buddhism - History of Buddhism ( ) in China Buddhism's...

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History of Buddhism ( 佛教 佛家 佛法 ) in China Buddhism’s assimilation into Chinese culture was a long process; the result is one of the greatest cultural interactions in history. The only major non-native religious tradition to deeply influence Chinese culture Transimitted mostly over the Silk Road, through Central Asian Kingdoms Early (mis)understandings were based on Taoist interpretations Translations by Kumarajiva et al in 4th-5th centuries brought more accurate texts and doctrine Monastic and lay traditions: 1) Monastic tradition new to China. Fortunes closely tied to politics. 2) Lay tradition responsible for most of the great relics and art.
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Essential concepts: Buddha Bodhisattva 菩薩 Three Treasures 三寶 : Buddha , Dharma , Sangha Four Noble Truths Eightfold Path Karma, reincarnation, the wheel of births and deaths 輪迴 Nirvana 涅盤 Emptiness (sunyatta)
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