佛學講座 - 佛學問答(English) - Is union of three religions a Buddhist concept?
Is union of three religions a Buddhist concept?

 

Never in the Tripitaka were records of three religions in a single union.

Such is in no way a Buddhist concept or advocacy. The said religions

pertain to Confucianism under Confucius, Taoism under Lao Zi, and

Buddhism under Sakyamuni. Three founders, three scriptures,

three doctrines.

A few common grounds, though: filial devotion and righteous commitments,

charitable giving and virtue accumulated. Confucianism

teaches practice here and now; Taoism teaches the sweeping grand

theme of purity and nonaction; Buddhism teaches breakthrough in the

transmigration between rebirths and redeaths by way of a perfected

character manifest.

Union of the three religions is vaunting grandeur. It never took place.

On some verifications