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Religion & Spirituality
What two religions remained strong when Buddhism entered china?
Asked in Religion & Spirituality
What other two religions still remained strong in China?
What other two religions still remained strong in China when Buddhism entered China?
When Buddhism entered China, there were really three religions, all of which survived and thrived alongside Buddhism: Confucianism, Daoism, and Shenism (which includes Ancestor Worship). Confucianism is the interpersonal behavioral philosophy laid down by Confucius. Daoism is an attempt to balance positive and negative energies as formulated by Lao Tzu. Shenism is Chinese polytheism and worship of divinities, mystical beings (like dragons), and ancestors.
Asked in Christianity, Roman Empire
Did the old religions of the Roman Empire lose their vitality causing Christianity to spread?
What is the Religion in South East Asia?
Asked in Religion & Spirituality, History of China
What two religions still stand strong in China?
Buddhism and Daoism remain the strongest religions in China. Confucianism includes elements of ancestor worship and therefore can be regarded as a religion, although it is not as strong as formerly. There is also a strong Muslim presence in western China. Christianity is making inroads, while Falun Gong is possibly the fastest growing religion in China.
Asked in Religion & Spirituality, Japan
What are the two religions practiced today in japan?
How is it possible that Shintoism and Buddhism coexist as Japan's two major religions?
Since Shintoism is primarily a religion with strong theological components, but minimal physical rituals while Buddhism is primarily a religion with numerous physical rituals, but a weak theology, the two religions are more easily hybridized. A person could believe in the Shinto gods and meditate as a Buddhist.
Asked in Taoism
What religion did they use Daoism?
Taoism is not a religion, but a way of thought. It originated from the folk religions and understanding of ancient China, the Yin and Yang, and the older concepts found in such places as the I Ching. It has had a strong influence on many East Asian folk religions, Buddhism, Shintoism, and Confucianism.
Asked in Buddhism, Zen Buddhism
Which culture is most responsible for Buddhism?
This depends of the form of Buddhism you're talking about. Early Buddhism came from India, and so has strong Hindu roots. Mahayana Buddhism was most popular in China, and has very strong Taoist elements. regional forms of Buddhism - particularly Tibetan Buddhism and Japanese Zen - are often influenced by local religious traditions.
Asked in Religion & Spirituality, Asia
What is East Asia's major religion?
East Asia has no one dominant religion. Buddhism is certainly the most common religion, but since Buddhism lacks a strong orthopraxis and a strong orthodoxos, it can be mixed with local beliefs, such as Dao, Confucianism, Shinto, and Cao Dai. Additionally, many East Asians follow Christianity and Islam as informed by Buddhism. It is also worth noting that there are different general strains of Buddhism, like Theravada Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism, and Zen Buddhism. It is not a monolithic religion any more than Christianity, Islam, or Hinduism.
Asked in Christianity, Judaism
When Judaism and Christianity arrived in China what two other religions stayed strong?
------------------- The first reliable evidence of Christian missionary activity in China is found on the famous Nestorian monument - erected in 781 and rediscovered in 1625 - with its lengthy and informative inscriptions in Chinese and Syriac. It states that a certain Alopen arrived in the Tang dynasty's capital of Chang'an (now Xi'an) in 635 during the reign of Emperor Taizong (627-649). This was a period of remarkable cultural openness and religious tolerance. The native religions were Daoism and Confucianism, but foreign creeds such as Christianity, Buddhism, and to a lesser extent Manichaeism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism and Islam were welcomed. By all accounts, Nestorian Christianity thrived in China for a long period, but Daoism and Confucianism, as well as the underlying folk religions, remained strong.
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Which of the following is an accurate summary of the Antifederalists' beliefs?
How does religion influence Japan's food choices?
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The Aztec empire remained politically unstable because they?
Asked in Russia
What is the Russia's belief system?
Russia is secular state with strong influence of 3 main religions Crhristianity (Eastern Orthodoxy), Islam, Buddhism. There is plenty of other religions, which have also equal rights with this three. Judaism, Paganism of many forms, religions of New Age, Catholicism, Induism. Many of Russians or atheists, or unchurched. Most says them christians or Muslims, but at real them almost never came to chursh or mosque, and think themselfs as religious ones just by the tradition.
Asked in Buddhism, Shintoism, The Difference Between
What enabled Shintoism and Buddhism to coexist peacefully?
The two religions emphasize different components. Buddhism has been termed an "apatheist" practical religion. There are a number of daily practices and meditations that person should do and ethics to which a person should adhere in Buddhism, but Buddhism does not care about nor seek to answer the question of what gods exist. Conversely, Shintoism has an elaborate pantheon of gods, but practically no rituals except for a few holidays. There is no strong system of ethics in Shinto. As a result, you can fuse Shinto gods and the few Shinto holidays onto a general, daily Buddhist behavior of meditating and ethical behavior.
Asked in Religion & Spirituality, Asia, Southeast Asia
What religion was introduced to south east Asia by India?