Hinduism, Confucianism, Buddhism, Daoism, And Confucianism Essay

1700 Words Nov 24th, 2015 7 Pages
Religion has greatly impacted millions, or even billions of people worldwide, which may include four extremely important religions in the eastern hemisphere such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, and Confucianism. These religions of the eastern hemisphere have been around for millennia’s, and can be similar in a few aspects as well, but completely different at the same time. They have shaped their own societies in ways that are still even used today, and have brought hope to the lives of not millions, but billions of individuals worldwide.

Hinduism is the world’s third-largest religion, with almost a billion present followers, and the world’s oldest religion as well (Long, 2011, p. iv). Hinduism is a conglomeration of religious, philosophical, and cultural ideas and practices that originated in India, characterized by the belief in reincarnation, one absolute being of multiple manifestations, the law of cause and effect, following the path of righteousness, and the desire for liberation from the cycle reincarnation. (Subhamoy Das, "How Do You Define Hinduism?")

Brahman is one of, if not the, main factors of the Hindu faith, and may be controversial when taught amongst the Western Hemisphere since it is considered divine to the Hindu’s. Brahman is defined as the world soul, the foundation of all physical matter. It is an essence of life for the Hindu’s, “The sacred”. Brahman is understood to be an all-encompassing reality, that from which all things have merged, and will…

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