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.
Its function is to house the activities of the monks. Images are important features of temples, monasteries, and shrines in both Indo a... ... middle of paper ... ...niversity of Hawaii Press, 1998), 120-25 Yamplosky, Selected Writings of Nichiren, 78-79. Nichiren’s citation of Shan-tao’s An- raku Shu can be found in T46, 329c, cited by Yamplosky, Ibid., 78 An introduction to the Shingon tradition, with its main doctrines and ritual practices, can be found in Yamasaki Taiko, Shingon: Japanese Esoteric Buddhism. Boston: Shambhala, 1988; a good study of K´kaiÕs thought, with the translation of some of his most representative works, is Yoshito Hakeda,K´kai: Major Works. New York: Columbia University Press, 1972; however, the best study in any language of the Shingon tradition from the perspective of intellectual history, is without any doubt Ry´ichi Abé, The Weaving of the Mantra: K´kai and the Construction of Esoteric Buddhist Discourse.
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.
He was always confined to the palace and was sheltered from the real world. As time went on, Siddhartha wanted to find out the meaning of life and his experiences through his journey created the practice of Buddhism. His first teaching as a Buddha was based on the doctrine of the four noble truths and along with the principle of the middle way, the eight fold path. Through oral tra... ... middle of paper ... ...useum of Art and all over the world, the two images I have chosen, “Seated Buddha” from India and “Seated Buddha” from China, reflect two images of Buddha from two different parts of Asia. They are representative of two different time periods and two different forms of Buddhism respectively.
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.
Aspects of the religion have also moved into the U.S., Growing interest in Asian culture and spiritual values in the West has led to the development of a number of societies devoted to the study and practice of Buddhism. Zen has grown in the United States to encompass more than a dozen meditation centers and a number of actual monasteries (McDermott 2). The Buddhist religion encompasses a large spectrum of people all diverse but united under the words and teachings of Siddhartha Gautama. Works Cited Clark, Laura, and Suzanne Brown. Vietnamese Buddhism.
Buddhism in American Society Siddhartha Gautama is famously known as Gautama Buddha and was the founder of the idea of Buddhism. The Buddha was known to possess supernatural powers and abilities. He was born in the holy land of Nepal and his journey began in India when he decided to travel and teach himself about life. In the midst of his journey, he discovered Buddhism after he experienced a profound realization of the nature of life, death and existence. Buddhism became a religion based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama and since then Buddhism has been popular throughout many civilizations.
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.
CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION Rationale for the study In South-East Asia, it can be said that many of the cultures in the region are exposed to the influence from India. In Thailand and Indonesia, for example, the traditional cultures of the two nations cannot be detached from the “great cultures” from India, in this case are Hindus and Buddhist inspirations. In Thailand where 94 percent of the populations are Buddhist, as according to the National Statistical Office of Thailand, the influence of Buddhism is deeply rooted in the culture and every-day life’s aspects (Prime Minister’s Office Website, 2013). The philosophy and the world-view of people in Thailand are intertwined with legends and myths. According to Anuman Rajadhon the works of literature, arts, performance, and architectures are basically lies its base on the religious works from the Hindus and Buddhist traditions (Anuman, Rajadhon, 2009, p.15).
The lessons and values taught by this religion have affected peoples lives all over the world. The history of Buddhism, the traditions, and the religion today is what makes this religion so intriguing and unique. The rise of Buddhism occurred around 25 centuries ago. Buddhism was founded approximately 600 B.C by Siddhartha Guatama (also known as the Buddha) in India (“What is Buddhism and What”). Buddhism is mostly practiced in the Eastern region of Asia such as China, South Korea, and Japan.