Philosophies of the Eastern world
The Eastern hemisphere of the world harboring more than half of the worlds population, is rich with its history of culture, heritage, religion and philosophies. The Eastern way of life is closely welded with religious and philosophical teachings, which pertains to how the morality and well being of life is to be achieved. Eastern philosophies are so widespread and inculcated in these societies that they are in fact adopted and practiced as religions. Of such philosophies, most wide spread are the Buddhism, Jainism, Hinduism, Confucianism, Taoism and the Shintoism. While Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism are mainly practiced in the Indian subcontinent, Confucianism, Taoism and the Shintoism are practiced in China and Japan. Hinduism is one of the most ancient philosophies, which is still strongly practiced in the Indian subcontinent, and followed by over 700 million people. One of the main differences between Hinduism and other philosophies of the world is that the belief that people are not created equal.