A Comparison of Buddhist and Christian Monasticism By what means does an individual seeking relief from the vicissitudes of everyday life attain salvation? Monasticism is a form of religious practice that provides a distinct method for obtaining the absolute by seeking spiritual perfection within a religion either through union with God or through the attainment of Nirvana. Monasticism is a way of life in which persons decides to leave their worldly lives behind to join a community and take religious vows, such as celibacy, poverty and obedience to an order so that they may be completely focused on the goal of salvation. Monastery is derived from the greek words monazein (to live alone) and monos (alone). (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monastery)There are many different forms of monasticism belonging to a variety of religions.
They believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and that God sent His only Son (Jesus) to earth to save humankind from the penalty of their sins. One of the most important concepts in Christianity is that Jesus gave His life on the cross which was called the crucifixion, and then He was buried, and on the third day He rose from the dead which is called the resurrection. This is summarized in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 which is the foundation of Christian belief. Exclusive among all the faiths, Christianity is more about having a relationship with God than religions practices. The goal of a Christian is to develop a close relationship with God through (Word of God) the ministry of Jesus Christ and by the aid of the Holy Spirit.
Such as, Mormons believe in God and Jesus Christ. They follow the Bible and the Book of Mormon, whereas Buddhist do not believe in one particular God but rather that we can reach enlightenment like God, they do not have a set “Bible” but rather rules to follow and texts that tell how to live. I found that the similarities between the two religions are that they both want to do good for and in this world that we live. Both Mormonism and Buddhism follow similar commandments to live their life by. Whether it be to reach heaven and find favor in Heavenly Father eyes so that they may live in the presence of God Almighty forever or to reach a point of enlightenment, and realization of the world around them, they are here for generally the same purpose; to make this world a better place and to help those around
Religion was still very much a part of the average American’s life in the late eighteenth century, with three-quarters of America attending church on a regular basis. Despite this fact, some people became indifferent to the ossified traditions of the old church. Strict Calvinist beliefs and conventions slowly seeped out of the church and were replaced with more permissive ideas. Deism was a school of thought that gained much popularity in this time period. Inverse to Puritan and Calvinist faith, deism favored science over the bible, something that would have been shunned a century before.
Jesus Christ is said to be the founder of Christianity and the miracle son of God. Jesus, the Son of God, was believed to be put on this earth by God to wash away our sins. The Bible is the sacred text of Christians that provide guidelines on moral beliefs and behaviors. Recorded many years after Jesus death, The Bible
Stephanie Douglas Ms. McNair A-Day pd.1 Summer Project Hinduism vs. Buddhism Hinduism and Buddhism are the most influential and philosophical religions around the world. They are among the top five major religions around the globe. Today, Hinduism ranks third as an organized religion and is much older than Buddhism. Buddhism and Hinduism have survived for centuries and are still widely practiced around the world. Buddhism is based on the teachings of Lord Buddha who had been a Hindu before attaining Nirvana, and therefore given this fact, it follows that Buddhism share many similarities and some differences in certain ideas, beliefs, practices, and sacred texts.
These hermits were the beginning of monasteries and monks. Monks and friars also believed that living a life of spirituality and poverty was the correct way to live, although they executed it in different ways. Unlike hermits, who live in secluded, self imposed exile and live by what they individually believe to be the correct way of life, monks live together in monasteries and each take vows of chastity, poverty and obedience. While monks are people who dedicate their lives to God, it is not always the main reason why they have chosen this life as apposed to any other form of devotion. There are other spiritual reasons, such as wanting to live in a secure environment, wanting to escape the violence of the outside world or wanting to live a quiet and peaceful life.
Michelangelo’s Last Judgment For many, it is believed that the end of time will bring us forward to God where he will evaluate our lives and decided whether we will spend eternity with him in paradise or a lifetime in hell. The last judgment of humanity is one of the Christian religions most important beliefs. A Christian who believes in the final judgment confirms his or her faith in Christ’s resurrection as it promises that all humanity will rise again. The belief of the Finale Judgment portrays the idea that those who are evil on earth will be punished and those who are good will be rewarded when the end of humanity concludes. Thus as a viewer of the Last Judgment painting, one may feel at stake for the image is not one that took pace long ago to those in the painting, rather it is an image that Christians believe will happen to man kind, including those who stand before the painting.
Christianity and Islam make up the two most popular of all religions. These three faiths all trace their history to the biblical story of Abraham and its one of their many shared characteristics. But, it is not how they are the same but how they are different that makes them what they are. Christianity is the worlds leading religion with more than two billion followers (Christianity). It is classified as an Abrahamic religion (along with Judaism and Islam) because it began with the story of Abraham.
They regard the Bible as their word of God and beliefs in continuing revelation is why this book of scriptures is accepted as official doctrine. One thing that caught my eye was this unique belief of sealing powers of the priesthood can be together forever. What this means is that those family ties that are established while on earth, will continue into the afterlife. They believe apostates, which are if they had a testimony; they will be cast into outer darkness. The others, who leave Mormonism, must never get a testimony.