Nature of Life and Spiritual Development

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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 religionof a large number of people in Nepal and India. On the other hand, Buddhism is considered as aspiritual 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 ispermanent or fixed and that change is always possible. The chosen artistic form in this essay isMusic. In this paper, we will discuss how music is used within both religions and how thereligion principles and practices and beliefs of Buddhism and Hinduism are represented by themusic art (BECK, 2013). Generally, it can be said that music has played an important role inspreading 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 aninspiring role in the life of human beings, through the mystical vibrations that generates whilechanting these hymns. It can be argued that music of both the religions have a significant role inbuilding 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 mainlycontains a beautiful and esteemed collection of gentle melodies that provide praise to greatBodhisattvas and all the Buddha. Buddhism music plays an important role in developing beliefsof 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 literatureand legacy of effective melodies. Music of Buddhism mainly contains all type of gathas praisingby a large number of Buddha. This will ultimately give birth to various principles which need tofollow by Buddhists. Buddhism music is a combination of a large number of gathas such asAvalokitesvara 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 canenhance 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 theDharma. This will strengthen the existing beliefs and principles (Misra, 2014). Improvement inbeliefs brings a reduction in negative and harmful habits of speech. Buddhist music is notdesigned to excite or elevate the emotions of practitioners, and participants. But it is mainlydesigned 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 theminds and hearts of the people. Buddhism music utilizes current technology to promote itsbeliefs and general practices among people. Psychology of Buddhist is considered veryphenomenological in nature. It is because their psychology is highly concerned with the innerexperience of individuals.It can be said that music in every aspect of life plays a prominent and most important role withinthe realm of religion (Lee, 2016). In the same manner music in Hinduism plays a significant partin the way that the believers relate to their gods, to other believers, and in how they pass downand understand their religion. One of the most important and interesting aspects of the Hinduismmusic is Mantra. It is known as a word, syllable, and phrase of words that are meditated andchanted upon. It can be said that mantra of Hinduism music is strengthening the belief byconnecting someone with their soul to god. It is generally utilized in Hinduism constantly andrepresent a strong connection to the divine. But Buddhism music doesn't do so. It is becauseBuddhism doesn't attach the soul of a person with beliefs and traditions. On the other hand, Omis considered the most important and basic mantra of Hinduism music or every other sound or
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