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Axia College Material Appendix G Eastern Religion Elements Matrix Hinduism Buddhism Confucianism Daoism Countries of origin India India China China Historical figures and events Hinduism has no known founder or leader. This religion dates back to the Vedic age, during the Harappan civilization. The Vedas was composed over a period of one thousand years, beginning about 1400 B.C. Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha), born about 560 B.C., son of a wealthy ruler. Upon realization of the sufferings in the world, renounced his fortunes and chose to live a life of poverty, as he sought enlightenment and truth. His dissatisfaction with both extreme wealth and extreme self-torture; lead him to gain enlightenment of the Kungfozi, known as Confucius; Confucianism was made the basic discipline for the training of government officials in 130 B.C., a pattern which continued until the establishment of the Republic in 1912. Lao-Tzu, Emperor Shi huang Ti burned Confucianism books in 212 B.C. and established Daoism. Modernists believed the Tao Te King was composed in 300 B.C. HUM 130
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Middle Path. Consequently, this path produces insight and knowledge, and leads to calm, higher knowledge, enlightenment, and nirvana.
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