In Buddhism, Buddha preached most of the teachings. Like Hinduism, the main teaching of Buddhism is Dukkha, which is also referred as ‘sufferings’. Accordingly, Dharma and Dukkha are two important doctrines of both Hinduism and Buddhism respectively. In some cases there are similarities, and there are also some differences between them. As the original religious texts are difficult to understand, the interpretations are widely used among scholars to discus about a topic.
Buddhism had an impact in both empires. However, Confucianism was the official ideology upon the entire Han Dynasty. Their values focused on a system of philosophical and “ethical-sociopolitical teachings”. Han China accented political control around the education of bureaucrats to make more logical decisions. Maurya India, on the other hand, was essentially a Hindu state.
When someone studies philosophy they want to understand how and why people do certain things and how to live a good life. In other words, they want to know the meaning of life (vocebulary.com). Religion is a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs (dictionary.com). It is considered that Buddhism is a religion, and it 't can be seen as one of the major religions in the world. Buddhism differs from other religions, because it doesn 't has a god and Buddhists don’t proselytize, and this is not the only difference.
The believers only gathered and gave incense before the picture of Amitabha. (Andrews 1993, 21) Huiyuan was not only the founder but he facilitated the further spread of Pure Land. For instance he formed the White Lotus Society and this inspired the spread of Pure Land teachings to other countries in East Asia. Also, this facilitated the introduction of Sutra on the Samadhi of Seeing All Buddhas, to East Asia. Besides, Huiyuan formed the foundation of Pure Land practice, which was to fully devote in meditation for a long time, with traditional Pure Land teaching in mind.
This best illustrated in document three and five. Document three explains that the Seokguram grotto is one of the most meaningful Buddhist sites in Korea. This Buddhist statue shows just how far Buddhism spread from India, its place of origin, to Korea. This displays the multicultural exchanges in the Indian Ocean Basin. Secondly, Angkor Wat, in Cambodia, was originally a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Vishnu.
Buddhism has a sacred text called “Tripitaka” which translates to “The Three Baskets”. The Tripitaka was originally composed in Pali, which is the language primarily used by Monks. It refers to the oldest Buddhist cannon, the Pali Cannon (authorized body of texts). It is broken up into three sections; The Sutta Pitaka (earliest and most meaningful teachings of Buddha), The Vinaya Pitaka (Rules and regulations that monks must follow, which not only teaches them the way to be, but supports them in becoming closer to Nirvana) and the Abhidhammapitaka
Hindus claims that the caste system was divine in nature. On the other hand, Buddhism offered ordination openly to all people regardless of caste. In Buddhism, if any of the caste does deeds such as stealing, slandering, lying and practice wrong beliefs, they are considered to have done negative deeds and therefore are not worthy or deserving respect, whatever their caste. Buddhists also believe that anyone can achieve enlightenment, where Hindus believe one must be of the Brahmin caste in order to achieve enlightenment. Both Buddhism and Hinduism also varies on the concept of non-duality.
In Kogury¬, a state university called T’aehak-kam was established in 372 and private Confucian academies were founded in the province. Paekche also set up institutions. The Choson Dynasty, which was established accepted Confucianism as the official ideology and developed a Confucian system of education, ceremony and civil administration. When Korea was invaded by many West European countries including Japan in the late 19th century, the Confucianists raised "righteous armies" to fight against the aggressor. Today, Confucian ancestral worship is still prevalent and filial piety highly revered as a virtue in Korean
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
Hinton 1 Kameron Hinton Michael Ruddon 19 February 2018 Ancient China religion, gods, and government In ancient China religion was very important. The three-main types of religion were Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism. Taoism was founded during the Zhou dynasty. It was founded in the 6th century and was founded by Lao-Tzu. This religion believes that every living thing should have a force going through them.
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. Therefore a definition of Buddhism, Judaism, and their divine cosmic origins will reveal the interlinking aspects of both beliefs.
In a way, Shinto is the indigenous religion of Japan, but in another way it is not. Even though it is a little confusing as to when Shinto became a unified religion rather than just a convenient label to give to the different faiths found in Japan. Those who are from Japan and live there don’t necessarily think of Shinto as a religion as much as something just ingrained in their culture. These religions were highly localized, and not organized into a single faith. Nor were they seen as a single religion; the realms of Earth and the supernatural were so closely integrated in the world-view of the early Japanese that the things that modern people regard as a faith were seen in those times as just another part of their everyday life.
They qualify as universalizing religions because each strives to be global and appeal to all people, regardless of their culture or location (Rubenstein 170). Buddha and Jesus needed a method of diffusing their monumental concepts. Buddha did not designate a specific leader to succeed him; however, he instructed his monk disciples on his teachings, which became the basis for Buddhist scripture. On the contrary, Jesus appointed Peter as the first Pope, the leader of the Catholic Church. Similar to Buddha, Jesus mentored twelve disciples, and they implemented his teachings to be part of Biblical scripture.
Before Buddhism was even introduced to Japan, Shinto had risen out of many ancient Japanese beliefs and traditions that all ended up being sort of compiled into the Shinto religion. Because Shinto was so deeply rooted in Japanese tradition and culture, it was in a way inseparable from these things, making it highly important to the Japanese people. Shinto may not have any any prominent religious figures/founders, or any kind of specific teachings or religious books, but it was so entwined with many of the ceremonies and traditions that were so important to the Japanese people that Shinto was not a religion that could just be replaced. Which is exactly why when Buddhism came along that it was unable to completely overtake Shinto. By the time Buddhism made its way to Japan in the 6th century it had already had quite the history and developments from other countries such as China and India.
There are many similarities and differences between the diffusion of many of the major religions that are still prominent in today’s society. Two of the many monotheistic religions that are currently popular are Buddhism and Christianity. Both of these religions spread from where they began. Christianity and Buddhism both expanded with the help of political leaders, but had different followers and expanded to different regions.