Their fundamental was ethical, and political in character. They did not address religious questions or philosophical, but instead they focus more on proper ordering of human relationships. It’s defiantly different from the Buddha and the Hindus teachings. The Confucius underlines personal qualities such as ren, which meant an attitude of benevolence, sense of humanity, and kindness. The second most important value was li, which meant for every discrete to behave appropriately.
Han China and Mauryan India had many similarities. They were both bureaucracies, they both had emperors, and both empires established their laws on religious belief. They also had a lot of contrasting ideas for positioning their people, and they had contrasting ideas for their different religious standpoints. One empire put more weight on logic, and the other more on religion. Both Han China and Classical India used social structure systems as a method of political control.
In Buddhism, it aims to obtain the enlightenment and releases from the cycle of rebirth and death. Most importantly, it wants to open the door to Nirvana in order to escape from the six realms of existence. On the other hand, in Taoism, it aims to reach the immortal state and stress on performing exercises and ritual to improve physical health. In this essay, I will compare the views of life and death in Taoism and Buddhism and state two differences between them. Comparison and Contrast First of all, Daoism and Buddhism have different explanations and perspectives on reincarnation.
On the other hand some people hated the beliefs of Christianity because it went against their norms and old traditions. However, Christianity was eventually made the enforced religion of the Roman empire and Confucianism was never made the enforced religion in China even though a lot of people believed in
Yan became very devoted to Buddhism and never let his beliefs in Confucianism get in the way of that. Han Yu on the other hand argued against Buddhism, he believed that it was neither Chinese nor Confucianism. Han was a writer and poet “who defended the moral values of Chinese civilizations against corruption of foreign influences, especially Buddhism” (balh 187). Some, to be a cult that eventually spread throughout China, says Buddhism. Buddha (founder of Buddhism) was described as a barbarian man who wore clothes, that was untraditional of the Chinese.
The Secular Versus the Sacred Secular and sacred groups are seen all around the world in different areas, the two groups have many beliefs that contradict each other which has led to conflict between the two. Secularism has no religious or spiritual basis and nothing connected through a monotheistic belief or rule (Keddie). An example of a secular group is Scientology, Scientology is a system of beliefs that a human is essentially a free and immortal spirit who merely inhabits a body---does not believe the existence of a supreme being, but qualifies as a religion under the broad definition propounded by the Supreme Court (“Religion”). Sacred groups such as Christianity, would beg to differ because of their spiritual basis and belief in God.
What Happened To Gnosticism? When speaking of Gnosticism, many people today do not know what it is. Their best guess may be “The opposite of Agnosticism”. They may be right in a way because the word “gnosis” translates to “knowledge” and Agnosticism is the lack of knowledge of whether or not there is a deity. Although those two words are opposites of one another, the two religions are unrelated completely.
Professor Girard claims that Emerson is not transcendentalist and he brings some reasons to admit this idea. He says that because Emerson had no system who was more poet than philosopher. He asserts that due to Emerson rationalism, he did not allow reason to come up and many more reasons. This animosity shows itself when Emerson in one of his interview mentioned �they are not good citizen�� Girard believes that transcendentalism has religious aspects but he cannot deny that transcendentalism has philosophical aspects as well. He says England has two distinct phase in which first one is up to 1835 and then the second phase started.
The love that God had for the Jews were based on their honouring of the Covenant, if they did not live by the Ten Commandments then they would be deemed as sinners. The Buddha also did not try to “save every living being” but he only aided those who were “spiritually matured” and accepting towards his teachings (Dhammananda, 1987). Hence it is evident that the romantic love in Judaism and Buddhism is exclusive and can only be felt by those who are
Some define Atheism as "wickedness," "sinfulness," and other derogatory adjectives. Atheism is not a belief system nor is it a religion. While there are some religions that are atheistic, for example Buddhism. That does not mean that atheism is a religion. Atheism will be defined in the present day western sense as just not the lack of belief in a god, but the vindication about the non-existence of any gods, or spirits, supernatural beings.