Buddhism and Hinduism Worldview

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Critical Thinking Assignment

I. Part One:
Hinduism
The Question of Origin is answered by the Hinduism Worldview as “everything has always been in existence and is a part of god” (Weider & Gutierrez, 2011). A part of the worldview is that the universe and god is one in the same thing. Hinduism believes that itself has always existed, that it did not have a creator. God is viewed "as an infinite, impersonal force" (Weider & Gutierrez, 2011). The Question of Identity is answered by the Hinduism Worldview as everything is spiritual or sacred in life. It's also believed "that man's soul is eternal and when she or he reaches a state of Nirvana, their soul(Atman) will become one with Brahman(Hinduism's concept of eternal soul)" (Weider & Gutierrez, 2011). Hinduism also believes in reincarnation, which is determined by karma. The Question of Meaning or Purpose is answered by the Hinduism Worldview as everything is an illusion. "Like a dream or a mirage, our life and everything around us does not really exist as we know it"(Weider & Gutierrez, 2011). Its believed that if a person does not grow to understand that concept that they will remain in the lifecycle of birth, death, rebirth. The Question of Morality is answered by the Hinduism Worldview as "that everything is god and god is everything, morality and ethics(in a practical sense) are how one should act toward itself" (Weider & Gutierrez, 2011). Hindu's believe you have to look within to figure out if something is moral or unmoral. It's also believed "Man's actions will return to him or her(karma), and it is up to the individual to determine what those actions should be and how they should be carried out" (Weider & Gutierrez, 2011). The Question of Destiny is answered by the Hinduism Worldview as " the choices they make while on this earth will have a direct effect on their future eternal state" (Weider & Gutierrez, 2011). Its believed that your karma is what determines what...
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