Origin Of Buddhism Worldview

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Part I: Analysis of Buddhism 1. Origin – In the Buddhist Worldview, there is no beginning or end to life. Creation occurs repeatedly throughout time and began as very simple organisms and evolved into complex organisms. 2. Identity – Buddhist considers all life to be sacred. They believe in reincarnation and a person’s next life is based on good or bad actions in this lifetime, also known as Karma. 3. Meaning/Purpose – Buddhists believe suffering is real and has man trapped into a cycle of reincarnation. The purpose is to eliminate suffering. This is done with the four noble truths and the eightfold path, which can lead to a state of Nirvana. 4. Morality -Love and compassion are valued in Buddhism. Living an ethical life and…show more content…
Destiny - In the Buddhist Worldview, our destiny is not controlled by God but, by us. Actions we take and decisions we make determine if we have good or bad karma. When we go through the cycle of reincarnation, it is karma that determines who we become when we are reborn. If Karma attaches itself to us, we are reborn as any living thing. If we have rid ourselves of all suffering, there will be nothing to attach to, and we will go into Nirvana at death, which is the ultimate goal of a Buddhist. Part II: Comparison of Buddhism with a Christian Worldview 1. Origin - Because Christians live by the Bible, the question of origin can be found in Genesis 1:1, where it states that God created the heavens and the earth. Buddhists believe that the world just keeps destroying itself and reproducing itself. 2. Identity –The question of Identity asks us if humans are more important that animals. Christians do believe we are because Genesis 1:28 states God gave man authority over all that was created. Buddhists, however, believe that all life is sacred. They also believe that it is possible that they can be reincarnated as an animal or that a current animal was the reincarnation of a past loved
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