An introduction to the comparison of christianity and buddhism

In the analysis of English sacred texts, the most popular Protestant Bible books and Buddhist sacred texts were selected see Supplementary Tables S2S3 and divided into excerpts of 1, words to be on par with the number of analyzed words for each Twitter participant.

An introduction to the comparison of christianity and buddhism

Both Buddhism and Christianity doctrines lay emphasis on equal love for all human beings. Finally, the questions assist in making people understand that they have a reason to assist and being there for one another. The patient knows his own symptoms, but only a trained doctor can diagnose the hidden cause, the disease. Desire creates the illusion of a desirer alienated from the desired object, the illusion of twoness. They are the bad effect, the bad cause, the good effect and the good cause, respectively. For if you were freezing and had two gloves on one hand and none on the other hand, would it not be the enlightened thing to do to give one of the gloves to the bare hand? Buddhism teaches similarly on the same issue but they go further to argue that nothing is fixed and permanent. Buddhism is not essentially a doctrine but an experience. It is believed that Christian God is jealous and denies co-existence of similar supreme beings. Author Contributions Both authors developed the study concept, contributed to the study design, interpreted the results, and wrote the manuscript. There are inherent and fundamental differences between Buddhism and Christianity, one significant element being that while Christianity is at its core monotheistic and relies on a God as a Creator , Buddhism is generally non-theistic and rejects the notion of a Creator God which provides divine values for the world. Every religion, every practical philosophy, every therapy, spiritual or physical, has its Four Noble Truths: the symptoms, the diagnosis, the prognosis and the prescription. Tsai, Jeanne L. By the early second century, post-apostolic Christian theology had taken shape, in the works of authors such as Irenaeus , [11] although Christianity is seen as the fulfillment of Jewish prophecy regarding the "Messiah" which dates back much further.

Because these religious differences in beliefs, values, and attitudes may not directly translate to behavioral differences Ajzen,we did not have a strong hypothesis regarding the differences in verbal behavior between Christians and Buddhists. Every religion, every practical philosophy, every therapy, spiritual or physical, has its Four Noble Truths: the symptoms, the diagnosis, the prognosis and the prescription.

But it is not silent about soul. Thus desire is the villain for Buddha, the cause of all suffering. The emotional positivity may be amplified by both religions. Both rituals and symbols play an active role in religion.

Christianity teaches that God wanted mankind to multiple and fill the world and so does the Buddhist religion.

Similarities of buddhism and other religions

Instead of personal, individual, free-willed agape active love , Buddhism teaches an impersonal, universal feeling of compassion karuna. Enlightenment is the "extinction" of this illusion. Those who make these claims do so for the reason that the Bible does not explicitly condemn the practice of slavery, 3 which is a result of racism. Moreover, adherents of both religions, similarly used more positive than negative emotion words on Twitter, although overall, Christians were slightly more positive in verbal emotional expression than Buddhists. Bokin Kim, similarly, sees Christ as the Buddha Dharmakaya , and Jesus as similar to Gautama who was just a historical manifestation of the transhistorical Buddha. The question of why we are here in the world, for instance, is answered by the generation creation story. Christianity teaches that God wanted mankind to multiple and fill the world and so does the Buddhist religion. In Buddhism, no mentioning of a definite beginning of the world or human existence is found. Yet Buddha verbalized a doctrine dharma : the Four Noble Truths summarized everything he taught.

Starting in the s, authors such as Will Durant suggested that Greco-Buddhist representatives of Emperor Ashoka who traveled to SyriaEgypt and Greece may have helped prepare the ground for Christian teaching.

Do not be conceited.

buddhism and christianity similarities

Even though there are approximately 10, religious traditions around the world, psychological studies of religion have more often examined differences between religious vs. Therefore, different LIWC output measures are not statistically independent of each other.

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