Buddha tells us that they are one and the same, connected and that the form is created by us. Buddha tells us that our bodies may die, but the actions we committed whilst inhabiting those bodies continue on after the death. If freewill was a more tangible element, then the cause of the action could be stopped by the freedom of our will, curiously though Buddha also said that everything was dependant on something. How can something be free and dependant at the same time? Kant didn’t exactly give a viewpoint on free will except to say that it was an illusion that was a necessity to mankind in order to live.
The Bodhi Tree is one of the most iconic symbol of the Buddhist religion. While many people know that it has a close relation with this religion not many knows the actual meaning and symbology of this. The Bodhi Tree is a very important meaning because it was where Buddha reached the enlightenment. Under the Bodhi tree is symbolic towards peace and meditation, it is where you can achieve something greater than your belief. One of the last symbolism that I shall be talking about that has a direct relation with Buddha is the begging bowl.
Hinduism and Buddhism are different in ways of having a caste system influencing gender roles. Hinduism is polytheistic and pray or worship gods, but Buddhism there is one god so its monotheistic or a philosophy judging which type of Buddhism you are talking about and they don’t worship the Buddha they aspire to be him because the Buddha doesn’t think he is devine.. They are similar in having beliefs about ending the life cycle by being enlightened and achieving Nirvana. Hinduism follows a caste system so they have people who are at the top called Brahmins or priest who preach the religion and then it subsequently goes down to the slaves or peasants. People were not equal in Hinduism.
Buddhism is a belief founded by Siddhartha Gautama, later to be known as Buddha. Buddhism focuses on many different aspects of the belief. There are many ‘parts’ to Buddhism and you have to know all of it to understand it. To start off, it is widely argued that Buddhism is not a religion. Some say the way we determine religion is wrong.
Philosophy In the short essay, “The Ethics of Belief,” by William K. Clifford, he gives guidelines for cases in which one should not believe what someone else tells them. Clifford believes that it is wrong to believe without sufficient evidence. Clifford infers that one believes what a person says based on how much people admire them. Clifford used the example of the prophet Mohammad, and the spiritual teacher, Buddha, to back up his argument. With the example of Gods prophet Mohammad, he believed that there is one God only.
As Buddhism spread from India to China beginning in the first century C. E., it had many different and varying responses. Many Chinese accepted Buddhism and defended its policies while others criticized Buddhism’s absence from past texts and used it as a scapegoat for political and social problems. Still others remained indifferent, wishing to meld the aspects of belief systems in China to create a unique Chinese culture. Documents 2 and 3 defend and support Buddhism in China, while documents 4 and 6 criticize it and discourage its spread. Documents 1 and 5 neither encourage nor discourage the religion’s spread, but provide a different perspective on how it should be dealt with.
This does not make the reader believe that Prince Madoc is the true discoverer of the New World, contrary to the author’s beliefs. These two were the least plausible because they did not have any physical evidence. How is someone going to prove their theory based on tales? Most people cannot because they need proof in order to make them believe. Maybe if Donald Dale Jackson had given some more proof for his side of the story then maybe Prince Madoc and the Madman and the Irish Monk Brendan would not be the least plausible theories.
In the case of king Asoka we only read positive descriptions, almost to a fanatical level, even from historians. For this reason I will give a critical analysis in which I try to explore the possibility that Asoka might have had both positive and negative effects on the future of Buddhism, and that – perhaps – he wasn’t even an exceptionally good lay-follower of the Buddhist Sangha. When trying to get an idea of who king Asoka was, and what his values were, we only have two kinds of sources to rely on: 1) the historical evidences left behind by himself, in the form of inscriptions on rocks and stone pillars, and 2) the myths and legends about him found in chronicles of all Buddhist traditions. Since Asoka himself composed the former, in an attempt to appear as a perfect ruler, and Buddhists who exaggerated Asoka’s purity to elevate Buddhism as a superior religion wrote the latter, we cannot trust any of these sources’ objectivity. However, to make an analysis of the king’s negative influence on Buddhism we just need to read his edicts with a slightly more critical mind than we are used to.
Hindus believe in the Vedas, a holy Hindu book, but Buddhists do not believe in any Hindu texts. As previously mentioned, Hinduism is based on a caste system, but Buddhists believe anyone can achieve Nirvana, and reject the hierarchy and exclusivity of the
Buddhism on the other hand has a definite founder, Siddhartha Gautama who is otherwise known as the Buddha or Enlightened One who lived from 565 to 483 B.C. Siddhartha Gautama was a Hindu who found Hindu theology lacking and after years of searching for truth created a religion now known as Buddhism. Due to some basic similarities, the two religions have much in common, but in other ways they differ immensely. The concept of a god or gods in Buddhism is almost nonexistent and because of this some people do not believe it is a true religion. Hindus have many gods governing different aspects of Hindu life.