The Effects Of Hinduism, Buddhism And Confucianism

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All through history, there have been numerous doctrines and frameworks for belief systems. Many of these ancient belief systems such as the Greek, “Polytheistic Gods” were not around long, as they could not gain the support to sustain existence and ultimately, they disappeared over the years. Some such as Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism have lived on and had impacts and effects on the lives of individuals and have stood the trials of time. These beliefs influenced culture and spread as they provided direction and gave an approach to life or a way to live if you will.
Early religious beliefs helped unite cultures and integrate people through common practices of rules and instructions. Hinduism was an organized religion and had clear directions
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The attraction to Confucianism spread across societies because it provided a foundation for establishing values based on traditional Chinese society. The powerful Dynasties, such as Han and Song, promoted this religious philosophy based on the belief that all humans are essentially good, and we must exercise this goodness on all humans. From the Crash Course: 2000 Years of Chinese History! The Mandate of Heaven and Confucius, “To have a strong and peaceful state, everyone in life needs to realize their relationships to other people, superior or inferior.” The ruling Dynasties influenced followers of Confucianism by setting forth clear and organized rules that all individuals must understand their place in society. Essentially, Confucianism followers under the direction of the Dynasty’s believed that some people deserved more respect than others. This idea is demonstrated in the Crash Course: 2000 Years of Chinese History! The Mandate of Heaven and Confucius, “Junzi, the goal of the father and son is to be a superior man, and if all men strive to be Junzi, the society will run smoothly.” Additionally, Confucianism followers were given social and ethics direction, based on “Ren” and “Li,” which were the guide to proper behavior. Confucianism gained support and spread across China through education. As a religious leader, Confucius himself went around trying to convince emperors of that time to follow his teaching as he knew the only way to gain followers was to get the emperor on board. Confuscius realized that the powerful Dynasties maintained control of the Chinese people and once he got their support his religion would grow and spread. Confucius was right, and it did happen, once the Han Dynasty emperor became a follower he made Confucianism the official state ideology. This was when Confucianism solidified its place in Chinese society. At the center of Confucianism culture is

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