Individual report on Buddhism in MLA format alongwith a works cited section . The reports should at a minimum include the following: An expansion on the bullet information given from the Data Sheet...

Individual report on Buddhism in MLA format along with a works cited section . The reports should at a minimum include the following:

  • An expansion on the bullet information given from the Data Sheet on World Religions (see below)
  • The report should be about 2-3 pages in length. You may organize the report information as you desire, but ensure to address each area. You will find a lot of information, so work it down to the basics for the report. Key is your ability to think critically about the ideas of comparison and contrast with Christianity. Think about large areas here as your starting point: Monotheism or Pluralism, Salvation, Afterlife, Heaven/Hell, Suffering and Justice for some examples. This will enable you to think about how each faith thinks and addresses these ideas. Let the religion you research guide the areas you address. Buddhism below deals a lot with the idea of Suffering---this is a good area to contrast and compare.
    • Data Sheet on World Religions (PDF File)
    • Individual Report Example (Christianity): an example sheet for Christianity. This will allow you areas you can compare and an example of flow for your reports. Remember, I am not looking for exhaustive information on the topic boxes off the Data Sheet of world religions. This is a guide to show you areas to research and find out what they are and give me a couple of sentences or a paragraph to explain it. The example sheet above will give you some help in how to form this.

Example questions to consider: Buddhism

  1. Who is Siddhartha Gautama?
  2. What is the Triptaka?
  3. What are the 4 Noble Truths (8 fold path)?
  4. What is Nirvana? Boat Load of Knowledge?
  5. What parallels do you find with Christianity (if any)?
  6. What are major differences with Christianity?

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According to the World Religion Database, Buddhism is one of the 18 major global religions in the world. In fact, it is considered to be the fourth largest religion with nearly 540 million followers, who are known as Buddhists. There are three main branches of Buddhism: Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana. All of them are based on the principles of tolerance, compassion, acceptance, patience, kindness, generosity and wisdom.

Buddhism was 'born' when an Indian prince named Siddhartha Gautama

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