December 3, 2015
Final Paper- Topic 3: Dogen and Shinran
When I hear the world religion, my initial thought is God, Jesus, and major
figures of Christianity because that is what all of the people around me have practiced m
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There are many eastern religions and philosophies that have been widely
followed for thousands of years. Many philosophical teachers have spent years
searching for enlightenment and th
REL 101 + Dis, CON 203 (CRN:15364 Start 09-26)
Rig Veda vs. Genesis
The creation account of the Rig Veda and the creation account from Genesis in the Old
Testament of the Bible have many similarities and diff
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Class readings influence on my views of religion
Religion is a key aspect to every persons life. One chooses to accept and
believe there is a god or one rejects that notion and doe
Shinran was born on May 21, 1173
Early in his life both of Shinrans parents died. Eager to know what happens
when you die, he went to the Shorenin temple when he was 9.
He practiced at Mt, Hiei for the next 20 years.
November 11, 2015
The Dao that Cannot Be Named
The way that can be spoken of
Is not the constant way;
The name that can be named
Is not the constant name.
The nameless was the beginning of heaven and earth;
The named was the mo
October 29, 2015
The Orchestral Vision of Confucius
When I played soccer in high school, I would never let myself miss a game or
a practice because my role on the team was essential to the teams success, as was
everyone elses. Confu
MIDTERM 2 REL 101.
Ancient Chinese Mythology and Confucius
Sage Kings - Who were they, and what did they do?
Sage Kings, Yao, Shun, Yu
The legends of Yao, Shun, and Yu exaggerated the virtues and deeds of the sage-kings.
Agriculture, art, crafts, marriag
1. The Goddess from The Holy Teaching of Vimalakirti
In the The Holy Teaching of Vimalakirti, a goddess teaches Reverend Sariputra lessons in
the House of Vimalakirti. The goddess begins as very pleased with the teachings of Vimalakirti.
She then rains fl
A. Attachment and Attaining Peace in the Bhagavad Gita
In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna spends his time instructing Arjuna in battle and the role
that Arjuna plays in it. This takes on a more spiritual aspect than it would seem, considering that
Arjuna is a
4. Zhuangzi and the Problem of the Skillful Assassin
In Zhuangzi, the Way is the central factor in each teaching. Following the Way is
dissimilar to the path of most other religious or philosophical approaches. It is much more antiinterventionist; rooted