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Why did some Chinese rulers oppose the spread of Buddhism at first?
July 08, 2007 8:44AM
To avoid paying heavy taxes, a lot of poor people went to the Buddhist Temples and became monks or nuns. As a consequence, Less people worked in the field, and the revenue of the government sharply reduced. Every time it occurred, the emperor ordered to have the temples destroyed and the monks or nuns returned home.