March14 - Chin Myth 3/14/2008 8:21:00 AM 4. "Wang...

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Chin Myth 14/03/2008 07:21:00 4. “Wang Tzu-chen” and assistance from the realm of ghosts 5. “Tuan Tzu-ching” is another story that deals with the realm of ghosts and the  operation of the netherworld bureaucracy Important concepts: IMPORTANT o The association of the netherworld with Mount Tai o The administrative structure of the netherworld modeled on the  imperial bureaucracy  o Judges, archivist, clerks, jailor, and so forth o The importance of documents o The enforcement of Buddhist concepts o Descriptions of heaven, hells and ghostly realms o The communication between the ghostly and the human worlds o The lore associated with graves and tombs Buddhist beliefs in popular Chinese Buddhist Karma Samsara The Five Paths The Five Precepts  wu jie  Do not: o 1. Kill living beings o 2. Take what is not given o 3. Engage in improper sexual conduct o 4. Speak falsehoods o 5. Use intoxicants Other widespread practices: o Provide vegetarian meals for monks o Donate to monastic community o Commission copying/reciting of sutras
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course CHINESE 155 taught by Professor Idk during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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