In contrast with Western religion, Eastern religion for the most part discards worship and places devotional emphasis on the practice of meditation alongside scriptural study. Consequently, prayer is seen as a form of meditation or an adjunct practice to meditation.
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... at University of Pittsburgh hosted a conference on Eastern Religions ... to give students the opportunity to learn about Eastern religions, said Kunj Gala, the council’s president ... Pitt student Caitlin Kempf who attended the Eastern Religions Conference for the third time last night, said, "It’s interesting to hear about religion from a different perspective ...
... Confucianism tolerates the Chinese folk recognition of the existence of animistic spirits, ghosts and deities ... It approves paying them proper respect, but at a more fundamental level encourages avoiding them ...
... In a Buddhist sense, it is the freedom from anxiety, want or need ... Contentment is the goal behind all goals because once achieved there is nothing to seek until it is lost ...
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