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A monotheistic system (One God) of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior.
A Non-theistic (No god) religion in which Buddha's teachings that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire and suffering ceases when desire ceases. Enlightenment obtained through right conduct, wisdom, and meditation releases one from desire, suffering, and rebirth (reincarnation).
Four Noble Truths
1) All life is full of suffering, pain, and sorrow. 2) The cause of suffering is nonvirtue, or negative deeds and mindsets such as hated and desire. 3) The only cure for suffering is to overcome nonvirture. 4) The way to overcome nonvirtue is to follow the Eight fold Path
Eight Fold Path
Eight steps to end suffering according to Buddhist tradition (Right thought, right understanding, right speech, right action, right effort, right mindless, right livelihood, right concentration)
A polytheistic religion and philosophy developed in ancient India, characterized by a belief in reincarnation and a supreme being who takes many forms
Hindu and Buddhist belief that souls are reborn into new bodies over and over.
(Hinduism and Buddhism) the effects of a person's actions that determine his destiny in his next incarnation
(Hinduism) The laws set that set behavior for all people in Indian Society based on the Caste System
A monotheistic religion based on the teachings of the prophet Mohammed which stresses belief in one god (Allah), Paradise and Hell, and a body of law written in the Quran. Followers are called Muslims.
Five Pillars of Islam
true Muslims were expected to follow the 5 acts of worship: belief in Allah, pray 5 times a day, giving of alms, fasting during Ramadan, pilgrimage to Mecca once in a lifetime
The system of ethics, education, and statesmanship taught by Confucius and his disciples, stressing love for humanity, ancestor worship, reverence for parents, and harmony in thought and conduct.