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Similarities and Differences Between Buddhism and Confucianism as Experienced in China

there are certainly differences between the two disciplines and this creates a source of conflict. That said, while Confucianism ...

Common Themes in Jung's Theories and Buddhism

Buddha identified Four Noble Truths. They may be briefly stated as follows: Human life is an existence of suffering. Human sufferi...

Relationship Between Music and Religious Practices Like Buddhism

This then introduces the debate regarding predestination and free will: if...

Transgendered, Transsexual, and Homosexual Individuals and Religion

sex with a male, after the manner of sex with a woman, they have both committed an abomination, they shall surely be killed" (Quot...

Buddhism and the Impact of War

a Buddhist monk, Venerable Thich Nhah Hanh, "whether he would rather have peace under a communist regime that would mean the end o...

Buddhism in Tibet

of Mahayana Buddhism. Its basic elements are practically identical to this form of Buddhism, in fact. Buddhism is in many ways o...

U.S. and Buddhism Today

today, scholars see three types of Buddhism: "immigrant Buddhism," "import Buddhism" and "export Buddhism" (Buddhism in the United...

Sexuality in Judaism, Buddhism, and Hinduism

paths of their hair and the red dot or bindi that is displayed on the forehead" indicate they are sexually active in many ways (La...

Comparing the Philosophies of Buddhism and Aristotle

by way of recognition toward such shortcomings that humanity could overcome this "profound error" (Nehamas, 1994, p. 40), diligent...

Culture of Japan and Zen Buddhism

into Zen Buddhism, which absorbed much of its metaphysical orientation from Taoist teachings (Suzuki 4). Unlike Indian Buddhism,...

Practical Wisdom Search and Buddhism

Buddhists believe that the mind is non-physical and is reborn in another form after the brain dies. pragmatism: pragmatic philos...

Buddhism History Examined

of recognizing cause and effect. Throughout the history of Buddhism, there were disputes and different sects emerged. The first ...

Anicca, Paticca-Samutpada, and Annata Buddhism

To understand paticca-samutpada, annata, and anicca one must consider them within Buddhism as a whole. The first important point ...

Neolithic Period to Tang Dynasty Chinese Paintings

were several important developments in the style and theme of Chinese painting during the Han dynasty. Tomb paintings were importa...

Description of Buddhism

as by feeding monks, building and maintaining temples, releasing birds and fish, helping the needy and other acts of selflessness ...

Taoism and Buddhism

centuries later many of his works were collected together and many oral stories were also collected by Buddhist monks to become th...

Religion in Japan

Because of this syncretism, this merging of major religious philosophies and beliefs, understanding Japanese religion can sometime...

Comparisons Between Buddhism and Islam

number one, yet Islam doesnt characterize Allah in any type of human form (Zahid). Additionally, Islam doesnt recognize castes - a...

Daily Living Through Zen Buddhism

karmic retribution. Zen Buddhists believe that karmic actions result in reincarnation, and that "ones circumstances are the suita...

Taoism, Buddhism, and Zen's Basic Philosophical Differences

Taoism, or flowing with the Tao (Dao) is best translated into English as "The Way", "The Flow of Things", the "Course of Nature", ...

Ancient Buddhism and Women's Roles

similar view of women, when examining Islam the testimony of two women is equal to the testimony of a single man, according to th...

Everyday Living and Zen Buddhism

and Soul-Making : Understanding Jungian Synchronicity Through Physics, Buddhism, and Philosophy, Victor Mansfield notes how depth ...