Philosophy And Philosophy Of Buddhism

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For most of us, when we hear the word Buddhism , we immediately think about just another religion in our big world, with approximately 6% of the world’s population considering themselves Buddhists. While this makes Buddhism the sixth largest religion worldwide, many Buddhists prefer to think of Buddhism more as a practice or a way of life than a religion. Religion is a very complex phenomenon, a set of beliefs, feelings, dogmas and practices that define the relations between human being and divinity. To start, a belief in one or more Gods is at the cornerstone of most religions and regarded as holy and sacred. Practitioners have an entire system of belief and worship based on revelation and faith. Likewise when evaluating Buddhism as a philosophy, one only needs to look at the definition of philosophy. Philosophy literally means the love of wisdom. According to A.C Grayling philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind and language. Philosophy criticizes and analyzes fundamental beliefs ...
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