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Lecture 2

Lecture 2 - Confucianism

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Western University
Religious Studies
Religious Studies 1023E
Mahdi Tourage

Confucianism 2 y Religion in China before Confucius o Animationdead relatives spirits etc o Tienheaven kind of like a God universal guiding principle o Enter into relationship with unseen spirits similar to early Indians y Thought society was sick reflecting the people that make up society o People used to good and virtuous knew how to behave o Thought there was an absolute right heaven and wrong o Ancients former kingsancients knew what was right and acted in accordance with itall was right in the worldBased on heaven y Confucius said people need to study the way tao of the ancients o For the upper classes not universal education o Common people like grassblow with the wind will follow the wind of the upper classes good or bad y Personal observation o Figure out whats right by observation o Golden Ruletreat others the way you wa
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