Religions of the world

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Religions of the world by Mind Map: Religions of the world

1. Hinduism

1.1. Hinduism is one of the oldest religions and about 900 million people practice Hinduism.

1.2. Brahman is the Hindu's main, universal spirit and everything is part of Brahman.

1.3. cattle is a sacred animal in Hinduism and most people don't eat it.

1.4. Samsara is the cycle of life, death and birth in Hinduism

1.5. The statues inside worship temples are worshiped as if they're real people

1.6. Hindus can also build shrines in their homes to worship

1.7. Hindus believe in reincarnation or rebirth. Eventually, when a person's karma is good enough they stop the reincarnation cycle and reach Nirvana.

1.8. Hindus believe in good and bad karma and depending on someone's karma when they die, they will be reborn into a higher or lower life form.

1.9. The Ganges River is the most sacred of rivers in the Hindu religion

1.10. before entering a temple and praying Hindus take of their shoes and wash their feet.

2. Buddhism

2.1. The founder of Buddhism was called Siddhartha Gautama and he was a prince until he decided to give everything up

2.2. meditation is a calm thinking process

2.3. Siddhartha was the founder of Buddhism and called the Buddha.

2.4. The four noble truths are that suffering is a part of life, suffering comes from desire, there is an end to suffering, and to end suffering, follow the eight fold path.

2.5. dharma is the law of being

2.6. Buddhists believe in reincarnation

2.7. Buddhist's sacred writings or Sudras are where the Buddha's teachings were written down.

2.8. Buddhists can build shrines in their homes to worship buddha

2.9. In Buddhism the Lotus flower symbolizes peace

2.10. In Buddhism people celebrate Visak or the birth of the Buddha.

3. Judaism

3.1. Judaism is the oldest form of organized religion still practiced today and it started with a man named Abraham

3.2. The Jewish people have monotheism or belief in one god and they were the first people to believe in only one god.

3.3. According to the Bible the Jewish leader Moses presented his followers with the ten commandments or laws/guidelines

3.4. The main Jewish language is Hebrew

3.5. Around 6 million Jewish people were killed in the Holocaust

3.6. Jewish people worship at Synagogs, Temples, or Shuls

3.7. Jewish people wear yamacas to remind them that God is there

3.8. Jewish people have dietary restrictions or keeping Kosher

3.9. A Bar Mitzfa or Bat Mitzfah is when a boy or girl comes of age

3.10. Hanuka in Judaism celebrates that others failed to destroy their religion

4. Islam

4.1. The Islamic religion was founded by Muhammad

4.2. Islams believe in a God called Alah

4.3. Islam is an Arabic word that means surrender as in surrender to Alah

4.4. The Islamic holy book is the Koran

4.5. Muslims only believe in one god

4.6. People who follow Islamic belief are called Muslims and they believe in the five pillars or supports of their religion

4.7. Muslims must pray 5 times a day

4.8. Men and boys pray in different sections of the Most than the women and girls

4.9. The main Islamic languauge is Arabic

4.10. Muslims have dietary restictions

4.11. Shari'ah is a sacred writing that provides guidelines for how Muslims should live.

4.12. Muslims believe greatly in helping the poor

5. Christianity

5.1. Christians only believe in one God or they have monotheism they call their single god, God

5.2. Christianity is practiced by an estimated 2.9 billion people in the world and is the largest religion

5.3. Christianity as a whole has many different branches. Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, Methodist, Baptist, and Lutheran are all branches of Christianity

5.4. The Christian sacred writings are the Bible

5.5. Christians believe that Saints will deliver prayers directly to God.

5.6. For communion bread=Jesus' body

5.7. Some Christians believe that washing their feet shows compassion for others

5.8. Christmas, Easter and Lent are all important holidays in the Christian religion.

5.9. Baptism, Holy communion, and communion are important processes in the Christian religion.