Some information that is relayed to the public can seem so inconceivable; counties fighting over oil, medical unknowns, adultery, divorce, politics, and death. Like those listed, philosophy and religion are no exceptions to the rule. If a thought or a point of view is said to be so unbelievable, there should be nothing that can change someone else's view on the subject. However, it takes only a single doubt to make a nonbeliever into one that believes in possibility. One way to provide a nonbeliever with an ounce of doubt is to provide a persuasive and compelling argument for their cause or view. Two philosophers, one Eastern and one Western have stated and successfully given their arguments. They have provided scholars with some very persuasive and compelling information.
Buddha was a philosopher from the Eastern culture. He has been referred to as "The Enlightened One," for his doctrine that he developed. In his late twenties, Buddha abandoned his wife, son, and a life a luxury to travel and find an understanding. He was agonized by all the suffering and pain he saw around him. So he mediated, he traveled, eventually after six years following his lifestyle change, he found the clarification he sought out. He developed a doctrine which is called the "Four Noble Truths." "[T]he Four Noble Truths [include] (1)There is suffering; (2) suffering has specific and identifiable causes; (3) suffering can be ended; (4) the way to end suffering is through enlightened living."
[...] Eastern and Western ideas about religion differ. In Western belief, when the soul leaves the body they will enter Heaven or Hell depending on the moral or immoral lifestyle that person lived will. In Eastern religions it is believed a person will be reincarnated post mortem and their following lifetime will be determined by their previous lifetime, suffering for the current lifetime will also be determined by the previous lifetime. Hume and Buddha debated, conveyed, and effectively communicated their beliefs and viewpoints. [...]
[...] They have provided scholars with some very persuasive and compelling information. Buddha was a philosopher from the Eastern culture. He has been referred to as Enlightened for his doctrine that he developed. In his late twenties, Buddha abandoned his wife, son, and a life a luxury to travel and find an understanding. He was agonized by all the suffering and pain he saw around him. So he mediated, he traveled, eventually after six years following his lifestyle change, he found the clarification he sought out. [...]
[...] As for Western culture, David Hume provides a compelling argument for his philosophy. Hume was born during time in European history when doubts about religion were on the rise due to notions made in science. When it comes to religion, there is no absolute truth because religion is a belief and it is extremely hard to shake others of their beliefs. Compelling arguments can be made, if correctly devised and relayed, that can make nonbelievers stop, think, and question what was seemingly the truth. [...]
[...] A student struggles in their math class. The grades are awful and in order to pass the class, the student needs to score very well on their final exam. The student worries about the exam and this worry seems to be the only thing the student thinks about, the anxiety from studying and worrying tortures the student. This worrying and anxiety will end only when the final word, the grade, is handed down to the student. Like in Buddha's Noble Truths, suffering begins, suffering is continued and the causes are identified, and only then can the suffering end. [...]
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