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  • Confucius And Confucianism Life Of Confucius
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    Confucius and Confucianism LIFE OF CONFUCIUS Confucius was believed to have been born in 551 BC., in the state of Lu, known today as the Shandong province. His parents, who died while he was a child, named him Kong Qui. Confucius was derived from the Latin word Kongfuzi which means Great Master Kong. Confucius was the most influential and respected philosopher in Chinese history. His ideas were the single strongest influence on Chinese society from around 100 BC. to the AD. 1900's. The Chinese g...
  • Official Confucian Cult
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    Chinese Religious and Ethical Systems It has often been said that the Chinese are not deeply religious. It is true that they have shown a comparative indifference to metaphysical speculation; Chinese culture was perhaps the first to develop an intellectual skepticism concerning the gods. Confucianism Confucius (Kong Zi) lived from 551 to 479 BC in the state of Lu (in modem Shandong province). He came from a family of officials and his concern was with the restoration of the Way (Dao) of the anci...
  • Part Of Older Confucianism
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    Confucianism Confucianism is a moral and religious system of China. Its origins go back to the Analects, the sayings attributed to Confucius, and to ancient writings, including that of Mencius. Confucius was born a mandarin under the name Kong zi. It was developed around 550 B.C. In its earliest form Confucianism was primarily a system of ethical concepts for the control of society. It saw man as a social creature that is bound to his fellow men by jen, or "humanity". Jen is expressed through th...
  • 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...
  • Eightfold Noble Path Of Buddhism
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    There are many similarities and differences between the three religions of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. While researching this paper, I came across this quote from an unknown source that stated, "No civilization is monochrome. In China the classical tones of Confucianism have been balanced not only by the spiritual shades of Buddhism, but also by the romantic hues of Taoism". As each religion is surmised the similarities and differences between them will be revealed. Buddhism is the religi...
  • Confucius For Confucianism And Siddhartha For Buddhism
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    Confucianism is a major system of thought in China, as you know it was developed from the teachings of Confucius and his disciples. It is concerned with the principles of good conduct, practical wisdom, and proper social relationships. Confucianism has influenced the Chinese attitude toward life and set the patterns of living and standards of social value. It also provided the background for Chinese political theories and institutions. It has even spread from China to Korea, Japan, and Vietnam a...

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