Buddhism can be divided into two branches; Theravada and Mahayna. Buddhism has a range of teachings, and things for people to live by, which increases people’s chances of reaching Nirvana, which is the ultimate state of enlightenment. By reaching this stage, you will be fully happy and content with your life, and Buddha was the first man to reach Nirvana. The first characteristic of religion relates to the sacred texst. Buddhism has a sacred text called “Tripitaka” which translates to “The Three Baskets”.
Desire is the cause of human misery, and the moment a person gets rid of it, he or she reaches perfect 'Nirvana'. But, in fact, the reaching of ‘Nirvana’, as preached by the Buddha, is possible through asceticism, which involves the rejection of all senses. Suffering pervades in the play Macbeth, but its prime source is protagonist Macbeth himself and its essential theme is expressed in the second Noble Truth:
Practically speaking, however–that is, looking at the result of manifesting those natures–it is just that simple. An entire chapter of the Bhagavad Gita is directed to this manner of divine (devic) and demonic (asuric) nature as it manifests in human beings. I know it is pretty lengthy, but it is so insightful and complete that it merits inclusion here. Sri Krishna speaks: “A man who is born with tendencies toward the Divine, is fearless and pure in heart. He perseveres in that path to union with Brahman which the scriptures and his teacher have taught him.
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.
In verse 3, it reads “And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light” (Gen 1.3). God did not have to lift a finger throughout His creation; he simply spoke, and something came out of nothing. Additionally, Genesis makes it clear that God created all things exactly as He intended. To show this, after every day of creation, the passage reads “And God saw that it was good” (Genesis 1). God was perfect in his creation, making every aspect of the universe to His exact specifications.
This all sums to the conclusion that God is neither a fabricated idea either. Therefore, as a result, God must be an innate idea. The idea of God is one idea, not a compilation of multiple, of a unity of omniscience, perfection, and infiniteness that is encompassed in one being. We are all born with the idea of a perfect, all-powerful God because God has placed it in our
To explain this order of the universe he concludes that, there is an intelligent being whom we call "God". As being a theist, I find Aquinas 's fifth argument significant because the universe is in a perfect order: the cycles of life and death, the seasons of the year, and the mysteries of the human body can 't be just simply explained by science. This order and balance is not unplanned or random. The world and everything in it has been created with a perfect plan by all knowing and all powerful "God". Despite of Aquinas 's fifth argument being one of the most prominent argument for the existence of God, there are some limitations to the fifth argument.
Concepts similar to Shakti, Chit, and Prana can be found in many cultures; for example, it is Prana or vital air in yoga, Qi (Chi or Ch’i) in Chinese culture, Mana in Hawaiian culture, Lüng in Tibetan Buddhism, Ruah in Hebrew culture, and Vital Force, or Orgone energy in current Western esoteric philosophy. Chit is consciousness or awareness and is the source of all sentient life, whereas Prana is a vital force or cosmic energy believed to energize the material universe. It is believed to be the principle or force responsible for the formation of all matter and is considered the originating
Similarities Both Buddhism and Hinduism shared a strong belief in Samsara, which is an endless cycle of rebirth. Both of them seek release from the cycle of rebirths. Hindus believes in an everlasting soul that is incarnated from birth to birth. Hindus seek release
Wilde’s ‘The Picture of Dorian Grey’ is a story immensely useful in painting a moral lesson. It is a representation of the potential consequences of having an unbalanced personality, which can be best read through the principles of the psychologist Sigmund Freud and his theories on the id, ego and superego. The id, which is the primitive part of our personality, operates on the pleasure principle and is entirely selfish –demanding instant gratification of its needs. It is manifested in ‘The Picture of Dorian Grey’ through Lord Henry, who ‘represent[s] to [Dorian] all the sins [he has] never had the courage to commit.’ The Superego, by complete contrast, represents the personalities internalised sense of right and wrong and is based on the morality principle. It is embodied in the character of Basil Hallward, who symbolises the novels only moral figure who is destroyed at the end of the story for presenting a threat to the pleasure principle of the id.