[59] In a letter written in 1954 to philosopher Eric Gutkind, Einstein wrote "the word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses. At one time in his life, to say the least, he was an elevated Pantheist, doubting the immortality of the soul as the Christian world understands that term. A 1780 conversation with the German dramatist Gotthold Ephraim Lessing led Jacobi to a protracted study of Spinoza's works. ↩, Jonathan Landaw, Buddhism for Dummies, 250. But this applies not only to Goethe; quite a number of his friends, who later became more or less well-known as poets, paid homage to pantheism in their youth, and this doctrine flourished actively in German art before it attained supremacy among us as a philosophic theory. Is Hinduism Pantheistic, Panentheistic, Polytheistic, monotheistic or henotheistic? On the other hand, the Buddha did not explicitly rule out the existence of a God or gods. In common parlance this may be described as "pantheistic" (Spinoza). [4], Nontheism is an umbrella term which has been used to refer to a variety of religions not fitting traditional theism, and under which pantheism has been included. 13. See more. [9]:p.8, Pantheism is the view that everything is part of an all-encompassing, immanent God. [7] A pantheistic stance was also taken in the 16th century by philosopher and cosmologist Giordano Bruno. Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg: Daniel, Stephen H. "Toland's Semantic Pantheism," in John Toland's Christianity not Mysterious, Text, Associated Works and Critical Essays. [15][43][44][45], In the mid-eighteenth century, the English theologian Daniel Waterland defined pantheism this way: "It supposes God and nature, or God and the whole universe, to be one and the same substance—one universal being; insomuch that men's souls are only modifications of the divine substance. [31], In their The Holy Family (1844) Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels notes, "Spinozism dominated the eighteenth century both in its later French variety, which made matter into substance, and in deism, which conferred on matter a more spiritual name.... Spinoza's French school and the supporters of deism were but two sects disputing over the true meaning of his system....", In George Henry Lewes's words (1846), "Pantheism is as old as philosophy. Buddhism started in India over 2,500 years ago. ", sfn error: no target: CITEREFUrmson1991 (. Again, Buddhism is not pantheistic in the sense that it identifies the universe with God. "[33], The first known use of the term "pantheism" was in Latin ("pantheismus" [5]) by the English mathematician Joseph Raphson in his work De Spatio Reali seu Ente Infinito, published in 1697. Wordsworth, Robinson Jeffers, Gary Snyder) have in common with more philosophically robust versions of pantheism. Most of Buddhism's philosophies are highly universal and can apply if you are a Christian, Muslim, Jew, or Pantheist. Some schools like Theravada are more "Religion like" while some are far less. 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The Realist Society of Canada believes that the consciousness of the self-aware universe is reality, which is an alternative view of Pantheism. Although there is no evidence that these influenced Spinoza's work, there is such evidence regarding other contemporary philosophers, such as Leibniz, and later Voltaire. In the common fate of every one to suffer and die. Moreover, they do not define the meaning of "real". [49], Willi Goetschel argues that Jacobi's publication significantly shaped Spinoza's wide reception for centuries following its publication, obscuring the nuance of Spinoza's philosophic work. Nature mysticism may be compatible with pantheism but it may also be compatible with theism and other views. Hinduism is about understanding Brahma, existence, from within the Atman, which roughly means "self" or "soul," whereas Buddhism is about finding the Anatman — "not soul" or "not self." Stupas were built to contain relics of the Buddha and pilgrimages were made to places where he had walked. It was subsequently translated into English as "pantheism" in 1702. The Buddha himself rejected metaphysical speculation as a matter of principle, and his teachings focused entirely on the practical ways to end suffering. The Encyclopedia Britannica explains, While the contemplative elite may deny the real existence of gods and demons together with the rest of phenomenal existence, the majority of Buddhists from the earliest times in India, and in other countries where Buddhism has spread, have never neglected indigenous religious beliefs.8, List given in Walpola Rahula, The Heritage of the Bhikkhu (Grove Press, 1974), 137-138. [40] In 1720 he wrote the Pantheisticon: or The Form of Celebrating the Socratic-Society in Latin, envisioning a pantheist society that believed, "All things in the world are one, and one is all in all things ... what is all in all things is God, eternal and immense, neither born nor ever to perish. Buddhism is also theistic as it could be described as a sort of pantheism with the blurred distinction of the subject and the object and the subject being represented by pluralities. : An Introduction. [4] Pantheistic concepts date back thousands of years, and pantheistic elements have been identified in various religious traditions. Jacobi's Über die Lehre des Spinozas (1st ed. [9]:p.7 Spinoza was a Dutch philosopher of Portuguese descent raised in the Sephardi Jewish community in Amsterdam. Edited by Philip McGuinness, Alan Harrison, and Richard Kearney. [29] Although the term "pantheism" was not coined until after his death, he is regarded as the most celebrated advocate of the concept. It was later used and popularized by Irish writer John Toland in his work of 1705 Socinianism Truly Stated, by a pantheist.[38][15]:pp. — what is his merit? There are ways in which the claim is true, ways in which it’s untrue, and even ways in which it’s just quasi-true. In Lewis, James R.. Bron Raymond Taylor, "Dark Green Religion: Nature Spirituality and the Planetary Future", University of California Press 2010, pp 159–160. According to Buddhism, the only thing that is always present is the awareness in which all these experiences and phenomena appear. His use of the word nature to describe his worldview may be vastly different from the "nature" of modern sciences. To them, pantheism is the view that the Universe (in the sense of the totality of all existence) and God are identical (implying a denial of the personality and transcendence of God). Pantheistic religions include: * The Shinto faith in Japan. The Realist Society of Canada believes that the consciousness of the self-aware universe is reality, which is an alternative view of Pantheism. The Columbia Encyclopedia writes of the distinction: Philosophers and theologians have often suggested that pantheism implies monism. ), URL = <. The "theism" here is misleading. There are numerous definitions of pantheism. He has since become known as a celebrated pantheist and martyr of science,[18] and an influence on many later thinkers. *Fraser, Alexander Campbell "Philosophy of Theism", William Blackwood and Sons, 1895, p 163. This is particularly so forexample, in Hinduism of the Advaita Vedanta school, in some varietiesof Kabbalistic Judaism, in Celtic spirituality, and in Sufi mysticism. Cheondoism, which arose in the Joseon Dynasty of Korea, and Won Buddhism are also considered pantheistic. "[59] According to Einstein, the book only dealt with the concept of a personal god and not the impersonal God of pantheism. Buddhism, the religious, monastic system, founded c. 500 B.C. [115] It has been described as an example of "dark green religion" with a focus on environmental ethics. 1789) expressed his strenuous objection to a dogmatic system in philosophy, and drew upon him the enmity of the Berlin group, led by Mendelssohn. Pantheism is the belief that reality is identical with divinity,[1] or that all-things compose an all-encompassing, immanent god. The World Pantheist Movement was incorporated in 1999 to focus exclusively on promoting naturalistic pantheism – a strict metaphysical naturalistic version of pantheism,[114] considered by some a form of religious naturalism. In the Mahayana system, a variety of celestial Buddhas and bodhisattvas came to be revered and looked to for assistance on the path to enlightenment. (1) Manyof the world’s religious traditions and spiritual writings aremarked by pantheistic ideas and feelings. The cognate doctrine of panentheism asserts that God includes the universe as a part though not In: Kirchhoff, T. [97] Some pantheists also subscribe to the distinct philosophical views hylozoism (or panvitalism), the view that everything is alive, and its close neighbor animism, the view that everything has a soul or spirit. If there is a Pantheistic element to Buddhism I think it can be found as a weaker form in two places: 1. Damascius, referring to the theology delivered by Hieronymus and Hellanicus in, CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (. According to BuddhaNet, a major Buddhist website: There is no almighty God in Buddhism. on the basis of pantheistic Brahminism.The speculations of the Vedanta school of religious thought, in the eighth and following centuries, B.C., gave rise to several rival schemes of salvation. In a sense pantheism stands between buddhism and the theisms that view a God as some sort of person. [14], Pantheistic tendencies existed in a number of early Gnostic groups, with pantheistic thought appearing throughout the Middle Ages. [116], Belief that all of reality is part of divinity. soft determinist), * Theories of the will in the history of philosophy By Archibald Alexander p 307 Schelling holds "...that the will is not determined but self-determined. Yet, like so many ancient religions, Buddhism was a polytheistic, pantheistic monotheism or monism. All rights reserved. ↩, "Pure Land." Pantheism is the belief that the Universe (or nature as the totality of everything) is identical with divinity, or that everything composes an all-encompassing, immanent god. "[60][61] In another letter written in 1954 he wrote "I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. "[25] In particular, he opposed René Descartes' famous mind–body dualism, the theory that the body and spirit are separate. Pantheism is popular in modern spirituality and new religious movements, such as Neopaganism and Theosophy. Copleston, "Pantheism in Spinoza and the German Idealists," Philosophy 21, 1946, p. 48, Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool, "Proceedings of the Liverpool Literary & Philosophical Society, Volumes 43–44", 1889, p 285, John Ferguson, "The Religions of the Roman Empire", Cornell University Press, 1970, p 193, Dependence and Freedom: The Moral Thought of Horace Bushnell By David Wayne Haddorff, "Hegel was a determinist" (also called a combatibilist a.k.a. This awareness is not only timeless but also inherently joyful. ↩, Venerable K. Sri Dhammananda Maha Thera, "Is Buddhism Atheistic?" The clearest biblical arguments against pantheism are the countless commands against idolatry. Buddhism is a nontheistic religion that focuses on following the teachings of the Buddha and bodhisattvas to become free from suffering. [50], During the beginning of the 19th century, pantheism was the viewpoint of many leading writers and philosophers, attracting figures such as William Wordsworth and Samuel Coleridge in Britain; Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Schelling and Hegel in Germany; Knut Hamsun in Norway; and Walt Whitman, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau in the United States. Pantheism was popularized in Western culture as a theology and philosophy based on the work of the 17th-century philosopher Baruch Spinoza, in particular, his book Ethics. "Emergent Nature Spirituality: An Examination of the Major Spiritual Contours of the Contemporary Pagan Worldview". [6] Raphson begins with a distinction between atheistic "panhylists" (from the Greek roots pan, "all", and hyle, "matter"), who believe everything is matter, and Spinozan "pantheists" who believe in "a certain universal substance, material as well as intelligence, that fashions all things that exist out of its own essence. "[15][46] In the early nineteenth century, the German theologian Julius Wegscheider defined pantheism as the belief that God and the world established by God are one and the same. Buddhism is neither pantheistic nor atheistic. Encyclopædia Britannica (Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service, 2004). Bollacher, Martin 2020: Pantheism. The dreamy contemplative Indian, the quick versatile Greek, the practical Roman, the quibbling Scholastic, the ardent Italian, the lively Frenchman, and the bold Englishman, have all pronounced it as the final truth of philosophy. Known in German as the Pantheismusstreit (pantheism controversy), it helped spread pantheism to many German thinkers. Spinoza earned praise as one of the great rationalists of 17th-century philosophy[28] and one of Western philosophy's most important thinkers. I suppose the nearest Buddhist analog might be the concept of Buddha-nature. Shortly after the Buddha's death, a devotional element formed within Buddhism. The Greek and Indian Pantheism is a vague fanciful doctrine, carrying with it no scientific conviction; it may be true — it looks true — but the proof is wanting. It’s how we were raised – when we were young, we studied algebra, read history, and memorized the names of elements on the periodic table. For instance, in China, a popular boddhisatva became the female deity Kuan-yin, the giver of children.4, Tibetan Buddhist cosmology features a "vast number of divine beings... which are considered symbolic representations of the psychic life by the religiously sophisticated and accepted as realities by the common people. But the individual … There are multiple varieties of pantheism[15][71]:3 and various systems of classifying them relying upon one or more spectra or in discrete categories. [26][73][74][75][76] Albert Einstein explained theological determinism by stating,[77] "the past, present, and future are an 'illusion'". Wikipedia's Pantheism in religion mentions many religions, but not Buddhism. (Hg. [5] Oxford Concise Dictionary of World Religions, Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions, Dhammananda Maha Thera, Venerable K. Sri. In fact, gods must be reborn as humans to attain enlightenment.6. Haught, John F. (1990). [...] This firm belief, a belief bound up with a deep feeling, in a superior mind that reveals itself in the world of experience, represents my conception of God. [15], More recently, Paul D. Feinberg, professor of biblical and systematic theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, also identified seven: Hylozoistic; Immanentistic; Absolutistic monistic; Relativistic monistic; Acosmic; Identity of opposites; and Neoplatonic or emanationistic. One doctrine agreed upon by all branches of modern Buddhism is that "this world is not created and ruled by a God."1. [16][17] Giordano Bruno, an Italian monk who evangelized about a transcendent and infinite God, was burned at the stake in 1600 by the Roman Inquisition. Buddhism is strictly not a religion in the context of being a faith and worship owing allegiance to a supernatural being.2. They thought Pantheism was similar to the ancient Hindu[15]:pp. In view of the above factors, scholars and Buddhists alike tend to describe Buddhism as atheistic in the sense that it denies an eternal creator God7, while recognizing its theistic and devotional elements. "[41][42] He clarified his idea of pantheism in a letter to Gottfried Leibniz in 1710 when he referred to "the pantheistic opinion of those who believe in no other eternal being but the universe". [62], In the late 20th century, some declared that pantheism was an underlying theology of Neopaganism,[63] and pantheists began forming organizations devoted specifically to pantheism and treating it as a separate religion. [15][47], Between 1785–89, a major controversy about Spinoza's philosophy arose between the German philosophers Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi (a critic) and Moses Mendelssohn (a defender). Margot Adler, Drawing Down the Moon, Beacon Press, 1986. It’s a common misconception that Hinduism or Buddhism are “pantheistic”; but that’s another thread, another universe. "[52][53], The subject is understandably controversial, but the content of the letter is consistent with Lincoln's fairly lukewarm approach to organized religion. [53], Some 19th-century theologians thought that various pre-Christian religions and philosophies were pantheistic. He believed that the soul lost its identity and was immortal as a force. [105][106] In the case of Hinduism, pantheistic views exist alongside panentheistic, polytheistic, monotheistic, and atheistic ones. In the chapter "Truth of My Father", Sagan writes that his "father believed in the God of Spinoza and Einstein, God not behind nature, but as nature, equivalent to it. [52] In it, Herndon writes of the U.S. President's evolving religious views, which included pantheism. The philosopher Charles Hartshorne used the term Classical Pantheism to describe the deterministic philosophies of Baruch Spinoza, the Stoics, and other like-minded figures. Lessing stated that he knew no other philosophy than Spinozism. Indeed, one may say that Pantheism, under one of its various shapes, is the necessary consequence of all metaphysical inquiry, when pushed to its logical limits; and from this reason do we find it in every age and nation. In Hinduism, attaining the highest life is a process of removing the bodily distractions from life, allowing one to eventually understand the Brahma nature within. ", Johann Wolfgang von Goethe rejected Jacobi’s personal belief in God as the “hollow sentiment of a child’s brain” (Goethe 15/1: 446) and, in the "Studie nach Spinoza" (1785/86), proclaimed the identity of existence and wholeness. Haha ok then. A letter written by William Herndon, Abraham Lincoln's law partner in 1886, was sold at auction for US$30,000 in 2011. A pantheistic religion regards God as being identical with the material universe or the forces of nature, with a readiness to worship all gods of religion. Stupas were built to contain relics of the Buddha and pilgrimages were made to places where he had walked. [48] However, like Hinduism, Buddhism can be hard to pin down as to its view of God. 2. Pantheism – What is it? For this reason, Buddhism is more accurately called nontheistic rather than atheistic. — are natural questions, when we see him only lead to the same result as others had before proclaimed. [7], Heinrich Heine, in his Concerning the History of Religion and Philosophy in Germany (1833–36), remarked that "I don't remember now where I read that Herder once exploded peevishly at the constant preoccupation with Spinoza, "If Goethe would only for once pick up some other Latin book than Spinoza!" [21] A number of his books were published posthumously, and shortly thereafter included in the Catholic Church's Index of Forbidden Books. 617–618 Toland was influenced by both Spinoza and Bruno, and had read Joseph Raphson's De Spatio Reali, referring to it as "the ingenious Mr. Ralphson's (sic) Book of Real Space". In a letter written to Eduard Büsching (25 October 1929), after Büsching sent Albert Einstein a copy of his book Es gibt keinen Gott ("There is no God"), Einstein wrote, "We followers of Spinoza see our God in the wonderful order and lawfulness of all that exists and in its soul [Beseeltheit] as it reveals itself in man and animal. [111] This implies a more panentheistic position. [36] He referred to the pantheism of the Ancient Egyptians, Persians, Syrians, Assyrians, Greek, Indians, and Jewish Kabbalists, specifically referring to Spinoza. If pantheism were true, it would not be wrong to worship such an object, because that object would, in fact, be God. This perspective is held by a variety of religious belief systems. [107][108][109] In the case of Sikhism, stories attributed to Guru Nanak suggest that he believed God was everywhere in the physical world, and the Sikh tradition typically describes God as the preservative force within the physical world, present in all material forms, each created as a manifestation of God. [94]:p.11 The line between pantheism and panentheism can be blurred depending on varying definitions of God, so there have been disagreements when assigning particular notable figures to pantheism or panentheism.[93]:pp. Pantheism is ruled out by love. The entire issue became a major intellectual and religious concern for European civilization at the time. The belief is held by most Hindus and many Buddhists . Shortly after the Buddha's death, a devotional element formed within Buddhism. Ann Thomson; Bodies of Thought: Science, Religion, and the Soul in the Early Enlightenment, 2008, page 54. ↩, Tan Swee Eng, "A Basic Buddhism Guide." F.C. Most people think that learning is the key to self-development. A pantheist believes that everything that exists is a part of God or that God is a part of everything that exists. He was described as a "God-intoxicated man," and used the word God to describe the unity of all substance. Pantheism is the belief that God and the universe are equivalent (the same thing). Worman cites Wegscheider, Inst 57, p 250. Buddhism is a spiritual path based on the teachings of the Buddha, an ordinary man who attained “nirvana,” enlightenment or awakening, around the sixth century B.C. ): Online Encyclopedia Philosophy of Nature. “. ): Online Encyclopedia Philosophy of Nature. [39] Like Raphson, he used the terms "pantheist" and "Spinozist" interchangeably. Yet, throughout Asia, it is common to find people praying to the Buddha or to the many clearly mythical figures that populate Buddhist iconography. Sagan, Dorion, "Dazzle Gradually: Reflections on the Nature of Nature" 2007, p 14. According to pantheists, there are elements of pantheism in some forms of Christianity.[102][103][104]. In fact it is nature mysticism, "Nature mysticism, however, is as compatible with theism as it is with pantheism. For example, a tree is God, a mountain is God, the universe is God, all people are God. [67], In 2015 The Paradise Project, an organization "dedicated to celebrating and spreading awareness about pantheism," commissioned Los Angeles muralist Levi Ponce to paint the 75-foot mural in Venice, California near the organization's offices. [65], In a 2009 review of the film Avatar, Ross Douthat described pantheism as "Hollywood's religion of choice for a generation now". Pantheism derives from the Greek πᾶν pan (meaning "all, of everything") and θεός theos (meaning "god, divine"). Pantheism, the doctrine that the universe conceived of as a whole is God and, conversely, that there is no God but the combined substance, forces, and laws that are manifested in the existing universe. [4], Panentheism (from Greek πᾶν (pân) "all"; ἐν (en) "in"; and θεός (theós) "God"; "all-in-God") was formally coined in Germany in the 19th century in an attempt to offer a philosophical synthesis between traditional theism and pantheism, stating that God is substantially omnipresent in the physical universe but also exists "apart from" or "beyond" it as its Creator and Sustainer. Sullivan, "John Toland and the Deist controversy: A Study in Adaptations", Harvard University Press, 1982, p. 193, Toland, John, Pantheisticon, 1720; reprint of the 1751 edition, New York and London: Garland, 1976, p 54. Pantheism is found in many "nature" religions and New Age religions. Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg: This page was last edited on 19 December 2020, at 12:13. In: Kirchhoff, T. 1785, 2nd ed. However there are some kinds of buddhism that ressemble pantheism due to their application of terms and terminology. If you follow Western Buddhism it is highly compatible with Pantheism. Some consider it a theological and philosophical position concerning God. Especially devotional is Pure Land Buddhism, a subdivision of Mahayana that began in China. [43], Cheondoism, which arose in the Joseon Dynasty of Korea, and Won Buddhism are also considered pantheistic. Buddhism is all about how you relate to what is going on.. and about retraining that. This, for Jacobi, was the result of Enlightenment rationalism and it would finally end in absolute atheism. Schaffer, Jonathan, Monism: The Priority of the Whole, Schaffer, Jonathan, "Monism", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Summer 2015 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed. [37], The term was first used in English by a translation of Raphson's work in 1702. Pandeism is another word derived from pantheism, and is characterized as a combination of reconcilable elements of pantheism and deism. Yet Bruno is merely a beautiful episode in the history of the human mind, while Spinoza is one of its most potent forces. "[60] In Ideas And Opinions, published a year before his death, Einstein stated his precise conception of the word God: Scientific research can reduce superstition by encouraging people to think and view things in terms of cause and effect. ", Property monism: the view that all properties are of a single type (e.g. "Mr. Lincoln's religion is too well known to me to allow of even a shadow of a doubt; he is or was a Theist and a Rationalist, denying all extraordinary – supernatural inspiration or revelation. Buddhism also offers an elaborate theology of deities and exalted beings. But with Spinoza there is no choice: if you understand his terms, admit the possibility of his science, and seize his meaning; you can no more doubt his conclusions than you can doubt Euclid; no mere opinion is possible, conviction only is possible. The term pantheism was coined by mathematician Joseph Raphson in 1697[5][6] and has since been used to describe the beliefs of a variety of people and organizations. A generation before him Bruno conveyed a similar message to humanity. When asked about the gods, the Buddha was silent. [85] Different types of monism include:[86][87]. [80], However, some have argued against treating every meaning of "unity" as an aspect of pantheism,[81] and there exist versions of pantheism that regard determinism as an inaccurate or incomplete view of nature. [26] This view influenced philosophers such as Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, who said, "You are either a Spinozist or not a philosopher at all. Carpenter, Dennis D. (1996). Literary Remains of the Late Professor Theodore Goldstucker, W. H. Allen, 1879. p32. p. 19. The first known combination of these roots appears in Latin, in Joseph Raphson's 1697 book De Spatio Reali seu Ente Infinito,[6] where he refers to the "pantheismus" of Spinoza and others. [68] The mural depicts Albert Einstein, Alan Watts, Baruch Spinoza, Terence McKenna, Carl Jung, Carl Sagan, Emily Dickinson, Nikola Tesla, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ralph Waldo Emerson, W.E.B. ↩, "Buddhism in China." I … either way yes buddhism is panthiestic in the end all is one as they believe in the very infinite void nirvana. Pantheism definition, the doctrine that God is the transcendent reality of which the material universe and human beings are only manifestations: it involves a denial of God's personality and expresses a tendency to identify God and nature. It was taught in the old Greek schools — by Plato, by St. Augustine, and by the Jews. To recognize this timeless awareness here and now means to become enlightened, and it is the ultimate goal of Buddhism. 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