Lead 201 mid term paper buddhism hinduism

Lead 201 mid term paper buddhism hinduism - Oden 1 Katie...

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Oden 1 Katie Oden Dr. McIntyre LEAD 201 Mid-Term 29 October 2007 Buddhism and Hinduism experience vast differences in hierarchy yet maintain similar values and ideals of Leadership. These are two traditional Asian religions. Both religions are incredibly influential and a substantial part of India’s culture. This country is where they began and flourished. Believed to been created around 1500 B.C., Hinduism is the eldest religion in India and Buddhism is considered more emotional because of the devotional hymn. The religions have influenced each other through out history. Likeness is apparent between Buddhism and Hinduism. Both believe in reincarnation and multiple paths to enlightenment. The cycle of death and rebirth is called samsura in both religions. Each religion considers human suffering is caused by an over- attachment to tangible goods and other people. The existence of a supreme spiritual place is a view both religions agree on. Both have faith all spirits will achieve enlightenment. They share practicing yoga and meditations. The similar philosophies and practices blossom from developing in the Southern side of Asia. Neither religion has prophets, which separates them from other worldly religions. The Dalai Lama is quoted about the similarity of Buddhism and Hinduism, “I have come to the conclusion that there is no difference between our and their philosophy and worship.” Ahimsa is a religious concept practiced in Hinduism and Buddhism. It is a concept that promotes non-violence and respect for life. The literal translation of Ahimsa is avoidance of injury. In each religion practicing non-violence is vital to achieving
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Oden 2 Nirvana. Though both exemplify compassion, pacifism, and charity, Buddhism and Hinduism they agree that war can be permissible. "There is no greater good for a warrior than to fight in a righteous war." (Bhagavad-Gita, Gita, 2:31) Dharma means Natural Law. It is the basis for philosophies. Religious duties can also be considered Dharma. Hinduism and Buddhism may seem like close religions, but Buddhism is actually the rebel child of Hinduism. The first difference lies in the founding. Hinduism developed gradually over an extensive period of time, while Buddhism has one definite founder, Siddhartha Gautama. This singular founder would later be known as Buddha, or the Enlightened One. Originally Buddha practiced Hinduism, but was not satisfied and left to search for truth. Years later, he constructed Buddhism, practicing being simply awake. The atman is what the Hindus believe to be the soul of a person. This concept is entirely rejected by Buddhism. At the core of Buddhism is selflessness and emptiness.
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course LEAD 201 taught by Professor Gamma during the Spring '07 term at Marietta.

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