CHINESE RELIGION (BUDDHISM)

By: Ye Ji


Do you know what the most important religion is in China? It is Buddhism. It is the only foreign religion that has been widely accepted. There was other religion like Christianity, Daoism, and Muslim. Buddhism is really important to the Chinese religion. Buddhism has three kingdom periods, Han, Jin, and Sui/Tang. Each of those periods increase the number of Buddhism. The Han dynasty was the first period (206 BC-220 BC), and that was the begining of the Buddhism religion. Han dyansty was when Buddhism was spread to other Asian countries. During this period of time Buddhism scriptures were translated and explained. "The White Horse Temple was built during this period of time and it signifies the first time of Buddhism doctrines delivered in China" (http://www.travelchinaguide.com/intro/religion/buddhism/) Buddhism was founded by Siddharta Gautama.



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"The White Horse Temple was built during this period of time and it signifies the first time of Buddhism doctrines delivered in China"
The first Buddhist are found in China in the 1st century AD and focused mainly on the passions by means of meditation, good things and wonderful passion.
During the second period it was whem the Buddhism ideas spread across the land, this period is the Jin (265-420) During this period Buddhism ideas were increasing fast.Their ideas were spreading across the land. During this period the Northern and Southern Dynasties translated the Buddhist scriptures and the writings came out.
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This is the statue of Buddha

This is why the ideas spread. In the begining of the Northern and Southern Dynasties, Chinese Buddhism entered in the right time. (Travelchinaguide) The third period is Sui (581-618) and Tang (618-907) dyansties, in this period many Buddhist were found. Tang Dynasties believed in Taoism, (another time of religion) and they s
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This is the Buddhist scriptures
howed good attitude towards the other religion like Buddhism. This is the period where the religion, Buddhism, spread quickly and the development too. In the feudal society, Buddhism development slowed down. After finding the People's republic of China and the freedim in religion belief, Chinese Buddhism got its new growing age. Now it is developing greatly. As the time pass by the period and the ethnic background as it developed and eventually they became known as Han, Tibetan, and Southern Buddhism. All the time period help Buddhism grow, and the Buddhism is the only foreign religion that has been widely accepted.
Buddhism is the only foreign religion that has been widely accepted in China. It first entered China in the second century AD and by the Tang dynasty was the important time period of all religions. Buddhism, taught a dualism. Through a long process of adapting the religion, lots of Chinese schools came out such as Chan (Zen) and the Pure Land school, which were far more traditional Chinese thought. Zen, with its meditative techniques, and Pure Land with its stress on faith in the Amitabha Buddha as the way to salvation, became the right forms of Chinese Buddhism. These teachings with their focus on sudden happyness and through grace, attracted many Chinese.
Buddhism today continues as an important religion in some parts of the country. The bad things are unclear, but it remains an important religion. Temples are reopening in many places and new monks and nuns are training.
Today the most popular form of Buddhism in both mainland China and Taiwan is a mix of the Pure Land and Chán schools. More recent surveys put the total number of Chinese Buddhists between 660 million (50%) and over 1 billion (80%)[9], by making China the country with the most Buddhist adherents in the world, followed by Japan. However, it was difficult to have the exact correct number of Buddhists because they did not have memberships and often did not participate in public ceremonies. Many other people practice Buddhism and Taoism at the same time.




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