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The Dalai Lama has said: But if I were to say that Hinduism and Buddhism are totally different, it would not be in conformity with truth.
Who is a Hindu? The Bhagavad Gita doctrine of lokasmgraha good of humanity and of Divine Incarnation influenced the Mahayana or the Northern school of Buddhism.
This quasi-historical notice, reduced to its less allegorical expression means that Mahayanism is much indebted to the Bhagavadgita and more even to Shaivism. It may be called a reform within Hinduism.
The formative years of Buddhism were spent in the Hindu religious environment. It shares in a large measure the basic pre suppositons of Hinduism. It is a product of the Hindu religious ethos.
Religion and Culture - By S. The origin of Christianity is due also to Buddhist influence. The teachings of the Buddha got woven into Greek, Egyptian and Hebraic theology, giving rise to the new Christian religion.
Renan sensed this when he wrote in his Life of Christ that 'there was something Buddhist' in the Word of Christ. Flavius Joseph observed that the Pharisees of Alexandria had taken from the Indians the belief in resurrection of the dead.
Though this idea was alien to the Hebrew dogma, it gradually got absorbed into it, which probably explains the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
At a more mundane level, Christians who venerate relics, ring bells and burn incense are unwittingly imitating Indian rituals that were established many centuries before Christianity.
Ironically in the 19th century, some Christian missionaries expressed their indignation at Indian pagans ringing Christian bells and burning Christian incense when in point of fact it was the Christians who were imitating the Indians.
These influences from India may come as a surprise to many Christians. Yet they were often discussed in the early 19th century when Europe discovered the Vedas and the Upanishads in translation. More recently, with the discovery of the Dead Sea Biblical manuscripts, some archaeologists who specialize in religion have spoken once again of an Indian connection between Buddhist monks and the Essenian community which lived next to Jerusalem.
The Hindus venerate Christ as an Incarnation, and they see that his essential message is that of the Sanatana Dharma the Eternal Religion. The special ethical and religious ideas contained in the teachings of Christ have no antecedents in the religious traditions in which he was born.
John the Baptist, who belonged to the monastic sect of the Essenes, was a Buddhist. Moffatt, in his book, Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics, vol. The Christian historian, Mahaffi, declared that the Buddhist missionaries were forerunners of Christ.
Millman admit that the sect of the Essenes arose through the influence of the Buddhist missionaries who came from India. Complete works of Swami Abhedananda, vol.In discussing the ancient world, many aspects in ancient Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt seem to be different and similar in different ways.
Mesopotamia and Egypt differ in the way their kings govern and the social standings of woman. But were the similar in how religion played a big part in their lives.
Aruj Barbarossa, known also in Turkish as Oruc Reis, is one of the most notorious pirates in history.
He lived between the 15th and 16th centuries, and was one of the most well-known Barbary corsairs. [The following is a transcription of Igor Shafarevich's The Socialist kaja-net.com work was originally published in Russian in France under the title Sotsializm kak iavlenie mirovoi istorii in , by YMCA Press.
An English translation was subsequently published in by Harper & Row. Ancient Egypt vs. Ancient Mesopotamia Essay there were two ancient civilizations, Egypt and Mesopotamia. Both were quite remarkable in technology and language, but each civilization had different advances.
Ancient Egypt vs.
Mesopotamia - Comparative Essay Words Sep 17th, 4 Pages Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia Egypt and Mesopotamia, although similar, are different as a result of one major natural resource: a river.
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