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Commitment to the community to the Other Eastern religions describe very Jain philosophy of non-violence. Such clearly the ethics that devotees should precepts show that even an exacting follow. ” The Noble Eightfold Path teach others, whatever their beliefs. 190–191) of Buddhism instructs The monotheistic people to cultivate the correct kind of behavior in the areas of understanding, religions thought, speech, action, livelihood, In the monotheistic religions of effort, mindfulness, and concentration.

Vodun beliefs later spread to the New World and inspired the Voodoo religion of Haiti. complex and varied. A single culture may recognize thousands of spirits, and no one person will know about them all. Encounters with the spirits Many people encounter the spirits when they are figures, who communicate with humans told their myths by a shaman or storythrough the religion’s many other spirits teller. But contact with the world of the spirits can often be more personal, and rather than by direct contact.

Another means to contact the supernatural world is through beings known as kachinas, who are said by the Hopi to bring life-giving rain and other benefits to those who believe in them. 51 A Raven rattle used by shamans of the Haida tribe in North America. Raven was seen as a trickster god. They are best known by their Aztec names: Quetzalcoatl (the feathered serpent who was the creator god), Huitzilopochtli (god of war and the rising sun), and Tlaloc (god of rain and agriculture). The Aztecs made human sacrifices to Huitzilopochtli, which they believed would give them success in war and ensure that the sun would continue to rise on their civilization.

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