Analysis of World's Major Religions: Terminologies, Values, and Implementation in Daily Life

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WORLD'S MAJOR RELIGIONS 2 Analysis of World's Major Religions Terminologies, Values and Implementation in Daily Life Table of Contents BUDDHISM 3 History & Origin 3 Basic Beliefs 3 Sub-divisions 4 Teachings of Buddha 4 Four Noble Truths: 4 Eight-Fold path: 4 Role of Charity 5 CHRISTIANITY 6 History & Origin 6 Basic Beliefs 6 Impact from other Religions 7 Sub-divisions 7 Teachings of Jesus 7 Role of Charity 8 DIONYSIAN AND APOLLONIAN 8 GNOSTIC AND LITERALIST COMPONENTS 9 REFERENCES 10 BUDDHISM History & Origin Buddhism is a wide spread religion or philosophy which was originated from India, on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama. The views were spread in subcontinent and most parts of Asia in a matter of few centuries. Siddhartha Gautama is commonly known as "Buddha" ('the awakening one' in Sanskrit) hence the name of the religion itself (Eckel, 2002). The Buddha was an ordinary man who did not believe in one God but followed non-creator deities. Buddha lived in the fifth century BCE for about eighty years. He is believed to help his followers by his insight on ending the suffering of sentient beings by eliminating their ignorance (avidyā) eliminating carving (taṇhā) and thus attaining highest happiness (nirvāņa) (Cantwell, 2010). Buddha's teachings spread from India to Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia. In Common era, it was transported to China, from where it was spread to Korea, Japan and Vietnam. In the seventh century it entered
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