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Axia College Material Appendix G HUM 130
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Eastern Religion Elements Matrix Hinduism Buddhism Confucianism Daoism HUM 130
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Countries of origin India and Southwest Asia Nepal and India China China HUM 130
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Historical figures and events Festival of lights Diwali celebrated in October. Holy Festival of Colors celebrated in the spring. Brahma and Vishnu Buddha Vesaka The 15 th day pf the 4 th month of each year. Confucianism was founded by Confucius (aka Kong Zi) Daoism was started by Lao Tzu. Lao Tzu held that non action is a way to wisdom. HUM 130
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Central beliefs Polytheistic Many faces of God are represented in this divine reality. Buddha gave the word enlightenment to the people. God as an entity is not recognized. Refuge from suffering is in Buddha. Dharma and Sangha Rank defines proper action unique to this religion. Aligning with nature is the source of right action and strength. HUM 130
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Nature of God Hinduism as henotheistic; they recognize a single deity, and recognizes other gods and goddesses as facets, forms, manifestations, or aspects of that supreme God. There is no absolute God in Buddhism. Although Buddha did not deny the existence of God outright, he said that, those seeking enlightenment need to concentrate on their own spiritual paths themselves rather than relying on an outside support. Buddhists teach that all that exists in the physical universe has always existed, without beginning and without end. Confucianism does not assert the existence of a deity, although it recognizes and promotes synchronization with Tien (Heaven, Ultimate, Tao) in harmonious relationships with others and environments. Daoism does not believe in a
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