World Religion

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Danielle Walker World Religions Field Trip Paper 4 May 2014 Different People’s Way of Life Many individuals abide or live life along a set of guidelines or follow a certain religion and that conveys their way of life. Religions have many values, beliefs, and aspirations among them. Worldwide many religions are practiced daily although some may be practiced more than others on a daily basis. I have learned about many aspects, values, and what the motive to practicing a certain religion may give to life. To studying certain religions in the classroom to attending churches and services of specific religions I have learned a great deal of information revolving around the true aspects of our worldwide ways of life. Among the few…show more content…
Not only was the Buddha very complex and fascinating every part of the Buddha statue had a meaning and way of life. The representative of the religion conveyed to us that suffering in life is a way of life, but suffering is only a small fraction of what overcomes us on a daily basis. The monk conveyed that everything comes from the mind. The mind controls the actions and thoughts of an individual. When I went to the temple it was the Buddha’s birthday. So I got to see two ceremonies. I especially like the ceremony for the Buddha’s birthday. The monk explained that we would meditate for five minutes not only to cleanse ourselves but to think about the Buddha and what parts of the Buddha we need. My impression of this religion before seeing the site and engaging in rituals was vague and not interesting. Now that I know the true way of life through the eyes of a monk this religion seems more real to me as in how I go about my daily life as a college student. New insights I gained from my visit were that the statement above “you signed a contract to die when you were born” really signifies what life is about. Meaning only a certain amount of time is given to an individual to practice or follow the good or bad throughout a life time. That was the biggest insight and statement that moved me to relate to my life today. The Unitarian Universalist Church to me was one of the
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