Brief Outline of History and Philosophy of Caodaism

Brief Outline of History and Philosophy of Caodaism

Updated 2012-08-21 07:38:49

It was often said that few phenomena in Asia have been so completely misinterpreted by the West as the Vietnamese religion known as "Caodaism".  Given its firm roots of Caodaism in Vietnamese culture, and the adherence of millions of followers, it is surprising that only recently have serious studies of the Cao Dai been undertaken

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The three Saints

The three Saints

Updated 2012-05-14 13:40:20

The dominant feature of the Tinh Tam Dien is the mural on the wall. The three figures it depicts are Saints through their spiritualistic connection with Caodaism. In plain modern Chinese dress is the founder of the first Chinese Republic Sun Yat Sen (spiritual name: Trung Son Chon Nhon). He holds an inkstone representative of Chinese culture.

 

Next to him in Western dress and white beard is Victor Hugo the compassionate French poet and writer (who reveals himself spiritually as Chuong Dao Nguyet Tam Chon Nhon). He acts in the spiritual realm as the foreign missionary of Caodaism. He writes with a feather pen representing Western Civilisation.

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Caodaism and Bahaism

Caodaism and Bahaism

Updated 2012-05-14 13:40:20

ÐỀ TÀI LUẬN ÁN TIẾN SĨ CỦA 

MOHAMMAD JAHANGIR ALAM 

VIỆN ÐẠI HỌC DHAKA, BANGLADESH

Synopsis

The Concept of Unity in Bahaism and Caodaism:

A Comparative Study

Introduction:

Every religion has some basic principles and it is very interesting that we will have an excellent similarity among the principles of all religions, which easily prove a continuous chain of the presentation of these principles from the same source. Like other religions, Bahaism and Caodaism are also religions. Bahai faith has been spread across the length and breadth of the world. The Baha’is, like Caodaism, basically believe in three unity which are as follows:

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Caodaism and Unitarianism

Caodaism and Unitarianism

Updated 2012-05-14 13:40:20

ÐỀ TÀI LUẬN ÁN TIẾN SĨ CỦA

MOHAMMAD SHAIKH FARID

VIỆN ÐẠI HỌC DHAKA, BANGLADESH

 

Synopsis

 

The Concept of Unity in Caodaism and Unitarianism:

A Comparative Study.

 

Introduction:

 

A pertinent question is affecting the life of man is: Has the Universe come into existence by itself or someone has created it and if there is a creator; is He one or with Him there are other co-creators? Associationism, atheism and monotheism may be the three answers to this question. According to Caodaism and Unitarianism, God, the only one Supreme Being, who created the Universe and who alone is to be worshipped. Both these two religions also believe in the unity of religion and mankind.

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An introduction to Caodaism

An introduction to Caodaism

Updated 2012-05-14 13:40:20

 

Professor

 

RALPH B. SMITH

A short biography

 

by

 

Prof Ian Brown

Head of Department of History,

University of London

 

Ralph Smith, who died in January, was born on 9 May 1939 in Bingley, Yorkshire. He attended Burnley Grammar School, and then went to Leeds University where he obtained a First in History, and in 1963 completed his doctorate a study of land and society in the West Riding of Yorkshire in the first half of the sixteenth century.

 

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What is the meaning of the HO PHAP altar at the Cao Dai Holy see in Tay Ninh?

What is the meaning of the HO PHAP altar at the Cao Dai Holy see in Tay Ninh?

Updated 2012-05-07 11:56:19

The altar consists of five semi-circular steps surmounted by three thrones (exactly one throne and two pedestals). It is on these steps that the twelve Lords of the Zodiac stand during ceremonies. These Zodiacal Lords serve as the official mediums of the religion and assist during seances.

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History and philosophy of Caodaism Part 5

History and philosophy of Caodaism Part 5

Updated 2012-05-07 11:20:12

The Holy See of TayNinh gathered in a pamphlet various pages of the Revue Caodaiste (Caodaist Review) and published in 1936 under the title “Caodaism or Reformed Buddhism” (Third Amnesty of God in the Orient), with these words of introduction

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History and philosophy of Caodaism Part 4

History and philosophy of Caodaism Part 4

Updated 2012-05-07 10:26:17

On Saturday May 22nd, 1937, took place that imposing ceremony of which a speech of the Giáo-Sư Thượng-Vinh-Thanh, Chief Assistant of the Foreign Mission of Caodaism or Reformed Buddhism (who is believed to be the reincarnation of Francois Hugo), constitutes the masterpiece.Here are some broad extracts

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History and philosophy of Caodaism Part 3

History and philosophy of Caodaism Part 3

Updated 2012-05-07 10:11:35

All animal life must be respected as much as possible for in harming it, we delay the evolution of the victim.So all Caodaists conscious of their duties will submit to a vegetarian diet to avoid being party to multiple crimes daily committed to the prejudice of his inferior brethren.

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History and philosophy of Caodaism Part 2

History and philosophy of Caodaism Part 2

Updated 2012-05-06 19:13:14

Rev. Stainton Moses undertook a six-month’s retreat at Mount Athos in which he studied theology, confronting various contradictory theses.An excellent exercise which recalls the spirit, always prone to be doctrinaire, dogmatic, intolerant, to greater humility, wisdom, and truth.

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