Buddhists and Confucians are alike in several ways in as they share the same ideas about the gods, believing that it is futile to worship gods. Confucius thought that gods were irrelevant, while Buddha taught his people that it was hopeless in praying to the gods. Although Confucius never stated outright the gods didn’t exist, he never rejected spiritual mysterious. Both Confucianism and Buddhism believe wisdom to be a fundamental part of life. To the Buddhist wisdom is perfect enlightenment and understanding. Using meditation and reflection the Buddhist spend much of their lives finding understanding and enlightenment. Confucianism looks up to the elderly because they consider them to be the wisest. The elderly receives the most respect and have the most authority.
Three practices of Buddhism are: Sila: which represents morality, good conduct and virtue. Samadhi: Mental development, such as meditation ...view middle of the document...
There are also some who view Hinduism as Trinitarian, one God, being three persons. Earlier Hindu scriptures refer to Henotheistic, where male and female are deities, but only one is recognize as being supreme. Vaishnavism and Shivaism are practice by the urban Hindus. Vaishnavism: regards Vishnu as the ultimate deity, while Shivaism is also practice. The main act of Hindu worship is puja, a ritual that engages both senses of the devotee and the gods. Today Hindu people use temples, local shines, domestic shines, and pilgrimage sites to worship in. Other gods that are worship is Sang Hyang, Widhi Wasa and the Ancestors. The Ancestors are the most approachable ones being that, the rites of the living enable the souls of the ancestors to reach heaven.
In the first century AD Hinduism spread to Indonesia. In the 13th century Islam superseded it, even though today, Bali is the largest Hindu region outside of India. Most of Indonesian art is Hindu and Hinduism is still practice in Islamic East Java. In Hinduism most of their gods are symbolize with nature. The most powerful gods are associated with lakes, seas, and mountains.
In Malaysia around 90% of Tamil Indians practice Hinduism. This religion spread to Malaysia very early until the 15th century when the Islamic arrived. Hinduism revival occurred among the Malaysians Indians around The Second World War. This created foundation or organizations and councils to bring unity and reform. Hinduism was once spread over the subcontinents, but later remained in the Indian subcontinents. Today, there are a large number of followers in Hinduism as it is the oldest and active among the different religions.
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