Essays and Research Papers on Eastern Religions

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This 6 page essay offers a hypothetical interview with a Buddhist in order to offer an accurate overview of the principles of this major world religion. The Buddhist concept of God, and the principles of this faith are described. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 5 page paper which examines the concept and beliefs concerning life and death in the religion of Hinduism. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 3 page research paper that discusses the influence of Zoroastrianism on the three major world faiths of Christianity, Judaism and Islam. The writer argues that Christianity, Judaism and Islam would not exist in their present forms if it were not for the influence of an older religion that pre-existed all three of these world ...

This 5 page paper provides an overview of this philosophical book. The premise that this work, which embraces Buddhism, is at odds with mainstream western religion is contemplated. The fact that this work is in fact bringing eastern religious practices to the western world is emphasized. No additional sources cited.

A 5 page exploration of art as it reflects religion and mythology in India. The author provides examples from dance, folklore, jewelry and architecture. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 7 page exploration of Buddhism and the role sacred text verses ritual has played over time in the religion’s evolution and expression. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Buddhism vs. Hinduism

  • 4 page paper

In four pages, the author examines the differences between the texts and the houses of worship in Buddhism and Hinduism. An interview with a follower of each religion is included, as well as three sources.

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.

This 7 page paper looks at three of the great religions of the world. Precepts of each are compared and contrasted. Bibliography lists 14 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).

This 6 page paper compares these two eras in terms of socioeconomic, cultural and political aspects. The nature of emphasis on religion is also explored. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Buddhist Practices

  • 3 page paper

This 3 page paper discusses two aspects of Buddhism: the role of Buddhist thought in politics in Southeast Asia; and why Buddhism should be regarded as a religion, not merely an ethical system. Bibliography lists 3 sources.


  • 4 page paper

This 4 page paper provides an overview of some of the primary features of this ancient religion. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 6 page paper supports the thesis that Eastern philosophies are not only here to stay, but they positively contribute to America. Mainstream religion is used as a basis for comparison. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 3 page paper discusses Hinduism and why it seems to encompass so many different religious viewpoints; whether or not these viewpoints have enough in common so that they can be grouped together in the Western category “Hinduism”; and whether Hinduism is a world religion or one belonging exclusively to Asia. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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.

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 ...

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.

This 6 page paper provides an overview (compare and contrast) of the entitled three Eastern religions. Among the information includes is: when each was founded and the purpose of founding, if known, the number of members of each worldwide, the major sacred texts, the major philosophy or goal of each, and some of their contributions. ...

A 5 page paper that provides a brief description and explanation of each of these five religions. The writer also compares and contrast them and comments on the influence they have on believers and the community. Bibliography lists 6 sources.


  • 4 page paper

A paper which looks at Buddhism in comparison with other religions, with particular reference to the emphasis on personal spiritual development. Bibliography lists 2 sources

Musui's Story

  • 5 page paper

5 pages in length. Musui's Story tells of the life of a samurai in the lower class of his society who gave up the aspirations expected of him in order to learn from those who were beneath him according to societal rules of the time. It is a fact that religion in society played a role ...

Buddhism and Taoism

  • 6 page paper

This 6 page paper discusses the similarities and differences between Buddhism and Taoism comparing and contrasting the various beliefs and practices to identify the similarities and differences. The paper also outlines why they should both be considered major religions. The bibliography cites 5 sources.


  • 5 page paper

This 5 page report discusses “Mahabharata,” the largest epic in the history of mankind. It describes events that took place in ancient bhaarata around 5000 BCE. The main event was the appearance of Lord Krishna - the 8th avatar (incarnation) of Lord Vishnu. The Mahabharata serves as both sacred text and a portal through which the modern world may consider ...


  • 6 page paper

This 6-page paper encompasses answers to various essay questions. Topics include how Avon operates on a world-wide basis, the Just in Time concept for manufacturing, the differences between Hinduism and Islam (and similarities) as well as the differences and similarities between Taiwan and mainland China.

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