Comparing Hinduism Essays

  • Comparing Hinduism And Hinduism

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    In this term paper I will be comparing and contrasting Buddhism and Hinduism. Comparing both Hinduism belief, sacred text and overall view of how the world SHOULD be. Hinduism and Buddhism are two of the most influential and complex religions around the world. Both religions have similar philosophies and originated in India before 500 B.C. Both are among the top five major religions being practiced in today’s world. Hinduism ranks as the third most popular organized religion and is much older than

  • Comparing Hinduism And Hinduism

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    Both Hinduism and Buddhism originated in the Indian subcontinent. Both show a deep understanding about the philosophy of life but have a rather peculiarly long and uncomfortable relationship. The UPANISHADS basically form the core of Indian philosophy. The very meaning of Upanishads meant sitting down or sitting close to, this is a very important concept as the Upanishads could be described as, the supreme work of the Indian mind which was passed on from generation to generation strictly through

  • Comparing Hinduism and Islam

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    Comparing Hinduism and Islam Throughout the world the one thing that binds people together is religion. Whether it is Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, or any of the other practice of faith that people adhere to, one thing remains clear; the vast majority of the human species has always looked to a higher power for guidance and enlightenment, love, acceptance and, at times, discipline. Even early humans who did not quite grasp the whole concept still believed that a power greater

  • Comparing Hinduism And Reincarnation

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    Hinduism and Reincarnation Have you ever had the feeling that you have been here before? This is what reincarnation is all about, the idea of past lives. Many religions have also incorporated this belief into their teachings in the past as well as the present. Reincarnation or rebirth can be defined as getting born again into a living body after death. The word reincarnation literally means entering the flesh again. In this essay I will inform you of what reincarnation is, how reincarnation works

  • Comparing Hinduism And Taoism

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    Compare and contrast various views of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism. Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism are archaic beliefs that are incorporated into the fabric of the people in East. These systems are profoundly based on nature worship and are much more practical than the more recent and sophisticated religious orders of the West (Roca and Schuh 167). Hinduism is an ancient polytheistic religion that is based on three main deities, Brahma, Shiva, and Vishnu which symbolically represent creation

  • Comparing Hinduism And Monotheism

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    realm of Hinduism, one may make the emphatic and definitive claim that the religion is certainly monotheistic. Surely, the coexistence of 330 million gods and goddesses must be an obvious indication that the faith is the antithesis of monotheism. However, after gaining a deeper understanding of the Hindu tradition, it becomes apparent that the Western constructs and perception of the terms polytheism and monotheism may not be entirely applicable or suitable to approach a religion like Hinduism. Outside

  • Comparing Hinduism And Islamic Doctrine Of Salvation

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    Comparing Islamic and Hindu Salvation When presented with a new idea or opportunity, humans, by nature, immediately want to know what they can get out of it, “what’s in it for me and how do I get to that?” The answer to this question when it pertains to religion ultimately lies in the doctrine of salvation. The world’s top religions offer mightily different passages to obtaining salvation, but two religions that stand out in their doctrines are Islam and Hinduism. Islamic Doctrine of Salvation

  • Comparing the Religions of Christianity and Hinduism

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    say: Search after truth through non-violent means. A man may not believe in God and still call himself a Hindu. Hinduism is a relentless pursuit after truth... Hinduism is the religion of truth. Truth is God.” -- Mahatma Gandhi "I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else." -- C. S. Lewis Hinduism and Christianity are two religions that have been around for thousands of years. These religions have developed

  • Comparing Hinduism, Jainism, And Sikhism

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    While Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism encompass different values, traditions, and beliefs, some of the major teachings from such religions intersect. With no known founder, Hinduism was developed thousands of years ago, according to Mary Fisher, author of Living Religions (Fisher, 72). While Hindus often deem their religion as eternal, or “Santana dharma,” Hinduism is not a uniform, or orderly system (Fisher, 72). For example, Hindus may take different stances on God or liberation while

  • Comparing Hinduism And Spiritual Practices

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    possibilities that could otherwise differentiate with their beliefs. There are many different religions and spiritual practices throughout the entire world and history. Judaism and Hinduism are atop the list of the most practiced throughout the Worlds history, as well as the two original religious traditions. Hinduism conceives the whole world as a single family that deifies the one truth, and therefore it accepts all forms of beliefs and dismisses labels of distinct religions which would imply a

  • Comparing Reincarnation In Hinduism And Buddhism

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    reincarnated so they can be anything that they have. The neat point about reincarnation is that person or a group of people can be anything. Cool right? Reincarnation is major to both Hinduism and Buddhism because it helps with Moksha for Hindus and Nirvana for buds. First, Reincarnation is very important to Hinduism because it is a part of Samara, Dharma, Karma, and Moksha. It is a part of Samara because Samara is a cycle of life, death, and rebirth. If reincarnation was taken away from Samara, people

  • Comparing Reincarnation In Hinduism And Christianity

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    The fundamental differences make it difficult for the concepts to co-exist, and therefore, make it difficult to explain the co-existence of these two religions. Hinduism says a person has multiple lives and chances to perfect oneself, using good deeds and good karma to eventually learn how to be at one with The Divine (http://www.hinduwebsite.com/reincarnation.asp). Christianity says a person has one shot at a life

  • Comparing Brahman And Atman's Existence In Hinduism

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    In Hinduism, the believer is guided to understand the relationship of Brahman and Atman. Brahman is the cause of all existence; it is the force of nature, the cosmos, the everything. Brahman is that which exists before existence, that which sparks before the fire burns. Atman on the other hand deals with the personal entity; it is the soul of the being. Atman exists before existence and exists even after death. Simply put, Brahman is cause of all existence, while Atman is the soul of the individual

  • Comparing Divine Perception in Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism

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    When looking at how divine and semi-divine beings are viewed differently between the three religions we have studied extensively in class, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism, each utilizes very different practices and beliefs. All three disagree on whether or not to accept the Vedic texts, on the appropriateness of sacrifice and its place in rituals, and on how to reach afterlife and resurrection. However, one can find their differing views on sacrifice and rituals incredibly fascinating. Each religion’s

  • Comparing Hinduism and Buddhism

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    Comparing Hinduism and Buddhism Hinduism and Buddhism have different similarities and are in some ways connected to each other. Some of the practices of the two religions are similar in various ways and there are several examples to show this. Hinduism first started in India around 1500 BC. The word Hindu comes from the Sanskrit word sindhu, or river. The Hindu community define themselves as "those who believe in the Vedas", or also "those who follow the way, or dharma, of the four classes

  • Comparing Christianity & Hinduism

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    Hinduism Worldview The Question of Origin – Hinduism considers no particular moment of origin. They believe everything as timeless and always existing. The oldest religious text of Hinduism are the Vedas (connote knowledge) containing hymns to various deities of the sun, moon, earth, sky, wind, and night. These deities did not create the world, although Brahman is considered to be the "all in one force" (Halverson). "Brahman is the womb of both the existent and the nonexistent" (Shattuck) and responsible

  • Comparing Christianity And Hinduism

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    aspect of life and punishment after death whilst Hinduism all preach also the same thing about life and punishment after death. These religions are the biggest religions in the world and they have obtained many followers. Christianity preaches that people are going to resurrect after the last and final day of the earth and they are all going to stand after God for their judgement based on whether they are going to heaven or hell. On the other hand, Hinduism think and teach otherwise, they all believe

  • Comparing Hinduism And Christianity

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    Every religion has its own notion of salvation. All believers have to be cautious of their duties according what their religion mandates in order to have a good chance at afterlife. Hinduism and Christianity are two of the most prominent religions in the world. While these two beliefs both have the practices of worshipping a deity, possession of sacred texts and other tenets that makes up a strong sect, there are vast distinctions and differences that set the Hindu and Christian faiths apart. The

  • Comparing Catholicism And Hinduism

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    important to be discussing these details to help one another understand the importance and relevance of one’s own religion. These details are also important to learn because people often mistaken and misunderstand religions, like Catholicism and Hinduism, based on their lack of knowledge and biased opinions. Catholicism is a religion that falls under Christianity, so it should be no surprise that Catholicism originated from Jesus Christ and Christians in Rome. The origins of Catholicism can be

  • Differences And Compare And Contrast Hinduism And Buddhism

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    Comparing and Contrasting Hinduism & Buddhism For nearly all people situated in the Western hemisphere of the world, very little is known concerning the true concepts and virtues of Eastern religions, Hinduism and Buddhism in particular. While it is safe to say that many people would be surprised that there are different concepts to yoga than just stretching and different positions; there are undoubtedly exhausting amounts of specific details and ideas in Hinduism and Buddhism that people are misinformed