How Has Buddhism Been Transmitted and Localized in Southeast Asia?
Majapahit flourished in the fourteenth century when Java became a focal point for stories moving throughout the South China Sea between India and China. The mixing of Indic and Islamic tales in the past, and modern ones in the present, and their localization in Java, is the major theme of this essay.
Therefore, removal of desire in humans helps to avoid any possible sufferings (Haynes 24). Hindus consider the practice of actions prompted by desire as sinful. Engaging in activities without desiring would result in liberation as provided in the religion. This provides one similarity between the two religions. Both Buddhism and Hinduism believe in the concept that there are several hells and heavens. Further, the belief that there exists gods on different dimensions is a shared one (Eliot 111). Certain spiritual activities such as meditation and concentration are also shared beliefs of the two religions. Cultivation of various states of minds by individuals as a practice is a shared belief.
The nomads complained to the authorities, and the overbearing teacher was punished and exiled.
Haynes, Jeffrey. Religion, globalization, and political culture in the Third World. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 1999. Print.
Eliot, Charles. Hinduism and Buddhism. London: Routledge, 1998. Print.