Dbq Essay On The Four Noble Truths

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Religions have existed for millenniums, cultivation and sculpting the old world into what it is today. Each religion is unique in its own sense, meaning that each religion is its own mix, it’s own jam. Every one of these jams, or religions, have been spread across nations. Some jams are smooth like butter, finding easy acceptance and even easier assimilation, whereas some jams are chunky and laden with difficulties. Buddhism’s jam was one of interesting circumstance, containing a vary of smooth and chunky consistency. Ultimately, the response to the spread of Buddhism in China was mainly positive acceptance, but at certain times, negative. As Documents 1 and 2 discuss, one response to the spread of Buddhism was large acceptance. Document 1 explains ‘The Four Noble Truths’ and their significance to the Buddhist way. The main idea is that through ‘The Four Noble Truths’ one can put a stop to their suffering. At this particular time, that was referenced as the Period of Disorder, Buddhism gained a lot of popularity, especially with the commoners at first, then caught on with the …show more content…

However, both documents go about it completely opposite ways, yet reach the same consensus that Buddha's teaching was valued in China. Document 3 focuses on the apparent ‘shortcomings’ of Buddhism and the reasons why these ‘shortcomings’ make Buddhism a unique and different religion. This document brings up the interesting point that just because a work is not of Confucius or other sages doesn’t make the work of less value, while at the same time differentiating the works of Confucius and Buddhism. On the other hand, Document 5 includes Buddha as one of the sages whose works have transformed and created society. Document 5 brings up the point that each sage modeled their work and lessons after what was relevant at the time, so all teachings, abiet different, are all right in their own

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