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In the first day of class we looked at a video which gave us a brief incite of some of the most popular religions of Asia today which includes but not limited to Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Shinto, Islam and Sikhism.
In the film I felt that more emphasis was placed on Hinduism and Gandhi, which is only logical giving the importance of Gandhi in the east, he preached of peace and equality, he also played an important role in helping to calm the India Pakistan feud. It should also be noted that we looked at the four stages in life or ashrama which include a student, house holder, forest dweller, and sannyasa.
Another important religion that caught my attention however it really isn’t a religion is Buddhism, Buddhism is a nontheistic religion or more so a philosophy of living that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on teachings attributed to Gautama Buddha, commonly known as the Buddha ("the awakened one"). According to Buddhist tradition, the Buddha lived and taught in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent, He is recognized by Buddhists as an awakened or enlightened teacher who shared his insights to help sentient beings end their suffering through the elimination of ignorance and craving. Buddhists believe that this is accomplished through the direct understanding and perception of dependent origination and the Four Noble Truths. It should also be noted that in some area female Buddhist is…...

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