The spread of Buddhism: Confucianism and Taoism

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  • Created on: 29-05-18 16:56


  • Consists of guidelines for the behaviour of individuals, the family and society
  • The fundamental virtues are respect for others, courtesy, hard work, social concern and honouring one's parents
  • Moral behaviour is cultivated by a sense of genuine loving kindness towards others and results in the best possible benefit for all
  • The Golden Rule 'Do not to others what you would not like them to do to you'
  • Human beings are seen as one point in a triangle of forces: earth, man and an impersonal heaven
    • The emperor is the mediator of the three forces and so is worthy of the greatest respect
    • This gives rise to a hierarchical social and political system, in which everyone knows their place and…


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