Assignment 1: Comparison of Two Religions Although the past weeks in the study of Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Daoism, and Confucianism have provided great insight and inspiration, the concentration of this research will seek to provide further exploration of Hinduism and Buddhism. Hinduism and Buddhism, both originating in India are very similar religions that, at the same time have distinct differences. While Hinduism is about understanding existence from within a person’s soul, Buddhism is about understanding and recognizing the absence of the permanent soul. In Hinduism, attaining the highest life possible is a process of removing the body from distractions in life, allowing one to eventually understand their own internal nature. In Buddhism, by following a methodical life one can find an understanding of existence and achieve Nirvana (enlightenment).
It instructed its followers to follow the Dharma, or the Buddha Doctrine. Ashoka Maurya further spread the influence of Buddhism when he switched to it after conquering Kalinga. Hinduism was the original religion of Classical India, until Siddhartha Gautama created Buddhism, his followers called him “Buddha” which means “Enlightened One,” most of what derived from Hinduism was a part of Buddhism. Buddha was a Hindu Mystic before; he changed some concepts of Hinduism around, such as believing that violent acts against nature and other are purely immoral. Both religions had this theory of reincarnation, , but stated that it was because of karma, if something needed to be fulfilled, a debt or curse, or simply one’s life was not lived to its fullest than they were reincarnated back on earth not always as a human, but sometimes maybe an animal.
They worshipped the statues of Ji-bo- Kan-on and Si-An-Kan-on as Mary and Jesus Christ, when Christianity forbid the worship of statues FT. They burned the wooden crucifixes, and created paper crucifixes which enabled them to hide them in case of emergencies FT. Faces of Jesus Christ, GOD, or Mary were drawn in Kakejiku as a symbol, in which the faces became more like a Japanese person as time passed. These slight 'modifications' caused Kakure Khirisitan to dramatically digress from the original teachings and practices of Christianity, and later becomes a trigger for further hatred Kakure Khirisitan holds against missionaries in
From Rope Marks to Silken Layers: A comparison of Jōmon Pottery and Japanese Court Clothing from 645 to 1333 Abstract: This paper is about the cultural importance of pottery to the Jōmon people and of clothing for the courtiers of the Nara to Kamakura periods and of the shift from items having an ordinary beauty to becoming a distinct art form sacrificing practicality in lieu of aesthetic beauty reflecting a common Japanese cultural trait of doing such. The main focus of court clothing is on the transition of clothing from the Nara to the Heian, and the Heian to Kamakura periods. The main focus of Jōmon pottery will be on its changes of usage, making methods and importance over the five (5) main Jōmon periods, Earliest, Early, Middle, Late and Latest with a focus on the Middle to Late periods and on the transition from the Latest period to the beginning of Yayoi influence. Today food and clothing are seen as ordinary and everyday aspects of life, important in that they are necessary but usually seem ordinary because they are daily aspects of life. For the Japanese there has been a trend of taking aspects of everyday life and detailing and abstracting them such that their original purpose and daily practicality is somewhat lost.
By following his guide/Pali Cannon/ Dharma we can hope to actuate the same fate of release from the Wheel of Death and Rebirth. Mahayana attitudes toward Buddhist teachings are of course partially due to the Mahayana view of Buddha; most Mahayana thought treats him as a manifestation of a divine being. Mahayana Buddhism heavily uses rituals, statues, added a number of celestial beings or deities (that are believed to be incarnations of Buddha) to a part of their rituals and more scripture to guide their path enlightenment. The Second Noble Truth asserts that the cause of suffering is craving and desires. If one is constantly feeding, even if unknowingly, their cravings for a sensory pleasure such as praising multiple statues of deities, believed to be Bodhisattvas, even of Buddha; by craving to unite with an experience perpetually,
Sutta Pitaka Main article: Sutta Pitaka Atthakavagga The Atthakavagga, one of the oldest books of the Sutta Pitaka, contained in the Sutta Nipata, does not give a clear-cut goal such as Nirvana, but describes the ideal person.  This ideal person is especially characterized by suddhi (purity) and santi (calmness).  Commentaries on the Atthakavagga, namely the Mahaniddesa and the commentary by Buddhaghosa, show the development of Buddhist ideas over time. Both commentaries place the Atthakavagga in their frame of reference, giving an elaborated system of thought far more complicated than the Atthakavagga itself.  The Noble Eightfold Path Main article: Noble Eightfold Path The Noble Eightfold Path is widely known as the description of the Buddhist path.
I would like to begin by discussing a philosophy of Buddhism that was apparent while reading the “Seven Taoist Masters”. The philosophy of the four noble truths played a major role in Ch’iu Ch’u-chi reaching the immortal realm. Three of the four noble truths states that life is dukkha (suffering), tanha (cravings/desires) causes dukkha, and we can overcome tanha. In the book Master Wang refused to accept Ch’iu Ch’u-chi as a student. This was because he saw a great amount of suffering in Ch’iu Ch’u-chi’s future, if he attempted to cultivate the Tao.
Syncretic art was s specific form or type of art during the time that held Hindu and Buddhism influences at the time 7. Why do we remember Aurangzeb? Aurangzeb is remembered because of his slim impulses top the orthodox of Islam. By missing the Hindu through destroying their temper, imposed that on them and removed them from public service, Tokugawa Shogundle, (1600-1867). China: Ming to Qing 1.
This is because Zen is concerned only with the direct experience or insight into enlightenment, away with all dogma, theology and doctrine which is ever-present in other religions. In Zen, this direct insight into the nature of life, or enlightenment, is achieved through meditation, and also through the contemplation of unsolvable riddles called koans. Through the analysis of the teachings, beliefs and art of Zen culture, we can assess how Zen attempts to gain direct insight instead of relying on any doctrine to attain enlightenment. Zen Buddhism is a form of Mahayana Buddhism, which holds its roots from China, the home of Ch’an Buddhism (Dumoulin 34). The incessantly interesting feature of Zen Buddhism is that there is no dogma, philosophy or doctrine one must believe in to be a Zen Buddhist (“Buddhist beliefs”).
BSTC1001 Introduction to Buddhist teaching Ven. Sik Hin Hung Individual Assignment - Short Essay 25 November 2014 According to Buddhism, why is it important that we take refuge in the Triple Jewels? Lai Hiu Nga Hilda (2013701500) Lai Hiu Nga Hilda P.1 Taking refuge is considered as a way to look for liberation from the sea of suffering. It is one of the practices of “Human and Celestial Vehicle”. which aims at attaining happiness in heaven and earth.