Essays and Research Papers on Eastern Religions

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A 5 page paper which examines the relationship between karma and varna in Hindu teachings. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Lao Tzu and Taoism

  • 8 page paper

An 8 page overview of the philosophy of Taoism and the man to whom it is attributed, Lao Tzu. Lao Tzu recorded his teachings in the manuscript which would come to be known as the “Tao Te Ching”. “Tao” is translated literally to mean “the Way” or the “Way of Nature”. “Tao ...

A 7 page research paper that answers the question of what does it take to be a Buddhist monk? In answering this question, the writer covers the Four Noble Truths and the Eight-fold Path, as well as the daily routine of a monastery. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

An 8 page paper which compares and contrasts the Eightfold Path of Buddhism and the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 5 page paper which examines how Jack Kerouac’s novel “Dharma Bums” illustrates East meeting West in terms of social and spiritual endeavors. No additional sources cited.

This 7 page paper is based on notes from a student concerning a visit to two facilities, one a Buddhist monastery that supports the Theravada tradition and the other, the Karma Ling Buddhist Centre that is aligned with Tibetan Buddhism. Buddhism is discussed in general. The two types of buddhism are compared and contrasted. Bibliography ...

Buddhism And Judaism

  • 5 page paper

5 pages in length. There exist many similarities between the doctrines and beliefs of Judaism and Buddhism; however, there are just as many inconsistencies when one delves into the various aspects of the two religions. Blessed with an abundance of altruism, both Judaism and Buddhism place humanity and other living entities at the ...

This 8 page paper looks at various views of the concept of the middle way in buddhism according to the Mahayana sect. Various authors are discussed in respect to this concept. A table of contents is included. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

This 5 page report discusses the Tao or the “way” and how it includes and embraces all that may be dismissed as opposite. All that is . . . is. Therefore, all that is not . . . also is. Taoism allows for an understanding that what is opposite is only a reflection. The sun ...

This 9 page paper addresses the fact that Buddhism spread in Asia much more quickly than did Islam. Why Buddhism is more popular in Asia is explored. Relevant historical facts are duly noted. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

This 5 page paper defines and explains what are meant by the terms Spiritual Specialist, Dharma and Ahimsa and how they may be seen in practice. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

Confucianism

  • 5 page paper

A paper which considers various aspects of Confucianism, in terms of a social philosophy and a religious belief system, and looks at the differences between the Confucian system and other Chinese philosophies.

Muhammad and Buddha

  • 8 page paper

An 8 page paper which examines the figures of Muhammad and Buddha, comparing and contrasting the two. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A paper which looks at Buddhist doctrines and practices in the context of Confucianism and the Tao, and considers how these practices are manifested in daily life. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Buddhism

  • 5 page paper

5 pages in length. The writer provides a detailed description of Buddhism, as well as touches upon Confucianism, Taoism, Falun Gong and Shintoism. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Neo-Buddhism in India

  • 9 page paper

This 9 page paper provides an overview of buddhism as well as its place in India today. How it has been viewed as better than Hinduism and how it has affected the caste system are some things explored. The caste system and its detrimental nature is also discussed. Bibliography lists 7 ...

This 5 page paper discusses the importance of the step of renunciation in the Hindu faith. Quotes from the Vedas as well as expert Gavin Flood are cited from the texts. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 4 page paper. The anthropological method to Hinduism is one that follows along the premises found in the anthropology of religion. It becomes an ethnographic approach that considers culture. In other words, the anthropological method is one that is interdisciplinary. This essay discusses how some anthropologists have approached the study of India and caste ...

A 6 page paper which examines the beliefs concerning an afterlife in the religions of Buddhism and Christianity. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Buddhism:

  • 4 page paper

This 4 page paper examines the differences between Zen and Tibetan Buddhism. This paper considers the goals of each practice, as well as how each is practiced. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 5 page paper which examines the religious beliefs concerning life after death as seen in Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 6 page paper that discusses the roles of the sacraments and the liturgy in the development of Christian worship. Topics discussed include the seven sacraments accepted by the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches and the two that are accepted by all Christian faiths. Ages discussed include early Christianity, the Middle Ages and the ...

This is a 4 page paper describing some of the basic differences and relationships between Buddhism, Taoism and Zen. The differences between Buddhism, Taoism and Zen are based on the level of definition allowed within each belief. Buddhism based on the life of Buddha around 500 B.C. and has defined truths, paths, precepts, and jewels ...

Buddhism and Women

  • 4 page paper

A 5 page discussion of the role of women in Buddhism. The author notes that women have historically been subjugated by the Buddhist religion but that this subjugation is related more to historical circumstance than to the teachings of Buddha himself. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 6 page paper that discusses the roles of the sacraments and the liturgy in the development of Christian worship. Topics discussed include the seven sacraments accepted by the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches and the two that are accepted by all Christian faiths. Ages discussed include early Christianity, the Middle Ages and the ...

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