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Buddhism in Japanese Culture
A look at the Buddhist religion in Japanese culture.
# 135875 | 2,250 words | 0 sources | APA | 2007 | US


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The paper explains that the word "Buddha means 'enlightened person', and Buddhists follow the teaching of the one who was particularly enlightened, Siddhartha Gautama (564-484 BCE) (Billington 67). The paper describes how Gautama, or Buddha, left his family in India and opted for homelessness, while seeking spiritual liberation. The paper looks at how his message spread throughout southeast Asia and Japan in approximately 500 A.D., and later to the West, and is a thriving religion today (Billington 67). The paper discusses how in the Buddhist religion, the idea of God either is ignored or rejected (Billington 11), and, in another offshoot of the religion, Chan Buddhism was introduced to the Chinese in the fifth or sixth century when Bodhidharma, the 28th Patriarch in India and the First Patriarch in China, traveled to the country.

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"The word "Buddha means `enlightened person', and Buddhists follow the teaching of the one who was particularly enlightened, Siddhartha Gautama (564-484 BCE)" (Billington 67). Gautama, or Buddha, left his family in India and opted for homelessness, while seeking spiritual liberation."

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