“Faith is the great copout, the excuse to evade the need to think, and evaluate evidence, faith is the belief in spite of or perhaps because the lack of evidence” stated John Stackhouse, I disagree with this statement made. Religious expressions have grown deeper into society and will continue to do so. In my understanding faith is an vital aspect of an individuals life, whether it is to be one of religious or non-religious
This call to action is a guiding motive for Jewish mystics to actively seek the nature of god. In this call we glean a sense of the fire and rapture found in the embrace of such a humanistic god, albeit with some dread for what touching god’s face might then mean for the mystic. The sharp contrast to the Buddhists search for ‘a direct experience with ultimate reality’ that of nothingness of complete freedom from desire, is nun more clear to see than right here. The Buddhist mystic seeks a cool detachment perfectly described in an oxymoron by Trungpa, ‘Seek a cool boredom’. This is the ultimate state.
Important part of Americans life is religion. Religion is also a social institution. Religion helps patterns of behaviors and beliefs that help society with basic needs. With the set of practices also the beliefs in religion it gives society an understanding of the meaning and purpose of life. Christian religion is and has been a powerful shaper of sexual norms.
The main motive behind motivation for Buddhist is for self-realization. Whereas the main reason for meditation for is psychological than religion in Hinduism. For Hindus, meditation is like feeling connected with the God, who is the creator. The other main purpose for doing mediation is mental and physical relaxation. In Buddhism, Buddhist monks do meditation in order to improve their fighting techniques.
I do not intend this writing to be on the history of religion but I wish to comment that throughout the history of civilisation, religion has played a prominent role in many societies. And to begin with I have grabbed the opportunity to explain the role of religion on an individual. The role of an individual cannot be undermine with regard to the society as its sphere of influence encompasses culture, values, economics and governance. These touch upon the main aspects of society which as a whole are motivated by a group of people. Ideas and people are the agent of change.
Spirituality has been defined in many ways by various faith religion and authors. Amy, R. Krentzman (2016) In her definition of spirituality explained that spirituality was a broad aspect of life, and it give people deeper meaning and calling, some people associated it to God, a higher being, religion or faith. One thing was common, it was something meaningful and personal, an encounter you had to experience and hold on to. Myers and Willard, (2013) Defined spirituality as “the capacity and tendency to present in human being to find and construct meaning about life and existence” (p. 149). They further defined it as a decision made consciously by an individual or a person to improve on themselves, enhance personally and with regards to other people.
One of the supporters Chuhung (1535-1615) once mentioned that there were no big differences between the Buddhists teaching because they were all based on Chan Buddhism. (Amstutz 1997, 4) At the same time, people did not like the monks and they doubted their actions. Additionally, smart people usually studied hard in examination to be the government officials. So people with high socio-economic status did not focus much on Buddhism while the ordinary groups were interested in Buddhism,
From my perspective, it was not right to have a child without any education, income and living-space. However, now I do not think so, even if I still believe that her actions were not good ones. Buddhism teaches people to perceive others decisions as ones that are right and good for themselves because they are the creators of own lives. Due to Buddhism I understood that people are unique and, as a result, their actions and perception of god
The concept of religion is a complex one, a concept to be investigated and questioned. This is the journey that Antonio Marex Luna explores in Rudolfo Anaya’s (1972) Chicano novel Bless Me, Ultima. Throughout the novel, Antonio fights a psychological war in his mind about all the religions and faiths that surround him in his everyday routine. The religion we choose gives us feeling, faith, and gives us something to turn to when we need help or don’t know what to do
Buddhism tell us that we can overcome sufferings by virya ( efforts ) and by a resolution of problems . The virtue of virya causes a buddhist to make efforts again and again . Virya is one of the six mental factor in theravada buddhism . A buddhist is expected not to yield under any
I am having a very hard time nailing down a definition for “religion”. A few of the key characteristics of “religion” include a set of beliefs, community, and ethics just to name a few, but that makes the definition even broader in my opinion. Little League has all of those things I just mentioned, but no one would be idiotic enough to call it a “religion”. From that same set of key characteristics, the one I would say stands out is sacredness. If someone is willing to put above all else their set of beliefs, then they belong to a religion.
When keeping your back straight you allow the power of Chi to enter into your body and by crossing your left hand over your right you are showing Buddha that you are ready to sacrifice your body and begin focusing on your inner connections with yourself and the environmental factors. This is extremely important when trying to conserve a religious belief form many reasons. In this case it seems to be important because if a student who has no prior knowledge of Buddhism comes into the center and is just
Working out of love and kindness, is the only way monks can justify their work as givers of care. Many of the techniques they use to provide care are literally forbidden by Buddhist scripture, including astrological calculations and the summoning of supernatural forces. Monks, and to a similar