Do You Know the Greatest Religious Leaders in History (1)?
Do you know the Ten most influential and greatest religious figures in the history around the world? These people may change the world like science and technology.
Religion and spirituality are two of the most difficult things to define. It is wrong to say that spirituality and religion do not go hand in hand because they do; the only difference is that although religion is an organized system that pays tribute to God, spirituality does not always require a god to define the parameters of human mental behavior. Throughout history, some have played the role of spiritual and religious leaders for their society. Some of them have done such exemplary work with such dedication, and their work, in turn, their own, is recognized worldwide by their unwavering dedication and the wisdom of guiding their flocks.
Religion has existed for thousands of years. Perhaps the oldest in the world is ancestor worship, also known as ghost worship, and countless others have been added for centuries. Many of these religions have leaders or founders, and ten of this list are the most prominent. These names are not listed in a particularly important order are randomly arranged.
No 1. Jesus of Nazareth
In the Western tradition, there are many articles about the life of Jesus Christ. Although the little is known about his early life, some scholars believe that Jesus had studied Buddhism for a while. He started his ministry around the age of 30 and was eventually crucified by the Romans. After his death, he boarded heaven, but before he showed himself to the twelve apostles, he continued to spread, as written by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John’s four classic Gospels. As the Bible records, Jesus will return to Earth one day and rule there for a thousand years.
However, since the eighteenth century, if not before, people suspected the existence of Jesus of Nazareth, claiming that his existence has little historical or archaeological evidence. Therefore, they asserted the theory of Christian mythology. Despite this, most biblical historians believe that Jesus does exist because Rome’s description of his life exists. But it is the things Jesus did in his life that may be more of an aspect of faith than facts. In any case, the story of Jesus may be one of the greatest stories of all time!
No 2. Muhammad of Mecca
Muhammad was one of the most influential religious and political leaders in history. He was born in Mecca around 570. His father died before his birth, and Muhammad was taken care of by his grandfather, the head of the famous Hashemite family. His mother died when he was six years old. His grandfather died at the age of eight. His uncle, Abu Talibu, is the new leader of the family. When he was 25 years old, Muhammad married an elderly 15-year-old widow. He lived as a businessman for the next 15 years. His wife gave birth to six children: two sons, who died in childhood and four daughters.
By 615, Muhammad had received about 100 converts in Mecca. He opposed the wealthy businessmen. He criticized that their greed was immoral. He condemned the worship of idols and gods and said: “Without God, there is no God.” In 20 years, the Byzantine Empire and the Persian Empire have fallen into the ranks of the prophet’s successors. In the next two centuries, the massive conquest of the Arabs continues. The Islamic Empire became one of the largest empire in the history of the world, extending from India, the Middle East and Africa to the Iberian Peninsula of Western Europe. After the split of the Arab Empire, the spread of Islam continued, and many societies in Africa and Asia voluntarily adopted Muhammad’s religious beliefs. Today, Islam is the second largest religion in the world.
No 3. Zoroaster
Zoroaster is the founder of Zoroastrianism. Zoroaster declared that Ahula Mazda was the god who created everything, so he later became the supreme god of Zoroastrianism. The teaching lasted for 2,500 years and still has believers. He is also the author of “Gata” in the Zoroastrian classic “Avista”.
Zoroaster was born into a family of noble knights in the Kingdom of the Midi. At the age of 20, he abandoned his home and retired. At the age of 30, he was inspired by God. He reformed the traditional polytheism and founded Zoroastrianism, but was persecuted by traditional priests. Until the age of 42, the prime minister of the Achaemenid Empire slandered him. The daughter was a wife, and he was introduced to King Vestaba. The king became his friend and protector. Zoroastrianism spread quickly in Persia. Zoroastrian probably lived 77 years old. In 583 BC, in the war between Turan and Persia, he was killed in the temple.
No 4. Gautama Buddha
Sakyamuni Buddha, is a famous Indian thinker and educator, the founder of Buddhism; honored as Sakyamuni Buddha, Gautama Buddha, Buddha, Shizun, etc. The Buddha of Buddhism, the “Sakyamuni” is the family name, meaning “energy”, “Muni” is the ancient Indian name for the saints, meaning “silence.” At the beginning of the Ming Dynasty, people also called him a Buddha, that is, “the founder of Buddhism”, referred to as the Buddha, the Manchu in the Qing Dynasty called the Buddha, and the royal family born in southern Nepal.
In Buddhism, it is the most noble person in the world, not a god. In the Chinese folk beliefs, it is regarded as the supreme god by deification. Therefore, in the temples of general Taoism and folk beliefs, the Daxiong Hall is often enshrined, even the Sanbao Temple. Offering the Sambo Buddha and Bodhisattva, the Rahan, and the founder of Sakyamuni Buddha.
No. 5 Krishna
Krishna is the main god of Hinduism. She was worshipped as the eighth incarnation of Vishnu, and was regarded by some as the supreme God. She is a compassionate, gentle and loving God in Hinduism and one of the most popular and respected people of the Hindu gods. Krishna’s birthday is celebrated annually by Hindus in Janmashtami, according to the Indian calendar of the Yin and Gregorian calendar, which is in late August or early September of the Gregorian calendar.
These are five people of the Greatest Religious Leaders in History, I would share the remaining five people for you next time.