Religion plays a very important role in the lives of millions of people, whatever they profess. It is estimated that there are more than 4,000 religions around the world, and approximately 59% of the world's population declares themselves religious. Today we would like to review the largest religions in the world, taking into account the approximate number of faithful who follow them.
5. Buddhism Buddhism is a practice, which originates in India and is followed by about 506 million across the globe. The traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices are inspired by the teachings of Lord Buddha. All traditions are characterized by non-violence, lack of dogma, tolerance of differences, and, usually, by the practice of meditation and the famous monastic order.
Buddhism is one of the most popular religion in the world today.The ancient practice which has it's age long roots from India is practiced in many parts of the world today. When it comes to spiritual practices, the place of worship are always kept sacred as it is believed to be a way of pleasing the Creator.
Eckankar is a religious movement founded by Paul Twitchell in San Diego, California in 1865.The movement has since expanded and moved to various parts of the world, with their base now in Minnesota.Due to it's relative newness, Eckankar is yet to be received or recognized as widely as older religious movements like Christianity, Buddhism and Islam which has led to a lot of misconceptions about them.
Thammakorn Wangpreech is a man who had made the ultimate sacrifice after chopping his own head and offered it to Buddha.The man is from Thailand and he chopped of his own head using a guillotine as an offering to Buddha in the hope to attain a great upliftment in the after life.Thammakorn Wangpreech is a man of 68 years old and he said he had being years now.
Would you accord this yoga or other forms of exercise or rather something totally different? See photos of what this lady was spotted doing that has gotten many persons talking online – see photos below. Yoga has we rightly know is a mental, physical and spiritual exercise or practice that is said to have originated from the ancient Indian and Chinese tradition, as regarding Buddhism. Today, this practice of yoga that spread through so many countries in the world as even countries that are devoid of the
There are many religions that people practice all over the world.Shinto as a religion is said to be originated from Japan, and Buddhism on the other hand is an Indian religion which based on a series of original teachings.And even though Shinto is originated in Japan, it's discovered that some other foreign religions were introduced into the country.
The Jains are just 4% of India's population, they are the smallest of the country's six major religious groups after Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism and Buddhism. They practice a religion called 'Jainism', which excercises non-violence and has strict rules for the protection of all lives, for this reason, they forbid the consumption of eggs, turkey, fish, meat or any poultry product.
5 major religions in the world Religion can be defined as the belief and worship of a supernatural power. It includes behaviors, pratices, morals, and ethics of a particular supernatural being. 5. Judaism - 0.18% This religion is practised majorly by the Jews. They believe that there is only one God who communicates to believers through his prophets and do not follow the school of thought on Jesus Christ. Judaism is majorly practised in Isreal. 4. Buddhism - 6.9% Buddhism is the fourth largest religion in the
The world has numerous number of religions, among which are Christianity, Buddhism and Islam, all of which has millions of worshipers. Some of us may have, in one way or another, observe the foreheads of some Muslims, and how discoloured it is. The dark spot are always easy to see as they are located on the forehead. We will be looking at the reason the dark spot appears in devoted Muslims heads and what it is known as. One of the most important pillars of Islam is the daily prayers. Muslims are mandated to
Have you heard of sky burial? Can you imagine how sky burial is practiced? There are so many different burials in the world, but Tibet in China mostly practiced sky burial after a person died. They still practice it till this day Why do they do sky burial ? Firstly, it's the main teaching of Buddhism which is called Impermanence which asserts that all existence is transient. And secondly, They also try to do the same thing as Buddha who gave his body to save a starving tigress. What is sky burial? Sky burial
Religion has played an important role in the lives of billions of people worldwide as we humans have always believed right from the beginning that there's a sovereign and mightier being somewhere watching us. Though we have thousands of religion to choose from, and your choice of religion would greatly be impacted by your culture and location, yet it seems that majority of people are classified into four types -- Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism. Christianity and Islam are the most followed religions
Prayer is the key to all success in the world, at some point in life, we get stocked at certain things that ordinarily, we can not save ourselves neither will our neighbors or friends do so. This is where God sets in l, at this point we do not have any other option than to go down on our knees to pray to God almighty to intervene in our troubles and make way for us where there seems to be no way.
On Chinese online shopping platforms, a ceramic figurine of Donald Trump, the former President of the United States, is currently on sale for 999 yuan (N63,172) to 3,999 yuan (N252,877), depending on the scale.
Do you believe in karma? Well, whatever your answer is I want to tell you that its real and i have seen it. Now for the sake of those who do not know what karma is, allow me to explain. The 1st law of karma is that what goes around comes around you get back whatever it is you give out to the universe. Karma is central to Hinduism and Buddhism for determining a person’s next existence based on the ethical net of their current one. But no matter which belief system you follow (or don’t), the concept of karma
Christianity is the world's most practiced religion, and it has spread around the world. It has over 40000 denominations and 2.1 billion followers, more than 25% of the entire population. Taking into account the fact that there are countless older religions which were once practiced by a vast majority of people in their respective areas and that miracles can be experienced in a lot of these religions and outside them, why has Christianity thrived so well in this modern world?
Buddhism is by far one of the most fast expanding world religions and its origin from Middle East shall be explained in this article. It is not hard to see why this teaching was welcomed in the Indian society of the time. Its expansion is however a history that’s unknown to many till date. In the third century B.C.E, about 200 years after the Buddha’s death, appeared Buddhism greatest champion, Emperor Asoka, who brought most of India under his rule. Saddened by the slaughter and upheaval caused by his conquests,
In a World where we found ourselves today, we all know that religion is very vast and there are numerous believe in the world today such as Islamic, Judaism, Buddhism and Christianity etc. Before I proceed further I will like to ask these two questions, who is a Christian? How does a true believer worship God? The word Christian as we all know refers to anyone, man, woman, or child, who trusts in Jesus Christ as his or her Lord and personal Savour. “Christian” was given to the early followers of Jesus Christ,
In my former article, we discussed how Emperor Asoka made Buddha known across Asia but this article will explain how it truly became viral and the year it all happened. Around the 3rd Century B.C, Buddhism spread eastward from Sri Lanka into Myanmar (now Burma), and Thailand, and other parts of Indochina. To the north, Buddhism spread to Kashmir and central Asia. From those areas, and as early as the first century C.E, Buddhist monks traveled across the forbidden mountains and deserts and took their religion