If when you die your karma, which is the total of good and bad of your life, is closer to good than bad than you will be reincarnated a level up in the caste system and vice versa. The goal of every soul is to reach Moksha which is the stage when you do not need to get reincarnated anymore and you can go to heaven. You reach Moksha when as a priest you have a good Karma. Overall Hinduism talks a lot about the purpose of life The purpose of life in Daoism is to become one with the Dao. Daoism believes that the Dao flows through everyone and is the cause of the universe.
The outcome of the lives of Man is undecided by the end of the text. The author laments that all Earthly joy is fleeting – this coincides with the Pagan value of life – that pagan life is terrifying and violent, where successions of evil manifestations and supreme despair must reign. Within Beowulf, fate is a pagan concept of an unknown destiny coalesced with Heaney’s Christian conviction of eternal life after death. There is an extant battle between the concept of fate, abided by the fundamental composers of Beowulf and that of free will, a Christian credence which man can only determine through his actions. Fate is ongoing throughout Beowulf and injects itself into the main characters.
Death is understood as the end of mortality, but what people believe comes after varies with each religion. Buddhists believe in reincarnation and that people go on a journey through birth and rebirth, until they eventually break free of the cycle of earthly life. On the other hand, Islamic people believe that they have freedom to do good or evil; those who submit to Allah go to heaven and those who don’t go to hell. Religious beliefs helps people to deal with major life events because it can provide believers with comfort and reassurance, in answering questions that we cannot answer ourselves. Religion offers an understanding of a world that is complex and often uncertain.
The Biblical worldview of the natural world can be summed up with the verse, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3: 23). Human Identity Man’s identity was to be the ruler over all things on earth (Genesis 1: 28-30), but man’s sin made him unrighteous (Tinsley 2014). Paul declares all humans to be unrighteous, both Jews and Gentiles, in the following quote. “What shall we conclude then? Do we have any advantage?
Paradise Lost by John Milton Felix Culpa O goodness infinite, goodness immense! That all this good of evil shall produce, And evil turn to good; more wonderful Than that which by creation first brought forth Light out of darkness! full of doubt I stand, Whether I should repent me now of sin By me done and occasion'd, or rejoice Much more, that much more good therof shall spring, To God more glory, more good will to Men From God, and over wrath grace shall abound. Book XII: Lines 469-478 John Milton’s main intention in Paradise Lost is to “justify the ways of God to men”. By embracing reason and Christianity, Milton claims that all the God’s actions are reasonable.
The character called “Death” is meant to be God's messenger who the main character Everyman is afraid of. The English morality play Everyman uses characterization and allegory to portray human values, human choices and the consequences of both at the time of death. In Everyman, all of the allegorical characters believe that good deeds get them into Heaven. They also view the death of Jesus Christ as a means to gain God’s ticket into Heaven, instead of seeing the death as Christ
Pelagius was a British Monk who was an ascetic who worked hard to convince Christians of their duty to lead moral lives. He argued that moral evil was due to free acts of will by individual human beings. He believed that God punishes wicked acts in a number of ways, partly in this life through natural disasters, partly in the life to come by eternal punishment of the souls of the sinful in hell. Pelagius believed that in order to escape the sin you had to imitate Jesus, who led a perfectly good life. Therefore we can freely decide to avoid sin and do good through their own free will.
Jews are to dedicate there life with God even after ones death. Buddhism’s main intention is to set human beings free from suffering by reincarnation, while on the other hand Jews objective is to make the world a better peaceful place. Both Buddhism and Judaism have sacred bibles but they differ widely. Buddhists book of the “Tripitaka” has to do with just the teachings of the Buddha, though on the contrary Jew’s book called the “Torah” involves many different things that they believe in within the Five Books of Moses. However, both religions are the most peaceful and serene religions there are in the entire
Comparison Between Hinduism and Christianity Hinduism - Differences Believe in/worship three idols: Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva Each of the three idols stand for something different: creation, preservation, and destruction Have four holy books Believe in reincarnation after death until maksha (release) Believe that Brahman is their eventual fate Believe that through yoga and forsaking things such as material items, money, and emotions that you will reach Brahman Religion ties in with social classes Believe in atman. Atman is the part of everyone that is pure and divine. Atman is the part of you that goes to Brahman. Sin is committed against ones self and karma Believe that they are a part of Brahman Both religions have many aspects that make them both similar to each other. Some of these similarities include being religions of salvation, believing in a higher power/God, and the belief in being moral humans.
These ascertain that craving causes suffering, which is inherent in all composite phenomenon, and the cessation of suffering is achieved by attaining nirvana. One must follow the Holy Eightfold Path to reach this ultimate, and universal, goal of enlightenment (Harvey, pg. 47). Unlike other later Buddhist developments, Theravada practices emphasized individual enlightenment, such that nirvana is realized from within, and without the aid of outside forces. Ultimately, the ideal is to become an Arhat, one who has achieved nirvana, and successfully liberated oneself from the cycle of birth, death and suffering, known as samsara (Harvey, pg.