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Buddhism include peacebuilding and an overall betterment of society. Buddhist ideals teach compassion, in which anti-capitalism and peace go hand in hand. Buddhism is not about the individual’s ego, but rather a nation of Buddhists living in harmony. 3. The first diffusion of Buddhism into Tibet brought Tantric Buddhism from India that subdued the shamanistic and animalistic society that was Tibet with language based off of Sanskrit, law with Buddhist principles, monasteries, and civilizations. King Trisong Detson founded the first Buddhist Monastery, Samye, and put Buddhist strongholds on the silk road routes, furthering the dissemination and spread of Buddhism in Tibet. The second diffusion of Buddhism into Tibet systemized the philosophy and tantric practices of Buddhism through the four new schools of thought. The first diffusion of Buddhism into Japan is similar to that of Tibet. The people were afraid that bringing Buddhism into Japan would offend or anger their indigenous gods. When a plague broke out, Buddhism was charged with angering the Gods. However, when the plague did not cease, Buddhism was again accepted. This directly ties to the first diffusion of Buddhism into Tibet when King Trisong Detson invited tantric practitioner Padmasambhava to dispel “demonic forces” that were stopping Buddhism from
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Buddhism Final Exam spreading throughout Tibet. These demonic forces were in fact the indigenous religions opposed to Buddhism. This comparison tells us about the way Buddhism interacts with its cultural context. Buddhism takes what is known to society, opposes it, and defeats it in both Tibet and Japan. By doing so, Buddhism helps to modernize society.
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