The Tao Confucianism & Shintoism

Sandeep buddiga (8) Mahesh Kulkarni (20) Akshay Khandalkar (30)

Ancient History of China
2500 BC – ink, tea, & silk invented 2,000 BC in Yellow River Valley Chinese had written language 700 BC – gun powder invented 500 BC – Taoism & Confucianism 100 BC – paper is invented
The Tao Confucianism & Shintoism

though not a creator god •Ch’I is an impersonal self-generating energy in the cosmos The Tao Confucianism & Shintoism 3 1.33 billion .Thoughts at the Time •Ancestors could help or harm •World full of spirits •Shang Ti the ruler of the universe.

C.) = Founder of Taoism. Wrote the holy book “Tao Te Ching” • The Tao Confucianism & Shintoism 4 .Taoism Tao = a force connected to nature that cannot be defined. only experienced and felt. Say What?? Goal of Life = Achieve the Tao Lao-Tzu (606-530 B.

Do these things and you will be wise and happy”. be yourself.Lao Tzu The Tao Confucianism & Shintoism “Live a simple life. and be close to nature. be free. 5 .

absurd civilization is to become detached from it Yin and Yang: explanation on how the universe is balanced  The Tao Confucianism & Shintoism 6 .Taoism Basics Tao-te Ching: harmonize with life by being receptive and quiet Chuang-tzu: best way to live in a chaotic.

 masc uline . myste rio us.  ne gative   •Yang =  white  o r re d.  warm. po sitive   •Bo th c o ntain a little  bit o f the  o the r  7 . fe minine .The Tao Confucianism & Shintoism •Yin =  blac k.

married priests perform rituals in community Folk Religion: The gods are connected with each individual's life as bringers of calamities or The Tao Confucianism & Shintoism 8 .Types of Taoism Philosophical Taoism :Ascetic -hope is to become immortal-followed by saints Communal Religious Taoism: emphasizes moral teachings and collective ceremonies.

Influence on Business •Faith: in yo ur pro duc t to  suc c e e d •De dic atio n: to  survive  and thrive  in  busine ss •Tranquility: is e sse ntial to  avo id  burno ut in busine ss •Adaptability: adapt to  any  c irc umstanc e •Enlighte nme nt: de ve lo ps a  busine ss e thic  that mo ne y c an’ t  9 buy The Tao Confucianism & Shintoism .

Practical philosophy for life and gover nment Confucius 10 The Tao Confucianism & Shintoism .

Who was Confucius? Educationist. Thinker and Politician  Life of Confucius  Patriotism   The Tao Confucianism & Shintoism 11 .

C Chinese Society was in chaos  Transition from a slave to feudalist society  The ethics and moralities of society were in decline  The Tao Confucianism & Shintoism 12 .Background Around 550 B.

do not do to others”  Main beliefs = respect for elders. filial Teachings “Golden Rule” = “What you do not wish for yourself. commitment to government service  Government leaders  Code of conduct  Harmony   The Tao Confucianism & Shintoism 13 .

courteous. honest. faithful. and respectful to authority •How are these relationships important for maintaining a society? • • 14 .Confucius’ 5 Most Important Relationships… Ruler and subject  Parent and child  Husband and wife  Sibling and sibling  Friend and friend  • The Tao Confucianism & Shintoism Relationships have to be: loyal.

Confucian Basics All humans are born alike  Human nature is neither evil or good. but humans can become either evil or good  Objectives are ethical basis for the family and to increase social harmony  • 15 The Tao Confucianism & Shintoism .

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs For Asia 16 The Tao Confucianism & Shintoism .

Effects on Chinese culture Attitudes and Beliefs  High Context Culture  Education  Religion  Social Unit (family/tribe)  Idealism  Trust  Uncertainty Avoidance  Collectivism   17 The Tao Confucianism & Shintoism .

mythical. nature religion of Japan Derived from Chinese words (Shin = spirit.What is Shintoism? The root and embodiment of Japanese culture Ancient. indigenous. Tao = way) – “the way of the gods” No founder – An “ethnic” religion of the Japanese people The Tao Confucianism & Shintoism  18 .

Tao. and the Yang-Yin principle from Chinese During the Meiji Period.Shintoism . Shinto was declared Japan’s official state religion Buddhism and Shintoism later began to merge 19 The Tao Confucianism & Shintoism .origin Japanese initially followed pagan religion Later influenced by Confucius.

Nature deities Most important kami Amaterasu  20 .Shintoism Basics  Three main types of shinto: The Tao Confucianism & Shintoism Shrine Shinto Sect Shinto Folk Shinto  Basic concept of Shintoism is ‘kami’ Polytheistic.

The four affirmations Tradition and Family Love of Nature Physical cleanliness Matsuri: festivals that worship and honor the Kami  21 The Tao Confucianism & Shintoism .

Believe in talismans Religious ceremonies • Led by Shinto priest • wedding ceremonies also held in Shinto style  The Tao Confucianism & Shintoism 22 . the spirits and kami are invited to the shrine and evil spirits are expelled.Shinto today Adherents of Shinto seek support from Shinto by praying at a home altar or by visiting the shrines. In worship.

View of a person from Shinto religion: Look for an auspicious day Long term orientation High uncertainty avoidance  23 The Tao Confucianism & Shintoism .Influence on Business Present orientation of people is a mix of both Shinto and Buddhism.

reincarnation Over 5 million No God. one God Yes. Teachings of Jesus Christ Over 2 billion Not on Earth 24 . and a philosophy Belief in many Gods Yes. Tao Te Ching Simple life close to nature About 2 million Yes. reincarnation Christianity Yes The Tao Confucianism & Shintoism Not taught Yes.Buddhism Is it a religion? Belief in God? Holy book? Focus? How many today? Life after death? Yes Belief in Buddha Yes. but his writings are called Five Classics Four Noble Truths Creating a Middle Way moral society 350 million Yes. Bible No. the Dharma Confucianism More like a philosophy Daoism Yes. anism/ http://www.religionfacts.htm http://www.travelchinaguide.htm http://www.html 25 The Tao Confucianism & Shintoism .htm http://www.References       http://www.taoism.

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