Buddhism, Hinduism, And Hinduism

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Throughout human history, there have been thousands upon thousands of religions that have started, ended, and are still being practiced today. Most of these religions are based off the belief in a god, or have a moral code that they need to follow in order to appease their god or achieve salvation in the afterlife. Three religions that will be highlighted here are Buddhism, Sikhism, and Hinduism. In each of these three religions, they all share some religious tenets, or beliefs, that is universally accepted amongst all religions around the world and throughout history. Some of these tenets include the belief in a god or a Supreme Being. These religions also have similar moral values and a code to live by. Finally, most of these religions…show more content…
There are two different schools of thought in Buddhism, Theravada and Mahayana, which have varying goals of life. They do, however, have a similar path to get to their ultimate goal in life. Most of their path to get to a state of Nirvana, as the Theravada believes, comes through discipline. Discipline comes from the Four Noble Truths, which also contains the eightfold path. The Four Noble Truths are that there is suffering in the world, suffering in the world comes from desire, desire and worldly attachments need to end for suffering to end, and there is a path to end suffering. The eightfold path is actually the fourth noble truth. The eight practices include: right view or understanding, right thought, right speech, right action, right livelihood, full effort, right mindfulness, and meditation. This path is done to try to obtain wisdom and discipline on the way to spiritual enlightenment. The enlightenment stage brings forth the next universal tenet, which is the afterlife. The Buddhist school of Theravada believes in an afterlife called Nirvana, which literally means blowing out or becoming extinguished. Nirvana is the liberation from the never ending cycle of rebirth known as the samsara cycle where the believer becomes one with the Supreme Being. Nirvana is similar to the afterlife in other religions in that once the believer reaches this final destination, it is said to be a euphoric ending to the rebirth cycle. The third tenet that

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