Mou Tzu – The Disposition of Error (Week 5, Pg129 of Course Reader) This section fits under the May 1 st lecture, when it talks about how Buddhism became more opened to the society when the “non-Chinese” were holding more power, and how the differences in culture and tradition were the causes of the problem that arose in between Buddhists and Chinese. Specific date is not known, but around the time when many Chinese became afraid of the influence brought by Buddhism (and attempting to strike back). Buddhist version of apologia. States that there is no conflict in between Buddhist and Chinese way of life. 2 Key Points: the reasons that the Confuicianists do not agree with Buddhist ideology, and the ways that Buddhism acted like a rebel in Chinese customs. Buddha is not mentioned in the Classics, but is not a figure to hold suspicion since he is of superiority and without limits of his superhuman powers. Confucianists were against the shaving of the head (because the body is the gift from the
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