Essays Tagged: "Buddhism"


Buddhism is a religion founded by an ex-Prince Siddhartha Gaumata. Gaumata was a prince who was brou ... onks that had a role in the sangha. The monks' arrangement kept the preserving and the spreading of Buddhism. In many Buddhist countries the monks had to live in poverty and meditate. The monks wore v ... e the obligation to pray to Buddha whenever they see a statue of him.There are different customs in Buddhism. The three places that these different customs come from are from the Theravadas, the Mahay ...

(2 pages) 164 0 3.8 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism


What is Buddhism?        Buddhism is a path of teaching and practice. Buddhistpractices ...  The Buddha was not a God, and he made no claim todivinity. There is no concept of a creator in Buddhism. He wasa human being who, thought tremendous efforts, transformedhimself.  ... ice of the fully conscious mind.What Happened After the Buddha's Death?        Buddhism died out in India a thousand years ago, though ithas recently revived. In the last cent ...

(4 pages) 257 0 4.3 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism

Mind over Matter

over MatterOut of the myriad of religions that encompass the earth, one of the least understood is Buddhism. In the pursuit of a higher plane of existence, a Buddhist monk will renounce his worldly s ... easier to meditate and deny oneself the riches of secular life if you struggle beside others. While Buddhism advocates a personal struggle toward enlightenment, humans are gregarious beings at heart a ...

(5 pages) 133 0 4.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

India and it's economy

duism had supplanted the older Vedic faith and became supreme. During this period two new religions Buddhism and Jainism developed out of Hinduism. The basic institution of the society was the extende ...

(3 pages) 1221 41 4.1 Oct/1995

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The Buddha's Four Noble Truths - A Logical Basis for a Philosophy

ically based philosophy which he claimed would lead its followers towards an enlightened existence. Buddhism is commonly called a religion; however, it differs from the usual definition of a religion ... rospection. These Four Noble Truths form a logically coherent set of axioms upon which the whole of Buddhism is based, and provide a solid foundation for a philosophy which is applicable several mille ...

(7 pages) 338 1 4.4 Mar/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism


Buddhism1.) The First Noble Truth - 'Dukkha'A.) The First Noble Truth seems to be an intri ... the wheel of life consisting of birth,         death and rebirth, is not desirable in Buddhism. There is a 'Fundamental dissatisfaction with the human condition as we know it'. This diss ...

(7 pages) 197 0 4.7 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism

The Lives of Confucious and Guatma Siddartha

nt and influencing religions that have been around for over two thousand years are Confucianism and Buddhism. The founders of these two religions, Confucius and Buddha, respectively, lived different l ... brought up in a time period. For example, Christianity emerged around 40 A.D., but Confucianism and Buddhism both emerged in the 6th century B.C. This similarity is basic but it is an important one on ...

(12 pages) 138 0 4.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

This essay gives a general overview of the history of shamanism in Korea's culture but concentrates primarily on the ramifications of prejudice against its pracitice in modern day Korean culture.

ffered a long and arduous history. Enduring persecution dating back to the Yi dynasty, advocates of Buddhism, Confucianism, and Christianity have unsuccessfully attempted to eradicate its practice (Hu ... ent of the promise given by Christ as we await the general resurrection" (Mousalimas 10).Similarly, Buddhism benefited from an insurgence of interest when it was introduced, although later being rejec ...

(3 pages) 167 0 2.4 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Can a person raised as a Christian learn to live the path taught by Buddha? A Christain can maintain their religion and still learn Buddha's Philosophy.

hristian learnto live the path taught by Buddha?When mentioned to some one that is uneducated about Buddhism that I'm taking a class on Buddhist philosophy there is always a particular question than c ... wo beliefs, I have found that many of these concepts are common in both teachings. Christianity and Buddhism simply explain their beliefs with different terms, but they both are in essence the same. T ...

(8 pages) 238 1 4.5 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Pakistan/Research paper outlining general information on the country. Got an A on it.

n populations in the world (2-3). In Pakistan, the Harappan culture practiced making artifacts (3). Buddhism has also left its mark in Pakistan. As a center for the Buddhists, the kingdom of Gandhara ...

(3 pages) 346 5 4.2 Apr/2002

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Thailand, city if wonders

s country is divided into72 provinces.Thai is the language that is spoke throughout this country andBuddhism is officially taught. 88.8% of Thailand's people are literate. Thegoverning body consists o ...

(5 pages) 148 0 4.5 Dec/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Buddhism vs Catholicism. Describe the roles of Lama and Priests within their religions. Compare and contrast. Compare and contrast Buddhist and Catholic nuns.

Priest is an important person who leads mass as too is the Buddhist equivalent, Lama. Nuns, in both Buddhism and Catholicism, are also very important within their religions. Some of their similarities ...

(3 pages) 281 3 2.3 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism

Buddhism and Modern Life.

Talks about how Buddhism has been brought into the life of ordinary people, through yoga, etc.Along with the rea ... Sutra & The Sutra of Hui-Neng I ran into some articles having to do with stress and the role of Zen Buddhism in dealing with stress. In the Sutra I found in compelling about finding a balance between ... examples of this are work-o-holic, people that obsess over relationships, and their bodies. Through Buddhism I've learned that work, our bodies, and relationships are only means by which to get me thr ...

(2 pages) 95 0 4.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism


the people's family, and social lives. In the following essay, I will illustrate how Confucianism, Buddhism, Islamic, Judaism, and Christianity influenced different societies. Confucianism is a moral ... from China. Confucianism is the main reason China stayed together for so long. Unlike Confucianism, Buddhism is a religion centered on developing a person to reach a spiritual fulfillment. Under this ...

(4 pages) 179 0 3.7 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Reincarnation, Tao and Buddha

In this essay I show how Taoism and Buddhism view the idea of reincarnation, also ways of reaching ultimate one and nirvana explained.Ta ... also in Islam and Christianity some people advocate this idea. In this essay, I show how Taoism and Buddhism view the idea of reincarnation.The very brief definition of reincarnation is; to be reborn ... sinful thing; because of that people reborn many times again.Buddha (Gautama who was the founder of Buddhism) teaches eight ways for reaching Nirvana; 1. Right Knowledge is knowledge of what life is a ...

(6 pages) 89 1 4.3 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism

the life of buddha

Buddhism was developed in India, and is based on many of the core concepts of Hinduism. Its founder ...

(1 pages) 55 1 4.1 Jan/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism

Was the Renaissance a true period of change, or solely a 'PreRenaissance'?

edieval ages "dark" is like calling WWII advanced and WWI unsophisticated or Hinduism primitive and Buddhism modern; but rather, the latter is strongly based or rooted in the preliminary. The lack of ...

(3 pages) 94 0 5.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Capital punishment should never be sanctioned

. Murdering any person, no matter what the individual has been convicted of, is against God's rule. Buddhism and Hinduism also have the rule that strongly forbids taking people's lives away. Therefore ...

(3 pages) 46 0 4.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues > Death Penalty

A thematic essay about how religon has affected the world and history.

ajor religions or philosophy which accuratley portrait these affects of religion are, Confucianism, Buddhism, and Animism.First of all Confucianism, a major system of philosophy, or ideas of brought o ... when they grow up with this idea, they learn to support their government.Another major religion is Buddhism, a religion in which one gains "enlightenment" in order to reach nirvana. The process of be ...

(2 pages) 59 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Taoism vs. Buddhism a comparative essay with bioliography

Taoism and Buddhism are the two great philosophical and religious traditions that originated in China. They are ... iginated in China. They are alike and yet different in many ways.One dominant concept in Taoism and Buddhism is the belief in some form of reincarnation. Reincarnations, life after death, and beliefs ... The ultimate goal for every Buddhist, Nirvana, is to accomplish total enlightenment and liberation. Buddhism's world of transmigration, the Buddhist cycle of birth, death, and rebirth, encompasses thr ...

(5 pages) 148 0 0.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism