Tuesday, Dec. 8th 2015 at 1:30am
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–The oldest and most important is the Vedas (in 4 parts)
•First in the form of oral historie
•The Bhagavad Gītā (400 BCE)
–It is perhaps the most famous, and definitely the most widely-read text of ancient India.
•The Upanishads (400 BCE)
–Focus on 1) meditation and 2) religious instruction with a guru
The beloved of Hindus effect there daily lives because they have to follow moksha and maintain a clean darhma
Where it started
Buddhism spread from India to China and other parts of the world along the SILK ROAD –
•The sharing of religion is an excellent example of cultural diffusion.
Believed in KARMA and DHARMA and REINCARNATION –
2. REJECTED THE CASTE SYSTEM – felt it was not fair, unjust!!
“Not by birth does one become an outcast, not by birth does one become a Brahmin. By DEEDS one becomes an outcast, by DEEDS one becomes a Brahmin” – Buddha
Not a religion Government based on his ideas. Confucian scholars ran government
•Spread to Korea, Japan, SE Asia
Where it started
Daily life style
Died 1800 at the age of 13
The holy book is the Bible
The Ten Commandments are the codes of conduct for Christianity
Christianity originated from the Jewish law and it originated in the city of Jerusalem
And Paul spread the word of Christianity to the rest of the world
The central teachings of traditional Christianity are that Jesus is the son of God, the second person of the trinity of the god the father, the son, and the holy spirit
The holy books are the Qur'an, Torah, zabur,and the injil
They have to follow the 5 pillars
The origin of Islam can be traced back to 7th century Saudi Arabia. Islam is thus the youngest of the great world religions. The prophet Muhammad (circa 570-632 A.D.) introduced Islam in 610 A.D. after experiencing what he claimed to be an angelic visitation.
Muslims are expected to make a pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in their lives. Islam spread from Mecca to Medina and then through central Asia, North Africa, Spain, and parts of the old Byzantine and Persian empires.