This affected the social life of the Chinese a lot. Religion was a big part of your social life no matter where you went in the ancient world. It was the center of your world. In this source Laozi is talking about the social life of people.
Confucianism and Taoism are considered the two sizes to the Chinese philosophical coin. (Novak) Lao Tzu believed that avoiding confrontation and going with the flow is the key to the perfect society. For example, this exert from the text. "Life is a series of natural changes. Do not resist.
Even Though Weiwei is supposed to agree with the regulations, he shares his opinions freely and disagrees. Ai Weiwei still remains outspoken of freedom and human right. He knows they “own the land, [they] set the game rules … but the disappearance is [his]” (Weiwei 2). The government has control over the benefits, therefore Weiwei is trying to emphasize that the chinese receive the consequences. Rather than the government, the people of China have to deal with the pain, lies, and being controlled.
Religions are an important aspect of many lives of the people around the world. Religion is a cultural aspect in different countries, meaning different things to different people. When comparing religions there are six areas that are looked at these are; the absolute, the world, humans, the problem for humans, the solution for humans, and life after death. There are numerous religions around the world, some religions branch off of other religions. When looking into these religions I came to see why many are similar.
2. How did the religion/philosophy spread? Hinduism started to spread as early as the third century BC, when there were many Hindu kingdoms that established outside India, mainly in South East Asia, Bali, Java, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. These kingdoms encouraged their subjects to have beliefs. Hinduism was spread by merchants.
In India during the classical era, Indo-European Aryans introduced Hinduism to the natives which started social disparity and patriarchy. In response to this, Siddhartha Gautama founded a new religion that was more egalitarian called Buddhism that spread to Central Asia, China, and Southeast Asia. Monks and merchants used the Indian Ocean trade network that connected China, India and many other countries for the first time to spread Buddhism. However, while it was spreading Buddhism branched into two Mahayana Buddhism in East Asia and Theravada Buddhism in Southeast Asia. In China Mahayana Buddhism was greatly excepted by people who didn’t have a lot of stuff or people who wanted to reach nirvana but was greatly hated by others no only because it went against everything Confucianism believed in but also since it wasn 't a native religion.
Lao Tzu to some is considered to be either a Chinese hippy or the first libertarian. (Fresco) Confucius, on the other hand, was generally dedicated to establishing the educated and the philosophically minds of the people of China. Confucius taught about strict order by respecting the relationship in life, such as the self and authority. As previously stated, Lao Tzu was the complete opposite. The Tao Te Ching is filled with examples of how Lao Tzu thought life should be lived.
Religion had a rather large influence on the Puritans. It not only influenced their thought process, but their everyday life and their government. Religion was a large part of the everyday life of the Puritans. Most of their laws were based off of and enforced by their religion. The laws were not only in the government, but they were also brought up in church.
In regards to government, Lao-Tzu said a true kingdom is only accomplished through absolute freedom. He believed that the more others are involved in governance, the more corruption seeps into the ruling force, and instead thought that individual autonomy was key to the people’s prosperity. The less active and involved the government was in everyone’s lives, the better lives lived by
(Settling 2014) The Puritans must have favored some aspects of their native religion. Entering into a new world would not give them any interferences to reform their religion as they saw fit. The Puritans used religion to be very judgmental toward their community of settlers. They did not let people in their communities practice religion in their own way.
Although there are many of similarities between Daoism and Buddhism, there are also several contrasting reasons that the philosophy Daoism believed that everyday life could be peaceful and happiness, but they must follow the way of Dao and the way of nature. If they break the rules, they will not receive peace and harmony. Nevertheless, Buddhism is an idealism and they believed that we can rebirth. Everyone had to pay for their action. If a man did a bad action in his life, he must need to experience some pains before he could receive Enlightment.
Brave New World is a work of literature portraying a dystopian world. In this society, people are never sad or unsatisfied. In order to maintain stability, there are things that are abolished and kept away from society to keep everything running smoothly. One of these things is religion because it is seen as unnecessary and creates complications. On the other hand, the economy is widely worshiped and consumerism is a major key.