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    BUDDHISM - See attached chart needing the following information:
    * Cosmogony - Origin of the Universe
    * Nature of God
    * View of Human Nature
    * View of Good and Evil
    * View of "Salvation"
    * View of After Life
    * Practices and Rituals
    * Celebrations and Festivals

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    * Cosmogony - Origin of the Universe
    The beginning of life and of the universe does not, in fact, have any beginning or end. This thought is inconceivable to the human mind. Buddhists believe that the world systems continually appear and disappear in the universe.

    Source: H.G. Wells. (2016). A Short History of the World. Kypros Press.

    There is a cosmogonic myth that is introduced in the "Agganna Sutta." This account is an explanation of the formation of the world, the sun, the moon, stars, and such. It has been noted that there are two parts to the myth: one deals with the formation of the stars, molecules, and the origin of life, and the other deals with the interconnections that provide order and direction.

    Source: Pragati Sahni. Environmental Ethics in Buddhism. A Virtues Approach. pgs. 73-74.

    * Nature of God
    Buddhists do not believe in a god nor that did any god create the world, the sun, moon, stars, days, nights, and such.

    Source: H.G. Wells. A Short History of the World.

    * View of Human Nature
    A central concept in Buddhism is "anatta" or "no soul." This concept elaborates on the fact that everything is impermanent including everything associated with the human being such as consciousness, feelings, and thought.

    Human existence is made up of five "khandas" or "skandas" (as another source called ...

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    This solution will assist the student in understanding the basics of Buddhism.