In contrast, Buddhists believe that man’s own identity is what is important to examine. Reincarnation is the cycle of life over and over. With this in mind, the Buddhists believe “what comes around goes around” (Weider and Gutierrez, 2013, p. 67), otherwise known as karma. Buddhists want to attain good karma, which leads to a state of nirvana. Additionally, they want to be free from bad karma and the continued existence of reincarnation.
Now the Christian worldview is Theism which belief is that God exist. As far as the origin is that they where in two differnet location one being in northern India and the other was in the middle east. The Identity is that Buddhism believe in the state of nirvana and the Christian worldview believe that there is a heaven and a hell and depending on how you did on earth depend on where you will go when you past. Now for Buddhism is to end the cycle of reincarnation and with the Christian worldview is to do right by God and get to heaven when you leave this earth. The Moral is that Buddhism is that everything is like god and god is everything.
All humans become kami after death and are honored by their families. Shinto is very different from traditional monotheistic religions because there is no omniscient or omnipotent force. While Amaterasu the sun goddess is considered the most important kami, she is not looked at in the same way Christians look at God. Also in opposition to Christianity, where one of the main focuses is to banish our original sin and seek penance, Shinto spreads the idea that all humans are inherently good, and evil spirits
Nirvana is not viewed as a place such as heaven but more of a “state”. In this “state” one is free from suffering and has achieved an awakening to the truth. The Buddhist will often refer to a concept of “hell” however; this again is not a state that is part of an afterlife. Hell can occur in this life and often be a place of permanent suffering for those not able to achieve the awakening or those not following the teachings of Buddha. The emphasis in Buddhism is on spiritual practice and lifestyle; following the Eight Fold Path and teachings of Buddha rather than adherence to a particular belief system or the development of a relationship with God.
Romans 1:20 says “that the creation has been seen and understood because of God’s invisible qualities, divine nature and His eternal power so that men may not have an excuse.” It, therefore, follows that God is seen through His creation. He has made everything showing mercy to those who spit on His face that He is the same God that created everything by the power of His word. People who have seen His glory through His creation have no excuse before Him for they have seen and experienced yet rejected Him (Frank, 2013). Our Human Identity According to Paul, Christians should find their human identity in knowing Jesus and their true nature. Genesis 1:27 says “that we are made in God’s image” and according to Romans 7:25, “are joined to the father in spiritual union through Jesus Christ.”In Him, we find who we are because of the fellowship we have with Him.
Both Christianity and Buddhism had many factors that caused them to diffuse to other lands differently and some aspects that caused them to diffuse similarly. Buddhism originally started out as a way of life, a doctrine called the Four Noble Truths, calling for the understanding that all life includes suffering, that desire is the cause of suffering, that ending of desire is an end to suffering, and that if you live a life in accordance to the Eight Fold Path then that brings an end to desire, which in the end would lead them to nirvana, a state of personal salvation. Christianity, on the other hand was the belief that believing in a certain god would be your personal salvation. Also, Siddhartha Gautama, later called Buddha, announced his new doctrine and beliefs at Deer Park of Sarnath in 528 BCE, which after he had 45 years to spread his beliefs until he died in 483 BCE. Another contrast would be that many women took part in the spread/ diffusion of Christianity while mostly devout monks took part in spreading Buddhism.
Buddhists see disability as a consequence of a past life but what they mean by that is the joys and hardships are a consequence of karma and does not undermine equality. However, the image we have of Jesus is that of pure perfection and people with disabilities wouldn’t be seen as being as close to perfection as those without disabilities and it can be argued that they therefore shouldn’t be treated equally. Secondly, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself’. This is a quote from Jesus that teaches that we should love our neighbours, which is everyone, the same way we love ourselves. This involves looking at it from their perspective and if we were in their shoes, we would value equality.
The earthy life is really an illusion. Buddhism teaches, and when one can forgo the illusion, the they are on the path to reach Enlightenment, and reach nirvana. Hinduism & Buddhism Both religions have similarities and then differences that make them different. These are they both believe in karma, transmigration of souls and the cycle of births and deaths for each soul. They both believe in certain spiritual practices like meditation, concentration, cultivation of certain states of mind.
The wheel's motion is a metaphor for the rapid spiritual change engendered by the teachings of the Buddha It used to symbolize Buddha himself. The wheel also represents the cycle of rebirth, which can only be escaped by Buddha's teachings. The hub symbolizes moral discipline, which stabilizes the mind. The spokes represent wisdom which is applied to defeat ignorance. The rim represents training in concentration, which holds everything else together