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Indian Religion Quiz on Buddhism & Jainism (Part 1)

jainismMahavira and Gautama Buddha were contemporaries . Buddhism and Jainism are two branches of the Shramana tradition that still exist today. According to the Pali scriptures Gautama Buddha was aware of Mahavira’s existence as well as his community of monks. Jainism and Buddhism share many features including much of the same terminology.

10 Questions on Buddhism and Jainism

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Comments ( 16 )

  1. Buddhism is much more than a religion. It is a philosophy of Life, because philosphy means
    “love of wisdom” and the Buddhist path can be summed up as follows:
    1 – to lead a moral and ethically sound life.
    2 – to be mindful & aware of one’s thoughts,
    words, and actions.
    3 – to develop Wisdom and Understanding.

    But how can Buddhism help me ?
    Buddhism explains our real purpose in life.
    It explains apparent injustice and inequality around the world. It Provides a code of practice which brings Peace and Happiness.
    Buddhism has the answers to the problems in modern materialistic societies. It includes a Deep Understanding of the human mind, which prominent Scientists, and Psychologists around the world are now discovering to be very advanced and effective!! Buddhism teaches not to believe everything we’re told but to develop wisdom,which requires an open, objective, unbigoted mind. We can understand others when we can truly understand ourselves through Wisdom.

  2. Like I’ve noticed that in Buddhist history the religion has had a way of spreading to an area, absorbing the practices and beliefs already native to the area, and syncretizing them into itself. This has happened with Buddhism and Bon, Buddhism and Hinduism, Buddhism and Chinese folk religion, Buddhism and Shinto, and is now happening with Buddhism and Christianity to a rather large scale. A large number of Christians also practice Buddhism.

  3. what are Buddhists’ view on creation?

    i couldn’t reaaly find anything helpful on google so can anyone help me? thanks very much 😀

  4. Many Christans tell me that Buddhism is evil, but I don’t understand how the most tolerant and peaceful religion in the world can be evil. If you look at the history of Buddhism, it’s very hard to link it to any wars. Buddhism never damned anybody for having different beliefs. Buddhism believe that you should analyze all belief systems and whatever you believe, it doesn’t matter just as long you’re a good person. How is that evil?

  5. according to buddhism which wore the ways that we could reincarnate?

  6. Can someone please give me a brief history of Buddhism in Japan (just enough to show how Buddhism came to be the religion for funerals)?
    Also, what is the significance of the funeral rituals?

  7. Marcus Aurelius
    May 1, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    The aim of life in Buddhism is to achieve nirvana and the aim of life in Hinduism is to achieve moksha…Both essentially the same thing: liberation from the cycle of birth and death…..

    According to the teachings of these religions how does one actually accomplish this?

  8. I don’t see Buddhist knocking door to door preaching or attempting to convert. I don’t see it in history that Buddhism had forced people to convert through wars and torture. Is it still a religion where people just convert themselves into?

  9. Does anyone know any good sites for buddhism and how it started?

  10. I just had a conversation with my wife and she always brings up a billions things from the past. Our marriage has not been great. But the past couple of months I’ve done an awesome job! Yet all she wants to tell me is: No, I won’t forgive you as you did this and that. And didn’t do this and that.
    She’s counseling with a Buddhist nun but not actually studying or practicing Buddhism.

  11. i think i have a misconception about buddhism
    can you be buddhist without being a monk? correct me if i am wrong but buddhism is about letting go of all belongings/attachments/wants

  12. Devin Glazewski
    May 29, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    How did Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam interact with, provide justification for, and conflict with various states and empires in Afro-Eurasia?

  13. I would like to know about original Buddhism and as well what the various Buddhist schools believe.

  14. Siddhartha’s encounters with an old man, a sick man, a corpse, and a wandering holy man, which
    prompted him to leave his luxurious and carefree life, are called the _______
    a. temptations
    b. Four Passing Sights
    c. Enlightenment
    d. Awakening

    2. After Siddhartha spent and entire night meditating under a full moon, he finally achieved insight
    into release from suffering and rebirth. Buddhists believe that he reached a profound
    understanding, called his _______
    a. Dharma
    b. stupa
    c. asceticism
    d. enlightenment

    3. At the core of what is generally regarded as basic _______are the Three Jewels: the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha.
    a. suffering
    b. Enlightenment
    c. Buddhism
    d. existence

  15. Ive been reading into Buddhism and have realised that it may have alot of answers to many of my lifes questions.

    Since looking into it though ive found that there is more than one type. Im really interested in taking it further but dont know which to choose or even how to make a choice?

    I can imagine that there is no simple answer but wondered if anyone had any sort of starting point or basic information as to how I can move forward and learn more?

  16. I think Buddhism, from its inception, was about finding one’s own path to enlightenment. Is it different in Hinduism?

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