Chapter 12

Beliefs- Buddhism

-Buddhism was brought traders and missionary from India

- in Buddhism it's believed that people could escape their pain and because it was a hard time for the Chinese many converted to get away from their suffering

- early tang rulers weren't Buddhist but they allowed it to be preached

-many Buddhist became nuns and monks and lived in places called monasteries

-Buddhist monasteries provided service, room and food for travelers.

-in AD 800's tang rulers feared the growing of the Buddhist religion

- tang rulers saw it as a enemy to Chinese tradition

-in AD 845 tang rulers destroyed many temples and monasteries. The Buddhist religion was never fully restored