Buddhism Vs Confucianism






Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha)


K'ung Fu Tzu (Confucius)

Eastern Asia but mostly Japan and China


China and other Asian areas
Who we Worship  


Teachings Vasettha Sutta

Four Noble Truths

  1. Life involves suffering
  2. Suffering orginates in desires for transient things.
  3. Suffering can be ceased by the termination of desires.
  4. The path to liberation from desires is the eight fold path.

Eight Fold Path

  1. Right Understanding
  2. Right Thoughts and Motives
  3. Right Speech
  4. Right Action
  5. Right Livelihood
  6. Right Effort
  7. Right Mindfulness
  8. Right Medation
Si Shu ( Four Books)
  1. Lun Yu Analects of Confucius
  2. Chung Yung or the Doctrine of the Mean
  3. Ta Hsueh or the Great Learning
  4. Meng Tzu the writings of Meng Tzu (371-289 BCE) a philosopher who, like Confucius, traveled from state to state conversing with the government rulers.

Wu Jing or Five Classics

  1. Shu Ching or Classics of History
  2. Shih Ching or Classic of Odes
  3. I Ching or Classics of Changes
  4. Ch'un Ch'iu or Sping and Autumn Annals
  5. Li Ching or Classic of Rights


  1. Not harming living beings
  2. Not taking anything not given
  3. Not misusing sensual pleasures
  4. Not speacking falsely or abuusively
  5. Not taking intoxicating drinks or        drugs
  6. Not eating solid foods after mid-day
  7. Not engaging in frivolous amusements
  8. not adoring one's body
  9. Not sleeping in a high or luxurious place
  10. Not being involved with money.
  1. Li - Rituals, Properities, Etiqette
  2. Hsiao - Love within the family
  3. Yi - Rightoueness
  4. Xin - Honesty and Trustworthiness
  5. Jen - Benvolence, Humanenous toward others
  6. Chung - Loyalty to the State





Types of Buddhism: Theravada and Mahayana


"Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected in a cosmic religion for the future: it transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology; it covers both the natural & spiritual, and it is based on a religious sense aspiring from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity" Albert Einstein


By Bryan Hilko and Paula Scandrol

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