Research Papers on Eastern Religions

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  • Evaluating Two Buddhism Texts

    In four pages the reviews of Rahula's What the Buddha Taught and Conze's Buddhist Scriptures are presented, contrasted, and compared with various concepts explored particularly as they pertain to the soul's relevance. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Women and Buddhism

    In five pages Buddhism is considered in terms of women's role and asserts that the historical subjugation is due more to circumstance than to the Buddha's teachings. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Importance of Religious Stories

    This essay specifically discusses Buddhist Story Literature, which is written like parables, tales, fables and legends. Each story is intended to teach at least one lesson related to living a Buddhist life. Examples are discussed. There are three sources listed in the bibliography of this eight page paper.

  • Overview of the World's Major Religions

    In five pages this paper examines these religions in a listing of their names, purposes, major texts associated with them along with lesson teaching and the literary tools that may be used for this subject. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Anicca, Paticca-Samutpada, and Annata Buddhism

    In five pages these three Buddhist concepts are examined individually in terms of considering how these teachings contribute to the whole of Buddhism. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Varied Viewpoints of Hinduism

    This 3 page paper discusses Hinduism and why it seems to encompass so many different religious viewpoints; whether or not these viewpoints have enough in common so that they can be grouped together in the Western category “Hinduism”; and whether Hinduism is a world religion or one belonging exclusively to Asia. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Hinduism: Overview

    A 4 page paper which examines elements of Hinduism. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Hinduism

    A 5 page paper which examines Hinduism. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • What is Hinduism?

    A 9 page research paper that, first of all, addresses the question of "What is Hinduism?" with the writer offering history and description of this major world religion's major tenets and texts. Secondly, the writer address how "Hinduism" is an invented concept that was propagated by the British to explain Indian spirituality. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism and Diversity

    In ten pages diversity is defined and a history of Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism is considered in terms of promotion of diversity with the inclusion of a paper proposal also presented. Fifteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Religion and a Samurai's Life in Musui's Story

    In five pages this paper analyzes society and religion as they pertain to Musui's Story.

  • Sramana Tradition & Hinduism

    A 9 page research paper that examines Sramana traditions. Sramana traditions refer to an ideology of world renunciation that grew out of Hindu beliefs in the early history of India. This examination of Sramana traditions not only describes these traditions, but also investigates them within the context of their relationship to Hinduism. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Family Values and Confucianism

    In ten pages the emphasis on family values in proprietary Confucianism above all else including the individual is discussed. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Dalai Lama/The Universe in a Single Atom

    A 10 page book review on The Universe in a Single Atom, The Convergence of Science and Spirituality by his Holiness the Dalai Lama is a text that is not, precisely, about Buddhism, which the religion practiced by this great religious leader. Nevertheless, this text offers insight into the ways in which Tibetan Buddhism perceives the issues listed below. This text describes the Dalai Lama's perspectives on science and he often contrasts the scientific view of the world with the Buddhist view. The result is a fascinating view of the contemporary world and the implications of the latest scientific advancements. No additional sources cited.

  • Indian Caste System and Hinduism

    This 3 page paper gives a breakdown of the caste system categories in India. This paper includes the history of the system and how it related to Hinduism. Bibliography list 2 sources.

  • World Religions : Buddhism

    This 11 page paper presents an introduction and overview of Buddhism, including basic beliefs and the types of Buddhism along with the names of their Scripture. The second part of the paper reports a summary of an interview with a practicing Buddhist and includes an example of some of the holidays they celebrate and challenges in practicing. The next section compares Buddhism to the Baptist religion and includes the basic beliefs of this religion. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • A Comparison of Five Religions

    The basic tenets of five religions are reported: Judaism, Catholic, Islam, Buddhism and Baptist. The writer defines religion and comments on whether or not each of these fits the definition. The writer also discusses how religion influences culture and how culture influences religion. Holy Writings and symbols for each are discussed. There are nine sources listed in the bibliography of this seven page paper.

  • Hinduism and Buddhism

    This 3 page paper gives an explanation of the two religions Buddhism and Hinduism. This paper includes a discussion of the similarities and differences between the two religions. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Bible and Bhagavad Gita Compared

    In a paper consisting of 5 pages these religious texts are compared in terms of the differences and similarities in their content and structure and also evaluates which one contains the superior rules for life.

  • Egyptian Religion and Ancient Hebrew Religion Compared

    This research report compares and contrasts these two old religions. Various issues are discussed. This three page paper has three sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Historical Indian Epic Mahabharata

    In five pages this report examines Mahabharata in terms of the events, significance, and Indian sacred text portrayal. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Mahabharata and the Heroes Karna and Arjuna

    In a research paper consisting of sixteen pages the heroes of the epic Indian saga are examined in a comparative analysis that also includes a discussion of their differences as well. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Pope and Nobleman Renaissance Art Distinctions

    In eight pages this paper contrasts and compares Renaissance art in terms of the similarities and differences between noblemen and papal portraits. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Reincarnation and Past Life Regression

    In three pages this paper supports the belief in past lives through supporting evidence and a discussion of reincarnation and past life regression. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Reincarnation Beliefs/Hinduism and Buddhism

    This research paper discusses how Buddhism and Hinduism considers the process of rebirth/reincarnation. Four pages in length, six sources are cited.

  • Mattheissen: “The Snow Leopard”

    This 5 page paper argues that Peter Mattheissen’s book “The Snow Leopard” is as much about his journey of self-discovery as it is a story about his explorations of the Himalayas. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Bible And The Koran

    A 15 page paper. Following an introduction that discusses the importance of sacred texts to religions, each of the named sacred texts are discussed. The origin, functions and uses of the Bible and the Koran are explained along with any evidence that validates or invalidates the reliability of the texts. The writer discusses the importance of prophecy in the Bible and the laws in each the Bible and the Koran. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • History of Vipassana Meditation

    Vipassana meditation is examined in an overview of its history and method with comparisons made to other Buddhist meditation approaches in eight pages. Seventeen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Bhagavad Gita on War and Peace

    In six pages this paper examines why the writer agrees with the Bhagavad-Gita’s controversial stances on war and peace, explaining various concepts, and relating the text to contemporary conflicts. Three sources are listed in the bibliography.

 

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