Buddhism

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(A statue of the Buddha in Vietnam) Buddhism is, according to the Western point of view, a religion (including a state religion) or a philosophy, or both, whose origins go back to India in the fifth century BC after the … Read More

Afterlife in Buddhism and Christianity

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Afterlife in Buddhism (Bhavachakra) In the original Buddhism, the living beings (sattva) fall into Six Destinies (gati), according to the acts of which they feel the reward according to the deeds of past lives: 1) inhabitants of the underworld (naraka, … Read More

History of literary translation

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The first important translation in the West was that of the Septuagint,[1] a collection of Jewish Scriptures translated into Koine Greek in Alexandria between the 3rd and 1st centuries BCE. The dispersed Jews had forgotten their ancestral language and needed … Read More