World History Essay

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World History Essay Summer Lee 2.20.2015 This world has different people believing in different things. Different culture. Different religion. Different beliefs. Just different things. Well I'm going to tell you some religions that people believed in back then and still believe in now. Some of these religions are Buddhism,
Hinduism and Judaism. First religion I am going to tell you about is Buddhism. A guy name Siddhartha Gautama
(another name for Buddha Shakyamuni) founded this religion. Most people believed that
Siddhartha lived from 566 BC to 480 BC. In the late 6th century, Siddhartha went to a Bodh Tree that is taken place in Bodh Gaya, India and mediate there for six years until he attain enlightenment. This religion became very important to Asia and India. Buddhism created the
Four Noble Truths, which means your life will have suffering (your life won't be perfect at all).
In order to end suffering, you must follow the Eightfold Path to end suffering. The Eightfold
Path was Right View, Right Intention, Right Speech, Right Actions, Right Livelihood, Right
Effort, Right Concentration, and Right Mindfulness. Buddhism studies Karma. If you had a bad life (bad attitude, been in crimes, etc.) then you will get revenge. If you had a good, positive karma, then you will be reborn into the enlightenment. The three fortunate realms are the realms of gods, realms of demigods and realms of the men. The sacred text of this religion is the
Tripitaka.
The second religion is Hinduism. This religion doesn't have a specific founder. Some people believe that this religion is timeless and always have always existed. It has been founded in 1500

BCE in India. This religion is based on the concept of reincarnation (spirits return to earth many times to unite with the Brahman, a spirit Hindu believes in). This is the third largest and the oldest religion in the world. It has 950,000,000 followers, covering 14 percent of the world's population. This religion is polytheistic. It has taken away violence and made this religion a peaceful religion. Hinduism created the Caste System. A Caste System is a groups of social classes into which a person is born and lives in. If you had good karma, then you get to be in the higher caste. If you had bad karma, then you get into the lower caste. Classes (highest­lowest) that are in this system are Brahman, Kshatriya, Vaishya, Sundra, and Untouchables. This system became illegal in 1948. A collection of sacred texts are called…