Running Head: Hinduism and Buddhism MusicRELIGIONS OF THEWORLD[Document subtitle]
Hinduism and Buddhism Music1Hinduism and Buddhism are considered two important religions of the world. In some ways, Hinduism is the oldest living religion than other religions of the world. Hinduism is the religion of a large number of people in Nepal and India. On the other hand, Buddhism is considered as a spiritual tradition that concentrates on attainment of a deep insight into nature of life and spiritualdevelopment. Buddhist does not believe in a personal god, but they believe that nothing is permanent or fixed and that change is always possible. The chosen artistic form in this essay is Music. In this paper, we will discuss how music is used within both religions and how the religion principles and practices and beliefs of Buddhism and Hinduism are represented by the music art (BECK, 2013). Generally, it can be said that music has played an important role in spreading religious chants to a great extent especially in Buddhism and Hinduism. In Buddhism ‘Nam Myoh Renge Kyo’ and Om Mani Padme Hum' or in Hinduism ‘Om' has played an inspiring role in the life of human beings, through the mystical vibrations that generates while chanting these hymns. It can be argued that music of both the religions have a significant role in building principles, beliefs, and practices of both Hinduism and Buddhism religions in the world.Buddhism has contributed a different style to the world of music. Music of Buddhism mainly contains a beautiful and esteemed collection of gentle melodies that provide praise to great Bodhisattvas and all the Buddha. Buddhism music plays an important role in developing beliefs of the Buddha. It is because Buddhism music was originally composed as expressions of the darkfaith of Buddhist disciplines (Mitchell, 2014). Due to which they give birth to a rich literature and legacy of effective melodies. Music of Buddhism mainly contains all type of gathas praising by a large number of Buddha. This will ultimately give birth to various principles which need to follow by Buddhists. Buddhism music is a combination of a large number of gathas such as Avalokitesvara Gatha. These gathas contributed more in broadening, and enrichment of
Hinduism and Buddhism Music2Buddhism practices among a large number of people. By listening Buddhism music one can enhance their significant knowledge about the different aspects of the Buddha virtue. Knowledgeabout Buddha virtue promotes the regional practices in a large number of people. Apart of this, the music of Buddha plays an important role in providing intuitive realization of the truths of the Dharma. This will strengthen the existing beliefs and principles (Misra, 2014). Improvement in beliefs brings a reduction in negative and harmful habits of speech. Buddhist music is not designed to excite or elevate the emotions of practitioners, and participants. But it is mainly designed with the aim of achieving awareness among more and more people. Furthermore, it canbe said that Buddhism music provides the most appropriate and suitable method to purify the minds and hearts of the people. Buddhism music utilizes current technology to promote its beliefs and general practices among people. Psychology of Buddhist is considered very phenomenological in nature. It is because their psychology is highly concerned with the inner experience of individuals.It can be said that music in every aspect of life plays a prominent and most important role within the realm of religion (Lee, 2016). In the same manner music in Hinduism plays a significant part in the way that the believers relate to their gods, to other believers, and in how they pass down and understand their religion. One of the most important and interesting aspects of the Hinduism music is Mantra. It is known as a word, syllable, and phrase of words that are meditated and chanted upon. It can be said that mantra of Hinduism music is strengthening the belief by connecting someone with their soul to god. It is generally utilized in Hinduism constantly and represent a strong connection to the divine. But Buddhism music doesn't do so. It is because Buddhism doesn't attach the soul of a person with beliefs and traditions. On the other hand, Om is considered the most important and basic mantra of Hinduism music or every other sound or
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