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Environment Paper( Religious studies)[reviewed]

Environment Paper( Religious studies)[reviewed] - Tina...

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Tina Knowles [No title?] Most religions have a link to [with] the environment, whether it is by consumption of food, daily rituals that involve care for the environment or meditation. Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianity all have links to [with] the environment, and showing [show] both similar and different ways of care. All three religions have values to the environment some would included live stock [livestock] , tree's [trees,] and their farming land. These are just some of the rituals that each religion have to savour there values. Hinduism is one of the oldest religions in the world; it is largely located in India. Hindus believe that the entire world is a sacred place. “Almost every hill and river has some association that is a constant reminder of the great deeds of the gods.” (Pg. 45- The Hindu Tradition –Embree) [Not too sure about your style of in-text citation, because what I know is that the full stop comes after the citation brackets] Hindu people are largely vegetarian; eating meat of any sort is seen harmful to the environment. Animals, especially cows are sacred to Hindu people. The book Faith in a Hard Ground, by G.E.M Anscombe, states “In full- fledged paganism is ancient, rampant and persuasive the sacredness of the cow, for example is written into their constitution.” [This quotation sounds like something is missing. Please check your source] It is the belief that cows will do many beneficial things for the environment, including benefiting the land and the crops. The cows manure is considered fertilizer for the land which is considered a need for the environment and a blessing, producing vegetation. Yoga and meditation helps to connect one with their inner most sub conscious self, which in turn connects a person 1
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Tina Knowles with their surroundings. By doing this it makes a person one with the earth and living a healthy pollution free environment. [By doing this, it makes a person one with the earth and creates a pollution free environment] “The Hindu notion rests entirely on ritualistic and mechanical types of contact. Meat, alcohol, and sexual contact with persons of a markedly lower class status, as well as occupations that have to do with polluting elements like leather, hair, dirt, etc. [try using “and so on” instead of an abbreviation] Cause [cause should be lower case] pollution which is transmitted through kinship and contact.”(Hindu Views and Ways and The Hindu- Muslim Interface- Ageananda Bharati) By resisting polluting one’s life-style a person can live a peaceful life in a happy environment. The main achievement in Buddhism is to attain salvation. In order to achieve salvation [,] one must live a life being true to themselves and to their environment. “. ..as being one’s true self- nature; to kindle aspiration, to realize one’s true Buddha- nature; to energize effort to follow the noble path ; in fact to become Buddha.” (A Buddhist Bible- Dwight Goddard) It is a belief that the realm of heaven, earth, and the underworld
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