Sun Yat-sen once said, "Buddhism is not a religion, philosophy or science. Instead, it supplements them. The following briefly describes their differences and similarities.
Thus, the relationship between Buddhism and China is very close. The development of Buddhism influenced, and was influenced by Chinese culture.
In fact Buddhism became a religion of the Chinese. Buddhism originated from India, and the special characteristics of the Indian culture were sometimes not easy for the Chinese to understand. The Chinese traditions influenced and modified some of the practices, and these deviated from the teaching of the Buddha.
As a result, there are unfortunately many misunderstandings about Buddhism in China among the Buddhists and non-Buddhists.
It is very easy to misunderstand Buddhism if one knows nothing about its origins. So I hope this talk may help everyone gain a better understanding!
Misunderstanding that arises from the teachings. Some people do not understand its meanings and may only know it superficially. After listening to a few phrases, they may start to explain to the others in their own way. As a result, some explanations people tell, may not be accurate teachings of the Buddha.
The most common misunderstandings are about the teachings: So now lets discuss these terminologies separately: One who does not understand the Truth of this may think that life is meaningless and become negative and pessimistic. Actually, this theory is commonly misunderstood.
People in society and even some Buddhists are trapped in this wrong and gloomy view. When we encounter phenomena, and have a feeling of dislike, worry or pain, we say that there is "suffering".
This should not be generalised to "all life is suffering", because there is also a lot of happiness in life! Noises are disturbing but nice melodies bring happiness. When one is sick, poor, separated from loved ones, one has suffering. Suffering and happiness exist in all phenomena.
Actually where there is happiness, there will be suffering. They are in contrast with each other. The Buddha says, "Life is suffering". What does "suffering" mean? Everything is impermanent and changeable.
The Buddha says that life is suffering because it is impermanent and ever-changing. For example, a healthy body cannot last forever. It will gradually become weak, old.
Sometimes one may become poor. Power and status do not last as well, one will lose them finally. From this condition of changing and instability, although there is happiness and joy, they are not ever lasting and ultimate. When changes come, suffering arises.
Thus, the Buddha says life is suffering.The declaration Nostra aetate by the Second Vatican Council officially established inter-religious dialogue between Catholics and Hindus, promoting common values between the two religions (among others). There are over million Catholics in India, which represents less than 2% of the total population, still making it the largest Christian church in India.
Answer: There are numerous features that are common with Buddhism and other world religions. They are mainly on the moral and ethical issues, for example, not killing other people, stealing, and so on and on the positive side the act of liberality, sympathy and so forth%(4). The declaration Nostra aetate by the Second Vatican Council officially established inter-religious dialogue between Catholics and Hindus, promoting common values between the two religions (among others). There are over million Catholics in India, which represents less than 2% of the total population, still making it the largest Christian church in India. There are many common features between Buddhism and other world religions on ethical and moral issues, such as not killing other human beings, stealing, etc. and on the positive side the practice of generosity, compassion etc. Morality is only the preliminary stage and is a means to an end.
Common Characteristics Of Buddhism And Other Religions. Religion is the people's beliefs and opinions concerning the existence, nature, and worship of a deity or deities, and divine involvement in the universe and human life. This is my definition of religion before I started this class.
On the first day of the class, a young man walked inside the class room. In Buddhism, there is consideration for all sentient beings (versus human beings, as in other religions).
Buddhists acknowledge/accept the existence of animals and beings in other realms in Samsara. The relationships between Taoism and Buddhism are complex, as they influenced each other in many ways while often competing for influence.
Taoism in its early form was a mixture of early mythology, folk religion, and Taoist philosophy. Student's Condensed Guide Japanese Buddhism & Buddhist Statuary. This is a Side Page. Return to Parent Menu This page was made especially for students of Japanese Buddhism.
There are many common features between Buddhism and other world religions on ethical and moral issues, such as not killing other human beings, stealing, etc. and on the positive side the practice of generosity, compassion etc.
Morality is only the preliminary stage and is a means to an end.