extended from countries such as China Korea Japan and even Vietnam
founded by man named Confucius
Similar philosophies as Taoism.
Confucius teaches the Way of Heaven
Gives moral/religious practice
People misunderstand this religion because of the combination of religion and philosophy
Confucianism has a practical nature
3 The Founder Confucius 551 BCE- 479 BCE
born in Lu China
good manners virtue control of oneself
taught society to take responsibility for their actions
Appointed magistrate of Chung-tu and later became Minister of Justice of Lu
496 BCE- Confucius left office
Taught his practices out of the borders of Lu
4 Do not dwell on gods live in the present Mencius
Followed and defended the principles of Confucius
believed good is in all people and evil is only learned
5 Hsun Tzu
brought Confucianism to life explaining the importance of virtue
warned evil could easily corrupt humans
6 Key Beliefs
Golden Rule do not do to others what you would not want to have done to you.
7 The 5 Relationships
Older brother/younger brother
8 6 Key Values
Li includes ritual propriety etiquette etc.
Hsiao love within the family
Xin honesty and trustworthiness
Ren benevolence humaneness towards others the highest Confucian virtue
Chung loyalty to the state etc.
A hexagram figure from I China
The I divinatory system of the I Ching is made up of trigrams representing the ever changing elemental forces of the universe
10 Rituals and Ceremonies
Birth The Tai-shen (which is the spirit of the fetus)
Reaching maturity- young adult is served chicken
Marriage- proposal engagement dowry procession marriage and reception and morning after
Death corpse placed in coffin and there is a funeral
11 Adherences in the World
6 million around the world
Only 26000 in North America
Mostly located in China and the rest of Asia
12 Influence in the 21st Century
persevering respecting others and the principles of relationships
today many follow Confucius advice
13 Religious Significance
A rich tradition of scholarship
sacred writings include 5 Classics (Wu Jing) and the 4 books (Si Shu)
practices have been severely restricted even after the Mao Zedong era
14 Interesting Facts
Moral social political religious thought Confucianism
the wife offers cups of tea to the wedding guest
Confucius was completely free from four things he had no forgone conclusions no dogmatism no obstinacy and no egotism
Some debate on whether Confucianism is a religion
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