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College Of Staten Island Karma in Buddhism and Hinduism Comparative Essay

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WORLD RELIGION:

Compare & Contrast in Hinduism & Buddhism: (PICK ONE)-

1. Self/No Self

2. Samsara/Nirvana

3. Karma/Rebirth

Your paper should include an introduction and thesis that clearly states your central claim, thoughtful examples and analysis in your body paragraphs, and a conclusion to finalize your thoughts.

Requirements:

-APA format

-1200-1400 words (not including title page or reference page)

-1 inch margins

-Double spaced

-12 point times new roman font

-Title Page

-Reference of 4 scholarly sources (2 for Hinduism & 2 for Buddhism)

-No introduction to basic ideas of Hinduism or Buddhism are required beyond just what is asked.


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Answer outline to COMPARING KARMA IN BUDDHISM AND HINDUISM




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Comparing Karma in Buddhism and Hinduism
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Karma is a concept that is important in several eastern religions, although it bears different
meanings. According to the teachings on Karma, our past actions will at one time affect us either
positively or negatively, and at the same time, our current actions will affect our future. The
belief in Karma is live for the Hinduism and Buddhism religions. In these religions, the doctrine
of Karma is what places an individual into existence, especially in a social situation and the
association with the spiritual world. Even though the two religions believe in the concept of
Karma, they differ in the manner in which the notion operates and how it impacts the beings of
the individual. For Karma, we cannot escape it, but we can determine the direction it takes as we
form a cycle of rebirth.
In Buddhism, the concept of Karma has repercussions that go beyond this life. According to
Buddist the actions we make follow the individual into their next life, and the consequences will
be as a result of what they previously did (Gethin, 1998). For the Buddhists, bad actions will
always follow the individual even after they return to earth. To give a clear and simple way of
understanding Karma, the buddist uses an agricultural placed metaphor where sowing good or
bad deeds will always result in good or bad fruits (Gethin, 1998). It is solely through our acti...

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