Major Far East Religions

(Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism) By: Kennedy Cross

Hinduism

Hinduism is a religion or a way of life, found most notably in India and Nepal.

FACTS:

No single founder

Place of worship: puja

sacred text: Vedic

God: Brahma

They believe in animal sacrifices.

Buddhism

Buddhism is a nontheistic religion or philosophy that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on teachings attributed to Gautama Buddha, commonly known as the Buddha.

FACTS:

Founder: Siddhartha

Place of Worship: May sit on the floor barefoot facing an image of Buddha and chanting.

Scared text: Tripitaka

God: Buddha

They believe in peace and meditating.

Confucianism

Confucianism is known as Ruism, is a system of philosophical and "ethical-sociopolitical teachings" sometimes described as a religion.

FACTS:

Founder: Kongzi

Place of Worship: They don't go anywhere to worship, they just follow their holy text.

Sacred Text: Lun-yu

God: No real leader either doesn't believe in a god.

It is more like a moral code or way to live life than an organized religion (even though technically, it is a religion)”