humans can create bad or good consequences themselves in this life in the

Humans can create bad or good consequences themselves

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=> humans can create bad or good consequences themselves in this life, in the future human rebirth or in a heavenly or hell realm Yoga: practices - unity: ~ as a practice to control the senses and ultimately the mind → transformation of human beings from their natural form to a perfect form Goal of life: become identical to Brahman - Hindus believe there is one true god, the supreme spirit, Brahman → has many forms, pervades whole universe, and is symbolised by sacred symbol Om - is present in every person as eternal spirit or soul, atmam - contains everything: creation and destruction, male and female, good and evil, movement and stillness Everyday Hinduism - Cast system (see other summary!) - Bathing in Ganges - Holy cows Judaism based on the principles contained in the Hebrew bible, the Tanakh, which are expanded and explained in the
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Talmud → difficult to convert to Judaism if not born into to be considered a Jew, a child must be born of a Jewish mother still considered a Jew after conversion to a different religion traditions play an important role interpretation by rabbis (“teacher”; spiritual leader, counsellor, role model and educator) Beliefs in Judaism - believes there is a single God who created the universe and every Jew can have a personal relationship with Acceptance of written and oral Torah - first part of Jewish bible - central and most important document of Judaism - refers to the five books of of Moses, consists of the ten statements - Torah shows how God wants Jew to live - written in Hebrew Judaism in daily life - Shabbat → Saturday closed; Jewish holy day - Wailing wall/ Western wall → located in the old city of Jerusalem - holy place where Jews are permitted to pray → cover your head! Buddhism originated from India spiritual tradition that focuses on personal spiritual development and the attainment of a deep insight into the true nature of life seek to reach state of nirvana through the practice and development of morality, meditation and wisdom no belief in a personal god → nothing is fixed or permanent and that change is always possible life is endless and subject to impermanence, suffering and uncertainty → three signs of existence, which is endless because individuals are reincarnated over and over again, experiencing suffering throughout many lives three jewels: - Buddha (The teacher; awakened one) - Dharma (The teaching; teaching of Buddha) - Sangha (The Buddhist community) → to become a Buddhist take refuge in the three jewels no agreement on scriptures → although: Sri Lanka; Aluvihara Rock Cave Temple Beliefs in Buddhism - four noble truths; contains essence of Buddha's teaching → Suffering exists (Dukkah); normal life leads to suffering → Suffering arises from attachment to desires (Samudaya); caused by worldly pleasures → Suffering ceases when attachment to desires ceases; reach enlightenment by freedom from all desires → Freedom from suffering is possible by practicing the Eightfold Path; by following the path of Buddha Buddhism in daily life - Meditation - Kama sutra Sikhism originated form northern India
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