The Religious Traditions Of The East Are All Older Than Western Religions

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The major Eastern religious traditions have had a shaping effect on their societies in how they look at the world and the “hope” they offer their followers. Their traditions and beliefs are different than in the west. The four major religious traditions in the East are all older than western religions. Each religious tradition can be examined for common concepts and differences. Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism and Confucianism have several common concepts and several differences in: their worldviews, their views on the nature of reality as a whole, the nature of persons, the perspectives on the “human dilemma,” human spiritual goals, the significance of moral values and the hope each offers its followers for their lives. The world view of a religious tradition means the perspective, life understanding or personal viewpoint that the people who practice that religion look at the world. The term “world view” is a concept which origin is from German and the term “weltanschauung,” refers to a group 's views and beliefs on life. “World view” also written as World-view or worldview, means: “The overall perspective from which one sees and interprets the world. (2) A collection of beliefs about life and the universe held by an individual or a group. In both senses also called Weltanschauung. [Translation of German Weltanschauung]” ("World Veiw"). The major Eastern religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism and Confucianism, each have their own “weltanschauungs,” or world views.
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