Buddha Vs Zarathustra Essay

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Buddha Vs Zarathustra




Buddha vs. Zarathustra

Why do people suffer? That is a question man has been trying to answer for hundreds of
years. Two men attacked this question from very different angles. Their names were
Buddha and Zarathustra. Buddha was an Indian and founded the eastern way of thinking.
Zarathustra was from Persia and believed in a more western theology.

Zarathustra was a wealthy man that lived a normal life until he was twenty years old. He
left his family and wandered the country for ten years. Finally an angel appeared to him;
the angel told Zarathustra that there was only one God. This God was the creator of the
earth and everything good. He had a counter part that was an evil spirit. This evil
spirit was responsible for everything bad in the world. He believed that there was a
heaven and a hell; and that every man had an opportunity to choose good or evil. The way
to get to heaven was easy, all one had to do was to make the world a better place. A
person had to live a life of “pure thought, pure words, and pure deeds”. Zarathustra
called upon his followers to be aggressive in resisting evil. Since his people were
mostly farmers he said anything that helped cattle or sheep was a good deed.
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