Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism And Monotheistic Religions

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In life, one will undertake a spiritual journey in which you will uncover the meaning of the self. Many religions, including Hinduism, Confucianism and monotheistic religions, have developed philosophies placing importance of the “self.” Emphasis on morality, virtues, honest contribute to the development of the inner self. In religions such as, Islam and Judaism the importance of conducts and worship will lead you to paradise in the after as promised by Allah or Yahweh. The teachings of proper behavior, edict, ethics and conduct are also part of the teachings of Confucius, an ancient Chinese philosopher. Redeveloping the self, according to the founders of Buddhism and Christianity, will lead to your spiritual enlightenment and Salvation.…show more content…
It is one of the four aims in life. The definition of the literal translation of the word in English, according to Wiki quote, is, “goal, purpose, meaning, sense an essence.” Two of the other four aims are Kama and Dharma as explained to us by a lesson titled, The Four Goals of Hindu Life: Kama, Artha, Dharma & Moksha by study.com. It continues to explain, Kama is the pursuit of pleasure and happiness in life and Dharma in Hinduism, is the law which governs each and every one of our actions and individual conducts in life. Through these two elements you will begin discovering your inner self. This is supported by the first principle of Hinduism in the Vedanta school. It declares that you will uncover you will true self after having gone through life’s trials. The concept of Dharma also exists in Buddhism. However, Buddhist Dharma is “the teachings of the Buddha” it is known to be the second of three jewels. Gautama Buddha seeks to enlighten one’s self. The Buddha teaches of four truths known as the four noble truths. The four truths are the truth of suffering, the truth of the causes of suffering, the truth of the end of suffering and the truth of the path that leads to suffering (PBS). The four truths are plans to deal with human suffering altogether. Identifying the causes and reasons behind suffering is step one. Determining what to do about it is step two. Karma is also a teaching of the Buddha. In this teaching the Buddha places emphasis that good or bad
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