If you follow the 5 practices of buddhism you will for sure live out the golden rule. The 5 precepts state that you must refrain killing, hurting and torturing. Refrain from stealing, actions supporting stealing and actions analogous to stealing. Refrain against any sexual actions (un-chastity) and unfaithfulness in marriage life. To emphasizes truthfulness and includes avoidance of telling direct and indirect false-hoods and the breaking of promises and lastly is to prevent indulgence in intoxicants.
It is crucial for them to find the secret of enlightenment in the present world. For both the film, To The Land of Bliss and the book, The Sacred Quest, every Buddhist must do good deeds, believe in the dharma, and to understand life is temporary. Good deeds in life will give you good outcomes yet, wrongful actions will result in karma and can ruin anyone’s chances of attaining their goal. Buddhists must believe in the dharma which are simply the Buddha’s teachings. Life being temporary is true for everyone, in every religion.
In the Buddhist belief however, there is no separation between you and any other person or animal. This is where the idea of no soul or no self came from. Buddhist drops all pride because we live on others. Because we are all connected to each other, by helping another you help yourself and by hurting others you hurt yourself. The goal of living and dying is to eventually be enlightened by seeing the world as it actually is instead of the illusion that we see with our senses.
The book continues by introducing the Four Noble Truths. The First Noble Truth is Dukkha. It is usually translated as suffering, but it does not mean that Buddhism is pessimistic about life or anything. There is neither pessimistic nor optimistic view towards anything in Buddhism. It takes a realistic view towards life and the world.
There is no realization, no delusion, no sage, no mediocrity” (Rider and Company 55) reinforces the importance of openness. The ability to release any distractions such as mediocrity will push out negativity. According to the BBC, “The key to Buddhahood in Zen is simply self-knowledge” (“Zen Buddhism”). Finding oneself will lead to a true understanding of how each person as an individual finds happiness. Gaining self-knowledge requires the ability to relieve the mind and spirit of factors that act as obstacles such as grudges or minor inconveniences.
However, Lena’s curiosity finally enabled her to pry open the door, but she fell into a dark chasm. When she is rescued by her mother, she said “…after that I began to see terrible things. I saw these things with my Chinese eyes, the part of me I got from my mother.” (103) Lena completely overlooked the warnings that were presented to her by an authority figure, her mom. Her mom constantly reminded her of the terrible events that could happen, but Lena felt she was so separated from the world she lived in that she became very curious. She wanted to see the world veiled by her mother’s restrictions, and even face danger she was always kept way from.
In Buddhism, the Eightfold Path is meant as a guideline, to be considered, to be contemplated, and to be taken on when, and only when each step is fully accepted as part of the life you seek. Buddhism never asks for blind faith, it seeks to promote learning and a process of self-discovery. The First step of the Eightfold Path is Right View. This is a significant step on the path as it relates to seeing the world and everything in it as it really is, not as we believe it to be or want it to be. Knowing reality is of very little value if we don’t put it to personal use in our lives.
Communication is a pillar of every relationship. The last of the Five Precepts of Buddhism is to restraint from intoxicating rugs or drink which clouds the mind. The need for a clear mind in life and for meditation for Buddhism is essential in establishing their way of life. Imbibing intoxicants can cloud one’s
Buddhism teaches that the solutions to all of our problems reside in the self rather than from outside sources. This ideology has become one of the main fundamental principles in Buddhism in that there is no one “right” way to attain spiritual enlightenment. Proceeding and taking the necessary responsibility for their own understanding as well as their actions, is the decision of each person. Religion of Buddhism is less of orthodoxy or strict grouping of beliefs which is to be accepted in its totality, and more of a philosophy in which each person learns and uses in the manner in which they are comfortable. The basic tenets in Buddhism are the Four Truths and the Eightfold Path.
Not harming any living creature and in doing so having the same respect returned to you by the way of Karma is part of the foundation that both religions share with many others though maybe not by the same definitions. For both a Hindu and a Buddhist attaining Karma by following this rule is key to make it to Nirvana. Though they do no study and worship in the same ways, Hindus typically tend to strictly follow the religious worship of the Vedas whereas Buddhists follow the teachings of Buddha and life and do not recognize any deities their end goal is the same: to reach Nirvana.