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Similarities and differences between Buddhism, Taoism, Confu

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Emma W

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Differences between Buddhism and Confucianism:

There are no angels in Buddhism or Confucianism.
Buddhists believe in reincarnation, which is the belief in cyclic life after death. Taoists believe in the here and now more than what happens after death.
Similarities between Buddhism and Taoism:

Buddhism and Taoism are both very peaceful religions and use meditation for peace of mind and enlightenment.
Similarities between Buddhism and Confucianism
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Differences Between Buddhism and Taoism:
Similarities and differences between
Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and Legalism
BY: Emma Weik

Buddhism is a religion and Confucianism is more of a philosophy or a way of life.
This is called a Dharma wheel. It represents reincarnation.

Differences between Taoism and Confucianism:
In Confucianism, women are socially inferior to men. In Taoism, women and men are generally equal.
Similarities between Taoism and Confucianism:
Both religions focus on a goal of self-improvement.
Differences between Legalism and Buddhism:
The philosophy of Legalism emphasizes the need for order above all other human concerns and Buddhists believe that their actions in this life will affect their next life. (karma)
Differences between Legalism and Confucianism:
In Confucianism, they're expected to respect those who are superior to them, and Legalism believes that the state comes first.

Differences between Legalism and Taoism:
In Legalism, the three jewels are three rules to govern people: Fa, Shu, and Shi. In Taoism, the three jewels are Compassion, moderation and humility.
Similarities between Legalism and Buddhism:
Both Buddhism and Legalism were used in creating a stable
community which eventually led to cultural achievements.

Similarities between Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism:
They are all attempting to find harmony in life and in nature.

Taoism and Confucianism both originated in China
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