Re: Religious similarities/contrasts (Was: What is life?)
- before we proceed with this let's all define what we mean by the
Is "eastern" same as "oriental"? The term "oriental" is now
considered to be degaratory and let's not go there. The main
thing for the discussion is where does "orient" begins?
For some orient begins at Asia and that includes the whole
Middle East. In fact American Oriental Society covers the subject
from Arabia to China. For some, IMO, the boundry lies east of
Persia-Afganistan meaning orient begins at India.
Let's go back to the term "eastern". Is it really same as "orient"
What it means to say "eastern region" as compared to "oriental
religion" ? Can one call Zoroasterism "eastern religion"? How
about "oriental religion"? In fact if for some "orient" begins in Asia
then can we call Christianity as "oriental religion" since it
originated in the Middle East. But then is it same as "eastern
religion"? No we can't.
I think for most, the term "eastern" begins at India. So when one
thinks of "eastern religion" one thinks on religion such as
Hinduism, Jainism, Budhhaism and others that originated in
India as well as religion of China such as Taoism and indigious
religion such as Shinto. But what about Shamanism in these
lands? Are the "eastern religion"? "Is Siberian Shamanism
Anyway if we limit ourselves to "eastern religion" as something
from India, China and the surrounding area except Shamanism
then we are distingishing the term "eastern" in general from
"eastern" in "eastern religion"
So what is "eastern religion"?
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, ernststrohregenmantelrad
> >--- In email@example.com, klaus schilling <>Say, Ernst, would you humor me and translate the gist of this post
> >pessy@c...> wrote:
> > ernststrohregenmantelrad writes:
> > >
> > > I thought Sufi was a part of Islam or did I miss something?
> > For Schopenhauer, Sufi is of vedantic origin,
> > disguised as Islam.
> > Klaus Schilling
> Mensch, es gibt zu viel DDHG* bei dir!
> Du hebst so oft AS in den Himmel!
> Du nimmst die Meinung Schopenhauer als die Tatsache.
> Die ist nur einer der Meinungen von der Ursprung.
> *Der Doktor hat gesagt- wird benutzt vom Anthroposoph, der
> hebt Steiner in den Himmel. In diesen Fall machst du mit
> Schopenhauer so wie so Anthroposoph mit Steiner.
for the majority of members who don't speak German?