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Vietnam’s religions

The advanced patchwork of belief in Vietnam   In Vietnam, little is what it seems to be on the surface. The country’s faith is an excellent example. Ostensibly, Vietnam is a Buddhist nation – round 80% of the population regard themselves as adherents. Pagodas are all over the place, and Buddhist festivals are embedded within ...

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Ancestor worship

The presence of the useless, the behaviour of the residing, and an affect on the longer term – the various generations of the Vietnamese household   Ancestor worship was introduced into Vietnam by the Chinese throughout their long occupation of the country that began 200 years earlier than the start of Christ.   Since then, ...

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Buddhism

Buddha was born in Nepal, five centuries earlier than Christ. His teaching was primarily based on Brahmanism however without a deity or ritual. After his demise, Buddhism acquired the trappings of a faith and break up into two schools.   Theravada Buddhism   In the south of India, Theravada Buddhism remained near the Buddha’s teaching ...

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Caodaism

Cao Dai is a ‘home-grown’ religion based mostly in the South of Vietnam. Its centre of operations is the Cao Dai Holy See, in Tay Ninh, about 100km from Ho Chi Minh City. It is a large complex containing a school, an agricultural co-operative, a hospital and other useful buildings, all dominated by a big and ...

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Christianity

Christianity enters Vietnam   Christianity was introduced to Vietnam within the 16th century by missionaries from Europe’s main Catholic evangelist international locations, France, Spain and Portugal. One of the early arrivals was Alexander de Rhodes, a French Jesuit who significantly impressed the Trinh lords who ruled the north at that time, thus easing the best ...

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Confucianism

Confucianism’s originator, Kuang Fu Tzu (Latinized to Confucius), was an official within the Chinese court. During his lifetime (around 500 BC), China had damaged into rival states fighting for supremacy. Confucius, comparing the turm oil of the life of the people with the formalised rituals of the court, set about creating a code to manage social ...

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Shamanism

The shaman   A shaman is an middleman between humankind and the spirit world, occupying a role just like that of a priest: a spiritual specialist, possessing the ability to speak with spirits, to enchantment to them to dispel evil, to explain turns of fat e, and to transmit the directions of spirits. She or ...

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Taoism

The glue that binds the weather of the ‘tam giao’ – the triple religion   Taoism is believed to have originated in China with a person named Lao Tzu at around 500 B.C. The legend says that Lao Tzu was so “saddened by his folk’s disinclination to cultivate the pure goodness he advocated” that hedecided ...

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Different Religions

Hinduism    Funan and Oc EO   Much of the early history of the southern a part of Vietnam is intently related to India. In the course of the first century AD, Indian retailers voyaging to China established Hindu outposts en route, one in every of which was on the southern coast of Vietnam, close ...

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