Hinduism and Buddhism

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Essay #: 069408
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The beginning:
Hinduism and Buddhism
This paper will summarize two articles on Eastern religions. Joseph
Vellaringatt’s
text looks at Hinduism and its secular side, while
Thich
Nhat
Hanh’s
article explains a new form of Buddhism, Engaged Buddhism. After the summaries a brief analysis of similarities and differences between the two religions will be provided.
In “The Secular Face of Hinduism” Joseph
Vellaringatt
describes the difference between true Hinduism and
Hindutva
, a form of Hindu fundamentalism, and analyses secularism from
Hinduist
perspective.
Vellaringatt
argues that
Hindutva
is against the true essence of Hinduism and that the term ‘secularism’ in the Hindu culture takes on a different meaning from the usual strict separation of state and...
The end:
.....sm, the development of Buddhism is historically well documented. Over time both have changed and faced challenges as revealed by
Hindutva
in India and
Hanh’s
own Engaged Buddhism
The religious lives of Hinduism and Buddhist followers have same similarities. Buddhism, like Hinduism, exists in many forms. However, in the case of Hinduism the coexistence of different religious practices is the result of the Hinduism essence, as
Vellaringatt
points. On the other hand, different practices in Buddhism are a result of various interpretations of Buddha’s teachings and Buddhist ways of life that sprung after the founder’s death.
Works Cited
Hanh
,
Thich
Nhat
. “Percepts for an Engaged Buddhism.”
Vellaringatt
, Joseph. “The Secular Face of Buddhism.”