Buddhism and Monotheism

Buddhism and Monotheism

Buddhism is a religion lacking the idea of a unique creator God.

Author: Peter Harvey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108731376

Category: Religion

Page: 75

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Buddhism is a religion lacking the idea of a unique creator God. It is a kind of trans-polytheism that accepts many long-lived gods, but sees ultimate reality, Nirvana, as beyond these. It does, though, see Dhamma/Dharma as a Basic Pattern encompassing everything, with karma as a law-like principle ensuring that good and bad actions have appropriate natural results. This Element explores these ideas, along with overlaps in Buddhist and monotheist ideas and practices, the development of more theist-like ideas in Mahāyāna Buddhism, Buddhist critiques of the idea of a creator God, and some contemporary Buddhist views and appreciations of monotheisms.
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Religion and Society

Religion and Society

Hindu - Buddhist monotheism , historically , can be regarded as the legacy of an
ancient “ Aryan ” Olympian cult institution once widespread in Europe and South -
west Asia . ( We treat Tibetan and other varieties of Buddhism as offshoots ...

Author: Gnana Stanley Jaya Kumar

Publisher: M.D. Publications Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8175330058

Category: Religion and sociology

Page: 241

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In the wake of tremendous progress of industrialization and urbanization,religion,one of h\the powerful tradition institution,has undergone far -reaching chanes with regards to the criteria of values and standard of behaviour.The goal ofall human activity is evidently the attainment of happiness in this life as well as beyond ,Evidently for a personality,both these sets of seemingly opposite categories,that is mundane and extra0mundane are indispensable and inseparable.
Categories: Religion and sociology

Buddhism

Buddhism

So then, as there are many Buddhas and many Bódhisattvas, the religion of
Northern Buddhists is practically systematic deification of humanity, displayed in
a thoroughly polytheistic form of worship. BUDDHIST MONOTHEISM. § 41.-But in
 ...

Author: Ernest John Eitel

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B8243

Category: Buddha (The concept)

Page: 145

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Categories: Buddha (The concept)

Early Monotheism

Early Monotheism

BUDDHISM AND ITS FOUNDER . in which we find , however incoherent or
disconnected the leading features of a moral system , evidently transmitted from a
date anterior to the Vedic age , and surviving the introduction of nature - worship ,
as ...

Author: Ezra Hall Gillett

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:AH4ARE

Category: Literature and morals

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Categories: Literature and morals

Buddhism After Patriarchy

Buddhism After Patriarchy

... only clearly feminine symbolism and imagery can avoid sexism.4 At one point, I
participated significantly in such discussions, which I believe address one of the
most critical issues for monotheistic feminists. I am grateful that, as a Buddhist, ...

Author: Rita M. Gross

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791414035

Category: Religion

Page: 365

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This book surveys both the part women have played in Buddhism historically and what Buddhism might become in its post-patriarchal future. The author completes the Buddhist historical record by discussing women, usually absent from histories of Buddhism, and she provides the first feminist analysis of the major concepts found in Buddhist religion. Gross demonstrates that the core teachings of Buddhism promote gender equity rather than male dominance, despite the often sexist practices found in Buddhist institutions throughout history.
Categories: Religion

The Global Repositioning of Japanese Religions

The Global Repositioning of Japanese Religions

As suggested by Matsunaga, as the representative of the Japan Buddhist
Federation, in his speech at Davos, such ... of the Japan Buddhist Federation,
monotheism and Western culture tend to polarize and generate violence, while
Buddhism, ...

Author: Ugo Dessi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317030126

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

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The Global Repositioning of Japanese Religions: An Integrated Approach explores how Japanese religions respond to the relativizing effects of globalization, thereby repositioning themselves as global players. Organized around concrete case studies focusing on the engagement of Japanese Buddhism, Shinto, and several new religious movements in areas such as ecology, inter-religious dialogue, and politics, this book shows that the globalization of Japanese religions cannot be explained simply in terms of worldwide institutional expansion. Rather, it is a complex phenomenon conditioned by a set of pervasive factors: changes in consciousness, the perception of affinities and resonances at the systemic and cultural levels, processes of decontextualization, and a wide range of power issues including the re-enactment of cultural chauvinism. The author investigates these dynamics systematically with attention to broader theoretical questions, cross-cultural similarities, the definition of religion and the perils of ethnocentrism, in order to develop his Global Repositioning model, which constitutes an integrated approach to the study of Japanese religions under globalization. An empirically-grounded and theoretically-informed study of the effects of global trends on local religions, this book will appeal to scholars and students with interests in globalization, religious studies, Japanese studies, Hawaii, sociology, anthropology, and ecology.
Categories: Social Science

Three Lectures on Buddhism

Three Lectures on Buddhism

Buddhism so far from being a system of of the truth which revelation alone can
Atheism had led its devotees ( in Nepaul at bring home to the human mind in full
uns least ) to direct Monotheism . This assertion dimmed clearness . The same is
 ...

Author: Ernest John Eitel

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590331461

Category: Buddha (The concept)

Page: 38

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The Psychoanalysis of the Buddha and the Original Sin

The Psychoanalysis of the Buddha and the Original Sin

4.5.2 - Buddhism, Monotheism, Revealed Truth Not a “revealed” religion but
rather a philosophical religion, defined and systematized by the path of personal
and spiritual growth of its founder Siddartha Sakyamuni, Buddhism understands
 ...

Author: Elitheo Carrani

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781446614020

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Studies in Buddhism

Studies in Buddhism

CHAPTER VI BUDDHISM AND JAINISM By Monier WILLIAMS In my previous
writings I have traced the progress of Indian ... Such a creed might fairly be called
monotheism . henotheism polytheism , or pantheism , according to the particular
 ...

Author: Friedrich Max Müller

Publisher: Asian Educational Services

ISBN: 8120612264

Category: Buddhism

Page: 142

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Categories: Buddhism

Buddhist Christian Dialogue

Buddhist Christian Dialogue

In my view , neither dualism nor monotheism can solve the problem of evil
satisfactorily . We must find a position which is neither dualistic nor monotheistic .
V Buddhists try to go beyond the duality of good and evil and to awaken to
sunyatā ...

Author: Paul O. Ingram

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725219441

Category: Religion

Page: 254

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The essays in this volume focus on philosophical, theological, and structural aspects of contemporary Buddhist-Christian dialogue in an effort to assess its potential as a source for the renewal and transformation of both traditions. Writing from differing assumptions, academic disciplines, and religious world views, the nine Christian and two Buddhist contributors are nevertheless agreed that interreligious dialogue can contribute meaningfully to our understanding of some of the profound issues arising out of modern self-consciousness. Believing that the human community and its survival are threatened everywhere by secularism, they seek to show that the dialogue between Buddhists and Christians can provide not only insights but a conceptual framework for authentic living in the present age of religious pluralism. Each writer shares the conclusion that Buddhist-Christian encounter is vitally important for a larger understanding of contemporary issues of self-identity, evil, communication, and fulfillment.
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Polytheism and monotheism

Polytheism and monotheism

We have crucial examples of these opposite results in Buddhism and in Christian
mysticism . The Buddhist renounces the life of sense , passion , and
consciousness , for that of pure bliss , when he becomes a Buddha ; and lives the
life of ...

Author: Sabine Baring-Gould

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000008272638

Category: Christianity

Page:

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Categories: Christianity

Polytheism and monotheism pt II Christianity

Polytheism and monotheism  pt  II  Christianity

We have crucial examples of these opposite results in Buddhism and in Christian
mysticism . The Buddhist renounces the life of sense , passion , and
consciousness , for that of pure bliss , when he becomes a Buddha ; and lives the
life of ...

Author: Sabine Baring-Gould

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015026269152

Category: Christianity

Page:

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The Buddhist Annual of Ceylon

The Buddhist Annual of Ceylon

THE BUDDHIST ANNUAL OF CEYLON QUDDHIST ANNUAL B . E . CEYLON
1931 Rationalism and Toleration . ... The record of Buddhism is Monotheism , the
Abstractive and the Selective , that the now well known , and no one can deny
that ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015026273683

Category: Buddhism

Page:

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Categories: Buddhism

Buddhist Suttas

Buddhist Suttas

According to the author of the Gâtaka commentary , he assisted at the future
Buddha ' s birth ? ; and twice afterwards he ... the independent monotheism of the
later Jews can be paralleled by a supposed monotheism among the Buddhists ?

Author: Thomas William Rhys Davids

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044024443186

Category: Buddha (The concept)

Page: 320

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Categories: Buddha (The concept)

Truth of Soul

Truth of Soul

While monotheism emphasizes “morality”, Buddhism prizes the “state of psyche
and the soul”. We can say that Buddhism is a religion in which the centre is a
placed life, not the concept of God. In spite of differences in value systems, both ...

Author: Tadataka Kimura

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781493138838

Category: Philosophy

Page: 76

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Imagine you are a fish. What do you know about life on the ground? Nothing. You are limited to your own environment. Being a human being, what do you know about the soul or other worlds which coexist with our reality, which is closed in five senses? In spite of the fact that in our reality deals with the subject of the spiritual world, the existence of the spiritual body and the science of dying are met with prejudices or at least with indifference, the Japanese thinker Tadataka Kimura revolutionizes the old views about man and his consciousness. He explains the origin of our bodies, convinces us to believe in the existence of the soul, and helps in discovering a new understanding of man and his ego. "The truth of the soul" is a life guide for people, who live in endless row of contradictions, not knowing which way to follow. It is a well of knowledge for those, who wants to enter the path of internal development. This is a book for those, who looks for understanding with the surrounding world. The psyche is our own work of art. Let us give it a beautiful shape.
Categories: Philosophy

Sacred Books of the East Buddhist Suttas

Sacred Books of the East  Buddhist Suttas

According to the author of the Gâtaka commentary , he assisted at the future
Buddha's birth a ; and twice afterwards he ... the independent monotheism of the
later Jews can be paralleled by a supposed monotheism among the Buddhists 7 .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112039621286

Category: English literature

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Hinduism and Buddhism An Historical Sketch Complete

Hinduism and Buddhism  An Historical Sketch  Complete

Yetinpractice, rigid monotheism is not more prevalent among Madhva's followers
than in other sects. They are said to tolerate the worshipof Śivaite deities and of
the lingam in their temples and their ascetics dress likeŚaivas. Madhva travelled
 ...

Author: Sir Charles Eliot

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781465511348

Category: Asia

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Buddhist Suttas tr from P li by T W R Davids

Buddhist Suttas  tr  from P  li by T W R  Davids

According to the author of the Gâtaka commentary , he assisted at the future
Buddha ' s birth ? ; and twice afterwards he ... the independent monotheism of the
later Jews can be paralleled by a supposed monotheism among the Buddhists ?

Author: Suttapiṭaka

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590955093

Category:

Page:

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The Sacred Books of the East Buddhist Suttas

The Sacred Books of the East  Buddhist Suttas

According to the author of the Gâtaka com| mentary , he assisted at the future
Buddha's birth 2 , and twice afterwards he ... the independent monotheism of the
later Jews can be paralleled by a supposed monotheism among the Buddhists 7 .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:31158002794443

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