Dharmic World View Of Buddhism

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A religion with the involvement of many different nations, cultures and social systems, but with the same beliefs and practices of Siddhartha Gautama is identified as Buddhism. A religion of a dharmic world view of authority, cosmology, family, life cycle and morality that follow the life and teachings of the Buddha. Where the Buddhist texts are the ones followed as a guide in how to live and achieve enlightment in this world. Buddhism, a religion that is practiced around the world with a varying population density that are identified as Buddhist. Have their dharmic world view of differentility and uniqueness compared to other religions. Starting with authority in the dharmic world view of Buddhism it encompasses the thought that authority starts with us and only us. Due to that we don’t have to rely on a higher being to set us in the right path. Like in tribal religions where there is the Supreme Being, the one who created everything. While in Buddhism this doesn’t exist only the thought that you have the right to decide for yourself and only you create …show more content…
In these communities there is the existing of segmentation that “is based on sect formations” (Pechilis 108). This is due to that there is the existing of different understandings of the vinaya rules. These two different sects are called Theravada and Mahayana. Where the Mahayana sect is the greater vehicle due to that it is less strict while the Theravada sect is of strict and complex ritual life. Due to monks or nuns are not permitted to be part of the sect. This is what family is in Buddhism. A life cycle in Buddhism is composed of many different ceremonies that are performed during an important life cycle. Like, the example of death where we are taken from one life to another, reinforcing the idea that the impermanence of a humans life is not stable. The human soul will be reborn into another life. This is how life cycle is seen in

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