How a part of, what this tradition is,
How to succeed in writing your report. Notice I am going to do here nothing more nothing else then just follow the assignment: A. Tell where you are, what religious tradition the site is a part of, what this tradition is, and how the site specifically manifests this religious tradition (LO 1). B. How the sight’s architecture, symbols, images, and form of worship convey its unique religious character (LO 2) C.
Mention a particular sacred detail (s) that you find to be personally appealing and why do you find it appealing (LO 3). Write your reports in three succinct paragraphs (paragraph is half of a page). To succeed in this exercise I am going to do the following. A.
In the first section of my first paragraph I’ll briefly tell where I am: the name of the site, where it is located, how building looks like, what neighborhood it is in, etc. (no more than a couple of sentences) In the second section of my first paragraph I am going to explain of what religious tradition the site is a part of: “Vedanta society is a part of Hinduism.” What this tradition is about: “Hinduism is a religion practiced by the people who live in India and it is focused of worshipping different gods, which, according to Vedas, are different manifestations of the same God, Brahman. Etc.
” In the third section of my first paragraph I need to explain HOW the site’s BRANCH of this tradition develops, evolves and manifests this tradition: “Vedanta Society was established by Swami Vivekananda to spread in the US the ideal of a Universal Religion that focuses on self-actualization of divine in an individual. Vedanta Society bases itself on the ideas found in Upanishads. The central spiritual goal of the society is to help its members to become Brahman by focusing on Atman. Etc.
” B. I am going now to describe now how the sight’s architecture, symbols, images, and form of worship convey its unique religious character. “There are pictures of Swami Vivekananda, Jesus, Buddha, Ramakrishna, and Ramakrishna’s wife Sarada Devi on the walls and on the altar. They are there to demonstrate to the followers the goal of life, which goal amounts to manifesting divinity within ourselves. By meditating on their images we can hopefully become one with Brahman. Etc.
” C. Now I am going to mention a particular sacred detail (s) that I found to be personally appealing and I am going to tell why did I find it appealing. “I was surprised to see Jesus and Buddha next to each other on the altar. Can it be the case that they both were dedicated to the same religious ideal? I find this intriguing. There is one God and both Jesus and Buddha experienced a union with this God. I can also be like Jesus and Buddha if I want to achieve the same union. Etc.”