Chinese History 2-11-10 - Buddhism in China Confucianism is...

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Buddhism in China Confucianism is more for scholars, ordinary people there are other religions that shape their lives, such as Daoism Chinese scholar could be Taoist in his scholar life, Confucian scholar when he interacts with society, and Buddhist when he thinks about the world Two schools of Buddhism: Theravada- (hinayana, Small or lesser Vehicle) - original Buddhist school originates from India, to go Thailand, Burma, Vietnam - Sri Lanka, Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia - Sakyamuni as the only Buddha (historical person) - Transience/physical reality as a chain of causation- existence of every object has a cause, everything comes and go, nothing is actually real, lovers etc, are not worth attachment - Illusion/ no eternal Self- - Suffering/ dissatisfaction- suffering is universal; - Four Noble Truths/ Eightfold Noble Path - Monastic life/meditation and concentration Mahayana- goes to Korea, Japan, and Tibet - China., Vietnam, Tibet, Korea, Japan - A series of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas (Buddha-in-waiting) as deities - Trikaya (The Three Bodies); o Body of magical Transformation ( occupying the earth – Gautama Siddhartha)
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