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  • Eastern Religions

  • BuddhismNation of Origin- Nepal

    Founder: Siddhartha Gautama

    Place of Worship- Temple

    Holy Book: No one book- sacred texts including the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra

    Deity: No deity

  • Basic Tenets of BuddhismImpermanence and life sufferingComplete contentment through eliminating the attachment to worldly thingsFour Noble TruthsEightfold Path to NirvanaReincarnation

  • BuddhismWheel of LifeThe eight spokes equalthe eightfold path whichpoints the way to a proper life

  • The Eightfold Path

  • HinduismHindu Sanskrit word om means the sound of creation and is used to signify the divine nature of everything. It is especially used as a meditative chant

  • HinduismNation of Origin: India

    Founder: No single founder

    Place of worship: Temple

    Holy Book: No one book several sacred texts including the 4 Vedas and the Puranas

    Deity: 3 main gods Shiva, Brahma, and Vishnu

    Siva The Destroyer

  • Basic Tenets of Hinduism

    Trinity of godsCastes based on ritual purityUnity of all lifeReincarnation (samsara)Enlightenment when free of earthly desires (moksha)Freedom from desire comes from a lifetime of worship, knowledge and virtuous actsKarma and Dharma

  • IslamThis symbol was derived from the nomadic traders who roamed Saudi Arabia and Near East and saw these symbols in the clear heavens as evidence of divine presence

  • IslamNation of Origin: Saudi ArabiaFounder: MuhammadPlace of worship: MosqueHoly Book: Qur anDeity: God (Allah)

  • Basic Tenets of Islam

    People reach salvation through following the 5 Pillars of Islam10 CommandmentsBelief in life after death (resurrection)Heaven and HellMonotheistic (only one god)Kinship with Judaism and Christianity

  • The Five Pillars of IslamStatement of Faith There is no god but Allah; Muhammad is the Prophet of God.PrayerAlmsgivingFasting RamadanPilgrimage The Hajj to Mecca

  • ConfucianismKung Fu-Tza or Confucius is the originator of a philosophy of social harmony. He was a teacher of gentlemanly behavior

  • ConfucianismNation of Origin: China

    Founder: Kung Fu-tza (Confucius)

    Place of Worship: none

    Holy Book: The Analects, and the Five Classics

    Deity: Confucius is viewed as a god by some followers

  • Basic Tenets of Confucianism

    Social order, harmony and good environment

    Respect for parents and elders

    Education is important to both the individual and society

    Stresses mans relationship with humankind especially family and state

    Values an educated elite

  • DaoismYin and Yang- a long-existing symbol of unity and interplay in the cosmos.The yin and yang are borrowed by the Daoists.

  • DaoismNation of Origin: China

    Founder: Lao Tzu

    Place of worship: temple

    Holy Books: Dao de Ching (Book of Reason and Virtue)

    Deity: Lao Tzu

  • Basic Tenets of DaoismSearch for personal immortality

    A person must harmonize with the Dao.

    The Dao is a natural path of the universe which is ever changing. It "refers to a power which envelops, surrounds and flows through all things, living and non-living.

    The Tao regulates natural processes and nourishes balance in the Universe. It embodies the harmony of opposites (i.e. there would be no love without hate, no light without dark, no male without female.)"

  • ShintoTorii Gate- The gate signifies the location of a Shinto Shrine and the holy spirits of Kami.

  • ShintoNation of Origin: Japan

    Founder: Unknown

    Place of worship: Temple

    Holy Books: None

    Deity: Kami the sun goddess

  • Basic Tenets of ShintoNature worship and adoration of the sun goddess with emperor offspring

    Nationalistic in 1920s and 1930s.

    All of humanity is regarded as "Kami's child." Thus all human life and human nature is sacred.

    Believers aspire to have "makoto", sincerity or true heart. This is regarded as the way or will of Kami.

    Morality is based upon that which is of benefit to the group.

    "Shinto emphasizes right practice, sensibility, and attitude."


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