Essay Eastern Philosophy

Submitted By Leila4058
Words: 600
Pages: 3

Eastern Philosophy
A higher consciousness…

By Anita Mejias

Wisdom of Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism & Confucianism is that the experience of everything in the world and life is connected and leads to a oneness of self. It doesn’t question is there a God, or is there a reality, everything is connected. The earth, the skies, the universe, other people, animals and elements are connected.
Buddha “I will teach you the Truth and the Path leading to the Truth. (Buddha)” Buddhism- is a moral philosophy / religion based upon the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama (566 - 486 B.C.).
Buddha (meaning the one who has awakened) believed in a moral way of life, not indulging in extra things in life. Buddha believes in karma (cause and effect).
Buddhism believes there are four major truths or teachings and they are;
Dukkha: Suffering is everywhere
Samudaya: There is a cause of suffering, which is attachment or misplaced desire (tanha) rooted in ignorance.
Nirodha: There is an end of suffering, which is Nirvana (the possibility of liberation exists for everyone).
Maggo: There is a path that leads out of suffering, known as the Noble Eightfold Path (right view, right thought, right speech, right conduct, right vocation, right effort, right attention and right concentration).

Hinduism - is a collection of religious, philosophical, and cultural ideas and practices that originated in India, characterized by the belief in reincarnation, one absolute being of multiple manifestations, the law of cause and effect. Hinduism has four beliefs * Dharma (ethics and duties) * Samsara (rebirth) * Karma (right action) * Moksha (liberation from the cycle of Samsara)
Hindus believe in one ultimate God but also has many deities. The most fundamental of Hindu deities is the Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva - creator, preserver and destroyer respectively. Hindus also worship spirits, trees, animals and even planets.

Taoism- can be defined as a 'path', or 'road'. The way of the Tao is the way of Nature and of ultimate reality. Tao is often described as a force that flows through all life.
Tao “If people do not revere the Law of Nature, It will inexorably and adversely affect them. If they accept it with knowledge and reverence, It will accommodate them with balance and harmony.”
Confucianism - is an ethical and philosophical system based upon the teachings of the