|Author:||Yukki Yaura,Lorraine Harrison,C. Scott Littleton|
|Title:||The Sacred East: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, Shinto|
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|Publisher:||Duncan Baird Publishers (October 7, 1999)|
Like Hinduism, Buddhism allows religious divergence. Unlike it, though, Buddhism rejects ritual and the caste system. While a global religion, Buddhism today most commonly lies in such areas of the Far East as China, Japan, Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Burma. A recognized denomination of Buddhism is Zen Buddhism, which attempts to transmit the ideas of Buddhism without requiring acceptance of all of the teachings of Buddha. While some Chinese still practice Confucianism and Taoism, these religions have lost much of their impetus due to resistance from today's Communist government. However, some concepts of Taoism, like reincarnation, have found an expression in modern New Age religions.
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Professor C Scott Littleton is Professor of Anthropology and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at Occidental College, Los Angeles.
Clearly written, with striking full-color imag Increasingly, seekers in the West are embracing the traditions of the East as a way to find meaning amid life's contrasts and confusions.
Increasingly, seekers in the West are embracing the traditions of the East as a way to find meaning amid life's contrasts and confusions. Clearly written, with striking full-color images on every page, The Sacred East traces these enduring beliefs from their earliest origins to their present forms
Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism and Daoism are eastern religions and philosophies that have been practiced by millions of people for centuries. Each encourages moral behavior, charity and respect for the universe. Confucianism is based on the teachings of Chinese philosopher Confucius. Confucianism, like Buddhism, is about following teachings rather than worshiping a deity. The teachings suppose that all humans are essentially good and this goodness must be practiced toward fellow humans. Politeness, virtue, righteousness, propriety and moral wisdom are essential components of a good person. Elders and ancestors are to be held in reverence as they give life to their children.
Superficially, Hinduism appears to be a true polytheistic religion. Countless deities, gods, goddesses, and incarnations abound, and are defined in sacred Hindu texts, such as the Regveda, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Upanishads. Yet the Hindu acknowledges a "supreme reality" in Brahman. Smith 60) Two fundamentally different perceptions of God (Brahman) persist. Shinto, the oldest and one of the major religions of Japan, tells us that proximate achievement is just as important as ultimate achievement. A Shintoist learns to commune with the natural world; harmony with nature and man's surroundings is an ideal of Shinto.