scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 691
What do Buddhism and Christianity teach about the significance purpose and value of human life BUDDHISM The concern of Buddhism is with man rather than with the material universe The phenomenal world is held to be without substance and to be in a constant condition of flux Man himself is no less impermanent than the material world Human life is subject to Anicca the law of impermanence This means that nothing ever stays the same To be born human is a rare opportunity Buddhists take this notion so seriously that a story was written for the sole purpose of illustrating it It is called The Turtle and The Yoke A turtle is described swimming around in the ocean popping up for air every thousand years or so It is claimed that the chance of being incarnated human are the same as that of the turtle putting his head through the yoke which also floats around the ocean on one of his trips to the top It follows therefore that to waste it is to waste numberless lives spent trying to gain this precious rebirth and also the chance of enlightenment The law of Karma says All actions will entail consequences in the next life so a Buddhists freedom could be said to be somewhat compromised This law means that to be reincarnated human you must live a near-perfect life Any wrong doing on our part is foolish because the condition experienced in present existence is regarded as having been caused by past deeds It is beneficial therefore to use the golden opportunity wisely as you are unlikely ever to get another crack at the apple Buddhism and therefore human life is a quest to free us and the world from suffering and to promote happiness CHRISTIANITY Human life is the basis of all values it is the source
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA