Zoroaster was the founder of the religion Zoroastrianism which believed that one’s actions determined how their afterlife would be like. Not much is known about his life. He was probably born in 628 B.C. to a priestly family. He married and had three children and three daughters. He and died around 551 B.C. in an unknown area, probably by being stabbed.
Zoroaster believed that a person’s soul is being fought over by two spiritual armies, the good side being led by Ahura Mazda and the bad side being led by Ahriman. Ahura Mazda tries to aid the soul to do what is right and just, while Ahriman tries to persuade the soul to do what they want and not care for others. When the person dies, their soul will be judged. Their …show more content…
Many people considered this belief to be more hopeful and appealed more to think about. It just feels more pleasant to have the hope that you can change your fate in the afterlife then just be stuck in a gloomy place. Although Zoroastrianism isn’t very well known throughout the world, it gave the people during the 600 B.C. time hope for a happy end.
Confucius and his belief Confucius was a Chinese teacher who came about during China’s time of war and chaos. He was known for being the founder of Confucianism, which taught that society depended fully on families. Along other people, his philosophy brought China out of its current chaos and civil wars. Confucius was born in 551 B.C. in the state of Lu. His father was one of the officers of the Lu army. Unfortunately, his father died three years after Confucius was born, leaving him and his mother in poverty. Because of this, he got his education at poor schools. Confucius took many different jobs to earn money for his family, like a bookkeeper, an errand boy, and an farmhand. Eventually, his mother also died when she reach the age of 40, leaving Confucius alone. He got married in 532 B.C. and had three children. He eventually died in 479 B.C. in his homeland, …show more content…
He was born somewhere within 500 to 600 B.C. in the country of Ku and died some time during the Zhou Dynasty. When the two first met, Lao Tse talked bad about the way Confucius stubbornly ignored some problems in his teachings. Confucius simply chuckled and compared his attitude to that of a dragon. According to popular belief, Lao Tse got married and had a son, who became an expert soldier.
Taoism is the belief that nature is the most important order. To observe nature, simply look at the forest or the clouds and you will see natural order in action. Everything but humans follow the natural order of life, and therefore they are naturally wiser than us. Just like how other creatures follow the natural order, humans should follow it as well.
Many people compare Lao Tse to Confucius, as both lived during the same time. Some people say that the two are actually the same person, while others say Lao Tse existed before Confucius. Either way, both of their teachings have been passed down to our times. Lao Tse’s Taoism became popular during the Han Dynastym though he lived during the Zhou Dynasty.