Belief Systems Project



Hinduism is a polytheistic religion, which means that the religion believes in many gods and not just one. The founder of Hinduism is a group of Aryans. Hinduism has a holy book called "The Vedas". Hinduism originally started in India. Hinduism really didn't spread. The religion really stayed in India. The religion has many beliefs such as Karma, Dharma, and Reincarnation. Hinduism practices a set of rules to follow and meditation. In this religion you can practice Moksha. Moksha has 3 paths, path of right thinking, path of right action, and path of religious devotion. Reincarnation is the rebirth of the souls in a new body. Karma is the sum of a persons actions in their existence. Dharma is the Moral law, which means to do the right things and make good choices. In Hinduism, if you don't follow the set of rules and make bad choices, you will most likely be moved down in the caste system in your next life. The Code of Conduct is basically a set of rules you have to follow. They are, non-injury, truthfulness, non-stealing, divine conduct, patience, steadfastness, compassion, honesty, moderate appetite, and purity. The final resting place for Hinduism is Heaven or Hell. In this religion, the people choose the deity they want to worship.

How does practicing the Hinduism religion effect the daily lives of it's followers?

Practicing the Hinduism religion effects the daily lives of the people because it effects how they act, how they eat, what their occupation is, how other people see you depending on what caste level you are on, how you dress, and what caste level you are on. The people in this religion have to watch what they say, act, eat, and dress because if the person acts out an does the opposite of what they are supposed to do, the person will not be able to reach Moksha in this life time, and will most likely be moved down in the caste system in their next life.

Hinduism Facts:

A Short Introduction to Hinduism
10 AWESOME Facts About Hinduism & Indian Gods

Hinduism Music:

Peaceful Hinduism music. peaceful yoga


The founder of Buddhism is Siddhartha Gautama. Siddhartha was born into a noble family in Nepal where he was separated from suffering in the country. He never traveled out of the four walls of the palace. He finally did travel out and explore at the age of 29. Siddhartha the pen realized how much people suffer and how much people were suffering without him knowing. He then decided to spend his life searching for religious truths and a end to life of suffering. The holy books of Buddhism are Pali Tipitika, Mahayana, and Vijayana Canons. Buddhism praticies Sila, Samadhi, and Prajna. Sila is the cornerstone which the entire Noble Eightfold Path is built. Samadhi is a state of intense concentration and absorption of consciousness. Prajna is wisdom or consciousness. Prajna refers to the preceptation to the true nature of reality. Buddhism believes in Reincarnation and Nirvana. Reincarnation is an old soul born into a new body. Nirvana is the release from selfishness and pain. The code of conduct for Buddhism is the 4 Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path. The 4 Noble Truths are 1. Pain and suffering are inescapable parts of life. 2. Suffering is caused by human desire and attachment. 3. People can understand and overcome their weaknesses. 4. Eaiset way to triumph is to follow the Eightfold Path. The Eightfold Path you have certain thing pa to follow are they are 1. Right knowledge, 2. Right aspiration, 3. Right speech, 4. Right behavior, 5. Right livelihood, 6. Right effort, 7. Right mindfulness, and 8. Right contemplation. The persons body would be cremated and the relics were placed in monuments.

How does practicing the Buddhism religion effect the daily lives of its followers?

Practicing the Buddhism religion effects the daily lives of its followers because the people have to follow the 4 Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path to actually get to Nirvana. The people practicing these beliefs changes how they act towards people, their reaction to certain things, how they think, and what they say. The people have to watch what they say and act towards people because if the person treats someone bad, they will most likely be moved down in the caste system in their next life, and won't be able to reach Nirvana in this life.

Buddhism Facts:

Basic Buddhist Teaching
▶10 Facts You Didn't Know About Buddhism◀

Buddhism Music:

Buddhist Chants & Peace Music - Hanshan Temple


The founder of of Confucianism is Confuicus. Confuicus was born in 551 BC and died in 479 BC. Confuicus was a scholar, teacher, and philosopher. Confuicus came up with the 5 relationships for society. They are father-son, elder brother-younger brother, husband-wife, ruler-subject, and Friend-friend. Confuicus wanted Social Harmony. He believed that believed that everyone had duties and responsibilities and that correct behavior brings order and stability to society. He said "Do not do to others, he declared what you do not wish yourself." The holy book of Confucianism is the Analects. Confucianism started in China. This religion spread all over China and neighboring countries like Japan, Korea, and SE Asia. Confucianism goes to a temple to worship and to worship their ancestors. Confuicus created Filial Piety. Filial Piety is respect for parents. Confuicus said "while a father or mother is alive, a son should not travel far." Confuicus believed that a person should have honesty, hard work, and concern for others. He said this was the "Golden Rule." The final resting place for Confucianism is heaven, although Confucianism is not about a belief in the after death, but for many people they do believe in after life. Confuicus thought that people were naturally good, and that the best ruler is led by example. Confuicus had faith in education and that education is the road to advancement. Confucianism is really not a religion. It is a type of government based off of Confuicus's ideas. Confucian scholars ran the government.

How does practicing the Confucianism religion effect the daily lives of its followers?

Parcticing Confucianism effects the daily lives of its followers because it effects the way people act towards their parents, others, and elders. It is different for women because of the 5 relationships. The 5 relationships leans towards the men other then the women because the men always overrule the women. Husband and wife, the husband or guy always goes first before the wife or women. Filial Piety changes the way people act because kids have to be respectful to everyone and especially to their parents and elders. Filial Piety also changes the way a person acts because people have to be hard working, have honesty, and have concern for others.

Confucianism Facts:

Confucius Biography

Confucianism Music:

Chinese Instrumental Music - Confucius


The founder of Judaism is Moses. Moses is the adopted son of the Pharoh's daughter. Moses was a former Egyptian prince who later in life became a religious leader and lawgiver. Judaism has a holy book called Torah. The Torah is the first part of the Jewish bible and is the 5 Books of Moses. Torah contains the laws of God. Judaism started between God and Abraham around 1812 BC. Judaism spread to Israel only because the Babloyians invaded and moved the Jewish people all the way to Israel. Judaism is a monotheistic religion. This means that you his religion believes in one God. Judaism believes in a Coveant which is building an agreement with god. Also, this religion believes in the Ten Commandments Religiuos duties and guide for moral conduct. Judaism practices Passover, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Chanukah. Passover celebrates the exodus of the Jews from Egypt. Rush Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement. Chanukah is an eight day celebration. The code of conduct for Judaism is The Ten Commandments. The Ten Commandments are 1.) Thou shall have no other gods before me. 2.) Thou shall not make unto thee any graven image. 3.) Thou shall not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain. 4.) Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy. 5.) Honor thy father and thy mother. 6.) Thou shall not kill. 7.) Thos shall not commit adultery. 8.) Thou shall not steal. 9.) Thou shall not bear false witness against thy neighbor. 10.) Thou shall not covet any thing this is thy neighbor's. The final resting place for Judaism is the cemetery.

How does practicing the Judaism religion effects the daily lives of its followers?

Practicing the Judaism religion effects the daily lives of its followers because the people have to follow the Ten Commandments and not go against them. It's their way of living and how they live. They always have to be honest with one another, not kill one another, not steal from one another, be nice to their parents, not say Lords name in vain, and only believe in one God.

Judaism Facts:

Judaism Core Beliefs and Practices

Judaism Music:

Jewish Music - Hava Nagila


The founder of Islam is Muhammed. Muhammed was raised by his uncle and grandpa. He was orphaned at the age of six. Muhammed received little schooling and worked in the caravan trade at a a young age. Muhammed's childhood was very hard and difficult. At the age of 25, Muhammed became a trader and business manager.