Belief Systems Project

Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Judaism


Before You Start.....

Listen to this amazing song by Raj Kapoor from 1955. This guy is basically saying that no matter what his heart is hindu. He is leaving this country and singing this song. !Enjoy!
Mera Joota Hai Japani - Raj Kapoor - Nargis - Shree 420 - Evergreen Bollywood Hits - Mukesh

The Effect On People...

People that follow Hinduism are called Hindus. This religion effects their everyday life in many ways. For example dharma is a way of life. People follow the good way to live a live so they don't cause themselves bad karma. And karma will affect these people anyways if they are being good or bad. If they follow a good life, they have good karma and if they do bad things like stealing, they are going to have bad karma. It is always on the Hindus, life that their goal is to go to moksha. They will only go to moksha if they have have followed all the codes and rules in life to be able to go to moksha. But if the people don't get there, they usually Reincarnate. People reincarnate because either they didn't follow the belief system rightly or they have lived a horrible life. Reincarnation will affect these people because if people were good in their past life, they believe that they will have a good life in their next life, which is called karma!
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Hinduism is a belief and a way of life followed mostly by South Asia. It is a polytheistic religion. There are many beliefs in this religion. For example, Reincarnation. It is when people are reborn after they die. Dharma is a way to live a good and peaceful life. Karma is your destiny on how you behave, it can be good or bad. Moksha is like heaven it's where you go when you have accomplished everything and you don't reincarnate anymore. There are no single founder of this religion, it's just a belief many people followed.

Indian Gods



Before You Start This Section.......

Listen to this calm and peaceful song while you look at this part of the poster. This song is in the neplai language. Nepal was a part of India but became an independent country. Nepal is located in South Asia.
nepali dhamma songs


Buddhism is a religion to about 300 million people around the world. It has its origins about 2,500 years ago when Siddhartha Gotama, known as the Buddha, was himself awakened (enlightened) at the age of 35. Buddhism explains a purpose to life, it explains apparent injustice and inequality around the world, and it provides a code of practice or way of life that leads to true happiness.To many, Buddhism goes beyond religion and is more of a philosophy or 'way of life'. It is a philosophy because philosophy 'means love of wisdom.' There are Four Noble Truths that Buddhists believe in. The first truth is that life is suffering, life includes pain, getting old, disease, and ultimately death. The second truth is that suffering is caused by craving and aversion. The third truth is that suffering can be overcome and happiness can be attained; that true happiness and contentment are possible. The fourth truth is that the Noble 8-fold Path is the path which leads to the end of suffering. The Buddhists also believe in the Eightfold Path. The eightfold path is to have the right mindfulness, the right view, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, and right concentration.
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The effect on people...

Buddhism is a philosophy and basically a way of life. Buddha was a prince and then realized that people suffer in life. He went around and taught other people what he had learned. For example, the four noble truths, it tells people to not be greedy. If you want something in life, you are going to suffer. This way people understand that always wanting something will make them greedy. Which will cause them to suffer in life. Also, according to the rules of the eightfold path, a People are supposed to have the right mindfulness, the right view, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, and right concentration. This encourages Buddhists, to live a peaceful and good life!



Before You Read.......

Press play to this calm and peaceful chinese music. it is instrumentsl and you may listen to it while you enjoy the poster.
Imperial Court Music of China


Confucianism, the way of life propagated by Confucius in the 6th–5th century bce and followed by the Chinese people for more than two millennia. Although transformed over time, it is still the substance of learning, the source of values, and the social code of the Chinese. Confucianism, also known as a system of philosophical and "ethical-sociopolitical teachings" sometimes described as a religion. A Chinese philosopher named K'ung Fu-tzu or Confucius, the Westernized version, believed that a society could become perfect, if the people who lived in it exhibited "beautiful conduct." Confucius was born in 551 B.C.E. He had a government job which he gave up to devote his life to teaching people how to behave. Today over five million people, mostly in China and the Far East, practice Confucianism

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The effect on people....

Confucius taught five basic ideas about behavior. Always be considerate to others, Respect your ancestors, Try for harmony and balance in all things, Avoid extremes and emotion, if you live in peace and harmony then you'll be in contact with the spiritual forces of the universe and nature. This affected people because it made them live in harmony and peace which caused less fighting or war. Confucius also taught people the 5 virtues. (1) Kindness. (2) Righteousness. (3) Sobriety. (4) Wisdom. (5) Trustworthiness. The five virtues helped people understand the five teachings. It helped people live life in harmony!




This song is irst known as a Hasidic melody it became a perennial favorite at weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, and Jewish--and non-Jewish--cultural events around the world.
Jewish Music - Hava Nagila


Judaism is one of the oldest religions in the world that still exists today. Jewish history, beliefs, and traditions were recorded in the Hebrew Bible called the Torah beginning as early as the 8th century BCE. Hebrews moved to the Middle East and Judaism started spreading around there. Jewish people believe that there is only one God, which is called monotheism. The world mostly was polytheistic and thanks to the influence of Judaism on the powerful religions of Christianity and Islam. Today, approximately 14 million people identify themselves as Jews. There are three main branches of Judaism, each with different approaches to religious life: Orthodox; Conservative; and Reform. Jewish life is rich in traditions, rituals and holidays, which commemorate the past, celebrate the present, and express hope for the future.
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The Effect On People....

People that followed Judaism are called Jews. Judaism had many affect on people's names the past and the present. It affected how people were treated during the World War II and many times in history, the Jews weren't treated well. Just because of that there are to as many Jewish people in the world as other religion like Christianity and Islam. They had great wealth but they were picked on a lot. Also it had religious effect on people. Judaism had effect on people to believe in more polytheistic religion like Christianity and Islam.



The Basics of Christianity!

As you guys must know, Jesus is the most important person lived in Christianity. He was considered the messiah in Christianity by its followers. The Bible is the holy book that St. Paul was famous for writing. Jesus was born in Judea, Nazareth in Israel Jerusalem. Christianity spread around the whole world, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Now there are Christians everywhere around the world. Pretty much in every country there are some Christians. Christianity is a monotheistic religion. Christians believe that Jesus is a savior. And they also believe in the Golden Rule. The main two holidays in Christianity is Christmas and Easter. Christians are expected to pray, go to church, read the bible, and celebrate the Christian holidays. The Christians' main beliefs are the 10 Commandments, heaven and hell!

The Effect On People......

Christians prayed. They had to be truthful, do charity, and get along with people. This affects their daily lives because they would have to be nicer if they followed Christianity. And If you are a Christian, it is the rule to marry another Christian. You can't be gay and be Christian. It's a sin to have a gay marriage. This affects our government laws. The government gives people the right to have a gay marriage but the religion does not. This is how Christianity affects people, socially. How people celebrate holidays like Christmas or Easter effect the people's daily life also. Christians also go to church every Sunday or Saturday, this affects their daily rituals and life! Christianity helped people grow a stability in life when they needed help!

This is just a preferable song to this section press play if you like it!

Count On Me - Bruno Mars



This song is in arabic with english translations. this song contains names of many great people from the history, for example, Gabriel, Noah, Ibrahim, Ismael, and etc.... please listen to this song as you read the meaning of it!
allahu akbar in arabic song


Islam is one of the largest religions in the world, with over 1 billion followers. It is a monotheistic religion. The founder of Islam was Prophet Muhammad in 7th-century Saudi Arabia. The Arabic word Islam means “submission,” to the will of God. Followers of Islam are called Muslims. In Islam, the god is Allah, meaning GOD in Arabic. Islamic practices center on the Five Pillars of Islam believing in one god, prayer, fasting, pilgrimage to Mecca, and alms and include several holidays and rituals as well. Muslims that follow the greatest prophet in this religion, Mohammed are called Sunnis. Muslim that follow prophet Ali, Mohammed's son-in law's path are called Shi'ites. Mosques are where people go to pray.

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!!Fun Facts!!

  1. The month people fast in is during Ramadan.
  2. There are 2 main holidays, both are called Eid.
  3. Indonesia is the most populated Muslim country in the world
  4. Jesus, Micheal, Israel are all Islamic prophets.
  5. Mary, mother of Jesus is mentioned in the holy book QUR'AN.

How It Affects People.....

Islam can affect it's followers in many ways. For example, their daily lives. Muslims have to pray five times a day everyday. They also cannot eat anything with or related to pork. To eat meat, Muslims must make them "HALAL" (arabic word for permissible, purified.) Also, women and men are equal in Islam. But it is bad for a woman to stay in the same room as a stranger man. Women who are muslim, are supposed to cover themselves head to toe. That is why they wear Hijabs to cover their heads. Another example, people have to do charity or alms. And Muslims also have to do good deeds because it can help them in many ways but most importantly getting their mistakes forgiven. Holidays also are a big deal in a Muslim's life! The two important holidays are both called EID. One you have to fast for called Ramadan. and the other Eid which is after Ramadan, you have to sacrifice an animal. All these rituals in this religion are to show devotion to God; Allah, and to show respect towards the prophets and the religion itself! Just showing devotion to Islam can impact Muslim's daily life affectively...


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