Karma

Voodoo
Voodoo
Voodoo Fon is spoken by over half the people of Benin and it is the mother tongue of voodoo. In Fon the root word for voodoo is vodoun that means spirit or god. Voodoo had its origins over 350 years ago in West Africa. In fact Allada, a small town in Benin, is often called the 'cradle of voodoo'. In 1996, January 10th became National Voodoo Day in honor of its followers that make up 65% of Benin population. The religion Vodoun was a by-product of the slave trade. This Yoruban religion was carri
Buddhism
Buddhism
Buddhism Buddhism is one of the major religions of the world it was founded by Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, who lived in northern India from c.560 to c.480 BC. The time of the Buddha was a time of social and religious change, the development of trade and cities, the breakdown of old tribal traditions, and the rise of many new religious movements that answered the demands of the times. These movements came from the Brahmanic tradition of Hinduism but were also reactions against it. Of the new
Buddha
Buddha
Buddha The word Buddha means enlightened one. It is used today as a title to the one who has given us more religious beliefs than almost any other human who lived in this world. However, he was not given this name at birth; he had to earn it for himself by undergoing long, hard hours of meditation and contemplation. Buddha has changed the lifestyles of many cultures with new, never-before asked questions that were explained by his search for salvation. He began an entirely new religion that d
How does the Ancient Greek beliefs of religion and death differ with t
How does the Ancient Greek beliefs of religion and death differ with t
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Taoism
Taoism
Taoism Taoism is one of the two great philosophical and religious traditions that originated in China. The other religion native to China is Confucianism. Both Taoism and Confucianism began at about the same time, around the sixth century B.C.E. China's third great religion, Buddhism, came to China from India around the second century of the common era. Together, these three faiths have shaped Chinese life and thought for nearly twenty-five hundred years (Hartz 3). One dominate concept in Taoism
5 page report on buddhism
5 page report on buddhism
5 page report on buddhism To begin this report, I will relate the story of the Buddha. Once a king had a son, his wife dying during labor. The child’s name was Siddartha (meaning all wishes fulfilled) Gautama. As the boy grew up, there was a hermit who lived near the castle who saw a shimmering about the castle grounds. Taking this as an omen, the hermit went to the castle. When he saw Siddartha, he foretold that if Siddartha stayed in the palace until he was an adult, he would be a great ruler
Buddhism
Buddhism
Buddhism 1. Introduction - I recently started to wonder about other world religions and things like that. And so I’ve started reading up about different religions and I came across one that really caught my attention. The religion is Buddhism. Today I’m going to tell you a little bit about it’s history, some basic beliefs, and some of the different kinds of Buddhism. 2. Thesis 1. Subject - Buddhism 2. Initial Summary 1. The Origin of Buddhism 2. Basic Beliefs of Buddhism 3. The Two Kinds of Bud
You Will Get What You Deserve
You Will Get What You Deserve
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Buddhism
Buddhism
Buddhism Buddhism has become quite popular in the world today. But who brought this wonderful religion into existence? What’s it all about? Who is keeping it alive and in circulation? These are the questions some people would like answered. Siddartha Guatama founded Buddhism a long time ago (time unknown). Where he found it is still unknown. The reasons he founded it was because he searched for the truths about life and knew others searched for the truths of life as well. The major beliefs of Bu
Fifth Business
Fifth Business
Fifth Business Boy Staunton's repressed guilt brings about his demise in Davies' Fifth Business. Boy's guilt stems from various points in his life, including his failure as a husband to Leola and the snowball incident from his youth. His denial is so great, however, that he has edited much of it from his memory: I threw the snowball - at least you say so... the difference between us is that you've brooded over it, and I've forgotten it (263). But after Boy's memory returns, he is found dead by h
1 Who was the Buddha
1 Who was the Buddha
1. Who was the Buddha? 1.1. Early Life of Luxury Siddharta Gautama, better known as the Buddha, was a prince of India who was born in Nepal and was heir to the thrown of the Sakya tribe of the Gautama clan. He was born, not for the first time, in 566BC. His first name means “goal reached and was commonly known as Gautama or Sakyamuni, the “wise man of the Sakya”. His father was told be a sage at Sakyamuni’s birth the “If he remains at home, the child will become a great King. If he leaves, he wi
Literary Analysis
Literary Analysis
Literary Analysis English 102 7 April 2000 English 102Literary Analysis In Search of Entertainment Boredom is what comes after the basic needs are filled and it is what drives human beings to do what they do best, entertain themselves at any cost. In “Splinters” as well as in “Bad Boy Number Seventeen”, the main characters are so bored with their lives, as different as they are socially and economically, that they create most unusual hobbies for themselves and in the end up paying for it. These
Taoism Buddhism
Taoism Buddhism
Taoism Buddhism It is always present in you. You can use it anyway you want. ~Lao-tzu Taoism and Buddhism are the two great philosophical and religious traditions that originated in China. Taoism began the sixth century BCE. Buddhism came to China from India around the second century of the Common Era. These two religions have shaped Chinese life and thought for nearly twenty-five hundred years. One dominant concept in Taoism and Buddhism is the belief in some form of reincarnation. The idea tha
Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac In Jack Kerouac's novels and poetry he is always searching for something to believe in, be it himself, God, or something else. Surprisingly, he manages to also simultaneously be constantly running away. Fear of responsibility and conformity is present in the majority of his works; this is the reason for his elusiveness, and the constant desire and search for a path far removed from the traditional ho-hum home-life leads him to Buddhism, which was then a novel concept in America. Ker
The Buddha's and Sankara's Life and Philosophy
The Buddha's and Sankara's Life and Philosophy
The Buddha's and Sankara's Life and Philosophy, Compare and Contrast Of all the supreme Eastern philosophers, The Buddha and Sankara have been among the most noteworthy ones. Born at completely different times, The Buddha and Sankara unveiled qualities of human salvation (Soteriology) and deeply affected Eastern philosophies. So The Buddha's and Sankara's lives and philosophies have both similarities and differences, which will be examined in this essay. The similarities in the lives of these tw
Jesus and Buddha
Jesus and Buddha
Jesus and Buddha Assignment week 10 Assignment 5-4 Portfolio Question Question # 1 The lives of Jesus and the Buddha are strikingly similar; each created a movement that bears the founder's name. A Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, sees Jesus and Buddha as brothers who taught that the highest form of human understanding is universal love. There is one great difference in the two religions however: a Christian never becomes Christ, while the aim of every serious Buddhist is to achiev
Individual Field Study Part B
Individual Field Study Part B
Individual Field Study Part B Since Buddhism began, the religion has developed countless symbols and visual features that make it unique. All of these symbols help contribute to the beliefs held by followers of Buddhism. There are some things that all Buddhists believe and follow and there are other things that only certain Buddhists supporters believe. Buddhism is not a pessimistic or optimistic religion, it is realistic. Buddhists believe that the source of suffering is through one’s desire, h
The Pali Canon compared to the Agamas
The Pali Canon compared to the Agamas
The Pali Canon compared to the Agamas In addition to the Tripitaka of the Pali Canon from Sri Lanka, there are also numerous texts from other Theravada schools still in existence. A comparison with these texts sheds some light on how the canon emerged from the huge collection of teachings which were transmitted verbally. The Pali Canon is the best preserved by far but there are some advantages to the other Theravada scriptures. These other scriptures are generally called the ‘Agamas’, although p
When people hear the word Buddhism many times its name reflects stereo
When people hear the word Buddhism many times its name reflects stereo
When people hear the word Buddhism, many times its name reflects stereotypes and misunderstandings. Typically people will think of Chinese and Japanese monks in strict meditaion, however Buddhism is really a generic term for various philosophic, religious, ethical, and sociological forms based on the teachings of Gautama Buddha. They come from the main doctrine of the Four Noble Truths which says that there is suffering (which may more accurately be ‘frustration’), suffering has a cause, the cau
Hinduism
Hinduism
Hinduism People known as the Hindus practice Hinduism. Hinduism is practiced all over the world, including countries such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and other areas of the world. Hinduism evolved from the ancient Indo-European religion of Vedism. Hinduism has religious, social, economic, literacy, and artistic aspects. The Hindu people rely on the ancient texts, called Vedas, for religious support. Three important Hindu gods are Isuara, Siva, and Vishnu. A component of Hi
Despite his final words of comfort his followers were devastated at hi
Despite his final words of comfort his followers were devastated at hi
Despite his final words of comfort, his followers were devastated at his departure. His favorite disciple Ananda had his body cremated by his friends in Kusinagara. Ten neighboring rulers demanded that his relics and ashes be divided among them, but they could not agree on how to do it. The people of Kusinagara refused. The dispute threatened war, which seems absurd, considering the teachings of Buddha are based on peace. The crisis soon passed, however, when the relics were divided by a wise m
Statistically there are over 700 million Hindus mainly in Bharat India
Statistically there are over 700 million Hindus mainly in Bharat India
Statistically, there are over 700 million Hindus, mainly in Bharat (India), and Nepal. Hinduism is referred to as Sanatana Dharma, the eternal faith. Hinduism is not strictly a religion. It is based on the practice of Dharma,the code of life. Since Hinduism has no founder, anyone who practices Dharma can call himself a Hindu. Vedanta, the basis of Hinduism, asserts that Brahman, the 'impersonal' God and the universal soul, is the Absolute Truth. Brahman has multiple roles to play: the creator,
Karma destiny fate all words that people find rather scary because no
Karma destiny fate all words that people find rather scary because no
Karma, destiny, fate, all words that people find rather scary because no matter what you do, you wont be able to stop, or to change or even, to do anything to what is going to happen. In the story of Oedipus this is very prevalent and sheds light on many aspects of fate. From it’s unchanging circumstances, to its mysterious nature. Even to the good and the bad. Fate is a scary thing because you can not change it no matter what you do. If it is God’s will or some other force driving the circumst
Aum Shinri Kyo
Aum Shinri Kyo
Aum Shinri Kyo -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Outline Thesis: On 20 March 1995 a nerve gas believed to be sarin was released in Tokyo. I. Gas Released in Subway Cars II. Subway Incident A. Immediate Results B. Lasting Results III. Sarin A. History B. What it Does IV. Aum Shinrikyo A. Definition B. Ideals V. Attacks Attributed to Aum Shinrikyo VI. Fear in Japan -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Aum S
Hinduism is referred to as the eternal faith or Sanatana Dharma accord
Hinduism is referred to as the eternal faith or Sanatana Dharma accord
Hinduism is referred to as the eternal faith, or Sanatana Dharma according to Navaratna S. Rajaram of Hinduism today. It is based on the practice of Dharma, the code of life. On of the primary beliefs in Hinduism is seeing the essential truth in all religions, or sarva dharma samatva. Hiduism is more than a religion. It is a way life for true believers worldwide. Although the majority of Hindu people reside in India, there is a growing number of Hindu people here in the United States. Hinduism
The Concept of Death in Buddhism and Christianity
The Concept of Death in Buddhism and Christianity
The Concept of Death in Buddhism and Christianity Death is a concept that people must face no matter what their personal beliefs are. Most people consider death a frightening concept and don’t think about it when they aren’t faced with the issue, but depending on their religious belief death might not be such a frightening thought. In fact many people find religion in order to help them explain what might happen to them after death. Two religions that have different views on what happens at dea
Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago
Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago
Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago The religion of Hinduism was founded 4,000 – 5,000 years ago and originated in the Indus valley civilization located along the Indus river in India. Since its formation it has gone through 3 main phases: Classic Hinduism, the Medieval Period and Modern Hinduism. Many things happened during Hinduism’s first phase. After Aryan migrants moved into the area and brought their own beliefs the two cultures merged to form Classic Hinduism. Some things that resulted from
KARMA
KARMA
KARMA The doctrine of Karma is a spiritual doctrine based on the theory of cause and effect. Although Karma does not exactly fit the definition of supernatural phenomenon it is a spiritual doctrine based on the philosophy that God is not responsible for the happiness or failure of an individual, rather, we as individuals are solely responsible for the consequences of our own behavior. The concept of Karma has two major interpretations; the most common approaches are to the idea of reincarnation,
Buddhism
Buddhism
Buddhism 12/10/98 Introduction To understand the ways of Buddhism is to understand a concept of thinking that is rare. While there is religion, legend and imagination attached to the life of the Buddha, the historical role of the Buddha himself plays a critical role in the understanding of the teachings and philosophy. This paper will attempt to identify and examine the life of the Buddha, his teaching and philosophies through the Three Jewels. There are Three Jewels to the creed of the Buddhist
Judaism
Judaism
Judaism The religions of Judaism, Hinduism, and Buddhism all have there own beliefs. These beliefs play a big role in a person’s everyday life, and influence aspects of their culture such as holidays, diet, social structure, art, and music. In Judaism, they believe that the Sabbath day should be kept holy, and that you should follow the Ten Commandments, the laws of G-d. Their diets consist of kosher food, and have there own New Year, Rosh Hashanah. Hindus believe in Brahman and Karma, which a
Taoism
Taoism
Taoism Taoism is one of the two great philosophical and religious traditions that originated in China. The other religion native to China is Confucianism. Both Taoism and Confucianism began at about the same time, around the sixth century B.C.E. China's third great religion, Buddhism, came to China from India around the second century of the common era. Together, these three faiths have shaped Chinese life and thought for nearly twenty-five hundred years (Hartz 3). One dominate concept in Taoism
The Sikhs
The Sikhs
The Sikhs In the year 1469 a man named Guru Nanak was born into a Punjabi-Hindu family. His name means He who was born at the home of his mother's parents , which was in Talwandi, near Labone ( Sikhs 647). We know little about Nanak's life but a lot about his beliefs from a book called Adi Granth or Granth Sahib , which means holy book. Some of his beliefs were the reality of karma and reincarnation .These are beliefs that our actions in this life determine how high or low we'll be in our next l
The Zen Of Oz
The Zen Of Oz
The Zen Of Oz Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, a Zen master? The Tin Man an enlightenment seeker? “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” a mantra? Joey Green’s, The Zen of Oz, is a witty, whimsical, and surprisingly insightful introduction to Eastern Philosophy via one of the world’s most beloved movies. It delivers universal truths in a charming, non-preachy, fashion allowing you to explore Dorothy’s yellow brick road, as well as your own. Along the way, you will discover original song ly
Save A Cow
Save A Cow
Save A Cow Save A Cow; Eat A Vegan “Animals have feelings, too.” “I don’t eat anything with parents.” “Meat is murder.” Sound familiar? It’s the battle cry of the tree hugging animal loving part of society known as vegans. Vegans feel it is immoral to eat any type of animal product and do not buy or use any animal consumer products. * In reality, vegans are moronic, veggie-fad zombies without the intelligence to realize the harm their doing to their bodies. + Vegans hold inane beliefs, endanger
Cloning
Cloning
Cloning Cloning, the process of “Manipulating a cell from an animal so that it grows into an exact duplicate of that animal is the forbidden fruit of biology.” (Begley 54). The word “clone”, derived from the Greek word “Klon”, meaning twig or slip, refers to asexual reproduction. Also known as vegetative reproduction. Cloning became known to the public about 30 years ago. This idea of cloning about his time resulted in an experiment of the successful asexual reproduction. This experiment took pl
What is Buddhism
What is Buddhism
What is Buddhism? Buddhism is a path of teaching and practice. Buddhist practices such as meditation are means of changing oneself in order to develop the qualities of awareness, kindness, and wisdom. The experience developed within the Buddhist tradition over thousands of years has created an incomparable resource for all those who wish to follow the path of spiritual development. Ultimately, the Buddhist path culminates in Enlightenment or Buddhahood. Who was the Buddha? The word Buddha is a t
Buddhism
Buddhism
Buddhism 1.) The First Noble Truth - Dukkha A.) The First Noble Truth seems to be an intrinsic understanding that all things are impermanent. This impermanence causes us to feel frustrated when we can't hold on to people or things we think we need. This need helps us feel wanted and/or important. Dukkha can also be described as the suffering we experience and see in our lives. Unpleasant conditions such as being sick, seeing our loved ones get sick and die, getting aggravated over things our c
Hinduism
Hinduism
Hinduism Introduction Hinduism is a religion that originated in India and is still practiced by most of the Natives as well as the people who have migrated from India to other parts of the world. Statistically there are over seven hundred million Hindus, mainly in Bharat, India and Nepal. Eighty five percent of the population in India is Hindu. The word Hindu comes from an ancient Sanskrit term meaning dwellers by the Indus River, referring to the location of India's earliest know civilization
Hinduism and Buddhism
Hinduism and Buddhism
Hinduism and Buddhism Introduction- Hinduism and Buddhism are two of the five major religions in our world today. They are widely practiced, and have survived for centuries. Both have similarities and differences, as do all forms of religion. Hopefully, in this paper I will show you the basic structure of each religion. I would also like to show how they compare and contrast. Hinduism: Foundation No one is completely sure of where Hinduism was started and by whom. Their oldest written documents,
Hinduism
Hinduism
Hinduism Table of Contents Introduction Page 1 Hindu Beliefs A. Hindu Gods Page 1 B. Life Before and After Death Page 2 C. The Caste System Page 2 Rituals of Life in Hinduism Page 3 & 4 Worship A. Daily Obligations Page 4 B. Daily Rituals Page 4 C. Puja Page 5 D. Yoga Page 5 Hindu Holy Books A. Veda Page 5 B. Laws of Manu Page 5 C. The Epics Page 6 Pilgrimage Page 6 Shivarati Page 6 & 7 Introduction Hinduism - stands for the faith and the way of life most of the people who live in India. Hinduis
Taoism and Buddhism
Taoism and Buddhism
Taoism and Buddhism Taoism is one of the two great philosophical and religious traditions that originated in China. The other religion native to China is Confucianism. Both Taoism and Confucianism began at about the same time, around the sixth century B.C.E. China's third great religion, Buddhism, came to China from India around the second century of the common era. Together, these three faiths have shaped Chinese life and thought for nearly twenty-five hundred years (Hartz 3). One dominate conc
The Buddha's Four Noble Truths A Logical Basis for Philosophy
The Buddha's Four Noble Truths A Logical Basis for Philosophy
The Buddha's Four Noble Truths: A Logical Basis for Philosophy The Buddha Shakyamuni was born in the 6th century BCE in the area presently known as Nepal. During his 80 year lifetime, he systematically developed a pragmatic, empirically based philosophy which he claimed would lead its followers towards an enlightened existence. Buddhism is commonly called a religion; however, it differs from the usual definition of a religion in that it has no deities, does not promote worship of demigods, and i
Life After Death
Life After Death
Life After Death As the irritating, yet monotonous beeps of the life-monitor in the emergency room began to slowly die away, George struggled to hang on. It's not my time yet, he thought. Please, give me just one more day… The beeps soon became increasingly far in between, while the doctors frantically bustled on in a futile attempt to stabilize the dying man like a bunch of panicking bees trying to save their doomed hive from a pouring rain. The world turned hazy, then completely dark, as Georg
The New Age Movement
The New Age Movement
The New Age Movement Although the New Age movement is not technically a religion , eight to nine percent of people that do not believe in organized religion find the New Age as their replacement. The New Age movement is very difficult to describe although not impossible. It is a complex sociological phenomenon that can be perceived in many ways. Basically, what another person sees, the other may not. The New Age movement is best understood as a network of networks. A network is an informal, loos
What do Buddhism and Christianity Teach About the Significance Purpose
What do Buddhism and Christianity Teach About the Significance Purpose
What do Buddhism and Christianity Teach About the Significance, Purpose And Value of Human Life? BUDDHISM The concern of Buddhism is with man rather than with the material universe. The phenomenal world is held to be without substance and to be in a constant condition of flux. Man himself is no less impermanent than the material world.* ľ Human life is subject to Anicca, the law of impermanence. This means that nothing ever stays the same To be born human is a rare opportunity. Buddhists take
Christianity And Buddhism
Christianity And Buddhism
Christianity And Buddhism This paper is a comparison between two very different religions. Specifically Christianity and Buddhism. Coming from opposite sides of the globe these two religions could not be any farther apart in any aspect. I will discuss who Christ is for Christians and who Buddha is for Buddhists. I will also get into the aspects of charity, love, and compassion in both religions and I will be looking at the individual self and how christians see resurrection where the buddhists f
EASTERN RELIGIONS
EASTERN RELIGIONS
EASTERN RELIGIONS People in America today seem to be only concerned with them. They are always looking out for number one. That is a saying that has been taught to us for years. Along with another popular precept: you can't please everyone all of the time. These are just a couple of examples of how Americans are taught to be selfish. Sure, mom and dad always teach generosity to their young children, but in this society, those lessons diminish with age. We learn that life isn't always fair and pe
Theravadan Buddhism
Theravadan Buddhism
Theravadan Buddhism Theravadan Buddhism Throughout history there have been numerous religions and theologies that men and women have entrusted their lives and ways of living to. One of the most intriguing is that of Buddhism. The great Buddha referred to his way as the middle way, and he, as the Enlightened One began the teachings of the religion with his first five Ascetics who he shows his middle way. This great occasion is the start to what will be known as Theravadan Buddhism. Although Thera
Love For Life
Love For Life
Love For Life Raised with strict family values, I cringe to phrases like, I can’t wait to get my children out of the house, or As soon as my children reach 18, they are on their own. I become shocked to discover that age defines the release date in which children are no longer supported by parents. Children are the offspring to which parents give birth to in life. Regardless of the age, an individual will always be a child to one’s mother or father and should receive support until, and beyond, t
Reincarnation
Reincarnation
Reincarnation written by: Sivan Kaplan grade: 10th score: 90% date: 16/2/97 Reincarnation is the belief that after death, one's soul keeps existing and is reborn another person or animal. It keeps reborning until it redeems itself. Then it returns to the temple of god, which the Buddhists call Nirvana - eternal tranquillity. Two of the many ancient tribes who believed in reincarnation are the Greeks and the Egyptians. Karma, the belief that our actions determine our future, is one of the found