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  • Religion Of Buddhism
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    Buddhist Fundamentalism Although religions differ greatly in the beliefs and practices they endorse, many universal themes can be found when comparing the underlying reasons that people practice religion. Freud believed that people practice religion as a form of displacement so that they could be at ease with themselves while not coming to terms with the actuality of their convictions. Someone who is a Buddhist by this theory may only be so because they are dissatisfied with their current situat...
  • Path But Buddhas
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    Jackie McGlynn Religion 3/14/01 Work out your own salvation through diligence. To be diligent is to work carefully and assiduously. It is to do a good job, but more importantly, it is to pay close attention to the details along the way. The quote above assumes an obvious Buddhist belief: that people have control over their own salvation after death. Whereas we, as Christians, accept the belief that God ultimately determines our destiny, Buddhists believe that they alone control it. Buddhism is p...
  • Center Of Buddha Enlightenment
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    Buddhism is a major religion, founded in northeastern India. Buddhism was based on the teachings of Siddhartha Guatama, who is known as "Buddha" The Enlightened one. Buddha is divided into two major groups known as "The way of the Elders" and "Mahayana" the great vehicle. Siddhartha Guatama was born in 563 BC in Kapilavastu near the Indian-Nepal border. The young prince withdrew all his luxury and went on a quest for peace and enlightenment. When he attained the enlightenment he had been seeking...
  • Buddhism Religion
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    Buddhism Religion is one of the most controversial topics in the world today. Buddhism is one the most interesting. In todays society, Buddhism has grown to be one of the words largest. Although Hinduism and Native American religions are found to be interesting, nevertheless Buddhism in my eyes is the most interesting of the three, because of the strong evidence of creed, cultus, and the uncanny. When you approach Buddhism, you must do it with your eyes open, because of its diverseness of other ...
  • Three Jewels Of Buddhism
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    BUDDHISM INTRODUCTION There are four noble truths upon which all Buddhist teaching is based. It is said that if you do not understand these truths it is impossible for you to practice Buddhism. Buddhism, like most other religions has the potential to serve the community and produce good well-natured people. To be a successful Buddhist you must understand the interdependent nature of reality. All of Buddhist Philosophy rests on this one basic truth. In addition to this, you must also practice non...
  • Pilgrimage For Followers Of The Buddhism Religion
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    Religion in India What is religion? Religion has always played an important role in man's existence. It is hard to define religion because every person has, his or her own way of defining religion. For some of us it might be a way of life, which determines what they ear, who their friends are, and it also makes up what culture they follow from day to day. For others, religion simply means going to church or temple and seeing religious festivals. India is the land of culture. This country is very...
  • Rituals And Hinduism And Buddhism
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    The Differentiation of Beliefs in Hinduism and Buddhism While Hinduism and Buddhism come from the same cultural backgrounds, they are extremely diverse in their beliefs on afterlife, deity, and rituals. Both religions believe in reincarnation, but it is where an individual goes after he or she gets off the endless cycle that differs. These religions also part when it comes to whom they do or do not worship. Every religion comes with rituals and Hinduism and Buddhism are no exceptions. Hindu foll...
  • Differences And Similarities Of Buddhism And Islam
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    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 founded by Prince Siddharth...
  • Practice Of Buddhism
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    From the beginning of time, many religious groups and colts have formed. Today there are several different colts and religions. There is one that some people really don't have the clear and defined meaning of. This belief is Buddhism. In the following paragraphs you will learn more about the meaning of Buddhism, where it originates from and the many different Buddhist schools around the world. Buddhism is a path of practice and spiritual growth that shows the true nature of life. Some of the Bud...
  • Term Paper
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    The purpose of this term paper is to study a religion I am not familiar with. The religion can not be a from the USA. This narrows the options for my term paper. The paper must inform on historical parts of the religion. It also needs to present two problems the religion is going through. Tibetan Buddhism is the religion I chose for my term paper topic. The religion has always spurred my interest me. The simplicity of the Tibetan monk's life is amazing. They have no need for material possessions...
  • Tibet Since The Time Of Buddhism Teachings
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    Buddhism became popular in Tibet as early as in the 8th century, when the Tibet king Tri song Det sen, allowed Buddhist teachers to enter Tibet from India. Unsurpassed masters like Padma sambhava, Vairocana, Santaraksita and Vimalamitra spread the word of Buddha in Tibet concentrating on the ways to please not only the people but also the authority to gain further permission to stay there. Buddhi ms in Tibet faced numerous persecutions when the teachers were not supported by the local government...
  • Japanese Religions Including Shintos Im And Buddhism
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    The Japanese religions, including Shintos im and Buddhism, are rich and complex, and it contains many contradictory trends which may puzzle a Westerner. In the center of the tradition is Shinto, the natural religion of Japan. Also in the center is Buddhism, the Indian religion that was brought to Japan in the sixth century from Korea and China. Throughout the history of Japan, it has been these two religions that have contributed most to the Japanese understanding of themselves and their surroun...
  • Thirteenth Century Buddhism
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    There were many religions that were practiced among the people of central Asia back in the early second and third centuries and forward. Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism were among the main three religions practiced then. Buddhism has been around since 273 B.C. It started in India and traveled into central Asia and continued on into Korea and Japan becoming one of the major religions in all of central China. By the ninth century nine-tenths of the population in northwest China was converted to...
  • Catholicism With Hinduism And Protestantism With Buddhism
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    Hinduism and Buddhism are two of the world's greatest and most influential religions. Both of these religions arose in South Asia, and thus stem from a similar philosophy and culture. While contrasting greatly with the monotheistic religions of the West, Hinduism and Buddhism also contrast greatly with each other. Although similar in respect to general philosophy, Hinduism and Buddhism differ greatly on matters of social structure. The two religions also contrast because Hinduism omits and Buddh...
  • Unified Religion For The People Of Japan
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    Essay Question #5: Confucianism, Buddhism, and Christianity Throughout the history of Japan, foreign religions such as Buddhism, Christianity and Confucianism have been introduced. These three religions have had their share of successes as well as failures. However, the fates of these religions have completely different endings due to conflicting beliefs of religious men and the presence of political influence. Buddhism arrived in Japan around the 6th century. It was brought by Korean immigrants...
  • Theravada Buddhism In Many Ways
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    Buddhism is one of the major religions of the world. Like Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, it has influenced many live and many cultures. Buddhism has also been a driving social force in many countries, including India, China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam and Tibet. In all these areas, Buddhism has incorporated different aspects of other religions, for example Hinduism and Shinto. To western society, Buddhism is a very mystical and misunderstood religion. Few people are aware of the beliefs, structure...
  • Centuries By The Followers Of Buddhism
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    Buddhism. Facts: 1. Buddhism is a major world religion, founded in northeastern India and based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, who is known as the Buddha, or Enlightened One. Buddhism today is divided into two major branches known to their respective followers as Theravada, the Way of the Elders, and Mahayana, the Great Vehicle. 2. Religion and philosophy (of Buddhism) founded in India in the 6th and 5th cent. B.C. by Siddhartha Gautama, called the Buddha. One of the great Asian religio...
  • Buddhism Over Jainism Hinduism Offers
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    Buddhism over Jainism Hinduism offers little hope for salvation. Although salvation is possible in Hinduism, the margin for error is so small, that it is almost impossible to ever be released from the wheel and achieve moksha. With that in mind the hunt for a new religion begins. The two options laid before me are Jainism and Buddhism. Both religions will be compared and a the better of the two religion will prevail. Although both religions have many followers, it is necessary when confronting a...
  • Hinduism Unlike Buddhism
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    According to Margarete Bieber (45), In about 1500 BCE, group of Indo-Europeans known as the Aryans, invaded the Dravidian peoples, founders of the Indus River Valley. With them, the Aryan people brought the Vedic teachings presently known as Hinduism. Hinduism is a religion based on a collection of oral texts known as the Vedas. Quickly this religion spread, presently including 750 million Hindus worldwide. 700,000 in South Africa, 575,000 in North America and 500,000 in the United Kingdom with ...
  • Unique Thing About Buddhism
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    Buddhism Buddhism is a religion. The unique thing about Buddhism is that Buddhism doesn't have a god. Buddhism is based on people who had reached enlightment, mainly Buddha. Buddhism believe that to reach enlightment you Buddhism began when a prince named Siddhartha Gautama began to question his sheltered, luxurious life in the palace. He left the palace and saw four sights: a sick man, an old man, a dead man and a monk. These sights are said to have shown him that even a prince cannot escape il...

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