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  • Chinese Buddhism

    Chinese Buddhism

    ONE-POINT INFORMATIVE SPEECH Chinese Buddhism When given the topic of Cultural Customs and the Custom of Death Rituals, I had to stop and think. I could not think of any cultures (different from our own) that relate to me or that I have common knowledge of. So I chose a culture that I knew nothing about. But thought would be interesting to research. My culture is Chinese Buddhism. And to the best of my knowledge,

    Essay Length: 706 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 14, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Buddhism


    Buddhism Buddhism is an important religion in most countries of Asia. It is one of the world’s oldest and greatest religions practiced today. Buddhism teaches the practices of and the moral observance of moral concepts. When it was founded, Buddhism rejected important views of Hinduism. It questioned the authority of priesthood. The Buddhist movement was open to all people denying that a person’s worth could be judged by their blood. Buddhism was founded in the

    Essay Length: 654 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 15, 2010 By: Tasha
  • A Brief History of Buddhism

    A Brief History of Buddhism

    Buddhism is one of the major religions of the world. It was founded by Siddhartha Guatama (Buddha) in Northeastern India. It arose as a monastic movement during a time of Brahman tradition. Buddhism rejected important views of Hinduism. It did not recognize the validity of the Vedic Scriptures, nor the sacrificial cult which arose from it. It also questioned the authority of the priesthood. Also, the Buddhist movement was open to people of all

    Essay Length: 1,357 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: February 15, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Buddhism


    People around the world speak of American influence in politics, business, and merchandise. The terms ‘globalization’ or ‘global interdependence’ are recently being more understood by most when defining them with relation to corporations, environmental issues, and the modern economy. Can these terms be used to describe the religious beliefs in Canada? The religious life of North American society does not find its roots here at home. We live in a Christian domain. Its roots

    Essay Length: 1,184 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: February 15, 2010 By: Mike
  • Hindhuism and Buddhism

    Hindhuism and Buddhism

    Similarities 1. Both emphasize the illusory nature of the world and the role of karma in keeping men bound to this world and the cycle of births and deaths. 2. Both believe in the transmigration of souls and the cycle of births and deaths for each soul. 3. Both emphasize compassion and non violence towards all living beings. 4. Both believe in the existence of several hells and heavens or higher and lower worlds. 5.

    Essay Length: 458 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 16, 2010 By: Bred
  • Zen Buddhism from a Western Perspective

    Zen Buddhism from a Western Perspective

    Zen Buddhism from a Western Perspective University of Phoenix World Religious Traditions Zen Buddhism from a Western Perspective Introduction The student’s thesis for this paper is elements of Zen Buddhism can benefit a person of any faith or of no faith.Religion plays a role in today’s world both spiritually and in society. A full spectrum of wars being waged to peace agreements being reached can be traced to religious roots. Some fanatical religion zealots

    Essay Length: 656 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 16, 2010 By: Mike
  • Christianity and Buddhism Differences

    Christianity and Buddhism Differences

    Task one: 1. CHRISTIANITY Main Rituals: The sacraments are the main rituals, the connections between the sacraments with Catholicism and Orthodox are, Baptism, Holy Eucharist, Matrimony, Holy orders, Extreme unction and Reconciliation. Many of the sacraments are ignored by the Anglican Church however, Baptism and the Holy Eucharist is widely encouraged. Sacred Texts: The Sacred text of Christianity is the HOLY BIBLE, and this comprises of the old testament, Jewish scriptures and the new testament

    Essay Length: 560 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 16, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Hinduism Vs. Buddhism

    Hinduism Vs. Buddhism

    Modern medicine has worked great wonders for humanity. Modern medicine plays a vital role in Hindu and Buddhist beliefs and practices. Hindu and Buddhist beliefs and practices in modern medicine are similar in some aspects; however, in other aspects they are different. Both Hindus and Buddhists believe in spiritual well being. Hindus have a spiritual well-being that comes from leading a dedicated life based on non-violence, love, good conduct, and selfless service. Hinduism follows the

    Essay Length: 750 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 18, 2010 By: Bred
  • Buddhism & "no-Self"

    Buddhism & "no-Self"

    Eastern enlightenment religions have been gaining popularity throughout the western world for the past few decades, with many people attracted to a “different” way of experiencing religion. As with many other enlightenment religions, Buddhism requires disciples to understand concepts that are not readily explainable: one such concept is that of no-self. In this essay I shall discuss the no-self from a number of modern perspectives; however, as no-self is difficult to describe I shall focus

    Essay Length: 253 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 18, 2010 By: Top
  • The American Encounter with Buddhism

    The American Encounter with Buddhism

    Before reading “The American Encounter with Buddhism, 1844-1912: Victorian Culture and the Limits of Dissent” by Thomas A. Tweed I had no experience with Buddhism except for what I have seen in the movies and in the media. Seeing Buddhism through these different sources, it does not portray an accurate illustration of what the religion is truly regarding. Having little to no knowledge about the background of the religion makes reading this book both

    Essay Length: 1,390 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: February 19, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Compare Buddhism and Islam

    Compare Buddhism and Islam

    Religion is defined as "the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God" . There are many recognised religions of the world, which all teach its followers to live life "the right way", whose definition varies according to the religion itself. They have some beliefs and practices that distinguish themselves from each other. Some examples are differences and similarities of Buddhism and Islam. Buddhism originated from India, and was

    Essay Length: 1,673 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: February 20, 2010 By: Fonta
  • A Look into Buddhism

    A Look into Buddhism

    "A Look Into Buddhism" This research paper is going to be about the ancient religion of Buddhism. One of the major religions of the world. A religion where it is not that one god or many gods that is worshipped, but where the religion's followers try to pursue the same path as its founder, in order to gain ultimate enlightenment. It is a religion which does not require the same amount of blind faith such

    Essay Length: 1,871 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: February 20, 2010 By: Top
  • Comparison Between Buddhism and Jainism

    Comparison Between Buddhism and Jainism

    The religions of Jainism and Buddhism follow very similar paths but do have contrasting beliefs that makes them both very unique. The key founders of Jainism and Buddhism, Mahavira and Guatama, were contemporaries that came from the same social class. Their backgrounds and so similar which may explain with the religions share similar doctrines. Through researching their teachings and beliefs I will draw out the similarities as well as the distinctions that comprise Buddhism and

    Essay Length: 308 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 22, 2010 By: Anna
  • Sermon of the Mount V Buddhism Doctrines

    Sermon of the Mount V Buddhism Doctrines

    Sermon of the Mount v Buddhism Doctrines Buddhism arose in the eastern part of central Asia, the Tibet region, round the fifth century before the born of Christ. Its founder, Buddha, was an Indian native known by the name of Siddhartha Gautama. In search of spiritual discipline, he sought until he achieved what he believed some kind of enlightenment. After which he dedicated his life to pass his Bohdi, perfect knowledge, to others. Many centuries

    Essay Length: 842 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: February 27, 2010 By: Bred
  • Buddhism


    Buddhism is often described as a religion[1] and a collection of various philosophies, based initially on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, known as Gautama Buddha.[2] To many, however, Buddhism is a set of spiritual teachings and practices rather than a religion.[3] [4] Buddhism is also known as Buddha Dharma or Dhamma, which means roughly the "teachings of the Awakened One" in Sanskrit and Pali, languages of ancient Buddhist texts. Buddhism began around 5th century BCE

    Essay Length: 365 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 3, 2010 By: Mike
  • Buddhism a Protest to Hinduism or an offshoot?

    Buddhism a Protest to Hinduism or an offshoot?

    Few scholars would disagree that at the time of the Buddha, a very heterogeneous and actively developing religious culture flourished in India. This generally accepted historical reality proves that Buddhism was neither a protest against, or an offshoot of Hinduism (this view is even expressed for example in the Encyclopaedia Brittanica). Buddhism simply proved to be one of the more successful new schools of thought within a large variety of philosophies, especially after King Ashoka

    Essay Length: 330 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 3, 2010 By: Mike
  • Buddhism


    Buddhism Buddhism, like most other religions, originated in a particular place at a particular time, and its roots are in forms and ideas that were part of the environment in which it developed. The most important of these areas at the time of the Buddha was the valley of the Ganges river which flows from west to east across most of northern India. It was here that the great religions of India first arose

    Essay Length: 1,056 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: March 4, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Women in Buddhism

    Women in Buddhism

    In examining the Buddhism religion, particularly the role of women in Buddhism, it was quite clear that the religion of Buddhism is practiced very different from country to country. Buddhism is a philosophy of life expounded by Gautama Buddha ("Buddha" means "enlightened one"), who lived and taught in northern India in the 6th Century B.C. The Buddha was not a god and the philosophy of Buddhism does not entail any theistic world-view. The teachings of

    Essay Length: 2,452 Words / 10 Pages
    Submitted: March 6, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Hinduism and Buddhism

    Hinduism and Buddhism

    Two of the most prominent world religions today have their origins in the Indian subcontinent of Asia. Both the Hindu and Buddhist religions can trace their creation back to this vast area. Hindu was the predecessor to Buddhism, as the latter was created as an offshoot of the central religion. This can still be seen in the doctrines of the faith, though their practices are far different from those of Hindu followers. Each has very

    Essay Length: 3,277 Words / 14 Pages
    Submitted: March 8, 2010 By: Mike
  • Hinduism Vs Buddhism

    Hinduism Vs Buddhism

    Hinduism vs Buddhism The world has many different religions. Asia has had many religions spring up. Out of these, Buddhism and Hinduism are the most popular beliefs in the general population. Hinduism is the oldest known religion and is very rich with literally hundreds of gods, symbolistic rituals and beliefs. It is believed to have been established around 1500 B.C. but one person never founded Hinduism, as it evolved over a long period of time.

    Essay Length: 797 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: March 15, 2010 By: Jon
  • Hinduism Jainism and Buddhism

    Hinduism Jainism and Buddhism

    HINDUISM Hinduism is the oldest and most complex of all religious systems. The origins of Hinduism can be traced to the Indus Valley civilization sometime between 4000 and 2500 BCE. Though believed by many to be a polytheistic religion, the basis of Hinduism is the belief in the unity of everything. This totality is called Brahman. The purpose of life is to realize that we are part of God and by doing so we can

    Essay Length: 2,949 Words / 12 Pages
    Submitted: March 15, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Buddhism


    Buddhism is a strict religion with restrictions that determines how a follower of the religion must live life. Buddhism is a large part of culture and society in south- eastern Asian countries. In the western hemisphere, there are simply not enough Buddhists to have a large impact on western society. A Buddhists ultimate goal is to reach their state of nirvana. To reach this state, their life is guided by firm presets. Buddhists believe that

    Essay Length: 372 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 18, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Buddhism


    Buddhism Buddhism is one of the world's major religions, with between 230 to 500 million followers, most of them living in Asia. Buddhism branches off into many other religions just as Christianity does. The two main branches of Buddhism are Mahayana and Theravada. The word Buddha can be translated to awakened or enlightened. Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, taught around 5th century B.C. in northeast India and Nepal. Most Buddhists believe in rebirth and

    Essay Length: 1,121 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: March 21, 2010 By: Vika
  • Buddhism


    Buddhism What teachings would a convert to Buddhism have to accept? A convert Buddhism would have to take into account many guidelines to help them progress on the spiritual path to enlightenment, but as these teachings are only guidelines a Buddhist does not have to follow them. One of the most basic Buddhist beliefs is known as the '3 Refuges'. A refuge is a place of shelter and safety from harm. The 3 things or

    Essay Length: 4,081 Words / 17 Pages
    Submitted: March 23, 2010 By: July
  • Buddhism


    The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend a personal God and avoid dogmas and theology. Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual as a meaningful unity. If there is any religion that would cope with modern scientific needs, it would be Buddhism. Albert Einstein Buddhism is a religion and philosophy based

    Essay Length: 1,043 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: March 26, 2010 By: Mike

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