Christianity and Buddhism see eye to eye in their origins and ideas, but the beliefs of these two religions are what separated them. Siddhartha Gautama, also known as Buddha, was the founder of Buddhism, while Jesus Christ was the founder of Christianity. Both were teachers of love and compassion for moral life, something that was challenging compared to the values of their time. When comparing their lessons, you find what seems like reworded copies. “Treat others the same way you want them to treat you” and “You shall love your neighbor, as yourself” was the words of Christ, while “Consider others as yourself” were the words of Buddha.
However, some people didn’t care if the two religions co-existed or blended together. Mahayana Buddhism in China was profoundly accepted by the lower class people who didn’t have much and liked the idea of giving up materialistic things to reach nirvana. In document 2 Zhi Dun supports Buddhism and talks about how Buddhism was the way to reach
2. How did the religion/philosophy spread? Hinduism started to spread as early as the third century BC, when there were many Hindu kingdoms that established outside India, mainly in South East Asia, Bali, Java, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. These kingdoms encouraged their subjects to have beliefs. Hinduism was spread by merchants.
Rock Edict VI says, Medicinal herbs whether useful to man or to beast, have been brought and planted wherever they did not grow”( Document D). Ashoka new that some places in India did not have proper land to be growing medicine, he does not want India to become weak because they people are sick and they don’t have any medicine, or want them to starve because the animals got sick and died. Ashoka is becoming a friendly empire. The article says,”Devoted himself to the spread of Buddha’s teachings, to righteousness and goodwill, and to public works for the good of the people”(Document F). Ashoka could have just been the kind of ruler who orders everyone around and does not care about his people, but he wanted them to be happy.
They cannot see the mental barricade that inhibits their ability to think independently, and therefore keeps them under command while completely stripping away their free will. Huxley uses religious symbolism to show that blindly following religious principles can lead to a world of lost free thought and choice, resulting in permanent social control over individuals. Examples of these religious symbols written in the novel include the solidarity service attended by Bernard, the chemical compound Soma, the Christ and Eagle painting in the Native American reservation ritual, and the worship of the deity Ford with “T” --a reference to Henry Ford’s Model T automobile. The solidarity service Bernard attends every other week is one of the symbols Huxley uses to represent the Last Supper/Communion practice and exulting worship that are held by Christian church services. The ritual begins with a solidarity hymn that’s played by stringed instruments while Bernard and 11 other members sit around a table
Symbolism is used to represent their ideologies, very important to both Hinduism and Buddhism. The two religions have many symbols in common, one of them being the lotus flower. The lotus flower is a very important symbol to both religions and it has a stand in the Eight Auspicious Symbols in buddhism. The lotus flower represents divinity, beauty and fertility but it can also be the symbol of life and the ever-renewing youth. Because the
As a humble leader, the Dalai Lama the Dalai Lama is a large promotor for peace and compassion. He believes in non-violence in politics and instead uses peace. This was shown when China invaded
Both Emerson and Gandhi were opposed to the arbitrary laws being enforced when it comes down to what is just and what is unjust. His method of Satyagraha he practiced promoted the idea of not using violence under any circumstance; and be willing to die for love and truth (Non-violent Resistance Summary and Study Guide
He believed atheists lacked this. In fact, he supported the ex-communication of atheists. He thought that whatever religion someone was they had to repay God in whatever way. It did not matter how, only that they did give back because humans were in debt to God for the creation of themselves and the things provided to them. Religious people feared death meanwhile Atheist did not.
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 numerous divines some were even similar. They both believed in the same divine the Brahma. I discovered that they both viewed the Brahma
My country is Ariseh. Ariseh is based off the religon of Buddhism. The name Ariseh comes from the word Buddha which means awaken. In 1700 BC Hinduism became the dominate religion in India. The Buddhist were converting as the years went by.
The Buddhist religion consists of a set of rules that are to be followed by all Buddhist adherents. These rules guide Buddhists onto the path of enlightenment and they tell adherents how to follow the teachings seen through sacred texts and how to act in the Buddhist community. There are various branches of Buddhism that teach similar beliefs to each other, however many Buddhists look to the same significant people in the Buddhist religion, such as the Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lama spreads teachings throughout the Buddhist community and sets an example of what Buddhist adherents must do to reach Nirvana, which is the ultimate goal of all Buddhist's. It is believed that for Nirvana to be reached, one must practice for a long time and must truly detach