On the side of the page, write the headings for the chart as you see on the board
You can work in pairs or on your own. Find out information about 2 or more religions
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Japan Shinto Buddhism Origins & History Indigenous religion of Japan. Founded by Siddharta Gautama (the Buddha) in c. 520 BC, NE India. God(s) and Universe Polytheism based on the kami , ancient gods or spirits. Varies: Theravada atheistic; Mahayana more polytheistic. Buddha taught nothing is permanent. Human Situation & Life’s Purpose Humans are pure by nature and can keep away evil through purification rituals and attain good things by calling on the kami . Purpose is to avoid suffering and gain enlightenment and release from cycle of rebirth, or at least attain a better rebirth by gaining merit. Afterlife Death is bad and impure. Some humans become kami after death. Reincarnation (understood differently than in Hinduism, with no surviving soul) until gain enlightenment. Practices Worship and offerings to kami at shrines and at home. Purification rituals. Meditation, mantras, devotion to deities (in some sects) Texts Important texts are Kojiki or ‘Records of Ancient Matters’ and Nihon-gi or ‘Chronicles of Japan’. Tripitaka (Pali Canon); Mahayana sutras like the Lotus Sutra; others.