Compare And Contrast Buddhism And Christianity

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Buddhism and Christianity have many different and similar ways in which they believe in their God. Buddhism talks about how Siddhartha Gautama Buddha discovered Buddhism by seeing human suffering and by meditating under a fig tree and the lotus flower. Christianity talks about the life and teaching of Jesus according to the New Testament to the religion’s development into three major denominations. Buddhism and Christianity have many beliefs that are similar and different from their way of life. Prince Siddhartha Gautama was born 2.5 thousand years ago in what is now Nepal. There he discovered human illness, death, and suffering. He also achieved enlightenment while meditating under a fig tree and the lotus flower and that became the symbol of Buddhism. Buddha also traveled with his disciples around India for forty-five years, spreading the message of God. The pantheon of the Hindu Gods represents Brahmin, the one invisible God, and Buddhism identifies that the God is the “uncreated one.” The Eight-fold Noble Path Buddhists follow is the right understanding, right thoughts, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration. The Buddhists mediate and also show compassion to all living beings. Buddhists also believe that we are all not reincarnated--reborn until we achieve…show more content…
Some Americans might respond to Christianity by opening up to learning more about God and how their faith works, but others may just not want to open up to learning a new faith that is not their own. Some Americans might respond to Buddhism by needing to know the fundamental understanding of Buddhism, others may not want to know or understand the way of Buddhism. In the end, Christianity and Buddhism both celebrate their Gods, and happily spread their faith around the world to Americans who are interested in believing in
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