Academic Papers on Eastern Religions

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An 8 page essay on the similarities and differences between these two sects of Buddhism including historical background behind their split. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 8 page report discusses meditative practices of Buddhism known as 'samatha' and 'vippassanan' and their relationship to both calming and insight. The report also discusses how the ideas differ and still encompass one another. Bibliography lists 7 sources as references.

A 7 page paper on the art of Ch'an Buddhism with special attention on one of its masters, Mu-Ch'i (Fa-ch'ang). Ch'an Buddhism has often been considered one of the most irreligious of religions. It had great impact on the world of art especially during the flower and bird school of the Sung dynasty. During ...

A 5 page research essay on the similar use of koans between the pratityasamutpada (ancient) and Zen forms of Buddhism. The writer provides a background for the similarity between the two forms of Buddhism, and discusses examples of the koans and the reasons behind them—the Middle Way. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Women in Buddhism

  • 6 page paper

A 6 page research paper on the emergence of Buddhist feminism and the quest for equality within the Buddhist religion. The paper gives a brief background of the Buddhist background of male domination and describes the struggle and achievement of Buddhist women within the last 15 years to attain equality. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 10 page paper that analyzes the treatment of women in ancient Buddhism, Hinduism, and Judaism, in light of contemporary views of gender equity. It focuses on three criteria to measure each faith's levels of misogyny: limits of participation in religious practices, perceptions as temptresses, and importance of domestic roles. Bibliography lists eight sources.

A 5 page overview of Buddhism and how it is both a religion and a science, by definition. The writer analyzes various fundamental tenets of Buddhism to illustrate this point. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 5 page research paper in which the writer discusses similarities and differences that exist between the teachings of Christianity & Buddhism. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Buddhism vs. Hinduism

  • 6 page paper

A 6 page paper that provides a comparative overview of both religions. The writer concludes by considering some similarities and differences that exist between these two religions and Roman Catholocism. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 5 page research paper which compares these two major world religions. The writer demonstrates that although there are vast differences in the belief systems of these two religions, there are also a surprising number of areas of commonality. Bibliography included.

A 6 page paper that discusses & compares the two religions from an historical perspective up to the current day. The paper discusses the laws and teachings governing the two communities, and the religious goals of enlightenment. 1 bibliographical reference listed.

A 9 page essay on theories on religion and the relationship of Hinduism to those theories. The specific theory addressed is that postulated by Francis Clark and the search for meaning. The writer discusses Clark's theory, provides a basic history of the evolution of Hinduism and posits that this adaptable religion ...

A 5 page comparison of Boethian philosophy and Christianity. Emphasis on Boethian ideals. 3 + sources listed in bibliography.

A 5 page paper discussing the philosophy of the Roman scholar Boethius as it applies to the untimely death of Congressman Sonny Bono. Bibliography lists four sources.

A 5 page essay examining the differences and similarities between these major fields of religion. The writer shows how each has a different view of reality while still retaining certain commonalties in regards to ethical behavior. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

An 8 page paper comparing the issue of death and dying in the Hindu religion verses the Islam religion. Includes information on preparatory rites and the final disposition of the corpse as well as the behavior of the bereaved. Also includes information regarding the views of these two religions on suicide and euthanasia. ...

The Chandogya Upanishad saw a true release from space and time, a form of existence that can only be compared to 'the wind in its freedom to roam at will, unhampered by material things.' In this 5 page research paper, the writer explores the ideas behind this particular aspect of Hindu philosophy and details its ...

The Bhagavad-Gita -- 'Song of the Lord' -- has been a source of meditation in India for more than 2000 years. In this 5 page research paper, the writer explores the ideas behind this particular aspect of Hinduism and details its main ideas, historical perspective, and enduring value today. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

An 11 page discussion of Hinduism; particularly the concept of destiny as it relates to this particular religion. Includes an historic background, discussion of various relevant concepts including karma, and provides plenty of analytical insight. Bibliography lists 5 sources (all books).

A 17 page discussion of Hinduism, particularly the concept of destruction as it relates to this particular religion. Karma and many other relevant terms are explicated in this lengthy analysis. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

An 8 page research paper on Yoga, -- an ancient Sanskrit word generally meaning 'union,' which refers to a method of gaining a certain profound release from the bondage of Karma and rebirth that has constituted the highest aim for most Hindus, Buddhists, and Jains for millenniums. Properties, practices, and forms of Yoga are discussed ...

A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the elements of Hindu monism and compares them with Spinozian monism. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

10 pages in length. Is redemption always obtainable when one sins, or is the severity of the sin the sole determinant of forgiveness? Religions vary greatly in how they deal with transgressions and their ultimate hereafter consequences. The writer examines the concepts of sin, redemption and karma as they relate to ...

This 7 page analysis discusses major religions and philosophies of the world and compares them with Judeo-Christian beliefs (Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam are included in the discussion). Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Yoga & Vedanta

  • 4 page paper

A 4 page paper that reflects a comparison between Yoga and Vedanta and their application in an understanding of Eastern religions. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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