People also tried to turn away from all the sorrow, so they accepted this new foreign religion coming in, regardless of the political situation in China at the time. It is clear that many people in China met Buddhism with admiration (Doc. 1, 2), tolerance (Doc. 3, 5) and disapproval (Doc. 4, 6).
He also says that the Buddha is a barbarian and that his bones should be cast into a fire and that his evil should be rooted out. Tang Emperor Wu, an Edict on Buddhism also did not like the spread of Buddhism. He said that Buddhism was poisoning Chinese culture and that it wears out the peoples strength, pilfers their wealth, and causes people to abandon their lords and parents. All these things that both Han Yu and Tang Emperor Wu said about Buddhism clearly proves
Nicole Wang AP World History Period 2 Mr. Husband 25 November 2013 DBQ -Spread of Buddhism in China As Buddhism spread from India to China beginning in the first century C.E., it was met with mixed results. Many Chinese accepted Buddhism and defended its policies while others rejected Buddhism as a religion and solution to political and social problems. Still others remained indifferent, wishing they could meld the aspects of belief systems in China in order to create a unique Chinese culture. The people of China responded in different ways to the spread of Buddhism.
Buddhism, another belief practiced by the great Asoka Maurya, did not support the caste system and was, just like the Chinese Daoism, a religion of pure salvation which practiced elimination of desire in order to achieve a higher spiritual status or nirvana. Spread by missionaries it was one of the most practiced religions of that time, both in India and China, but it had little political impact due to its nature. Like in China, Indian social and political structure depended on the belief system, but it was not influenced by the dynastic
The Tokugawa mainly was involved with their faiths of Buddhism which closely mirrored Hinduism and Shinto which was seen as the way of the gods. Also the Tokugawa followed main Confucian beliefs of harmony and obedience as well as Daoist traditions. The Shogunate also believed that the emperor ruled based on the Mandate of Heaven which meant that he had been chosen by Heaven for his talents and virtue. Ruling in the name of the emperor, the Tokugawa “regulated foreign intrusion...[and] it remained free from outside intrusion” (511). This is because the Japanese authorities took notice that Christian converts were not tolerant to that of other religions and faith and believed Christ to be superior.
I learned that the Chinese characters that were on the back of the main gate were the four vows of Buddhists and these vows encourage people to accomplish the vows, which I found very interesting. Initially, I thought that the Buddhist people were idolizing the Buddha, but after the audio tour, I learned that bowing in front of the Buddha symbolizes respect for the journey and teachings of the Buddha. This gesture was something very new to me because in the religions that I was more familiar with, the followers idolize and worship God, rather than his philosophical teachings. Additionally, I did not know that other statues aside from the Buddha were active roles in the Buddhist community. I familiarized myself with each of the five statues in the Bodhisattva Hall and what each of them symbolizes.
Analysis of the Eight Fold Path to Enlightenment The Eightfold Path began as the last of Buddha’s Four Noble Truths. Through Buddha’s teachings he tells you that this is the way to end all suffering and achieve true self wakening. The eightfold path, in all its levels, is supposed to be followed and developed together. They are all linked together and help develop the other folds. There are 3 basics divisions of the path.
However, Buddhists would argue that this symbolised the Buddha's spread of teaching and that he would be of great importance. Therefore, this story could be called untrue historically but it is spiritually truth for Buddhists. Similarly, the story of the 4 signs, it is most probable that the Buddha had seen death, illness and old age before his trip out of the palace because it is almost impossible to avoid all of these things. Assuming this is untrue, Buddhists could argue that this was a teaching designed to make them understand that we must first notice suffering to overcome it to achieve the ultimate Buddhist goal of enlightenment. On the other hand, some of the accounts of the Buddha may be historically true such as his renunciation, it is quite possible and probable that Siddhartha did leave his family, adopted the life of a wandering ascetic (sramana) and cut
When you stop the suffering is when you don’t attach yourself from what you like and want. When you are free of this can achieve a self awaking. You can practice the eight fold path to achieve this plan, and also learn the basic practices of wisdom, ethical conduct and of course concentration. The three markings of Buddhist teaching are suffering, impermanence, and egolessness. Which they teach that you can be over suffering in the Four Noble Truths practice, and ego can be change with the Noble Eightfold Path which is a ethical conduct.
Jairo Burgos AP World History DBQ: Spread of Buddhism in China Buddhism started out in India, but it quickly spread to China due to the construction of the Silk Road. When it reached China in the first century C.E. many people accepted Buddhism and admired Buddhist monks (As stated in documents 1,2 and 5). Disregarding the people that embraced Buddhism, there were others that rejected it because they believed that Buddha and the way of Buddhist monks were a potential threat to Chinese culture (As stated in documents 3,4 and 6). After 570 C.E.