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Compare and contrast for Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, Shinto

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Wilgains Previlma

on 27 February 2014

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Transcript of Compare and contrast for Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, Shinto

Compare and contrast for Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, Shinto, and Zoroastrianism:
• Afterlife & cosmic beings
often believe in varying numbers of heavens and hells
Heaven and hell each containing their own demons, and other spirits
Daoism teaches that to be good must be done as an individual following the practices and not y society
Confucianism focus on the teachings of living a harmonious life and adapt socially.

five core virtues:
propriety or etiquette,
righteousness or justice.
Confucianism virtues
The virtues are further instilled in filial piety,
Confucianism also teaches that relationships and family are top priorities within one’s life.
Shinto beliefs
-Shinto is not identified as a “Religion”.
-No Orthodox canon of sacred literature
-No explicit code of ethical requirements

More Shinto
1. To be courageous, loyal and to be clean
2. That the Japanese race originated from two gods names Izangi and lzanami
3. That life is good
4. That the world reveals itself in beauty
5. That the deeds are more important than arguments

Buddhism core beliefs:
Life is ridden with suffering and pain
All suffering is caused by harmful desires
Eliminating all such desires, we can eliminate suffering

Buddhism beliefs
1. Do not kill
2. Do not steal
3. Live a decent life
4. Do not lie
5. Do not abuse drugs or drink alcohol

How they differ

Daoism and Confucianism share Kami practices
Daoism, Confucianism and Buddhism were all religions imported into japan

Daoism, Confucianism, Buddhism shared beliefs

Believe in living a pure and healthy life
Belief in the importance of righteousness
Believe in being Honest

Buddhism & Zoroastrianism Shared beliefs

6.Belief in the sanctity of the elements
7.Belief in the tradition of prophets
8.Belief in afterlife
9.Belief in the Judgment day
10.Belief in the efficacy of sacrificial rituals
11.Belief in the efficacy of sacred chants
12.Belief in the importance of righteousness


1. Belief in Universal God
2. Belief in the duality of existence
3. Belief in the divinity of creation
4. Belief in the spiritual nature of the world and
human beings.
5. Belief in polytheism




Zoroastrianism don’t believe in heaven and hell
Both Daoism and Buddhism emphasize the ever changing
nature of things in the cosmos where as Confucianism focuses on way of developing a just in orderly society
Confucianism isn’t a religion but Daoism and Buddhism is.

How they differ

Confucianism has informed organizations and ethics, Buddhism and Christianity offer ways of understanding suffering and after life,
traditional , veneration of ancestors links to their family history, and the ways called “Shinto” lead people to worship and pray for blessings at shrines and participate in popular cultural festivals
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