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encounters with ultimate reality may be called:
(A) ecstatic communion
(D) All of the above
All of the above
buddhist monks are called ....... and buddhist nuns are called
(monks) Bhikshus and (nuns) bhikshunis
Religious rituals may involve:
(a) patterned performance
(d) all of the above
all of the above
According to ancient Chinese tradition, the cosmos is a manifestation of an impersonal self-generating energy known as
in many indigenous religions, if one must ut down a tree or kill an animal, one must first
explain one's intentions and ask forgiveness
The Japanese teacher Nichiren believed that the essence of Buddhism could be found in
The Lotus Sutra
Historical-critical studies of scriptures assert that scriptures are a mixture of many elements, includingmyths, cultural influences, ethical instructions, copying mistakes, actual history, and genuine spiritual inspiration
the discipline, which seeks to understand and compare religous patterns from around the world, is known .
as comparative religion
symbolic stories which communities use to explain the universe and their place within it are known as
in contrast to the industrial world's attempts to use and dominate the earth, native people now consider themselves of their mother, the earth
the hindu word for religion, which also refers to duty natural law, social welfare, ethics health and transcendental realization
blank holds that scientific discoveries of the complexities of life are proof of the existence of a creator
who was the follower of confucius who disagreed with the belief in the goodness of human nature
the belief in practicing confucianism because Buddhism and Daoism brought moral and political weakness to society is called
Shinto priests and priestesses are traditionally not expected to meditate and it is common for them to be
an infant of 32-33 days of age is taken by parents to a shinto shrine for the purpose of
initiation by the deity
the controversy surrounding the yasukuni shrine concerns
the inclusion of the names of fourteen class a war criminals at the shrine
the visits of several japanese prime ministers to the shrine
zen buddhims is said to preserve the buddha's teachings through mind to mind transmission rather than scriptures.
when asked to define the essentials of strong government confucius stated the only true essential is that
faith in rulers
confucius focused his teachings very much on the here and now and consequently taught very little about
the practice which helps one determine the harmonious placement of a building or objects is known as
which of the follwing was the given name for the individual now known commonly as confucius
which one of the time perids below was a spiritual high point in many cultures and included the life of the buddha, the hebrew prophets and the birth of daoism and confucianism
sixth century bce
when the fifth guru first compled sikh hymns and the poems of hindu and muslim saints, the text was called the
what is the cleansing ceremony, usually performed by a shinto priest, which involves waving a piece of wood from a sacred tree
in 1996, sikh authorities issued a declaration that women should be allowed to read publicly from the guru granth sahib
the place where the guru granth sahib is enshrined and where public worship takes place is known as
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