Both Buddhism and Hinduism are well known religions, and are still practiced today around the world. With Hinduism being created first, Buddhism was born within the culture of it. Some believe that they have many similarities, since Buddhism grew through a Hindu culture, however, that is not entirely true. Through the competition of these two religions, there are many differences setting them apart from each other. Buddhism and Hinduism both originated from the same place, India. However, Hinduism was not founded by any prophet, whereas Buddhism was founded by Siddhartha Gautama, otherwise known as Buddha. He then created a set of originating scriptures and an order of monks, and based his teachings off of his life experiences. On the other hand, Hinduism evolved through the lives of the people of India and absorbed the beliefs of the tribal people and their gods. It has been preserved through Sanskrit, a written language of the Aryan invaders of India. A major difference between the two religions is the caste system. Buddha rejected the caste system, as it was hereditary and the most unequal system of any in the world. With Hindus following the caste, each group was subject to different local legal rules with the upper castes being rewarded more often and generously and being treated less barbarous. Only the upper castes could receive education and there was no intermarrying between castes. This caste system was so strict that even priest had rules. They could not eat meat, meanwhile the warriors could. The caste was a system of social stratification and a policy that favored discrimination. Hinduism and Buddhism central beliefs also vary immensely. Hindus believe in the Vedas, however Buddhists do not believe in the Vedas or any other Hindu…
In Reaching the Final Goal in Life: Hinduism and Buddhism
Course Code: RLGA01H3 | Professor Henry Shiu |
Hinduism and Buddhism are two distinct religions that originated from India. Hinduism and Buddhism share similarities such as that of karma and reincarnation. However, Hinduism and Buddhism greatly differ in their ideas of what the ultimate destination in life is. While Buddha founded Buddhism, Hinduism has no official founder. Both religions share the same spiritual philosophical…
Hinduism vs. Buddhism
In the world today there are many different world religions and also smaller divisions of belief which are based on certain philosophies. There are three major religious beliefs in the world today. The largest two of these three are Christianity and Judism. Hinduism is the third largest world religion which is mainly practiced in India. Within this third main religion, we can find almost any form of religion from simple animism to elaborate philosophical systems…
-Hinduism is probably the oldest of all the main world religions.
-India is the most religiously oriented of all major cultures.
-Hinduism –literally “Indianism” –is hard to define and the religious element is hard to separate from more general cultural practice.
-The caste system is a Hindu practice but it is also observed by South Asian Muslims, Christians and Buddhists.
-The functional units of caste were and remain “subcastes” or jatis usually connected with occupation…
Ta Kecia Daniels
June 1, 2014
University of Phoenix
Hinduism is considered one of the oldest religions, said to have evolved from several other religious group since 1500 BC (Robinson, 2012). One practices many rituals from yoga to fasting and prayer. Hindu’s consider religious symbols such as the lotus flower very important forms of worship. When one says they are Hindu the belief system is one of one deity of many forms…
a) Original Binding (Humanity and creator in direct relation with each other)
b) Unbinding (relationship between created and creator is severed)
c) Re-Binding (Religion) (GOAL: reconnect with the divine and make things right)
Myth vs. reality: (Religion has mythical elements, includes aspects of ritual, morality, theology, and mystical elements. Cannot be reduced to a myth)
What does it mean to be religious?
a) Existentialism: a focus on being human/human tendencies. Grappling…
Primary VS Secondary Reality in relation to objective truth p12-15
Primary Reality: objective facts that lie outside the mind
Secondary Reality: subjective opinions that are made and exists inside the mind
Only can become fact if there is evidence from outside supporting it
“A judgment is said to be true if it conforms to the external reality”- St Thomas Aquinas
The 5 steps to acquire knowledge and Validate opinions p16-27
Perceive, Categorize, Evaluation, Expression and Critiquing
Policy Networks and the State’s Domestic Autonomy:
Individualism vs. Communitarianism
Individualism- Ownership is important, rule of law
Communitarianism- Good of the whole
International Autonomy and Foreign Policy Capabilities: Security vs. Prosperity
Security- it is best to protect the country
Legitimacy and the Balance of Economic and Noneconomic Values: Efficiency vs. Equity
Efficiency- let people do what they want because it’ll all work out
by so many people in so many places today?
Language diversity can cause difficulties can arise at the boundary between two languages. Colonization, experience different physical environments, popular culture, the Internet, more developed countries vs. less developed countries, globalization, the government, and economic power.
Effects of distance on the way the same language is spoken
A regional variety of language distinguished by vocabulary, spelling, and pronunciation. They often reflect…
Description | |
| Term | |
belief in one god; Judaism is the first | monotheism |
belief in many gods; Hinduism | polytheism |
past deeds will determine the future; Hinduism | karma |
holy book of Judaism | Torah |
holy book of Islam | Quran/Koran |
holy book of Christianity | The Bible (Old--from Judaism--and New Testament) |
holy book of Hinduism | Vedas |
God's son Jesus is call the _________. | messiah |
Given to Moses on the mountain; rules to…
|Buddhist missionaries |New sects of Buddhism from China to |Scientific/secular world becomes |Religious fundamentalism |
| |Confucianism, Legalism |Shinto religion |Japan |dominant |Western appreciation for science spread|
| |Daoism, also spread of Buddhism from |Influenced by monotheistic religions |Neo- Confucianism…