In the East, Confucius and Buddha are taken vary seriously. They form the
basis of beliefs, life style and religious study. From Religious Tolerance.Org Estimates of the number of adherents of Confucianism vary over a range of almost 60 times! For example, on 2009-SEP-28, WikiAnswers® responded differently to two almost identical questions submitted by their visitors. To the question: “World wide how many people follow Confucianism? Answers vary from between 6 million to 350 million”. The former estimate refers to individuals who follow Confucianism to the exclusion of all other religions.
Confucius (551–479 BC) [From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia] was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history.
The philosophy of Confucius emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity.
My personal favourite is No. 5 in the below list: “To know that you know, and to know that you don’t know – that is real wisdom.”
Confucius Quotes and Sayings – Top 10 . http://youtu.be/i-GXWxDbMXQ
Buddhism is a path of practice and spiritual development leading to Insight into the true nature of reality. Buddhist practices like meditation are means of changing yourself in order to develop the qualities of awareness, kindness, and wisdom. Buddhism – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia is defined as a religion indigenous to the Indian subcontinent that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and practices largely based on teachings attributed to Siddhartha Gautama, who is commonly known as the Buddha, meaning “the awakened one”. Buddha was an Eastern sage, thinker and social philosopher; a native of the ancient Shakya republic in the Himalayan foothills, Gautama Buddha taught primarily in northeastern India. Buddhism currently has about 376 million followers and is generally listed as the world’s fourth largest religion after Christianity, Islam and Hinduism. Many would agree that Buddhism is a philosophy rather than a religion:
Beautiful and Inspiring quotes from Buddha