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Article: Buddhist and Confucian Attitudes toward Life: A Comparative Study

TitleBuddhist and Confucian Attitudes toward Life: A Comparative Study
Authors
KeywordsBuddhist
Confucian
Morality
Karma
Equality
Issue Date2014
PublisherInternational Association for Buddhist Thought & Culture.
Citation
International Journal of Buddhist Thought and Culture, 2014, v. 23, p. 7-48 How to Cite?
AbstractChinese traditional culture includes three belief systems: Confucianism, Daoism and Buddhism. The first two are native Chinese traditions, while Buddhism is a foreign religion that was introduced from India and was gradually integrated into Chinese culture. All three systems of thought focus on the analysis of human life, such as its nature, its character, its value, its ideal and how to achieve this ideal. Confucianism is a philosophy of life with its emphasis on proper human behaviour, morality and the social responsibilities of man, while Taoism emphasizes what is natural and spontaneous in him. Buddhism emphasizes personal moral cultivation with an aim to becoming a perfect man. After a comparative study, we find that there are five similarities and four differences between the Buddhist and Chinese attitude towards life and there are also six Buddhist contributions to Chinese way of life.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/205994
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dc.contributor.authorGuang, Xen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-20T10:49:05Z-
dc.date.available2014-10-20T10:49:05Z-
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Buddhist Thought and Culture, 2014, v. 23, p. 7-48en_US
dc.identifier.issn1598-7914-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/205994-
dc.description.abstractChinese traditional culture includes three belief systems: Confucianism, Daoism and Buddhism. The first two are native Chinese traditions, while Buddhism is a foreign religion that was introduced from India and was gradually integrated into Chinese culture. All three systems of thought focus on the analysis of human life, such as its nature, its character, its value, its ideal and how to achieve this ideal. Confucianism is a philosophy of life with its emphasis on proper human behaviour, morality and the social responsibilities of man, while Taoism emphasizes what is natural and spontaneous in him. Buddhism emphasizes personal moral cultivation with an aim to becoming a perfect man. After a comparative study, we find that there are five similarities and four differences between the Buddhist and Chinese attitude towards life and there are also six Buddhist contributions to Chinese way of life.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherInternational Association for Buddhist Thought & Culture.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Buddhist Thought and Cultureen_US
dc.subjectBuddhist-
dc.subjectConfucian-
dc.subjectMorality-
dc.subjectKarma-
dc.subjectEquality-
dc.titleBuddhist and Confucian Attitudes toward Life: A Comparative Studyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailGuang, X: guangxin@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityGuang, X=rp01138en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros241358en_US
dc.identifier.volume23en_US
dc.identifier.spage7en_US
dc.identifier.epage48en_US
dc.publisher.placeSeoulen_US

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