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    beliefs that gave definition to Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism. Taoism (also termed Daoism) is a spiritual, philosophical and religious tradition of Chinese origin that emphasizes living in harmony with the Tao. The term Tao is defined as "way", "path" or "principle." Confucianism is based off the teachings of Confucius. It is often characterized as a system of social and ethical philosophy rather than a religion. Confucianism was influential to social values, institutions, and transcendent…

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    enlightened at the age of 35. Besides being a mythology, the approach is based on a philosophical take which involves seeing and testing natural laws, with a basis leaning more towards comprehension rather than faith. The core of Buddhism constitutes Four Noble Truths concepts which can be put to the test and proven by anyone. The first is the truth of suffering, which views life as an analogy to pain/sorrow due to…

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    large variety of people. Based on personality type or choice, a person can select his or her individual path to God through four types of yoga: Bhakti, Jnana, Karma, and Raja. At any point in time when they a parishioner feels as a form of yoga is no longer guiding them to enlightenment, he or she can choose a different yoga of his or her choice in order to further himself or herself on the path to reach Atman. Although Hinduism has a general outline for followers to think and meditate, the…

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    But in addition, Hindus affirm that they can overcome suffering by taking pleasure in reuniting with god (Moksha). And though both groups have nirvana as their ultimate goals in life, the paths they take upon reaching the objective tend to differ. Buddhism sets out the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path in achieving nirvana, when in fact Hinduism says there are a handful of ways individuals can do so. These fundamental differences amid Buddhism and Hinduism still provide me the leeway to…

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    Buddhism Beliefs

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    they are trained they can be transformed into help for viewing the real humanity. One very important belief in the Buddhist religion is the Noble Eightfold Path. The wheel in Buddhism is the symbol of the Dharma which shows the path.…

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    Two and a half thousand years ago Siddhartha Gautama, who would become the Buddha, set out on a journey to find enlightenment. Siddhartha Gautama was born into a noble family and from an early age showed signs of being special. His father was told a prophecy that his son would either become a great ruler or a great philosopher or world changer. As a young boy Siddhartha saw a man plowing a field and saw what back breaking work the farmer did to sow seeds. This had a very profound effect on…

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    The Siddhartha

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    The” siddharta” also known as the guatama buddha or “enlightened one” was the founder of buddhism and lived the the eastern part of india during the sixth or fourth centuries B.C. And went around the world teaching The Four Noble Truths in places such as india ,bihar ,and nalanda as well. Often he would meditate to relax his mind and so he could know the ways of a better life. His father was king of the shakya kingdom named after a clan called the shakyas and as for his mother she died at birth…

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    Hinduism and Buddhism are one of the oldest beliefs that have ever been known. Both started in India around 2500 years ago, and originated in the northern part of India. Buddhism was founded in 563 B.C.E by Siddhartha Gautama. Siddhartha, who was born and raised in a wealthy family, believed that humans will suffer as long as they breath. He left his wealthy life behind and started looking for the truth of enlightenment. Buddhism is not a religion, it is a way of thinking that changes the way…

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    The doctrines presented by Siddhartha Gautama constitute the basis of his teachings. Gautama found out, in his enlightenment, the actual cause of suffering as well as the way to escape these suffering. These discoveries are referred to as the Four Noble Truths. The first truth identifies the existence of suffering or misery in the nature of life and at all state of life including birth, old age, during sickness and death. Gautama does acknowledge the existence of happiness but he points out…

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    quiet mind open to different perspectives. The mind/body connection stressed in the Buddhist practice of mindfulness promotes a greater ability to focus on the moment in a non-judgmental way. Buddha, which means ‘awakened one’, identified the Four Noble Truths of existence in the…

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