2. Development of Pure Land Buddhism The idea of Pure Land Buddhism was raised in China and then spread to other countries, such as Japan and East Asia. (Wallace 2002, 43) It became famous in these countries but there are variations between the ideas. Take Indian and China as examples, Indian think that there would be separate life after rebirth as their present life may be suffering and the life after death should be happy and not connected to the present life. On the other hand, Chinese take rebirth as the continuation of life before death, which the human relations in the present life are connected to the life in Pure Land.
This peaceful atmosphere once again draws back to the concept of “less is more” that Buddhism holds central. As the Zen Center is a residential monastery, there is also a dining hall and kitchen. The dining hall is home to donated statues of bodhisattvas and various pieces of artwork. One interesting and beautiful item there was a hanging mobile of hundreds of multicolored origami cranes. This mobile took my breath away: I would have liked to study it more.
There are many Buddha this paper is focused on only one Buddha who is Gautam Buddha, from whom the origin of Buddha was started. People are so intensely following the Buddhism that the art related with Buddhism is so famous. They follow the Concept of Dharma, which somewhat means doing good works. Moreover, teaching of Buddha also includes cause and effect. “Guru Suvarnadvipa of Indonesia once told Atisha Dipamkara, “Until you attain freedom from the delusion of ego-grasping, follow the Law of Cause and Effect.”” (Shakya, 23).
Japan has been mainly influenced by three different belief systems including Shintoism, where its effect can be seen through the traditions and politics of Japan; Buddhism, whose effect is shown throughout Japan’s celebrations and social activities; and Confucianism, which made effects on the daily lifestyle and education of Japan. Although these three belief systems all have greatly influenced Japan in multiple ways, however, Shintoism’s impact on Japan is the most evident. Shintoism’s influence on Japan is clearly shown throughout the political system and traditional pastime and activities of Japan. Shintoism is a belief system that is originated in Japan. Unlike most belief systems, Shintoism lacks religious texts and spiritual authority.
Tea in China is not only a beverage, I 've come to understand that it is a great deal more than that; it 's an art, a custom, and above all a lifestyle. For over 3000 years humankind has been developing a plant that has incited poems, led to the foundation of trade routes and molded human civilization. With its foundations in China, the tea plant has a rich history, and is encompassed by a fascinating culture. During my travel to Hangzhou, my Chinese friends told me interesting stories of China, and the legend of Shen Nong, the “divine farmer”, who taught the Chinese the art of growing tea leaves and agriculture as a whole. The official origins of tea can be traced down to southwestern China in the Yunnan province, where it was first used
The Culture of China is one of the world’s oldest ones. Some of the most important parts of Chinese culture are their Ceramics, Martial Arts, Architecture, Music, Literature, Cuisine, Religion, Historical and Heritage sites etc. China has a total of Forty Seven (47) most noteworthy sites inscribed on the UNESCO’s list of the World Heritage. Out which Thirty Three (33) are Cultural Sites, Ten (10) are Natural Sites and Four (4) are Mixed site-both cultural and natural. The Mixed (Both Natural and Cultural) Sites: places in the list include the Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area, Mount Taishan, Mount Wuyi and the Mount Huangshan.
Buddhism has a sacred text called “Tripitaka” which translates to “The Three Baskets”. The Tripitaka was originally composed in Pali, which is the language primarily used by Monks. It refers to the oldest Buddhist cannon, the Pali Cannon (authorized body of texts). It is broken up into three sections; The Sutta Pitaka (earliest and most meaningful teachings of Buddha), The Vinaya Pitaka (Rules and regulations that monks must follow, which not only teaches them the way to be, but supports them in becoming closer to Nirvana) and the Abhidhammapitaka
In 629, Xuanzang, a highly educated Buddhist monk from China, made a religious pilgrimage to India, the homeland of Buddhism, in hopes of augmenting his understandings of the faith and reconciling some of the issues he had encountered regarding Buddhist practices in China. Hoping to find the teachers and the sacred texts that would answer his questions, enrich Buddhist practice in China, and resolve the many disputes that had created serious divisions within the Buddhist community of his own country, Xuanzang dedicated himself to the long journey and examination of Buddhist practice in India, making note of his accounts in Record of the Western Region during the 7th century C.E. On his visit to India, Xuanzang was quite impressed and
This religion started from long time and develop very well actually Many famous poems have ideas from Buddhism and many Buddhist stone statues can be found, which show its huge influence. They forget this all come from the Confucianism It also promotes the countries’ intercultural communications with foreign countries. Taoism is a typically traditional religion in China with a history of more than 18 hundred years history at present, there are more than 15 hundred Taoist temples in China with over 25 hundred male and female Taoists there. It is big number in china have so many people to believe that. But It is difficult to calculate the exact number of Taoist believers because there are no formal ceremonies or specific regulations concerning the admission to Taoism.
Idu and Hyangchal, systems for writing the spoken word, using Chinese characters, had been developed, but they left much to be desired. In 1443, King Sejong who is fourth king of Joseon-dynasty Korea supervised the creation of Hangeul (the Korean alphabet) and promulgated it to the people three years later, in 1446. The shapes of the Korean alphabet were based on the shapes made by the human vocal apparatus during pronunciation. Many scholars have stated that Hangeul is the most scientific and easy-to-learn writing system in the world. It certainly went a long way towards enhancing communication between the people and the government, and played a decisive role in laying the foundations of a culturally advanced country.