Buddhism Is A Path Of Spiritual Development Essay

1538 WordsDec 14, 20167 Pages
Controversy has been raised for years on whether two groups of people who claim to be a religion actually fall into the category of such a broad term “religion”. The term Hinduism includes a wide variety of traditions, which are closely related and share some common themes but does not form a unified set of practices and beliefs. Hinduism does not share the same organized system of beliefs within their community. On the other hand, Buddhism is a path of spiritual development leading to the true nature of reality. Buddhist like to practice the art of meditation, in which one changes himself to develop the qualities of wisdom, awareness, and kindness. My experiences being immersed within both groups has taught me that no matter what you believe in or think there is knowledge and wisdom to be learned from both groups and every other religious group around the world. I have also learned religion is very hard to define especially globally because it is difficult to find one definition to meet every aspect of every religion, but what I have learned is that religion is a collection of cultural systems, belief systems, and worldviews that relate humanity to spirituality and moral values. Hinduism is not like other religions because it is more of a way of life rather than a religion. These ideas are supported by the fact Hinduism does not have a founder, the people within the group do not have the same beliefs as each other, and historically there is no sacred text used in the
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