Analysis of the Role of Guanyin Culture of Han Buddhism in Chinese Culture

Meng Qi    
Beijing Institute of Petro-Chemical Technology, China
He Yaqin, Associate Professor & Advisor
Beijing Institute of Petro-Chemical Technology, China


Chinese culture is mainly based on Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism. In these three religions, Buddhism has great influence on Chinese culture during the process of its rooting and spreading in China, though it was widely spread from India. As a representative of the kindness spirit of Buddhism, Guanyin bodhisattva reflects the quintessence of Mahayana Buddhism. In the sinicization of Buddhism, Guanyin culture played a very important role and its significance for Chinese culture is proven by good analysis of the paper.

Since the introduction from India in Sui and Tang Dynasties, Guanyin culture, through mutual communication and integration with Confucianism and Taoism, has shaped a kind of special cultural system. Its spirit of selflessness and altruism is wide spread and so deeply rooted in people’s mind in the form of helping people in distress, with infinite compassion and mercy that the social phenomenon of “Every family knows Guanyin bodhisattva and Amitabha” appeared in Chinese history. Besides, Guanyin culture influences Chinese philosophy, literature, arts and many more areas to improve the development of Chinese culture.



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