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    Silence is an important aspect of the Hindu tradition. Silence is a preparation, a way of knowing oneself, and also of knowing the world, as is revealed in the tapashyaa(s) (meditation) of the muni(s) (sages). In fact, the word ‘muni’ has its origin in the Sanskrit word ‘mauna’, meaning silence, the maintenance of which is believed to inculcate power and knowledge, as opposed to speech that saps all energy. Silence, as a spiritual entity, is common both in the Buddhist philosophy and in the…

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    1) After watching the movie on our blackboard, it depicted that the approximate year of the Buddhas birth was sometime between the 6th and 5th century B.C. He was born in what is now called southern Nepal. Though this information about the Buddha is based on oral accounts that were written down a few centuries after his death. This means that it might not be fully accurate. Prior to adulthood, one key formative experiences of his life was being born as a prince named Siddhartha Gautama, who was…

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    Surprisingly, Buddhism and Christianity have many similarities, but they differ in their approach to God, the afterlife, and how one obtains salvation and liberation. Among the many similarities that Buddhism and Christianity share, both were founded by spiritual masters who accepted disciples. Just as Jesus spotted Zacchaeus and invited him into his inner circle, it is said that the Buddha was also gifted with preternatural insight into character. We can see an example of this insight in a…

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    Would we be truly happy if we decided to always take risks? How is Buddhism related in terms of interpersonal communications? In Pema Chodron’s book, Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears, argue that, being the most peaceful and spiritual person you can be can make one truly happy. Pema Chodron’s information about shenpa, compared with the teachings of interpersonal communications, how she proves that her argument is true versus the teachings of interpersonal…

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    Karma is a term that figures the great deeds and terrible deeds of a man's over a wide span of time activities which will decide their destiny in future. In Hinduism Karma is principally centered around one's dedication and religious activities while in Buddhism any activity will decide karma be it; physical, mental or verbal. Hinduism trust that divine beings can fix karma or the karma is controlled by god's eagerness to rebuff a man or not but rather in Buddhism karma will exist until the…

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    What six traditional Chinese beliefs and practices does Molloy specifically identify as having played a part in both Taoism and Confucianism? Describe each of these six briefly. Which do you think were probably most compatible with Buddhism? Why? Molloy’s Six Influential Chinese Traditions/Beliefs: Spirits- Ancient Chinese culture embodied spirits as being present in every circumstance of nature and the human world. Good spirits brought positive items to life. Bad spirits brought negative…

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    Name: Vrinda Datta Roll no : 60065 College: Hindu Professor: Dr Anil Aneja. M.A English fourth semester. The Exodus of Kashmiri Pandits 1) According to Hindu mythology, the valley of Kashmir is said to have been named after the ancient sage rishi Kashyapa. Kashmiri Pandits are said to be the original inhabitants of the valley. The term Kashmiri Pandits refer to the Hindu Brahmins who have a five thousand year old ancestry and culture . There roots can be…

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    It is a continuous cycle, always coming back to the same starting point. Like a circle, there is no beginning, and there is no end. In Buddhism, this concept of a circle is very important for the principle of rebirth. If one does not live a fulfilling life, one cannot leave the cycle and reach nirvana. Being reborn is like hitting a reset button to get a second chance. One should live constantly working to escape this cycle and reach salvation. Above all, I believe Genji’s story is about second…

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    Studies of Religion 2018 “Demonstrate how the four main characteristics of Religion contribute to a dynamic, living religious system for adherants of one religion other than Christianity. Buddhism and the Four characteristics of Religion “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happienss never decreases by being shared” (The Buddha). Through the way the beliefs and believers and expressed, the sacred texts are written, the…

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    I chose to compose my paper not on a film discourse or advertisement, but rather a tune composed by a legend, whom which his verses emerged to me for this assignment. Buddha once said,“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you.” As a buddhist, we tend to imagine a beautiful world filled with peace and tranquility. John Lennon, the king who stands out amongst the most emotion filled tunes who makes his audience think,…

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