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Difference Between Eastern Religions and Western Religions

Eastern Religions vs. Western Religions

In studying world religions, there will inevitably be a difference in the types of religions that are in different areas. Typically, the world is divided into two areas when speaking of religions; those that are Eastern and those that are Western. There are few similarities between speaking of Western and Eastern religions other than there are some people who live in the western world and have Eastern religions, and there are those who live in the East and believe in Western religions. Both the Eastern and Western world religions were greatly impacted throughout history, and there were many wars fought over religious influences across the world.

Eastern religions are typically described by those religions that are practiced in areas like China, India, Southeast Asia, and Japan. Eastern religions are also typically polytheistic, whereas typically Western religions are monotheistic in that only one God is worshipped. Western religions are those religions that are practiced in most other countries outside of the East. Just a few of the Eastern religions that are followed in India are Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, and Jainism.
Buddhism is based on dharma where the goal is to liberate oneself from the suffering of the Earth. It was initiated in the 5th century BCE by the famous Siddhartha Gautama. Hinduism is based around the beliefs of dharma, samsara, karma, and moksha. It is one of the oldest religions in the world and bases its teachings around the Bhagavad Gita. Sikism is the belief of preaching to enlightenment based on honesty, giving, and chanting for God. Jainism is based around the need to be pure, free of violence in all aspects of life.

East Asians also have many religions, such as; Shinto, Taoism, Confucianism, and another form of Buddhism. Taoism focuses on love, moderation, and humility in everyone who seeks to achieve enlightenment. Shinto focuses on divination, spirit possession, and the healing power of faith. Confucianism is based on merit, nobility, and rituals. Typically, Eastern religions are polytheistic, meaning that there is more than one God that is worshipped by the people.
Some of the religions that are practiced in the Western world include Christianity, Catholicism, Puritanism, Protestantism, Judaism, and Evangelicalism. The locations these religions are practiced depends upon their historical impact by followers of particular religions. Western religions are not driven so much by certain principles and ideals, rather everyday good and bad behavior to reach Heaven.
There are many differences in Eastern and Western religions that are fitting to different people across the world. The commonality is that there is faith of some form in the belief that there is religion among people.

1.Eastern and Western religions are different not only in that they are practiced in different areas of the world, but there are different religions in both areas.
2.Eastern religions are practiced in India, Southeast Asia, Japan, and China. Western religions are found in the 3.Americas and throughout Europe. It is common to find people from eastern or western countries that practice religions from across the world.
4.Eastern religions include: Taoism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, and Confucianism. Western religions include Christianity, Catholicism, Protestantism, Puritanism, Judaism, and Evangelicalism. Eastern religions are polytheistic and Western religions are monotheistic.

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  1. O u stupids u do not mention the Greatest Religion the 2nd Biggest in the World “Islam” ‘the solution for mankind’. The only Religion in which the Holy Book is presnt in its original form.

  2. Of PLEASE the GREATEST religion of all is NO religion at all and many will come to realize that when its too late!

    • Wondering why you say no religion is something you find out too late. If you are aethiest then your statements does not make sense (as most of the time they do not). It is the opposite that all of those that believe in evolution (which has never had any type of proof) will come to find out (too late) that God will judge you and Hell is a real place. My hope is more people are not fooled by so called learned scientist or others that think they are smarter than most of the world.

  3. The hell and a big middle finger to your hellish,Jihadist,sick minded,Terrorist,Rapist,Child abusive,Violent,Intolerant,Tyranny,Animal slaughtering,Mankind slaughtering,Violation to basic human rights,lack of religious freedom and opinions to the Unholy quran and your fake prophet muhhmad….

    There are very strong and undeniable questions which you muslims always try to avoid or just cut it off….
    There are many great people from Abrahamic as well as Dharmic religions which questions and doubts over the prophethood of muhhmad…

    Swami Vivekananda the greatest Man told that though he was inspired but he wasn’t a trained yogi and failed the ultimate goal of God realisation and instead remained stuck in fanatics and hallucinations of superconcious state….

    I cannot deny muhhmad was spiritualy inspired but due to lack of true spiritual guide he FAILED in the exam of spirituality…..

    The more worse is that so many people follow him who himself was unable to get salvation…

    By misfortunes of being a muslim it automatically retardates much of our spiritual progress…..

    Liberation,Salvation,Moksha,Nirvana can be only achieved by following any religion having Hinduism’s value….

    Believe it or not truth is always truth and Bhagavad Gita is the scripture of all religious Scriptures…yes even Bible and Torah….

    quranic teachings are sick and evil minded and will serve no purposes for spiritual evolution….

    Sanatana Dharma is the way and buddhism,christianity,atheism,monotheism,polytheism,dualistic and non-dualistic views all is emerged from Hinduism…….

    The only exceptipn is Islam…
    Islam is false faith with a founder who didn’t could even himself get salvation….then how can following him will bless us with salvation…

    Islam is fake…
    Islamic teachings are full of errors…
    Leave Islam if you want true salvation which is violence in name of God….

    May lord make you things clear do that you understand that Islam is FALSE…

    • wow.so much hate when all religion are about love . religion are just believes that make us accept the limit of humans intelligence. they are all egal and have been use to manipulate and control population.
      watch ever prophet you choose religions are gonna create wars until they all agreed that all cult are ├ęgal are workshipping the same source.

    • I am impress to see the efforts that you show in your comment. how said you waste so much energy representing the Muslim world based on your baseless judgement. I know you won’t like to study Islam but I recommend you just study Islam for the sake of your question to find out answer. otherwise you can study Islam for criticism,but in depth,you will find how stupid you were

  4. wow.so much hate and persons who think they understand religion. religion are just believes that make us accept the limit of humans intelligence. they are all egal and have been use to manipulate and control population.
    watch ever prophet you choose religions are gonna create wars until they all agreed that all cult are ├ęgal are workshop ping the same source.

  5. I am christian western abrahamic religion

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