people what Buddhism really is about. Shi Baochang, writing pieces were so influential, they made the people of the empire have more of an open minded thinking of the idea Buddhism and saw it differently.
Answer 3. Buddhism being the most influential force in Ashoka’s life (as evident from most of the historical texts about him) shaped most the Edicts likewise which encouraged mankind to enjoy and practice generosity, kindness, morality and many more not only this he also tried to achieve a just society through all his practices. Rock Edict XIII being one of the important of all Edicts reflects a lot about the acts of kindness as explained in Ashoka Dhamma. As one can easily see how after the Kalinga war hundreds and thousands of people and animals lost their lives and a lot were carried away captive which is not acceptable by all those practicing dhamma and a deep remorse is shown towards the loss as it it considered to be painful and serious. In Ashoka’s dhamma people from all the religion and class are seen equally as it is not considered to be a religion rather a list of principles people should abide by,
The sufferings created by the war disturbed Asoka. He found relief in Buddhism and became an emperor with values that differed from those of his grandfather. Asoka was no opponent but there were changes. Several years past and Asoka mixed his Buddhism with material concerns that served the Buddha 's original desire to see suffering among people moderate. Asoka had wells dug, irrigation canals and roads constructed.
Religions with global success allowed rulers to maintain a peaceful and unified state while conducting war. Rulers also took advantage of literate classes with minimal power such as the Buddhist and Christian clergy, willing to functions as part of the government in exchange for religious authority. New allegiances between states and countries were formed due to religious beliefs and practices. Universal religions allowed for stronger communications between states, assisting in the rate of trade, developments, and other
Buddhism is also a polytheism religion they also believe in one god. That god is name is Buddha One of their sacred texts is called both records the words of the Buddha. They have many Holy days here is a few Vesak, Four Noble Truths and Eightfold Path. The Eightfold Path of Buddhism is the eight practices called right view, right resolve, right speech, right conduct, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right samadhi. So the Noble eightfold path is one of the principal teachings.
Mahayana which includes the traditions of Pure Land, Zen, Nichiren Buddhism, Shingon, and Tiantai is found throughout East Asia. Tibetan Buddhism, which preserves the Vajrayana teachings of 8th century India, is practiced in regions surrounding the Himalayas, Mongolia and Kalmykia. Buddhists number between 488 million and 535 million, making it one of the world 's major religions. In Theravada Buddhism, the ultimate goal is the attainment of the great state of Nirvana, achieved by practicing the Noble Eightfold Path, finally escaping what is seen as a cycle of suffering and rebirth. Mahayana Buddhism instead aspires to Buddhahood via the buddha path, a state when one remains in this cycle to help other beings reach awakening.
Parker Evans Mrs. Fowler History 9 12 April 2016 Compare the reigns of 3 political leaders from Ancient Greece, Rome and Persia The reigns of Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, and Cyrus the Great all had a huge impact on the countries they ruled and on history. Many of their legacies still live on and are taught today. Alexander’s greatest achievement was conquering Persia, Egypt, Syria, Mesopotamia, Bactria, and the Punjab; he then founded a city in Egypt and named it Alexandria. Caesar’s greatest achievement was that not once in his lifetime did he lose a war. Cyrus’ greatest achievement was founding the Achaemenid dynasty.