In this perspective, Dao is not a religion as the concept of gods and afterlife is vague and almost nonexistent. Daoism’s main concern is here and now, how to live a pleasant life without causing unnecessary commotion or distress to yourself or what’s around you. It is the natural law behind all creation and those who can harmonise with it will find bliss (taoistic:N.d. Para :1). A person can be Daoist without embracing any of its religious aspects. Dao is an expression of the unity of the universe and of the path human beings must take to join that peaceful unity (religion: n.d: para:3).
To make the bronze casting the lost-wax process was used and then continued to be reproduced in metal, stone and other material right up to the present times. This Siva figure is portrayed as Nataraja, the Lord of Dance; it stands poised between “unrestrained power” and “perfect equilibrium”. Each part of this bronze image is symbolic - the hands, the circle, the dwarf and much more. As a worshipped image, it is clear that the Siva has been represented as a dancing deity throughout Hindu history. This bronze statue was made in India a thousand years ago.
In today’s Asian societies they still strongly believe in the cycle of birth and rebirth, which is represented by the wheel of law located on the Great Stupa. The wheel of law is used to defeat evil actions, thoughts, desires, and ignorance. To put the wheel in motion the Asian societies must produce good action and completely follow the Lord Buddha s teaching. They also believe the Earth is covered by
‘Natural Law has no serious weaknesses.’ Discuss. The natural law theory is approach from an absolutist point of view which expresses that morality is set from birth. What is right and wrong, good or evil can be perceived almost instantly by everyone because morality is universal it is not a relativist thing that can change with situation. Also, natural law does not adjust to public opinion; it is an invisible measure which never changes. It can be seen as a good approach to morality as it does not allow people from different denominations such as cultures or where you are born or in different situation they may find themselves to build their own moral rules and framework to life, it is personal but is guided by these innate rules.
The Buddha’s teachings are a guide for his followers to be on the correct path to eventually attain enlightenment and nirvana. The five precepts of Buddhism are also contained within the Dharma which is a set of ethical rules or codes for Buddhists to obeyed by for achieving their ultimate goal of finding nirvana. The first precept taught is to obstain from killing any sentient life forms. The second is to never take what is not given, to never harm through sensual pleasures. The last two are to avoid harming anyone through speech and to avoid all mind-changing substances.
Natural law is the theory that an eternal, absolute moral law can be discovered by reason the belief that all laws and morality is constant throughout the universe and, regardless of where you are or what time zone you are in, morality stays constant. For example, murder is considered a wrongdoing in many different countries. Natural law is part of our human nature and contributes for the search of happiness and fulfilment. The reason such morality is remains constant is due to the fact that it was determined by G-d and thus cannot be changed. In order to decide whether an act is 'right' or 'wrong', the primary precepts are used for any action or deed.
Thus one critical aspect of the Hindu temple would be the central shine to the deity worshipped in a given location, or by a given sect of Hindu’. For instance the central shrine of the Vishvanatha Temple in Khajuraho India is dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva. (P 19-61) These shrines are often restricted to Hindu Priests who tend the shrine and make sacrifices to the Hindu Deities. (Kleiner, 2008, p172). These deities are also represented by wall carvings and hangings, and sculptures of the various deities.
Realizing the true and right perception, knowledge, and conduct known as the triple Jems of Jainism. The path for attaining liberation (moksha) from samsara (cycle of birth and death) is followed, and once liberation is attained, and each soul is revived by the Tirthankaras then the ultimate liberation is achieved (Jainism, n.d.). There are five basic ethical rules: Ahimsa, cause no harm to living beings, Satya, always speak the truth, Brahmacaya, avoid sexual indulgence, Asteya, not take anything not given, and Aparigraha, detachment from people, places, and things. Jainism Contemporary Practice and Example Fervent Jainism followers practice meditation, renunciation, holy studies, and chants during festivals; their emphasis is on self-discipline and self-perfection (Fisher, 2008). As an example of their devotion Jainism followers fasten for eight days while listening to sacred readings and lectures, during the Paryushan Mahaparva festival.
Along with this belief Buddhists were often vegan because animals such as cows were to be unharmed and holy to them. Both Hinduism and Buddhism are very focused on nature, reincarnation, and karma. These focus’ bring you to these two religions main goal which is to ultimately reach nirvana (when someone becomes enlightened/place for enlightened beings to go). Hinduism and Buddhism each have there own way of reaching nirvana. In order for Hindus to reach nirvana the must understand the Four Noble truths and also by following the eightfold path which talks about how one must live in order to achieve ultimate happiness and enlightenment.
Aquinas’ Natural Moral Law was developed from the ancient ideas of Aristotle and other stoic philosophers like Cicero, who all claimed that humans have an inherent and rational sense of right and wrong. The main premise of Natural Moral Law is that all humans should do good and avoid evil, and because of this, follows a moral code which can be found by observing nature, this code is what Aquinas called Natural Moral Law. The natural law is said to have originated from God’s eternal law. This then becomes discernable through the divine law (the Bible) and natural law (nature). Humans then incorporate both of these laws into human law, which is the basis for how we act.