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16 Cards in this Set

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The buddha who presides over the Pure Land, a perfect paradise in which many Buddhists hope to be reborn under ideal conditions to become enlightened in a future life
Book of Change
Oldest of Chinese religious texts, the is the classic about change as the most important thing in the universe; proposes change as a never ending balancing between two basic forces in the univers - teh masculine or yang and the feminine or yin
Ch'an Buddhism
A reform movement in native Chinese Buddhism that rejects much of the tritual, myth, doctrine & institution in earlier Chinese Buddhism. Most popular kinds of Chinese Buddhism used its monastic life to develop many forms of working and living as meditation.
Chuang - Tzu
Lao-Tzu's disciple and interpreter.
One of the two greats masters of ancient Chinese Religion.interpreted the Tao to mean true spirituality was to be found in all kinds of human relationships and activities China's first educator; his students became China's early ministers.
Five Relationships
Major teachings of Confucius. The basic relationships and responsibilities bewteen people (parent/child, husband/wife, sibling/sibling, superior/subordinate, friend/friend, stranger/stranger)
Puzzle developed in Ch'an Buddhism by a master to stimulate a disciple's enlightment
One fo the two greatest masters of ancient chinese religions. Lao-tzu interpreted the Tao to mean the Way of the universe
Li (lee)
Originally meant "ceremony"; Confucius gave it new meaning as "how a person does anything well"
Confucius' major interpreter, and whose major teaching was teh natural goodness of human nature
literally "without doing" The Taoist concept of acting by doing it the natural way ('go with the flow'), going with the grain of things
Pure Land Sect
Movement in native Chinese Buddhism bades on scriptures which advocate that a believe commit onself to a buddha named amitabha. One of the two most popular forms of Chinese and Japanese Buddhism
Literally, the "Way"; the Way of everything in universe. The great these of chinese religions
The religion of the Tao or the "Way."
The "Classic of the Way (Tao) and its Power (te)" written by Lao-tzu
The moral power that a follower of Lao-tzu develops that enables one to act with great freedom and lack of inhibition in creating art & literature and in the martial arts