Karma Children, in India, are taught that you should always do good, and it will come back to you. As a child this philosophy was taught and instilled by my parents; therefore I strived to live by their teaching. This was such an integral part of our culture that it was reflected in the movies. Scenes would show the bad person always ended up being persecuted and shunned by society. In the Hindu religion, it states that people should give alms to those who are less fortunate than themselves. For this reason, when you do a good act towards some person you could see the appreciation in their eyes and they would try to repay you back with a good deed. People in India are mostly poor and work long hours to make ends meet and when someone they know does something in their favor, they are quick to notice and reciprocate at some other time. When I came to the United States, I noticed the differences in the culture and ideology. In more than 30 years, I have not encountered anyone who shares the belief that it is necessary to do the right thing towards others, regardless of the outcome. Many people believe there should be something they stand to benefit and if they don’t, then it is not worthwhile doing. This was hard for me to comprehend. I started to question the people’s humanity. How could someone who came here to the US, as an immigrant, choose to support their families back home but care less for the homeless person living on the street? I was angry, but then I
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HON 1390 - Kosmitis
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The history I learned about while in elementary school of the United States of America dealt with Indians, Pilgrims, and Christianity. Eventually in middle school and high school I learned about England and the colonists, but still the only religion we talked about in my history class was Christianity. Although that certainly is one of the religions in America, there are many different…
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…
part of God and by doing so we can leave this plane of existence and rejoin with God. This enlightenment can only be achieved by going through cycles of birth, life and death known as samsara. One's progress towards enlightenment is measured by his karma. This is the accumulation of all one's good and bad deeds and this determines the person's next reincarnation.…
Assessment in health and Illness
Grand Canyon University:
The United States has always been an open country with its kindness in welcoming people of other nations into it. The population of the United States is growing notably because of the migration from the rest of the world. This writer lives in Richmond, a city in the state of Virginia, a multicultural city that is heavily populated. The presence of such a population density increases the…
1. Monsoons – a seasonal reversing wind accompanied by seasonal changes in precipitation
2. Dravidians/Tamils – people in india before gupta
3. Indo-Europeans/Aryans/Sanskirt –
a. Caste system
b. 3 main gods
c. Attempts to be all things to all people and to meet the needs of all mankind
d. Goal: escape from living on Earth, and return to Brahman or ultimate reality (MOKSHA)…
from its roots in India to virtually every corner of the world, and in each place it has spread it has adopted local practices and beliefs of their own. Buddhism is one of the largest religions in the United States behind Christianity, Judaism. Buddhism has experienced large growth in the United States over recent decades, due to diversity, migration, religious freedom, international travel, and the internet. The majority of Buddhists in America are of Asian descent, but the number of non-Asian American…
and all Muslim religions. (Greece, Rome, India)
Hinduism- Hinduism believes that they have dharma or a duty to perform in life. If they follow their dharma, the world will work smoothly. By following the dharma, they will get good karma. If they accumulate much karma, they will move up in society their next life. After all their lives were completed to their best extent, they will be reincarnated. Hinduism is based upon a rigid caste system. This is in India.
Judaism- First monotheistic religion…
tries to control their breathing so that it will not break their concentration
o They concentrate on a single object, sound, or idea until they are in a deep state or experiencing the divine presence
o The real experts are the swamis or holy men of India, who dedicated their life to mediate
o People pray through meditation- bowing, chanting and receiving offering
o Leads to wisdom which then leads to the end of suffering
o Enables a person to be composed and…
1. What is a worldview in your own words?
* A shared conceptualization
* A person’s perspective on reality
* Your view / Perception of the unquestionable
* Essentially your view on the world, and how you interpret it, how you make sense of the world, the nature, the beginning, the end, the morals and values, and actions.
* Theory of the world used to live in it, include questions of God, cosmology etc.
2. Features that some worldviews possess?…
become illegal? That’s the question that haunts several Americans every day. Some may argue the fact that there needs to be more executions due to the increased crime rates. Others may argue that the death penalty is unfair and kills too many innocent people. With so many disagreements going on today related to the death penalty, I think it’s finally time to come to a conclusion. The death penalty should remain legal since it provides a safe and adequate boundary for us Americans. The death penalty provides…