History of the East Asian Religions


East Asian religions have many principles in common. For example, highlights of unity in all things and the relationship of every living form the planet nature and its surroundings. Among all religions of East Asia, Confucianism and Taoism have gained dominance of the majority. In fact, they were the most ancient religions in China and East Asia. Although nowadays, Buddhism is very commonly practised, Buddhism actually came from the India and spread in East Asia in the later centuries.


Taoism is primarily considered founded by Lao-Tse, a contemporary of Confucius. In search of peace, solutions against the constant feudal wars and several conflicts in the life of Lao Tse led him to the creation of a new religion, Taoism. Taoism was originally a concept about psychology and philosophy, but as last years itself become a religion around 440 BC and was adopted as the State religion.

the beliefs and practices in State of Taoism, Tao is a force that flows through all life forms and is the first cause of the universe. The followers of Taoism believe that its goal is to be one with the Tao. Most of the believers of religion Taoism cites the art of “wu wei”. It is said that “wu wei” the minimum action needed to maintain the religious followers.

of Confucianism Confucianism, a religion that redefines individual morality and ethics, was initiated by k ‘ k’ung Fu Tzu. Born in 551 BC and his preaching was above all in the exercise of political powers, the morals and ethics with respect to an individual. The Confucian ethical teachings of the State values as “Li”, “Hsiao”, “Yi”, “Xin”, “Jen” and “Chung”.

Li defines rituals, label and decorum. Hsiao said the definition of love. Xin and Yi respect the values of honesty, honesty and Justice respectively. While Chung preaches about loyalty to the country, Jen deals with humanity and benevolence towards all forms of life, which is the highest Confucian virtue.


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