Zhi Dun was very trusted by aristocrats and since they were the ones to have more power and pleasures, Zhi Dun must have specifically wanted them to know about a buddhist lifestyle and Confucianism. While Buddhism was being spread throughout China, there was a period of political instability. It was a horrible period and and aristocrats were important so this new religion could offer them a life free of sorrow. There were many problems during this time and Buddhism offered something better to focus on and look forward to. Document 3 shows questions that a scholar had and many more people could have had also.
The Chinese believed it is a virtue to follow Confucianism. To summarize, Confucianism is a mutual belief of the Chinese. When talking about Chinese culture, we could not neglect the Chinese have a respectful personality. They respect everything, including the god, ancestors, ghost, emperor and the seniors. Sometime, other races may say the Chinese having too much superstitious belief.
Confucius would disagree with Zero Tolerance policies as he dislikes punishments, believe that people are naturally good, leaders should lead by example, and instead of actual punishment, make them feel ashamed. * Confucianism: Stop.Think.Write Quote#2: “Lead the people by virtue and restrain them by the rules of proper behavior and the people will have a sense of shame, and moreover will become good. * Confucianism: Stop.Think.Write Quote#6: Confucius said: “If a ruler is upright, all will go well without orders [laws]. But if he
Name Instructor’s Name Course Date Confucian values routinely informed the actions and worldviews of everyone in Han China, from the highest official to the lowliest peasant. True or false? Introduction According to Murray (23), the Confucian ideology clearly illustrates that nurturing the basic instinct to live by submitting to those in power is the best applicable method of blocking the ability to question the credibility of whatever has been commanded by those in power. However, this is only possible the routine of continuously submitting to the powerful does not lead to unendurable suffering. The ideology concentrated on making subjects to be compliant to the order of authority that was before them.
Some believe that if we desired fewer material things the world would be a better place, although others may disagree, stating that if we desire fewer material things the human race might never progress or develop, and could revert back to its original, ignorant origins. The advantages of desiring fewer material things from a Buddhist point of view is that by craving less material goods we will bring the end to this particular suffering in the world. This is believed and recorded by the four noble truths which are: The truth of suffering (All life is suffering) The truth of the cause of suffering (The cause of suffering is craving) The truth of the end of suffering (If craving ceases suffering will also cease) The truth of the path leading to the end of suffering (The middle way is one way to avoid suffering) The Buddha described “all life as being suffering” or dukkha as we are all caught between two extremes, one being having all you need but still craving more, and having nothing and craving nothing. Although when the Buddha said that there is suffering in life, he did not deny that there is happiness also. He spoke of many kinds of happiness such as the happiness of friendship, the happiness of family, and so on.
First Essay First Essay Exam: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism The four religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism have their differences in their outlook of world point of view, but they do share some similarities in their humanity views. All four religions have the faith of inner peace which is called Samsara. Throughout the culture there faith is not to do harm to others and they believe in reincarnation (Karma) that is what they treasure and try to purify their bodies as to prepare their character for their next existence. The main goals in the religions is to spread their teachings throughout the globe in order to end violence and also reduce poverty so that the entire world has equal opportunity to eat healthy and live in peace and harmony. One of their main objectives is also to be authentic and be devoted to their belief as to follow the traditions to the book and do not do anything that was unlawful by their leader.
Shinto is the indigenous religion of Japan. [i] Shinto means “Way of the Kami” or “Way of the Gods”. Shinto has no known founder; its roots lie deep in Japanese prehistory and extend to the land itself. [ii] Shinto is synonymous with Japanese character and has shaped and been shaped by Japanese culture. [iii] Shinto is loosely organized, and little was known about it before the eighth century C.E.
A Look into Confucianism Anna Fisher REL 133 July 4, 2011 Page Brooks A Look into Confucianism Confucianism as in many eastern religions is about being in touch with the Dao. The Dao practices are to help a person feel the flow of nature, attain spiritual purity, and to live a long life. There is a difference in the Dao in Daoism and the Dao in Confucianism although they are guided by the same basic belief which is about getting in touch with your innermost human, God given beauty; as is expressed in a Confucian classic “He is the sage who naturally and easily embodies the right way” this “way” is the cosmic Dao that permeates the entire universe—the Dao that we see in the everyday life of the noble person also “in its utmost
Daoism has also accumulated a large quantity of scriptures and documents, temples and monuments, and sculptures and stone inscriptions, adding to the cultural treasury of the Chinese people and making significant contributions to the progress of human civilization. ( Jiang Sheng: n.d: para:7) In the past, Daoism catered to the needs of the community in areas such as treating disease, pacifying ghosts, controlling weather and averting famine (Dawud Ilham, 2012). Today, the greatest mark of Daoism is the emphasis of luck in society. Good luck being linked with pleased gods and bad being associated with displeased gods. The fact that religion and philosophy are distinct does not mean that they are entirely separate, because they both address many of the same issues.
Another reason why we believe Daoism to be better than Confucianism is they believe the ideal government should rule by using measures of correction, for example weapons of war may be used with crafty dexterity. However, the kingdom makes its own freedom from action and purpose. The final reason we believe Daoism is better than Confucianism is the focus on nature and natural images. Several examples: For Daoists, the path of water down a mountainside, following the route of least resistance without being told or forced, exemplifies Ziran, or spontaneous naturality. Daoists believed that by relaxing and allowing events to take their course everything will eventually fall into place, which is “Wu wei er bu wei” by doing nothing everything will be done.