Buddhist philosophy

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  • Buddhism And Socrates Similarities

    Most people agree our culture has been shaped by philosophy in one form or another throughout history, however, may people tend to reflect on specific philosophers. Eastern culture tends to reflect on eastern philosophy, dating back to Confucius and the Buddha, and western culture with western philosophy, dating back to Aristotle, Socrates, and Plato. Is there a reason for this? Is it fair to say that our different cultures have more or less accepted the philosophical principles of our own…

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  • Why Did Albert Camus Commit Suicide?

    ording to Albert Camus the greatest problem about philosophy is, “why not commit suicide?” Many philosophers agree that the separation of the body and the soul is how to reach the ultimate goal in philosophy, but Albert Camus argued that suicide is an immediate separation of the body and the soul. While this point delivers a fascinating question, Socrates, Saint Augustine, Boethius, and the Buddha all have answers to why a person should not commit suicide. Providence and rule are the greatest…

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  • Confucianism And Hinduism

    Rejecting Hindu philosophy, Buddhism opened another belief system that was welcoming to all castes and developed a movement that was organized around fulfilling oneself by following the Enlightened Path to achieve Nirvana. Green stated, “Anyone who follows the Eightfold Path…

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  • Heart Of Earth Film Analysis

    The documentary; ‘Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth’ (2011), features Carlos Chan Chanuk, of the Lacondon Maya, who is studying to become a shaman. He lives amongst what was previously a thriving and lush rainforest in North America, which is now an island in the middle of cow ranches. Chan laments sadly that his people are losing touch with their gods. In this modern world they have disease and sicknesses, which Chan believes are because they have lost their belief and faith in their gods. Their…

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  • My Philosophies As Determinism And Idealism

    210, I would have described my philosophies as determinism and idealism. “Determinism is the philosophical proposition that every event, decision, and action, is casually determined by an unbroken chain of prior occurrences” (Mastin para. 1). I was very focused on the idea that individual ideas were predetermined and that they were meant to be. With idealism, I truly did believe that my thoughts were formed due to my reality. My conscious choice of these philosophies was due to my environment,…

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  • Existentialism In Grendel

    decisions in life that determines who we are. This theory of free will is also known as existentialism. In the book Grendel, John Gardner presented many theories, but existentialism stood out as the most important theory. Existentialism is the philosophy of finding oneself and the meaning of life through free will and personal responsibility. Existentialism focuses on the choices we make,…

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  • Summary Of Knowledge And Wisdom In Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha

    portions of Hermann Hesse's, Siddhartha. Though stated at the end of the novel, it is clear that this message was intended to resonate throughout the entire literary journey. This book is clearly a representation of Buddhist philosophy, accompanied with hints of other Indo-Asian philosophy. However, it is also a clear excavation through the spiritual journey of the main character, Siddhartha. Siddhartha’s life begins quaintly as the son of a Brahmin in some point of India's ancient religious…

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  • The Allegory Of The Cave In The Republic By Plato

    and analogy of the city. However, the allegory of the cave does not acknowledge this belief, it is in fact akin to Buddhism. The first issue confronting the people of the cave, and those wishing to follow the Buddhist faith is that of people in chains of a false reality. In both philosophy and Buddhism it is essential that you must detach yourself from that material world. The climb up the cave is similar to following the eightfold path, and emerging is analogous to achieving enlightenment. In…

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  • Daoism, Taoism And Confucianism

    founder because the religion grew out of various religious and also traditions. In Taoist thinking they do not have a God but are similar to Confucianism the absolute main difference is that Daoism is a religion, while Confucianism is merely a philosophy. My city is made up of various religions where a specific religion like Christians pray to God and have their days of worship called the Sabbath. They go to church this day to honour their creator who is God. They sing and dance while praising…

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  • Creative Writing: Why Do We Get Angry

    and hurting you at the same time! The Dalai Lama told a story about how he observed a "therapeutic" anger management group instructed to hit and yell at pillows that were supposed to be the embodiment of the person who had caused them hurt. Buddhist philosophy teaches compassion and tolerance, not beating up something to let out anger! After the anger exercise when the people announced that they felt relieved of their anger, it came as no surprise to the Dalai Lama when one of the participants…

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