Ompare and Contrast the rise of Buddhism in India with Mohammad and Islam
I need for you to compare and contrast the rise of Buddhism with Mohammad and Islam. Below Im copying and an pasting the rough draft and online.
Buddhism Comparison Outline
-Siddarthaas path to Enlightenment
-Experiencing many worldly possessions but not finding any fulfillment.
-Leaving material life behind to find fulfillment.
-Losing his son, to materialism, but letting him experience the world for himself.
-Rise of Buddism Here you may want to discuss the 4 Noble Truths and how through the course of the novel, Siddartha learns each of these
1)Life is suffering
2) suffering is caused by desire
3) to end suffering you must end desire and
4) the 8 fold path I think you cover this somewhat is your outline but this will give more flow ans tyructure to your paper as you weave in the quotes from the novel.
-Siddartha was a prince who left his comforts to seek meaning of the suffering he saw around him.
The Buddha wandered the plains of the Northeast India teaching the path that he realized in the moment.
-The Buddha died at age 80, his last words were a?Impermanent are all things, strive on with awareness.a?
-Concepts imbedded in Buddhism
-Impermanence of all things
-The value of inner fulfillment and Enlightenment
-Being good to all living things
-Quotes from the book
-a? I, also, would like to look and smile, sit and walk like that, so free, so worthy, so restrained, so candid, so childlike and mysterious, A man only looks and walks like that when he has conquered his self. I will also conquer myselfa¦ No other teachings will attract me, since this manas teachings have not done so.a?(Herman Hesse, Siddhartha, ch 3)
-a? As a child I learned that Pleasures of the world and riches are not good. I have known it for a long time, but I have only just experienced it. Now I know it not only with my intellect, but with my ears, with my heart, with my stomach. It is a good thing that I know this. ( Herman Hesse, Siddhartha, ch 8) Good quote selection
-a? Siddhartha realized that the desire that had driven him to this place was foolish, that he could not help his son, that he should not force himself on him. He felt a deep love for the runaway boy, like a wound, yet felt at the same time that this wound was not intended to fester but that it would heal.a? ( Herman Hesse , Siddhartha, ch 10)
-Overview of the Other Religion
-Muhammad and Islam
-Muhammad was born in 571A.D. To a high ranking family.
-Unfortunately his father died before he was born and his mother died when he was 6 years old.
-Little is known of his early life but he struggled for livelihood, and in his efforts towards self-fulfillment.
-He married a merchants widow and became relatively well off.
-Both Muhammad and Buddha struggled to find fulfillment.
-Both married and conducted business and became wealthy.
-Conclusion itas important to know because most religions have similarities.
What you have is really well-done but I think you miss the overall point of comparing and contrasting the two. Compare the Five Pillars of Faith to the Four Noble Truths. One is monotheistic, believing in the one mighty god of Allah. . . where the other see the manifestation of many deities in one life force. The Quaran is divine law that must be obeyed where Buddhism is sort of a series of ideas that can be individually applied to find your own unique way to enlightenment.
So just keep going a bit further with your ideas and you will have a truly fine research paper.
Herman Hesse. Siddhartha. Rainwall Publishing 3/09/2011