How Did Buddhism Impact Society

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The founder of the Buddhist, Siddhartha Gautama influences so many individuals with his doctrine. Many disciples came from all parts of the Ganges valley and became a community of monks who owned yellow robes and their begging bowls. Throughout northern India, the Buddha wanted to bring spiritual enlightenment to others as well as personal salvation. This meant an escape from the cycle of incarnation. “Early popularity of Buddhism was the organization of the Buddhist movement. From the days of the Buddha himself, the most enthusiastic and highly motivated converts joined monastic communities where they dedicated their lives to search for enlightenment and preaching Buddhist dharma to lay audiences.”(pg.126) The Mauryan dynasty reinforces the Buddhist movement. Ashoka found Buddhism as belief that could grant unity to his culturally various and far-flung realm. On other hand, Hinduism induces political…show more content…
Their fundamental was ethical, and political in character. They did not address religious questions or philosophical, but instead they focus more on proper ordering of human relationships. It’s defiantly different from the Buddha and the Hindus teachings. The Confucius underlines personal qualities such as ren, which meant an attitude of benevolence, sense of humanity, and kindness. The second most important value was li, which meant for every discrete to behave appropriately. For instance, every individual should treat other with courtesy and also show some reverence and deference to elders or superiors. Another value that Confucius pointed out was Xiao, that children must prestige their parents and other family elders. They must look after and sustain them an old age and always remembering them along with their other ancestor after their deaths. Anybody that followed these values that Kong Fuzi put out there would gain influence in a large society and in the process would lead other by

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