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  • Hinduism & Buddhism

    Hinduism & Buddhism

    Hinduism and Buddhism are two influential religions of the world. Both holding philosophical traditions and originating in India. Hinduism dating back to about 2500 B.C.E. identifies four central themes in its belief system. They include spiritual aspect, conduct of life, truth and reality and intuition. “Hindus consider all of creation worthy of worship, and thus religious activity in Hinduism takes many forms” ( Buddhism dating back to 65 A.D. is similar in that it

    Essay Length: 290 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 25, 2009 By: Janna
  • Comparisons of Jainism, Buddhism and Hinduism

    Comparisons of Jainism, Buddhism and Hinduism

    As the Greeks began to invade the Indian subcontinent, their culture slowly assimilated with that of the Indians. The overthrown dynasties were often associated with a homeland religion. For example, Chandragupta Maurya became a Jain, Ashoka (his grandson) became a Buddhist and Several Gupta emperors obsessed over Hinduism. The religions had many different appeals that attracted various social classes, branches that could support ordinary people (that couldn’t fulfill the duties of a more-sophisticated branch) and

    Essay Length: 534 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 21, 2009 By: regina
  • Hinduism and Buddhism

    Hinduism and Buddhism

    Hinduism and Buddhism Hinduism and Buddhism have different similarities and are in some ways connected to each other. Some of the practices of the two religions are similar in various ways and there are several examples to show this. Hinduism first started in India around 1500 BC. The word Hindu comes from the Sanskrit word sindhu, or river. The Hindu community define themselves as those who believe in the Vedas, or also those who follow

    Essay Length: 3,879 Words / 16 Pages
    Submitted: December 17, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Compare and Contrast: Hinduism and Buddhism

    Compare and Contrast: Hinduism and Buddhism

    Compare and Contrast: Hinduism and Buddhism By: Kelley Cranor Everyone has a religion and beliefs. Comparing and contrasting the beliefs of Hinduism and Buddhism, the factors that changed both of the religions, and how they affect the world today shows how each one is different and alike. And also see how the religions have changed over time. Both the Hindus and the Buddhists believed in reincarnation and that there are two places that you could

    Essay Length: 464 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 12, 2010 By: Wendy
  • The Sacred Books in Hinduism and Buddhism

    The Sacred Books in Hinduism and Buddhism

    Sacred Books, in my opinion, are the most important things that can preserve the knowledge of religion. When transmitted orally certain interpretations may occur, especially when translated into different languages. India was a mother of many religions, particularly Hinduism and Buddhism. Hinduism “has no one identifiable founder, no strong organizational structure to defend it and spread its influence, nor any creed to define and stabilize its beliefs; and in a way that seems to defy

    Essay Length: 1,588 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: January 17, 2010 By: Steve
  • Buddhism Vs Hinduism

    Buddhism Vs Hinduism

    Buddhism and Hinduism are known to be the most popular beliefs in the world. Hinduism, the oldest known religion, is extremely rich with hundreds of gods, symbolistic rituals, and beliefs. It is believed to have been established around 1500 B.C. with no evidence of one founder. Buddhism on the other hand has a definite founder, Siddhartha Gautama, who is otherwise known as the Buddha or Enlightened One who lived from 565 to 483 B.C. Both

    Essay Length: 864 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: February 4, 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 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
  • 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
  • Hinduism and Buddhism

    Hinduism and Buddhism

    Hinduism and Buddhism Throughout the world, different nations have different believes or religion. Some religions evolve from others, and others are combination of other religions. Religion is a way of life, a life style; it should dictate how you live your life. For instance, in India, Buddhism evolved from Hinduism, a religion were people believe in 300, 000 gods. Even though, Hinduism and Buddhism have different similarities such as believes in god, soul, and rituals,

    Essay Length: 1,076 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: March 30, 2010 By: Anna
  • Ways Hinduism and Buddhism Understand Reality Differences and Similarities

    Ways Hinduism and Buddhism Understand Reality Differences and Similarities

    Ways Hinduism and Buddhism understand reality Differences and Similarities Hinduism and Buddhism were not static or fixed in time; they were evolving during the classical era. The religion call Hinduism was formulating a synthesis and meeting the challenge of Buddhism. Buddhism developments were set in the context of the Indian social order challenged the Brahman order living behind Hinduism as the dominant social and religious force in India with its notions of Dharma allocated by

    Essay Length: 683 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: June 2, 2010 By: Mike
  • Two Journeys of the Jiva, Hinduism Vs Buddhism

    Two Journeys of the Jiva Religion is merely the natural response of a perplexed and fearful people; they spawn from the minds of humankind as a feeble attempt to ease their anxieties once they have recognized that they are living beings that will one day face an inevitable fatality. This acknowledgment of inexorable human death is practically unanimous in all religions, but what follows after that death as well as what the purpose of our

    Essay Length: 894 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: October 18, 2016 By: carlyreed
  • Hinduism - Traditions of Siva

    Hinduism - Traditions of Siva

    Traditions Of Siva India Garcia 12/8/08 Prof. Glen Hayes Hinduism- Essay #4 Traditions of Siva Siva is the prototypical destroyer; he has the responsibility of destroying all of the worlds at the end of creation and dissolves them to nothingness. Siva has many things he must destroy before the world comes to an end. The things he will destroy are beneficial to Hinduism because he ensures the spiritual progress to move along. Siva destroys the

    Essay Length: 879 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 17, 2008 By: Fonta
  • Christianity and Buddhism

    Christianity and Buddhism

    This paper is a comparison between two very different religions. Specifically Christianity and Buddhism. Coming from opposite sides of the globe these two religions could not be any farther apart in any aspect. I will discuss who Christ is for Christians and who Buddha is for Buddhists. I will also get into the aspects of charity, love, and compassion in both religions and I will be looking at the individual self and how christians see

    Essay Length: 2,093 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: January 12, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • 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 castes,

    Essay Length: 1,348 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: January 14, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • Hinduism Origins

    Hinduism Origins

    The origins of the Hindu religion can be traced back to the year 5000 BCE. The word Hindu is a very old word. In ancient times, the river Indus was called "Hindu" by the Persians who had migrated there. They also called the land Hindustan and it's inhabitants, Hindus. After that, the religion that followed was called Hinduism. Hinduism is also referred to by practitioners as Sanatana Dharma. This means "the eternal faith". Hinduism is

    Essay Length: 925 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: March 16, 2009 By: Wendy
  • Hinduism


    Hinduism (Sanskrit - Hindū Dharma, also known as Sanātana (eternal) Dharma and Vaidika (Vedic) Dharma) is the religion based on the Vedas as well as the traditions and beliefs of other peoples and tribes of India. It is the oldest existent religion in the world[1][2]. The term Hinduism is heterogeneous, as Hinduism consists of several schools of thought. It encompasses many religious rituals that widely vary in practice, as well as many diverse sects and

    Essay Length: 354 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: Top
  • Material World: Real or Illusion. Judaism and Buddhism

    Material World: Real or Illusion. Judaism and Buddhism

    Material World: Real or illusion? Buddhism and Judaism Buddhism Just like in a competition, society has been forced to change and evolve drastically according to every human need. Although it is obvious that it must have certain adjustments every now and then to work along with individuals, transformations are now more frequently. This shows the loss of power and lack of control of society over the population. It can be showed especially with failure attempts

    Essay Length: 559 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 10, 2009 By: Wendy
  • Hinduism


    Hinduism REL 133 July 5, 2006 Hinduism The elements of the Hindu sacrifices, start by the Vedic worship center. When communities gathers around the fire place, offering gifts to the fire god Agni. Fire sacrifice rituals were created controlled by Brahmins the priests. Specified verbal formulas, sacred chants, and sacred actions were to be used by the priests to invoke the breath behind all of existence. This universal breath was later called Brahman, the Absolute,

    Essay Length: 539 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 10, 2009 By: Tommy
  • Hinduism Paper

    Hinduism Paper

    Hinduism Being that Hinduism is not really a belief system or not considers being a religion; it is a faith that is built on a combination of faiths along with Hinduism. Hinduism is known for its different form of tradition and beliefs that have changed over an extensive point of time. Hinduism consists of many different varieties, yet they all follow into line with the ancient scripture of Vedas. The Vedas is the religious text

    Essay Length: 716 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 10, 2009 By: Tommy
  • Hinduism


    I decided to read about Hinduism because this was the only religion I had not been familiar with. Hinduism was originated in India and is still practiced by most of the people in India today. Hinduism is a major world religion with more than 700 million followers. Although all Hindus acknowledge the existence and importance of many gods, most worshipers are devoted to a single god or goddess. The most popular are Shiva and Vishnu.

    Essay Length: 557 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 11, 2009 By: Anna
  • Buddhism: Things I Find Interesting

    Buddhism: Things I Find Interesting

    Buddhism: Things I Find Interesting As I was reading the selected portions of the book for this chapter, I came across a few things that I found interesting. At first I did not catch them, but after I went back and reread the selections, I found these things, that I thought were intriguing. Buddhism is supposedly a non-theistic religion. However, in the reading titled "The Majjhim-Nikaya: Questions Which Lend Not to Edification" (5.1) and in

    Essay Length: 410 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Tommy
  • What Is Buddhism

    What Is Buddhism

    Another way we would benefit from Buddhism is the possibility to free ourselves from pain and suffering, we would be able to eliminate any attachments to “worldly goods.” Only then would we be able to gain a kind of peace and happiness that is exempt of greed, hatred, and lust. From this, keep an open mind, while I explain more in depth about Buddha, why we should rid ourselves from this so called pain and

    Essay Length: 601 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 16, 2009 By: Wendy

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