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Buddhism Dukkha Christianity Sin Term Paper

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Christianity is the most followed religion in the world. Islam is second and several other religions bring up the rear. Buddhism is followed by probably the fewest number of people all over the world. Jainism and Sikhism, two religions that are primarily followed in India are possibly rarer. Indeed, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism originated in India, though strictly speaking, Buddhism arose from what is modern day Nepal. Several smaller religions which border on being cults certainly exist, but they are not considered outside the immediate circles of followers, nor do they espouse grand philosophies that would draw the number of people towards them as some of the major religions like Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Hinduism. (Bowker 1997)

Each of the religions has various sects.…. [read more]

Buddhism and Christianity Term Paper

… Desire is bound up with passionate delight and which seeks fresh pleasure here and now. This, according to the Buddhist, is the source of suffering.

3. The third noble law points the Buddhist in the direction of the elimination of Suffering, and this law is called the Law of Cessation. (Nirodha) The utter cessation of craving (tanha) or desire, to withdrawal from it, and rejection desire was said to produce a non-attachment to those elements which created suffering

4. The Truth of the Path, or the Dharma Path was identified by Buddha as an Eightfold Path which would create the practitioners disassociation from self craving, desire, and therefore suffering. The eightfold path is:

1. Right Understanding

2. Right Resolve / Right Attitude of Mind

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Religion of Buddhism Term Paper

… ¶ … religion of Buddhism. First, just like Christianity and many other world belief systems, there are many different sects and factions in the Buddhist religion. In fact, many scholars believe Buddhism is not a religion, but more a way of life and ideas, because unlike many modern religions, Buddhists do not believe in one central God-figure.

Buddhism has a long history in the world. One author notes, "Buddhism was founded in Northern India by the first known Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama. In 535 BCE, he attained enlightenment and assumed the title Lord Buddha (one who has awakened)."

It is also the fourth largest religion in the world, after Christianity, Islam, and Hinduism. From India, it has spread to all areas of the globe, and today…. [read more]

Religious Ethics in Comparison Dissertation

… For the second Precept ("…would you sell an employer's secret to a competing company?") men and women both indicated they would take the money and sell out their employer. Men and women both said they would violate the third Precept ("…would you leave your girl/boyfriend or separate from your spouse?") and they would also take the money by going against the 4th Precept ("…would you falsify a report saying a client was a good risk when he wasn't?"). But men were more likely to agree with the 5th Precept ("…would you drink a bottle of whiskey every day for a year?"). If there was a similar study of Christians or Muslims one could fairly compare those two denominations with this Buddhist investigation, but those studies…. [read more]

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