Chinese Philosophy and Religion

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Shang Di

main god of Shang Dynasty

Confucius

failed Zhou politician who turns to philosophy and founds confucianism

Kong Fuzi

Confucius

Analects

writings of Confucius written by his followers

The Five Relationships

most important part of Confucius' teachings

Filial Piety

most important part of 5 relationships, relationships consist of parents to children

Yin

Earth darkness female persona of Confucius power

Yang

heavens light and male persona of Confucius power

Laozi

old master, 1st book & 1st writing

Dao

the way

Dao De Jing

the way of virtue, writing that will influence chinese culture

Han Foizi

founder of legalism

Magadha

town where Buddha begins teaching

Middle Path

balance between self denial and normal life

Nirvana

Blissful freedom from incarnation

The eightfold path

used to escape suffering, gives ride code of conduct to gain nirvana

Sutras

early followers of Buddhism

Nagarjuna

guy who teaches separate tradition of Buddhism called Maha yang

Mahayana

"great vehicle", says reality is empty and is made in the mind

Bodhisattvas

separate tradition of Buddhism that believes Buddha will always be on Earth

Ren

ultimate ideal of confucianism

Mencius/Xunzi

two people that allow confucianism to be successful

Zhuangzi

second author/title of the book about Daoism

Book of Changes

where we got 1st info about Yin and Yang

Gaun Zhong

moral and virtuous leader according to Confucianism

Amitrabh/Avalokitesvara

two of the most notable Bodhisattvas

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