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What can you tell me about Taoism, Buddhism, Shintoism, Confucianism,Hinduism, and Jainism?

As much information as possible for all of these religions would be greatly appreciated.
Well I have to ask a lot. I’m limited in the amount of questions I can answer. Why don’t people like helping anybody?
I meant to say I’m limited in the amount of questions that I can ask.


  1. Hinduism – Its most liberal faith
    It worships nature from the begining, it takes gods (millions) from mythology, It is about One god, Karma, Re-incarnation, selfless servie, devotion, Yoga, wisdom.
    Hinduism says that — you be happy and independent as you want, but if you ever felt un-happy, un-satisfied you can come to me. I will show you the way to God. The ultimate happiness.

  2. well, i know that hinduism and buddhism are very closely realated as origin wise. hinduism is like a collection of different beliefs collected over years.
    Buddhism- The leader known as Sidhartha Guatama who for many years searched for enlightment. Once he found enlightment he was known as the buddha. His first sermon was given to 5 people who became the first 5 buddhist monks.The basics of the teachings are the four noble truths and the 8 fold path. Buddhists main goal in life is to one reach nirvana which is the perfect understanding and being in peace with ur heart in other words like heaven. and to interpret ones heart correctly. four noble truths are mainly to stop suffering from desire. and 8 fold path is following the right path with right speach, conduct, concentratin etc. which are divided in different sections. look more of it up on wikipedia.

  3. Taoism (Daoism) is the English name referring to a variety of related Chinese philosophical and religious traditions and concepts. These traditions influenced East Asia for over two thousand years and some have spread internationally. [1] Taoist propriety and ethics emphasize the Three Jewels of the Tao; namely, love, moderation, and humility. Taoist thought focuses on wu wei (“non-action”), spontaneity, humanism, and emptiness.
    The Chinese character 道The character Tao 道 (or Dao, depending on the romanisation scheme) means “path” or “way”, but in Chinese religion and philosophy it has taken on more abstract meanings. Tao is rarely an object of worship, being treated more like the Central Asian concepts of atman and dharma.[2] The word “Taoism” is used to translate different Chinese terms. Daojiao/Taochiao (道教 “teachings/religion of the Dao”) refers to Daoism as a religion. Daojia/Taochia (道家 “school of the Dao”) refers to the studies of scholars, or “philosophical” Daoism. However, most scholars have abandoned the dichotomy of “religious” and “philosophical” Daoism.[3]
    Most traditional Chinese Taoists are polytheistic. Nature and ancestor spirits are also common in popular Taoism. Organized Taoism distinguishes its ritual activity from that of the folk religion, which some professional Taoists (Daoshi) view as debased. This sort of shamanism is eschewed for an emphasis on internal alchemy among the “elite” Taoists.
    Chinese alchemy, astrology, cuisine, several Chinese martial arts, Chinese traditional medicine, fengshui, and many styles of qigong breath training disciplines are intertwined with Taoism throughout history.
    Buddhism is a dharmic religion and a philosophy.[1] Buddhism is also known as Buddha Dharma or Dhamma, which means the “teachings of the Awakened One” in Sanskrit and Pali, languages of ancient Buddhist texts. Buddhism was founded around the fifth century BCE by Siddhartha Gautama, hereafter referred to as “the Buddha”.
    Shinto (神道, shintō?) is the native religion of Japan and was once its state religion. It involves the worship of kami (神, kami?), spirits. Some kami are local and can be regarded as the spiritual being/spirit or genius of a particular place, but other ones represent major natural objects and processes: for example, Amaterasu, the Sun goddess, or Mount Fuji. Shinto is an animistic belief system. The word Shinto was created by combining two kanji: “shin” (神, “shin”?)(loan words usually retain their Chinese pronunciation, hence shin not kami), meaning gods or spirits ; and “tō” (道, “tō”?), meaning a philosophical way or path (originally from the Chinese word dao). As such, Shinto is commonly translated as “The Way of the Gods”.
    A torii at Itsukushima Shrine.
    Typical Shinto Shrine with paper streamers made out of unprocessed hemp fibre.After World War II, Shinto lost its status as the state religion of Japan. Some Shinto practices and teachings, once given a great deal of prominence during the war, are no longer taught or practiced today, while others still exist as commonplace activities such as omikuji (a form of fortune-telling) and the Japanese New Year to which few people give religious connotations. Important national ceremonies such as coronations and royal marriages are conducted at the Three Palace Sanctuaries in Tokyo, and many Japanese still travel at least once in their lives to the Grand Shrine of Ise in Mie Prefecture.
    Confucianism (Traditional Chinese: å„’å­¸; Simplified Chinese: å„’å­¦; Pinyin: Rúxué [ Listen (help·info) ], literally “The School of the Scholars”; or 孔教 Kŏngjià o, “”) is a Chinese ethical and philosophical system originally developed from the teachings of the early Chinese sage Confucius. Confucius was the founder of the teachings of Confucianism. Confucianism is a complex system of moral, social, political, philosophical, and religious thought which has had tremendous influence on the culture and history of East Asia up to the 21st century. Some people in Europe have considered it to have been the “state religion” in East Asian countries because of governmental promotion of Confucianist values and needs.
    Hinduism (known as HindÅ« Dharma in some modern Indian languages[1]) is a religion which originated on the Indian subcontinent. In contemporary usage Hinduism is also referred to as Sanātana Dharma (सनातन धर्म), a Sanskrit phrase meaning “eternal law”.[2]
    With its origins in the Vedic civilization [3] it has no known founder,[4][5] being itself a conglomerate of diverse beliefs and traditions. It is the world’s oldest extant religion, [6][7] and has approximately a billion adherents, of whom about 905 million live in India and Nepal,[8] placing it as the world’s third largest religion after Christianity and Islam. Other countries with large Hindu populations include Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Fiji, Suriname, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago.
    Hinduism contains a vast body of scriptures. Divided as revealed and remembered and developed over thousands of years, these scriptures expound on a broad of range of theology, philosophy and mythology, providing spiritual insights and guidance on the practice of dharma (religious living). Among such texts, Hindus consider the Vedas and the Upanishads as being among the foremost in authority, importance and antiquity. Other major scriptures include the Tantras and the sectarian Agamas, the Purāṇas and the epic Mahābhārata and Rāmāyaṇa. The Bhagavad Gītā, a treatise excerpted from the Mahābhārata, is sometimes called a summary of the spiritual teachings of the Vedas.
    Jainism (pronounced in English as IPA [ˈdʒeɪ.nɪzm̩]), traditionally known as Jain Dharma (जैन धर्म), is a dharmic religion and philosophy originating in Ancient India. The Jains follow the teachings of Tirthankaras. The 24th Tirthankara Lord Mahavira lived in ca. 6th century BC. A small but influential minority in modern India, with growing immigrant communities in the United States, Western Europe, Africa, the Far East and elsewhere, Jains continue to sustain the ancient Shraman (श्रमण) or ascetic tradition.
    Jains have significantly influenced the religious, ethical, political and economic spheres in India for more than two millennia. Jainism stresses spiritual independence and equality of all life with particular emphasis on non-violence. Self-control (व्रत, vratae) is vital for attaining omniscience (kevalgnan) and eventually moksha, or realization of the soul’s true nature.
    The Jains have an ancient tradition of scholarship. The Jains are the best educated religious community in India (Jains in India according to 2001 census), and the Jain libraries are India’s oldest.

  4. Taoism can be classified into 3 different period.
    1st period, before Heaven and Earth being form, this is the time where all energies all being gathered, slowly forming into the “fated” forms and thru certain “positive pulling energy”, they all “joined” together to form the earth, sun, moon, sky, etc. Usually we called this stage as NULL – WU JI, the initial stage of ALL THINGS.
    2nd Period, after all things are being formed, put in place and function according to their way (natural action, such as how a normal man look for food when he/she is hungry, how a man escape when he/she met with dangers, etc).
    3rd Period, when rituals, ceremonies and spiritual rites were being implemented or created for People to pay respect to the Natural or the Deities.
    To cut short, Taoism is never treated as very Religious, Taoism is a form of teaching or a form of thinking/views.
    Only about 1900-2000 years ago, then people treat it as very Religious.

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