Similarities between Beliefs and Philosophies from the World

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Choice of topic: Religion has always amused me. I have always been curious about the ways of life in a particular religion and their beliefs about God. Point of view has always been important and is supposed to be respected. I was myself involved in many of the family rituals conducted and that always amused me. I come from a family possessing a religious background. I would credit my grandparents for teaching me the Hindu way of life and for teaching to respect other religions and their beliefs, thus giving me a hint of inner spirituality and omnipresence of God. I choose the topic “Belief Systems” because this is the topic which suits me the most. Clash of ideologies can also cause riots of different beliefs and philosophies. This mostly…show more content…
The teachings spread rapidly through trade and Buddhism flourished in the northern and western parts of India. One of the examples shown today is the Ajanta and the Ellora caves in the Aurangabad districts of Maharashtra. Slowly Buddhism spread to mainland China and then japan to be favored and adapted by its people. Many examples of the magnificent art and architecture can be seen today in many parts of these countries. Then two forms of Buddhism came up: Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism. Hinduism: Founder No such founder Origin India Notable Texts/Holy Books The Bhagavad Gita Monotheistic/Polytheistic Polytheistic Hinduism has been followed in India for ages. The term "Hinduism" simply derives from the word "India" and refers to a wide variety of religious traditions and philosophies that have developed in India over thousands of years. The majority of Hindus worship one or more deities, keep a belief in reincarnation and observe festivals like Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi and Holi. The first most sacred writings of Hinduism, date around to about 1200 BC, very old indeed, they were primarily concerned with the ritual sacrifices associated with numerous gods who represented the various forces of nature. A more of a philosophical and ritualistic focus began to develop around 700 BC, with the Upanishads being written. Around 500 BC, other new belief systems sprouted from Hinduism, with guidance of the enlightened religious teachers, for
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