Confucianism By Alisha Mandy Michael and Preshia Place

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Confucianism By: Alisha, Mandy, Michael, and Preshia

Confucianism By: Alisha, Mandy, Michael, and Preshia

Place of Origin • Confucianism was originated in East Asia • extended from countries

Place of Origin • Confucianism was originated in East Asia • extended from countries such as China, Korea, Japan, and even Vietnam • founded by man named Confucius • Similar philosophies as Taoism. • Confucius teaches the 'Way of Heaven" • Gives moral/religious practice • People misunderstand this religion because of the combination of religion and philosophy • Confucianism has a practical nature

The Founder: Confucius 551 BCE- 479 BCE • born in Lu, China • good

The Founder: Confucius 551 BCE- 479 BCE • born in Lu, China • good manners + virtue = control of oneself • taught society to take responsibility for their actions • Appointed magistrate of Chung-tu and later became Minister of Justice of Lu • 496 BCE- Confucius left office • Taught his practices out of the borders of Lu

Do not dwell on gods, live in the present Mencius • Followed and defended

Do not dwell on gods, live in the present Mencius • Followed and defended the principles of Confucius • believed good is in all people and evil is only learned

Hsun Tzu • brought Confucianism to life, explaining the importance of virtue • warned

Hsun Tzu • brought Confucianism to life, explaining the importance of virtue • warned evil could easily corrupt humans

Key Beliefs • Golden Rule:

Key Beliefs • Golden Rule: "do not do to others what you would not want to have done to you. “

The 5 Relationships • • Father/son Ruler/citizen Husband/wife Older brother/younger brother • Friend/friend

The 5 Relationships • • Father/son Ruler/citizen Husband/wife Older brother/younger brother • Friend/friend

6 Key Values • Li: includes ritual, propriety, etiquette, etc. • Hsiao: love within

6 Key Values • Li: includes ritual, propriety, etiquette, etc. • Hsiao: love within the family: • Yi: righteousness • Xin: honesty and trustworthiness • Ren: benevolence, humaneness towards others; the highest Confucian virtue • Chung: loyalty to the state, etc.

Symbols • A hexagram figure from I China • The I divinatory system of

Symbols • A hexagram figure from I China • The I divinatory system of the I Ching is made up of trigrams representing the ever changing elemental forces of the universe

Rituals and Ceremonies • Birth : The T'ai-shen (which is the spirit of the

Rituals and Ceremonies • Birth : The T'ai-shen (which is the spirit of the fetus) • Reaching maturity- young adult is served chicken • Marriage- proposal, engagement, dowry, procession, marriage and reception, and morning after • Death: corpse placed in coffin and there is a funeral

Adherences in the World • 6 million around the world • Only 26, 000

Adherences in the World • 6 million around the world • Only 26, 000 in North America • Mostly located in China and the rest of Asia

Influence in the 21 st Century • persevering, respecting others, and the principles of

Influence in the 21 st Century • persevering, respecting others, and the principles of relationships • today many follow Confucius' advice

Religious Significance • A rich tradition of scholarship • sacred writings include: 5 Classics

Religious Significance • A rich tradition of scholarship • sacred writings include: 5 Classics (Wu Jing) and the 4 books (Si Shu) • practices have been severely restricted even after the Mao Zedong era

Interesting Facts • Moral + social + political + religious thought = Confucianism •

Interesting Facts • Moral + social + political + religious thought = Confucianism • the wife offers cups of tea to the wedding guest • "Confucius was completely free from four things: he had no forgone conclusions, no dogmatism, no obstinacy, and no egotism“ • Some debate on whether Confucianism is a religion

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