Spread Of Buddhism Dbq Essay

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In the 1st Century Buddhism spread throughout China. Some members of Chinese society promoted the spread of Buddhism believing it was beneficial and could aid in achieving enlightenment. However, there was still some of Chinese society opposed to Buddhist belief system, stating it was ‘Barbaric’ and detrimental. Other citizens took a neutral view, believing Buddhism can co-exist with other belief systems. Some members of Chinese society promoted the spread of Buddhism believing it was beneficial and could aid in achieving enlightenment. This idea is very prominent in some articles one of which states; “He will behold the Buddha and be enlightened in his spirit, ad then he will enter Nirvana.” quote by Zhi Dun 350 C.E. (Doc 2). This quote exemplifies the belief that Buddhism will bring one to a happy state after death. The quote explains that if one devoted his life to Buddhism, then in return he will be put into a happy, blissful state after death. Another quote from an anonymous scholar in 500 C.E. states, “The records and teaching of Confucian classics do not contain everything. Even if the Buddha is not…show more content…
In the 1st century, Christianity spread throughout Rome causing differing views on the religion. At first Christianity was disapproved of by the upper class, then in later years it was embraced. The spread of Christianity throughout Rome eventually caused Rome to split and lead to the fall of the Roman empire. Christianity challenged the government, believing in a higher power then the Emperor. With this mindset, the government feared for it’s future in Rome and it was disapproved of, much like the Tang Emperor Wu in document 6, who stated that it will cause disorder in society. Christianity eventually became adopted as the religion of the state, much like in late Chinese society which adopted

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