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World Religions - Narissa, Anmol, Fiza, Elvira, Jabjit, Banan

Narissa Hamid

on 29 September 2014

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Transcript of Confucianism

(Coterell, 2006)
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Through these examinations, there were four levels based on the assessment of student, these four levels decided which position of post you would hold. The four levels were the ‘District Examinations’, the ‘Provincial Examinations’, the ‘National Examinations’ and if you passed all of these tests you would be selected for China’s Civil Service which was the last level.
(Laidlaw, 1994)
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Unfortunately, Confucius died in 478 B.C.E, but his teachings and philosophies lived on. His knowledge had a meaningful and deep influence on Chinese life and thought in the 2, 500 years since his time.
Place of Origin
What is Confucianism?

The Founder of Confusianism
Key Beliefs
Key Practices & Ceremonies
Narissa, Elvira, Anmol, Faiza, Banan, Jabjit

Other Ceremonies include The Grand Ceremony of Worship of Confucius which is taken place on his birthday
This ceremony consist of 37 parts which are all choreographed
"He who learns but does not think is lost. He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger."
-The Analects of Confucius, Book 2
The T'ai-shen (spirit of the fetus) protects the soon to be mother and deals with anyone who bothers her.
Reaching Maturity
: This is only celebrated among traditional families. A family meal is served and the young adult is served chicken.
The marriage starts with a proposal. Then comes the engagement, and details of a dowry are arranged. The wedding day involves a procession to both families' homes, a ceremony and reception, and a breakfast gathering where the bride serves the groom's parents, and the groom's parents reciprocate.
When a Confucian dies, the relatives of the person cry out loud to let the neighbors that a person in the family has died. The body is washed and placed in a coffin, along with food and other objects that are significant to the person. The family of the dead person wears clothing made from coarse material, and the mourners bring incense and money to the funeral. A priest performs the burial rituals. The 7Th, 9Th, and 49Th days after the burial are recognized as the first and third anniversaries of the person's death.
-Confucians believed in following and practicing the five virtues
-Characteristics to shape China's social characteristics and moral thought
-Thought that if everyone knew their place in society, the world would be prevail
-Thought it was a scared duty to follow the Way of Heaven
-The five virtues are;
Origin Date – 500 BCE
Originated in China
The city now known as "Shantung"
Confucianism lived during the time of the political turmoil
About 5,000 000 followers
This is a symbol often used in wedding ceremonies in the Chinese culture. It's also sometimes used to represent Confucianism. It means total harmony, righteousness, in your own life in your relationship with others.
This is an ideogram for water, it's often used to represent Confucianism. It represents the 'source of life' in Chinese philosophy.
The yin-yang symbol of Taoism is also sometimes used as a symbol for Confucianism. Symbolizes balance in nature between opposing forces. Unbalanced can lead to confusion and dissaray.
Confucianism is a religion of optimistic humanism, it has an impact on the life, social structure and political philosophy of China.
Confucianism is often categorized as an ethical system rather than a religion because it deals with ethical living and moral conduct
-Respect to guardians
-Ability to recognize what is right and wrong
-expressed by Jen, Yi and Li
-Faithfulness and Trustworthiness
-Goodwill, Loyalty and propriety are characteristics of a wise person
Kung Qui aka Confusius aka Master Kung
Born in Lu in 551 BC
Translated all religious writing into pali for public to read
Not an ordinary religion, but a way of living
Teacher to nobels
Objective to be a advisor of a powerful ruler, so that he can advise the ruler into making the ideal world
Focus on living a life of righteousness
Taught students to respect everyone, learn from everyone they met and treat everyones' religions' with respect.
Many beliefs and teachings that eventually got translated and stated them as the main beliefs on the newly found religion, Confusianism.

"What you do not want done to yourself, do not to others"
Confucius: The Movie
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You will be asked a question based on our presentation
Out of the two people the first person to answer the question wins a prize
Note you will only be given 10 seconds to answer
There are symbols and virtues that Confucianism believe in, which are, Jen, Yi, Li, Chih, and Hsin.

-Art of conduct
-Principle of gain
-Practice propriety
-demonstrating inner attitude in
their outer expression
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