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China’s Historic Teachings of Buddhism and Confucianism
Since the beginning of time the country of China, now known as the People's Republic of China has always been a remarkable civilization from its technologies to its philosophies. It has long been a host to a variety of fused religion/philosophical based traditions. Both the religions of Buddhism and Confucianism make up two of the three Chinese historic teachings. It is from these teachings which have had a significant role in shaping their culture, along with influencing other followers to the distance of the far west. Elements of these two belief systems are often incorporated into the traditional folk religions. For the purpose of this assignment I will briefly explain both of
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He was now able to understand the answer to suffering. His understanding to the root to suffering was greediness, selfishness and stupidity. He decided that he would teach his followers that if mankind could just be rid of these negative emotions and actions, they could very well live a life of happiness. According to the Dalai Lama translated in book written by Thupten Jinpa, his Holiness wrote (Jinpa, 2005).
According to Buddhism, compassion is an aspiration, a state of mind, wanting others to be free from suffering. It's not passive -- it's not empathy alone -- but rather an empathetic altruism that actively strives to free others from suffering. Genuine compassion must have both wisdom and loving kindness. That is to say, one must understand the nature of the suffering from which we wish to free others (this is wisdom), and one must experience deep intimacy and empathy with other sentient beings (this is loving kindness).
Buddhism is a cultural system of beliefs and practices based on principles of compassion and non-attachments. There are three main religious practices used by the Buddhist followers which are Meditation, Mindfulness and Compassion. The Buddhists practice using meditation encompassing a variety of techniques at which aim to develop mindfulness, concentration, powers, tranquility and insight. According to (“One-Page Overview of Buddhism”, 2004)
The Buddhist concepts have also been influential on
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