For, example Buddhists and Hindus believe in reincarnation and the idea of enlightenment. Both religions also have many literary works. For Hinduism, texts include the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita. For Buddhism, the Tripitaka contains a compilation of the many teachings of Buddha. The strict caste system of Hinduism caused many people from the bottom of the caste to turn towards Buddhism.
From there, it ended up in Japan. Buddhism went through several different periods before it became Japan's national religion. In indo Buddhism, the temple is the main sanctuary, in which services, both public and private, are performed but Japanese Buddhism is mainly hub of individual activities and services. Similarly to Japanese Buddhism, in Indo Buddhism the monastery is a complex of buildings, located usually in a spot chosen for its beauty and seclusion. Its function is to house the activities of the monks.
However, they are representative of two separate, major theologies throughout Asia: Theravada Buddhism and Mahayana Buddhism images exclusive to each time period. “Buddhism is the oldest worldwide religion. It is known to be a religion, a philosophy and a way of life.” The main idea, foundation and fundamentals of Buddhism were born 2,500 years ago in the foothills of India. Siddhartha Gautama was born into a royal family and raised as a prince in the Gupta period. He was always confined to the palace and was sheltered from the real world.
Interpretations of the Qur’an are based off of three authoritative sources: The Qur’an itself, the sayings of the Prophet Muham... ... middle of paper ... ...elp them achieve liberation as they pass through the bardo state between death and rebirth. It is through these ritual practices in Buddhism that one can both express their faith and feel connected to their spirituality. Islam and Buddhism differ greatly their sacred texts and ritual practices. But both of these religions have a global following of thousands, and the writings and practices serve a deeper purpose than just to memorize scriptures and perform acts. For these religions, their texts give a guideline for their followers to live their life for a higher purpose by while the ritual practices connect their followers to something greater than themselves.
Analyzing the history of Newar Buddism allows a reader to understand the methodology of how the religion sect works and what contributes to the religion as a whole. There are various rituals in which are discussed through Gellner... ... middle of paper ... ...in form of accessories or any other garment. Kathmandu Valley is the only city in which Sanskritis are used (Gellner 2). The city of Kathmandy Valley is metropolitanized and is filled with religious liveliness. As mentioned previously, the occurrence of rituals is very important in this Buddhist sect.
People that have lived in India don't think of Buddha as a god but more of a spiritual leader who set guidelines for a religious Buddhist life. Hinduism has three major gods, Vishnu, Shiva, and Devi who weren't considered gods until sometime well after the year 200 BCE. In Hinduism the choice is up to the individual as which he or she wants to worship. The next three paragraphs will go in to more depth on Hinduism, Buddhism and the comparisons between the two. Guatama Buddha the founder and leader of the Buddhist religion was born as a prince in the year of 563 BCE.
Different styles of Buddhist art were popular during this period. At first, the artists copied some elements from Indian Buddhist sculpture, but then they developed their own style. During the Wei most of the art produced had a connection to Buddhism, and the emperors spent a great amount of resources to have the Buddhist art pieces produced (Clunas 92-97). According to the, biography Buddha written by Karen Armstrong, B... ... middle of paper ... ...rt Bulletin 23.9, Part 1 (1965): 301-24. JSTOR.
Hinduism emerged around the beginning of Common Era then coexisted within Buddhism for several centuries (Clearly, 2013). It spread to Southern India and parts of Southeast Asia from the Northern India. The basic teaching of Vedanta is the belief that the human being is neither confined in the body nor mind but the spark of God within the soul. Most Hindu’s practice bhakti as a way to worship and follow their deity. Rather than live of fear of their deity, bhakti focuses on being connected with the... ... middle of paper ... ....) In conclusion, currently Confucianism has been greatly reduced and its revival in the scholarly community upheld.
Furthermore, there are three different major forms of Buddhism include Theravada, Mahayana, and Tantrayana (Punyasingh, p.7). The major branch is accepted in Thailand is ‘Theravada Buddhism’, which means ‘teaching of the elders’. This following type of Buddhism has been studied through canonical literature as well as secular and religious way of living and a long history. In the life of Thai people, Buddhism played the most important part underpinning Thai culture by provides the stimulus to philosophy, socio-politic, artistic, and anthropologic (Thai Digital Monastery project). One of the most unique aspects of Thai culture has been fully demonstrated through the elaborate architecture style such as Buddhist temple.
Some include; the Ganesha statue, a first century Hindu relic, the 3 rough plinths found in the early 400 AD, a gift to the Brahmin priest (Hindu priest) in the early 400 AD, Candi Badut found in 760 AD (a Hindu goddess of time and death), Borobudur and Prambanan found in 8th – 9th century at a large Hindu temple complex near Jogjakarta. That’s not all. India also taught Indonesia about their religion which made Indonesia’s Sriwijaya Kingdom the centre of Buddhism teaching. That attracted a lot of pilgrim and scholars throughout Asia. Another influence is to our culture which had a lot of root from Hinduism and Buddhism culture.