-The Six Aspects of Religiosity = There are six features of religion
which are Authority, Ritual, Explanations, traditions, grace, and mystery. One of these is authority. Leaving divine authority aside and approaching the matter
terms only. A second normal feature of religion is ritual. The rituals that we do for our religion. The third one is explanation which answers the questions that we have in our minds. Fourth on his tradition which helps us to pass the information and religion to other generations. A fifth typical feature of religion is grace, the belief—often difficult to sustain in the face
of facts. Finally
, religion traffics in mystery. Not everything is fully explained and some stuff happens miracley which means in a way that human beings can’t fully explain.
Caste and Karma = The caste system
is a class structure that is determined by birth. It means that you belong to the class that you were born in. It doesn
’t matter how well you live your life
, or it doesn’t matter how well educated you are, you can’t level up in the caste system. Your actions and your success in life is irrelevant in this system. When it comes to Karma, “the present condition of your soul
. You have made yourself what you are. This means that you are responsible for your destiny. Whatever you do in the past will reflect the future
-The Image of the Crossing in Buddhism = There are three different modes of transport in Buddhism which are the Little Raft, the Big Raft, and the Diamond Raft. Even though they all represent something different, they are all under
the roof of Buddhism. As they are under the same roof of one single religion, together they stand for the image of the crossing. The crossing is the enlightenment process in Buddhism. As the main idea is the same which is to reach the nirvana, the difference
of the methods doesn’t matter much. The difference in the metaphor is the difference of the rafts which represents the differences in Buddhism.
The Eightfold Path and The Seven Terms of Original Buddhism = The Eightfold Path is part of the fourth noble truth which is the path that leads to the end of suffering. Buddha taught that the way to achieve enlightenment and to minimize human suffering was to live an ethical life. The seven terms are also called as seven factors of awakening which are Mindfulness (To maintain awareness of reality ) , Investigation, Energy, Joy, Relaxation, Concentration and Equanimity(To accept reality as-it-is).