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Religions of the Worlds- week 3

by: Jazmine Vereen

Religions of the Worlds- week 3 RELG 100 - 03

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These are the notes I've taken on Confucianism and Hinduism. I hope you find them helpful!
Religions of the World
Lise Vail
Class Notes
Religious Studies, world religions, Confucianism, Hinduism
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This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by Jazmine Vereen on Tuesday September 27, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to RELG 100 - 03 at Montclair State University taught by Lise Vail in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 55 views. For similar materials see Religions of the World in Religion at Montclair State University.


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Date Created: 09/27/16
Religions of the World - 9/21/16 Wednesday, September 21, 2016 11:35 AM Confucianism Moral Education- It is more important to be a good person Questionable if it is a religion or a philosophy Confucius (Master Kung, Kung F -Tzu) • Lived in the 6th century BC • Concerned with morality • Education should be learning how to be a good person ○ Became the basis for Chinese education system Basic Morals • Trust in the universe - by doing your best, you do not have to worry ○ Worry does no good, seen as counterproductive • Study books to learn the right things, history teaches us • Never hate or disrespect anyone Confucius' answer to violence • We have forgotten to have good relationships with each other • We must return to ancient pure society • Social problem Noble vs. Small • Chun-tzu/junzi- noble man- free of mind • "small man" - very narrow minded, worried about profit, full of anxiety 5 relationships- • Parent- Child (core, filiality-hsiao/xiao) Providing shelter, food, educating them, love them Respect, listening to them, return love, appreciation • Husband- Wife Boss, love, caretaking • Elder-younger (brothers/sisters) • Parent- Child (core, filiality-hsiao/xiao) Providing shelter, food, educating them, love them Respect, listening to them, return love, appreciation • Husband- Wife Boss, love, caretaking • Elder-younger (brothers/sisters) • Friend- friend • Ruler-the people Natural Hierarchy-there is always someone who is naturally above (Equality was not a value of Chinese society) Analects (Lun-yu)-a collection of aphorisms attributed to Confucius (Powers 164) Contains mostly dialogue Ren and Li Ren-inner goodness, humanity, benevolence • what is behind our deeds • do we do good deeds out of the goodness of our hearts, or because we expect something in return? Example) supporting the cause of an organization, but not donating money Li-ritual, outer action, etiquettes Example) giving someone a present and respecting something in return *Confucius would never define Ren and Li because he stressed to his students the importance of discovering it themselves Rectification of Names Become what the model says you should be, making names right Example) if you are a father exhibit the traits a father should have Live according to the model of goodness The Way of heaven= the Dao of heaven Dao meaning the way, not necessarily a God Religions of the World - 9/23/16 Friday, September 23, 20112:02 PM Hinduism All roads lead to Rome- in the afterlife we will all end up in the same place God can be found in the soul, happiness is inside Southeast Asia No single founder Collective of faiths Sanskrit-sacred language • Matr-mother • Pitr-father • Deva-God (think divine) • Devis-Goddesses • Upanishad- sitting down at the feet of the teacher • Brahman-one formless God ○ One becomes many -a single power takes the form of different gods ○ Everything came from one principle 4 Vedas:earliest texts - hymns Origin of the World, pg. 21. What consisted before the world and before creation? Source of Gods Meditating for hours: Deeper you go into your mind the more you will understand, Turn within Waking state: aware of our solid physical body (red) Dream & Reverie state:thoughts (white) living in a mental world, different world understand, Turn within Waking state: aware of our solid physical body (red) Dream & Reverie state:thoughts (white) living in a mental world, different world Deep, Dreamless state:no dreams, mind is empty causal (seeds of thoughts) body (black) Transcendental state: super causal body (blue) the soul Atman= deepest self, real self and internal soul


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