Eastern Religion Philosophy of Care

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An Analysis of Different Religions, Care, and Christianity Introduction The Christian philosophy of care involves the act of charity, the virtue of looking after someone or something outside of one's self. Jesus Christ essentially divided the Mosaic law into two parts, the first concerning man's duty towards God, and the second concerning man's duty towards his fellow man. In a sense, Christ intimated that we are all our brother's keeper. Eastern religions have a different philosophy of care, however. Their spiritual perspective on healing is derived from their spiritual objective which is release from the circle of life. Karma represents the Eastern philosophical equivalent of the Western maxim, "What goes around, comes around." Release from this continuous cycle is what is meant by moksha or, the attainment of nirvana (a place free of suffering, according to Buddhism). The Eastern religions and philosophies all give varying accounts of karma, samsara, moksha, and nirvana.This paper will examine Sikhism, Buddhism, and Hinduism, analyze their belief systems, and show how they compare and contrast with one another and with Christianity. Sikhism Sikhism was founded at the beginning of the 16th century in Punjab by Guru Nanak. His philosophy was similar to that of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. Nanak observed the way in which selfishness and decadence brought about unhappiness, tyranny, and trouble in the soul. Nanak followed on a tradition of Guru teachings but behind
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