“When you believe that yours is the only way for humankind, millions of people might be killed because of that idea” quoted from the book I read “Living Buddha, Living Christ”. At first, I though many religionists are stubborn, refusing to accept and understand others’ though and idea from another stream of religion. However, the author of this book have given me a deep insight inspiring me to re-think what true meaning of mindfulness, gratefulness and religion are. One important point here is that the existence of confrontations are not necessarily due to religious things. Actually, provided that people from different background can reach a peaceful platform eventually and recognize the significance of respecting other traditions and culture, a basic peaceful world would be established in a foreseeable time without doubts.
Documents 1 and 5 do not directly show support or contempt for Buddhism, but rather give another perspective of the religion. Document 1 comes from a sermon preached by the Buddha himself. “The Four Noble Truths” shows us the basic guidelines of the religion. This information is vital because many people who just simply chose a side of the fight for or against Buddhism may not actually know what the religion represents. By reading the sermon, the Chinese citizens could form a better understanding of Buddhism.
Jesua Calderon Castanon People loved to spread religion and so we do now. Budha was mostly the one to ask to spread Buddhism also did their people. The first place it spread to was Korea. Islam also spread their religion but differently and they also influenced people. Buddhism spread much more differently from the Islamic culture.
Christianity emphases on the trust of life after death as a central and indispensable view of their faith, nevertheless an extensive range of ideas are present. Christianity is the belief in God but more importantly, it is the belief that he sent his one and only son to save us from our coming judgment of God. " For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (Bible John 3:16)
The great awakening and the enlightenment are similar in many ways but different in others. One way they are both similar is that they both defy traditional authority. Another way is that it taught them to seek truths for themselves. This shaped their beliefs. However they still had many differences.
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
Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism are archaic beliefs that are incorporated into the fabric of the people in East. These systems are profoundly based on nature worship and are much more practical than the more recent and sophisticated religious orders of the West (pg 167). Hinduism is an ancient polytheistic religion that is based on three main deities, Brahma, Shiva, and Vishnu which symbolically represent creation, preservation and destruction (pg 168). Buddhism is a continuation of the teachings from Hinduism and involves the main character called Buddha who is believed to be an incarnation of Vishnu the preserver (pg 170). Even though there are many similarities between Buddhism and Hinduism the main and most important difference
The reason Hinduism is so varied is due to the variety of texts and scriptures that makeup the Hindu belief system. Many of these beliefs were not originally written down, rather much like Buddhism; they were simply passed down generation to generation. The Rig Vedas, is known as the most important of the Hindu scriptures due to the account of the origin of the universe. (Molloy 2013) Although the Vedas are the primary scriptures, there are others including Agama, Tantra, etc.
The spiritual aspect of Hinduism shows the overbearing power of the “Brahman”. The Brahman also known as the World Soul comes from the sacred text of the Bhagavad Gita given to Lord Krishna. The Brahman is ones deepest self, the identity that remains beneath one’s changing self (Griffen). In Hinduism, this God is the basis of all creation, and all power worshipped in the religion. The Brahman lies at the root of all who show devotion to other gods.
They have the same beliefs; however, they worship and view some aspects in different ways. Hinduism and Buddhism are sometimes mistaken as being the same religion, though they are similar. They both originated in India. Buddhism came to be by breaking off of Hinduism and now has their own beliefs. When researching about Buddhism and Hinduism I found that both religions believe in more than one divine.
Throughout human history a plethora of religions and belief systems have emanated across the translucent barrier of time. A few religions or belief systems that share instant recognition within contemporary societies include Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Taoism. Each aforementioned religion or belief system alone holds immense and intricate details beyond complete comprehension. To simplify such a complex slew of interrelated ideals, this comparison will sight the relationship between Buddhism and Judaism.
Buddhism is focused on yourself and being content within yourself, here it is about finding enlightenment in yourself or Nirvana. The society of Buddhism is very different than the societies. This system is called a Caste System where you are born into your social ranking. Sadly some people are treated unfairly.
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
Buddhism is a religion born in India 563 B.C. with Siddhartha as there founder. the basic beliefs are the 4 noble truths (Dukkha, Samudaya, Nirodha, and Marga). Like document 6 says noble truth one (Dukkha) "birth is suffering, aging is suffering, illness is suffering etc." In noble truth four (Marga) says "right intention, right action, right effort ect." Which means if you are suffering in some type of way you stop it by doing something right.