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  • Religion Like Buddhism
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    Religions have been an ever-growing, ever-changing part of peoples lives throughout the history of the world. One of the most dynamic of these religions is the practice of Buddhism. Today nearly 450 million people are influenced by its traditions worldwide. It is this massive influence that makes understanding Buddhism so crucial in today's world. This paper aims to express its relatively simple history and also how it has evolved today as an influential religion not only in the United States, b...
  • And Zen Buddhism
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    Ch " an and Zen Buddhism Throughout the early years in many East Asian countries, there were many people who were looking for answers to this world's, and otherworldly, questions. When Gotama became enlightened, and began preaching the practices of Buddhism, it came at such a time when the Han dynasty was collapsing, citizens were tired of Confucianism and looking for a new ideology that they could put there hearts and souls into. Over the years, Buddhism proved to be much more than just a relig...
  • Pure Land Buddhism
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    ... China, Tibet, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and elsewhere in east Asia. Legend has it that the Chinese Emperor Ming Ti had a dream which led him to send his agents down the Silk Road, the ancient trade route between China and the west, to discover its meaning. The agents returned with a picture of the Buddha and a copy of the Sutra in 42 Sections. This Sutra would, in 67 ad, be the first of many to be translated into Chinese. The first Buddhist community in China is thought to be one in Loyang, est...
  • Similarity Between Christianity And Pure Land Buddhism
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    In the early sixth century Christianity was evolving at a rapid pace. The spread of Christianity was not only moving westward through Europe, but it was also moving eastward down the Silk Road. The eastward spread of Christianity was primarily a form of Christianity known as Nestorianism, after the teachings of Nestorius, a fifth century patriarch. By 635 Nestorian Christianity had reached the heart of China spreading through all of Persia and India. During the middle of the seventh century Nest...
  • Buddhism In China
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    The extremes of cultural revolution put an end to whatever hopes the followers of Buddhism had about its restoration. Today Buddhism in China is a historical object of the past, an ancient tombstone that has been ravaged and vandalized by the clash of classes and ideological ideas. It is really uneasy to say how long it would take for the cycle of Dhamma to get back its supremacy and whether it would ever occur at all. (Trevor, 94) So there are evidences of Buddhists in China as early as the 3rd...
  • Chinese Tradition Of Ancestor Worship
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    4. Compare and contrast Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. How are they similar How are they different 5. Describe the Chinese tradition of ancestor worship. -Question 4. Buddhism Has over 300 million members, and was founded around 2,500 years ago in India. The founder is Gautama Siddhartha, the Buddha, or referred to as the "Enlightened One". Their major scripture are The Tripitaka, Anguttara-Nikaya, Dhammapada, Sutta-Nipa ta, Samyutta-Nikaya and many others. Buddhism today is divided into th...
  • Chinese Buddhist Scholars
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    Historical China represents a cultural, and, most of the time as well, a political unity. But the country was not completely ignorant of or entirely untouched by outside influences. There had always been contact with Central Asia and India, the center of another great civilization at the time. And this happened especially through the spread of the Buddhist religion. India, in contrast to China, had often been more politically fragmented than unified. For this reason, India never posed a real thr...

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