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THE LIVES OF CONFUCIUS AND GUATAMA SIDDHARTHA Dariush Nazem World Civilization 121 September 19 1996 Professor Helju Bennett Section Teacher Sara Abosch The Life Of Confucius Throughout the time span that man has lived on earth there have been many religions in existence Two very important and influencing religions that have been around for over two thousand years are Confucianism and Buddhism The founders of these two religions Confucius and Buddha respectively lived different lives and had different thoughts Although this made two totally different religions they both had one common goal That common goal was to assist the human population and improve their lifestyle Confucius was a sage in China and also its greatest philosopher He was one of the most prominent figures and is respected throughout all of China He was born at Tsou in the state of Lu known today as the Shandong province in the year 551 BC He was named Chiu meaning hill because he had a very large bump on his head This name has rarely been used because of the Chinese way of showing reverence by avoidance Encyclopedia Americana v 7 540 Kung Futzu was what was used The name got Latinized and it became Confucius Ever
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