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Hinduism

Hinduism Is more than a belief but rather a way of life it is one of the world's biggest religions

Hinduism was founded in India by a group called the Aryans thousands of years ago and the religion spread through out the world. There are three main holy books the Vedas

The Bhagavad Gītā and the Upanishads. The Vedas is the one of the most important and oldest holy books.

The Hindu religion is polytheistic meaning they believe in more than one God.

There are three main ideas in understanding the Hindu religion, the first one is reincarnation, every person and living thing on earth have a soul and when the person dies their soul only moves on to a different body.

The second major idea is karma, karma is believed that every action brings certain results, And lastly Dharma, dharma is more of a way of life than a believe.

Dharma is a set of rules that each living person has to follow in order to work their way up the reincarnation ladder.

In Hinduism there is a such thing called a caste system begin more than three thousands years ago, the caste system basically divided he Indians into hereditary groups Brahmin, kashatriya, Vaisya, shura and the untouchables. The three highest groups are the Brahmin kashatriya and Vaisya, the fourth is shura and the lowest one is the untouchables the main idea of the caste system is because they thought that people were born unequal.

Moksha is like heaven but for Hindus, in order to conquer Moksha you have to have a deep devotion for religion and you may have many lifetimes before you can achieve moksha.

Practicing Hinduism affects the life it's followers because they have to be careful of what they say, think and or do and they have to be really devoted to the religion and they have to eat certain things and they aren't allowed to eat meats and for those who are at the bottom of the caste system are treated differently than everyone else, and for those who don't want to be reincarnated into an animal they watch their actions and behave respectfully.

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Buddhism

Buddhism was founded in India by a prince named Siddhartha Gautama around 528 bce.

As for any holy there aren't any.

Buddhism is not a religion it's more of a non-violent belief

The Buddhism beliefs were karma, dharma, the 4 noble truths and rebirth.

They practiced equality, meditation and the eighthfold path.

The four noble truths were, suffering is universal meaning everyone suffers, and the cause of suffering is because people always want/ desire many things,If you end your desires then your sufferings will end and you'll most likely have a chance to reach nirvana, and you should also always follow the eightfold path.

Nirvana is the ultimate goal of releasing a person from selfishness and pain.

Practing Buddhism affect the lives of its followers because they have to meditate everyday and they have to get rid of their desires and lose their selfishness in order to reach nirvana which is basically the final resting place of Hinduism, they also have mindfulness meaning they have to be aware of they are saying feeling or thinking and doing and they shouldn't get attached to things.

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Confucianism

Confucianism was founded in China by Confucius between the 3rd and 5th centuries.

Confucianism was a philosophy created by Confucius, he had believed in social order and mutual respect he teaches that there is a social order that is explained through the the five relationships.

Confucianism provided a skeleton of ethical beliefs.

Confucius never wrote a book it was his followers who wrote the book called the analects it's a book full of Confucius ideas he believed that following the five relationships and filial piety would result in social order.

Filial piety was to have respect for parents and elders and the five relationships was to show respect to elders, father to son, husband to wife, elder brother to younger brother, ruler to subject and friend to friend.

Confucianism code of conduct was filial piety and the five relationships.

Confucianism doesn't have any specific resting place.

confucianism affects it's followers daily lives because they have to learn how to respect their elders and follow the five relationships. The way followers of Confucianism lived their lives depended on what social class they belonged to, people would follow their role as best as they could in hopes to attain divine approval Confucianism emphasizes love for humanity, the the vaule of learning, and devotion to family. Many followers of Confucianism practice rituals as veneration towards their ancestors.

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Judaism

Judaism was founded in the Middle East by Moses and Abraham over 3,500 years ago.

Judaism's holy book was called the Torah which God revealed to Moses on mountain Sinai.

Judaism spread when the Babylonyans spread around the Jewish people.

Judaism is a monotheistic belief meaning that they only believe in one God They believe in a covenant Which is a certain/special agreement with God, the Jews also believe in ethical behavior.

They practice the Ten Commandments which is religious duties and a guide for moral conduct and the Old Testament.

Their final goal was to live in harmony with God.

Judaism affects it's followers daily life because most Jews are found in the Torah, in the Torah there are laws about how they should dress and how and what they should eat.

The Jews have to pray everyday , they are expected to pray three times a day expect on a weekday called Shabbat, ethical practices are also found in the Torah which tells them how to behave everyday, and they weren't allowed to any foods that weren't considered kosher.

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