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Ancient China. Ancient History 10. Confucius. Confucius was born around 551 BCE in Lu province in Chou (Zhou) times. He was from nobility however when the empire disintegrated into feudal states he became poor.  - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Ancient China Ancient History 10

  • ConfuciusConfucius was born around 551 BCE in Lu province in Chou (Zhou) times. He was from nobility however when the empire disintegrated into feudal states he became poor. At 15 years old, he became quite interested in learning. (uncommon for someone of his status) To solve this, he went to work for a nobleman. He got to learn and travel.

  • ConfucianismFrom his experiences people heard of his knowledge and sent their sons to study with him. First private teacher in China. Called his teachings ConfucianismTeachings emphasize the need to develop responsibility and moral character through rigid rules of behaviour

  • Confucianism Confucianism= social code of behaviourThings were done in a specific way An example of a rule was that gentlemen could only display their skill as archers on three hunts a year, in the spring, autumn, and winter.

  • ConfucianismThere's a saying about Confucius:

    "If the mat was not straight, the Master would not sit."

  • Confucianism In relation to English,

    if you write a sentence, the first word must start with a capital letter and the last word must end with a period, an exclamation point, or a question mark.

    Otherwise, it's not a sentence.

    "If the mat was not straight, the Master would not sit."

  • TaoismTao (pronounced Dow)

    It means The Way.

    What do you think they mean by the way?

    Happiness?

  • Taoism in Winnie the Pooh"The Tao of Pooh" Used to create a simple understanding of Taoism.Taoists are firm believers of joy and laughter.

  • Taoism Taoism is not a religion. Whats that you say ?!?!Taoism is a philosophy,Its a way of looking at life and a way of thinking about things. Taoists believe if you look at life and think about things in the right way, you'll be much happier.

  • TaoismIt's very important to understand The Way Things Are.However, we can always change ourselves for the better.We need to trust and recognize our own Inner Nature, and discover who we are. Example: Think of the story of the Ugly Ducking.When does the duckling stop feeling uglyWhen he recognizes who he really is, he finds his Way to happiness.

  • Buddhism"Awakened One" (Buddha): Prince Siddhartha GautamaUpset about the suffering in the world He decided to leave his wealth, his comfort, his wife, and his newborn son, to become a monk. Four Noble Truths:Life is filled with suffering Suffering is caused by people's wants. Suffering can be ended if people stop wanting things, like more pleasure or more power. To stop wanting thingsEightfold Path:To know the truth To intend to resist evil To not say anything to hurt others To respect life, property, and morality To work at a job that does not injure others To try to free one's mind from evil To be in control of one's feelings and thoughts To practice appropriate forms of concentration

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