I will also get into the aspects of charity, love, and compassion in both religions and I will be looking at the individual self and how christians see resurrection where the buddhists feel about the afterlife.
Both believe that there was a savior of their people, Buddha and Christ, and both believe that there is something good that happens to us when our time is done here on earth.
Our web site features several pages on World Faith mysticism featuring key quotations from Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism and Taoism.
While silence is certainly valued in the Christian monastictradition, the emphasis on text, liturgy, and interpretation makes Christianitydistinct from the "wordless" ideal of Zen Buddhism.
Asearly as the second century B.C.
Some of these rules include,"Though shalt have no other Gods befor me," "Thou shalt not steal," and "Thou shalt not covet."
The holy text in each holy book is differnt in each religion
In 2007, There were about 2.1 billion Christians in the world.
In Buddhsim their holy place of worship is called a Vihara.
What I would like to do in this essay is provide an overview of Zen, touchingon its major doctrinal and practical features, in the hopes that Catholicreaders will find something to appreciate, compare, and hopefully investigatefurther.
Forsome westerners, the word "Zen" seems to conjure up period-piece movie scenesof medieval Japan.
Brief resumes of such "Central" Spiritual Teachings from Buddhism and Christianity are set out below:-
Many wisdom quotes that demonstrate the Depth of Insights that are recognised by several Buddhist sources are available in the Dhammapada and also in The Lotus Gospel.
Hinduism and Judaism have striking parallels. However, there are as many similarities as there are differences. Although both religions are practiced by different people (Hinduism is practiced by the Hindus while Judaism is practiced by the Jews), their similarities and differences attracts attention from many people, whether they are scholars or people interested in the diversity of religions. To narrow the topic, the paper analyses these two religions in relation to the ultimate fundamental features. The paper compares and contrasts the five ultimate fundamental features in Hindu and Judaism.
I will also get into the aspects of charity, love, and compassion in both religions and I will be looking at the individual self and how christians see resurrection where the buddhists feel about the afterlife....
Given these substantial differences in doctrine the close similarity between Buddhist and Christian "Central" Spiritual Teachings is perhaps surprising!
Though founded at different periods of time, Christianity and Buddhism have shaped cultures and have had a great influence on people all around the world with origins, customs and beliefs.
Judaism, Christianity and Islam are the three major religions in the world. Together, the three groups account for almost four billion followers. In the past, countries, and regions within countries have identified themselves with one of the religions. In many cases, this has resulted to tension, conflicts and wars. Some countries have largely identified themselves as followers of one religion. In such cases, people who go contrary to expectations by tolerating or following a different religion are usually persecuted. The three religions are usually referred to as Abrahamic religions. This is because they all claim Abraham as an important pillar of their faith. The Jews and the Christians trace their origins to Abraham and Sarah, while the Muslims trace their origins to Abraham and Hagar. The three religions have differing beliefs and traditions. However, they are also similar in several ways. The three religions have significant similarities and differences presented in the paper.
Merton's essays onZen, while brilliant, are nevertheless permeated with the idea that Zen is, atits core, both incomparable to Christianity, and incomprehensible to theChristian.
Body: The ultimate fundamental features of the two religions will be compared and contrasted more critically in this section. These fundamentals include the basic worldview, the ultimate power, origin or destiny of humanity, sacred stories and texts, and mediation and revelation. The content will incline towards supporting the thesis of the paper.