Buddhism : A Religion Of Enlightenment And Self Meditation

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Buddhism first came to China from India around 500 AD. Buddha, the enlightened one, is the founder of Buddhism as a religion. Buddhism is China’s oldest foreign religion merging from Daoism and folk religion. At first, Buddhism did not attract many people, however during 200 AD, Buddhism gained a firm position in China and has continued to be one of China’s top religions. Buddhism, in summary, is a religion of enlightenment and self-meditation. The role of the family in Chinese culture, specifically Chinese Buddhist, has evolved throughout history. In the Chinese culture the family structure contains nuclear and extended families. Children are highly valued and elders are respected and honored. Buddha or Buddhism teaches that wives should be obedient to their husbands, please them, and not make them angry through their own desires.- CITE Although these teachings sound like teaching submission, Buddhism also teaches that men should respect their wives. The latter teaching was something that was Revolutionary at the time when Buddhism first became known. Hen Buddhism was introduced to China ____ and supported filial piety. Filial Piety means to be good to one’s parents; to take care of one’s parents; to engage in good conduct. Filial piety explains why the Chinese culture is known having obedient children and strict parents. Respect is huge in the Chinese culture and within the Buddhism religion. Most Buddhist have an optimistic attitude towards healthcare staff and are…

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