Overview of World Religions - Shepparton Interfaith Network
... Jains believe that animals and plants, as well as human beings,
contain living souls. Each of these souls is considered of equal
value and should be treated with respect and compassion.
Jains are strict vegetarians and live in a way that minimises their
use of the world's resources.
Comparing and Contrasting Judaism with Christianity
... Naturally, Jews do not share this interpretation. Many biblical scholars recommend the use of the
references “Hebrew Scriptures” and “Christian Scriptures” instead of “Old Testament” and “New
Testament,” especially when in the company of Jewish people, to retain a sensitivity to the Jewish faith.
... The Bhagavad Gita (Song of the Lord)
The Bhagavad Gita is the highest expression of philosophical Hinduism. It is a chapter of
the immense Indian epic, the Mahabharata, the saga of the war between the Pandavas and
the Kauravas. Arjuna, hero of the Pandavas, is about to confront the army of the Kaur ...
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... principle" as my foundation. It says that one's behavior should promote people's
happiness. I don't claim that everybody should follow this principle, but I do claim
it's a good idea to have some such general principle, rather than an entire ideology,
behind your ethics.
I've got high level backing ...
YESHIVAT HAR ETZION VIRTUAL BEIT MIDRASH PROJECT(VBM)
... into an obstacle in the fact that the Kuzari was only
translated into Latin at a much later stage. Despite this, it
is possible that some sort of oral tradition existed that was
transmitted through forcibly converted Jews.
It seems to me
that these parallels are examples of an influence which is not ...
Religion and Human Behavior - Unifal-MG
... These are questions that people have struggled with throughout history.
Philosophers, psychologists, sociologists, and physicists are among the many
thinkers who have tried to give us answers. We look for answers within
ourselves, but few are satisfactory. In the end, it is religion that gives most ...
God, Tao, and Universal Mind
... demons—which exist, but only in the world of appearance.
Gnosticism was such a diverse and complex religion that it is almost impossible to
generalize about its theology. Gnostic Christianity, as a religion in itself, adopted many
Gnostic ideas and rejected others, while giving it a unique Christian ...
Tolerating the Truth
... is not over and above us, something
that can be conveyed across cultures and
It is inseparable from our cultural
conditioning, our psychology, our race
and our gender.
Truth is simply what we, as individuals
and as communities, make it to be-and
... industrialization and urbanization, and the conditions of
the poor in the cities was the cause of much concern. The
works of the novelist Charles Dickens often exposed the
wrongs of nineteenth century society.
• In response to these hardships, many charities were born
in the nineteenth century.
• Bu ...
Introduction to Hinduism - presbyterianmission.org
... To enable people to pursue these four goals, Hinduism
recognizes four stages of a person’s life. The first stage is
that of the student, where one learns to lead a disciplined,
pure life, devoted to the acquisition of knowledge, to
prepare one for bearing the responsibilities associated
with the ne ...
... • Philosophy of ethics, education, and public service based on
the writings of Confucius and traditionally thought of as one
of the core elements of Chinese culture.
• Ex: Confucius urged the poor to asset themselves.
What is Buddhism? - Spring Branch ISD
... • What is the Third Noble Truth?
The third truth is that suffering can be overcome and happiness can be attained; that true happiness and
contentment are possible. lf we give up useless craving and learn to live each day at a time (not dwelling
in the past or the imagined future) then we can become ...
... of beliefs about the past and future in explaining facts that are observable in the present. It is a religion since it can be defined as a concept
or system of belief that is held to with ardor and faith. Thus ultimately
monism is a religious view concerning life.
Monism quite naturally leads to Pan ...
... Lesson 3 The Beginnings of Judaism
1) Judaism- Is the_____________________________________________________.
2) Torah- Means “______________________________”.
3) Monotheism- The belief in only ______________ God.
4) Ten Commandments- The laws that God gave Moses on Mount______________.
Business Ethics:Today vs. Earlier Period
... said to be subjective and personal.
Ethical principles of analysis are
said to be objective and universal.
What makes them objective and
universal, and why is that
HOW TO TALK TODAY OF THAT VOCATIVE, EVOCATIVE
... The essential aims of life are present in every person. In
everyone there is some longing for humanity's rightful dignity,
for moral integrity, for free expression of being and a sense of
transcendence over the world of existence.
Yet at the same time, each person is capable, to a lesser or
TRANSCENDENTALISM “Transcend” to a higher spiritual
... Reality (Brahman) is One or Absolute, changeless, perfect
and eternal. The ordinary human world of many separate
and discrete (finite) things (which our mind represents by
our senses) is an illusion. Through meditation and purity of
mind, one can experience their true Self, which is Brahman,
God, th ...
Notes on Spinoza on Faith and Philosophy
... God has supreme right and dominion over all things.
Worship of God and obedience to him consists solely in justice
and charity, or love towards one’s neighbor.
• All who obey God by following this way of life, and only those,
are saved; others, who live at pleasure’s behest, are lost.
• God forgives ...
Cosmic Unity - WordPress.com
... cruelty of the highest order is afflicted upon fellow men in the name of God! Then organized
religion becomes nothing more than an instrument of terror, death and destruction. The human
spirit becomes shackled by the very faith designed to liberate it allowing fear and superstition to
reign supreme. ...
Who Is a Hindu - Himalayan Academy
... a divine form, is immanent, transcendent and the giver of moksha. 2) Avatarvad, manifestation of God on Earth: God Himself
incarnates on Earth in various forms to revive dharma and grant
liberation. 3) Karmavad, law of action: the soul reaps fruits, good
or bad, according to its past and present act ...
REASONS FOR THE MITZVOT (PART I)
... impossible that the truth should be on two opposite
It can only be on one or on neither.
explained to you in connection with the verse: "Behold My
servant shall prosper" (Yeshayahu 52: 13), that humility
and meekness are evidently nearer to the Divine Influence
than glory and eminence. ...
Universalism is a religious, theological, and philosophical concept with universal application or applicability. Universalist doctrines consider all people in their formation.In terms of religion, in a broad sense, universalism claims that religion is a universal human quality. This can be contrasted with non-universalist religions. Religion in this context is defined as a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.In some sects of Christianity, universal reconciliation is the doctrine that all sinful and alienated human souls—because of divine love and mercy—will ultimately be reconciled to God. Unitarian Universalism believes that religion is a universal human quality, emphasizing the universal principles of most religions and accepting other religions in an inclusive manner, believing in a universal reconciliation between humanity and the divine. Universalism has had a strong influence on modern Hinduism, in turn influencing western modern spirituality.A community that calls itself universalist may emphasize the universal principles of most religions and accept other religions in an inclusive manner, believing in a universal reconciliation between humanity and the divine. For example, some forms of Abrahamic religions happened to claim the universal value of their doctrine and moral principles, and feel inclusive. A belief in one common truth is also another important tenet. The living truth is seen as more far-reaching than national, cultural, or religious boundaries.