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To reflect on this term let me just start off by saying that, I enjoyed learning new knowledge through out the term equally. The lesson that stuck out the most was probably Buddhism. I have learned much about Judaism, Hinduism and Christianity in my recent years, but Buddhism was always briefly talked about between the class and my other professors. Buddhism is a very interesting religion. I felt that Siddhartha Guatama was a very brave soul in that; to leave from his home and experience the world for him self made him very admirable. Most people would not leave their own home to take on a whole new lifestyle just to help people sufferings. I learned that there are good people out in the world. There are noble people out there that care for one another. I hope that one day I can be like Siddhartha Guatama because I myself love helping people.
When I learned that women were allowed to have there own Sangha or private communities through Buddhism, it shocked me. At this time in age a woman to have some rights were unbelievable. Siddhartha made it possible to have women proceed in the community just a men did. He preached for 45 years and like an intelligent person he had had scribes who came up with the poly cannon or Tripitaka. When he died it split I felt that Buddhism should be as one and not split into the Mahayana and the Theravada religion. Buddhism is very interesting because there is no caste system like Hinduism.
Overall Buddhism was the most inspirational part of religion class this year. I come to this conclusion because I already have had a firm background on other religions but this one. Buddhism is very interesting and spiritual; I got the most knowledge out of Buddhism. I learned Buddhism the most and it was the most interesting.