Indian Salvation Religion Analysis

Indian Salvation Religion(s) And Mediterranean Metaphysical Philosophy
During the classical Era, the belief system an individual belonged to determine the way they behaved, acted, and they hope they had. A comparison and contrast of some written documents provide an understanding of the similarities and differences between Indian salvation religions and Mediterranean metaphysical philosophy. The Bhagavad Gita, an analysis on how individuals can function in this world and become one with Brahman at the same time, and Narada, The Bhakti Sutra, a source on what devotion consist of are documents that reveal the important aspects of Hinduism as a popular religion. Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, a written dialogue on the effects of education on
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For instance, for Indian salvation religions, a devotee should not be anxious about material rewards or recognition, riches, or even women’s beauty ( “Narada, The Bhakti Sutra”, p. 165). Also in “the Bhakti Sutra”, the author mentions that God does not like people who are proud of what they have attained because they do not have to be vain ( p. 164). On the contrary, God or the Divine reality prefers those individuals who are meek. Similarly, In the “Manual of Philosophy”, Epictetus also talks about how it is illogical to that men brag about their attainments; he says that based on belongings and capabilities, individuals are not superior than others (p. 202). Therefore, according to both belief systems, human beings have to give up certain human desires in order to achieve a state of …show more content…
The most important that human beings possess is the soul. Written document from both belief systems support this, and they also dictate guidelines on how individuals should live their lives and what their purpose should be. There are several common points between Indian salvation religions and the Mediterranean Metaphysical Philosophy, the soul as the essence of human beings is the the most evident. Consequently, they see the body as a cage for the soul and believe that the soul does not die when the body perishes. Also, they agree that the source of suffering, sin, or pain is the human tendency of clinging to worldly activities and human desires. However, both belief systems offer the believers the opportunity to achieve a state of bliss. For Indian Salvation religions, this represents merging with Brahman and in the Mediterranean Metaphysical Philosophy, this state of bliss is depicted as happiness, virtue, or

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