Seen with the Cartesian idea of ‘I think, therefore I am” which is alarmingly a prevalent and an established belief in philosophy. But upon further inspection, the proposition “I think, therefore I am” is something that we could make sense of within a Buddhist framework. Assume Descartes’ ‘I’ is the five skandhas, the ‘I’ (or the fives skandhas) are causing an illusory effect which lead to the assumption of transient, tentative existence. Using radical reductionism, we cannot assume the existence of the world as we know it because the world as we know it is a product of the five skandhas. Therefore, any concept of “I’ we hold is illusory in nature, caused by the five
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.
I have always been interested in the Buddha art, but I didn’t know anything of what it sits behind that beautiful sculpture, that is why I chose for my site visit report the Wat Buddhrangsi a Theravada Buddhist Temple. Theravada is one of the three major sects of the Buddhism, it is the called the doctrine of the elders. It claims to be the most accurate to the Buddha beliefs origins, they rely on the Pali Canon text while the other sect of Buddhism rejects the idea of using religious literature. The Pali Canon instructs Buddhists to practice the correct form of thinking, speaking, acting, earning a livelihood, concentrating, effort, mindfulness and view. Their principal guideline is that nothing is forever and the attachment to something will only bring you unhappiness.
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
Mediation is their practice of focusing and letting go of worldly problems. However Hinduism incorporates the practice of Yoga into their mediation to focus on realms of the universe. Buddhism uses mediation to focus and reach enlightenment or Nirvana. Mediation is similar to Christianity's idea of prayer, to take time away from the world and focus on our religions
In the Mahabharata Krishna lays out for the first time the differents paths to Moksha. Karma yoga is the discipline of action, Jnana yoga is the discipline of wisdom, and Bhakti is the discipline of
Some of the Gupta people were Buddhism( a religion of eastern and central Asia growing out of the teaching of Gautama Buddha that suffering is inherent in life and that one can be liberated from it by mental and moral self-purification.), and some of them were Jainism(A nontheistic religion founded in India in the 6th century bc by the Jina Vardhamana Mahavira as a reaction against the teachings of orthodox Brahmanism, and still practiced there. The Jain religion teaches salvation by perfection through successive lives, and noninjury to living creatures, and is noted for its ascetics. See also Svetambara and
Which leads them to say it is a contradiction of the term. Although, Hinduism can be seen in the context of fundamentalism since it could be defined as version of syncretic fundamentalism. Which takes into account when the ethno-cultural or ethno-national feature takes precedence over religion and/or are inseparable. With characteristics that are rooted in mobilization, and not directed primarily toward and/or against modernization or secularization. Which current leaders are a part of the Hindu Nationalist
Buddhist schools vary on the exact nature of the path to liberation, the importance and canonicity of various teachings and scriptures, and especially their respective practices. One consistent belief held by all Buddhist schools is the lack of a creator deity. The foundations of Buddhist tradition and practice are the Three Jewels- the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha. Taking "refuge in the triple gem" has traditionally been a commitment to being on the Buddhist path, and in general distinguishes a Buddhist from a