Chinese Music – Religious music

Chinese religious music can be divided into Taoist music, Chinese Buddhist music, Tibetan Buddhist music, and other religious music. Here are three kinds of music: Taoist music, Chinese Buddist music, and Tibetan Buddist music.

 

Taoist music

Taoist music is one of Chinese religious music. Taoist music is an indispensable part of Taoist rituals. It can set off and exaggerate the religious atmosphere, and enhance believers’ yearning for the world of immortals and their respect for them. Taoist music, which absorbed the essence of China’s ancient court music and traditional folk music, permeated the characteristics of Taoist belief, formed the unique artistic style of Taoist music, and China’s traditional music was also an important part of it.

Taoist music, also known as ritual music and Daochang music, began in the southern and Northern Dynasties (420-589). It is the music used in various ritual activities, such as praying for gods’ birthdays, praying for God’s blessing, subduing demons and exorcising demons, and transcending the spirits of the dead. The earlier Taoist ritual activities are the inheritance and development of the ancient wizard worship ceremony. At first, the chanting of scriptures is direct, and there is no record of the use of music.

Chinese Buddhist music is the music used by Chinese Buddhist temples and believers in religious ceremonies. Chinese Buddhist music is developed from fanboi. Buddhism believes that music has the function of “offering” and “praising Buddha”. “The Dharma Sutra – convenient goods,” says: “chanting and praising Buddha’s virtue, and even one sound, have become Buddhism. ”

Taoist music

 

Chinese Buddhist music

Chinese Buddhist music is the music used by Chinese Buddhist temples and believers in religious ceremonies. Chinese Buddhist music is developed from fanboi. Buddhism believes that music has the function of “offering” and “praising Buddha”. “The Dharma Sutra – convenient goods,” says: “chanting and praising Buddha’s virtue, and even one sound, have become Buddhism. ”

Chinese Buddhist music originated in Dongdayu mountain, Shandong Province. During the Tang Dynasty (804-850), Japanese monks such as Konghai and Yuanren invited fanboi to take root in Ohara, Japan, which is called the “Yushan statement”. Master Zhenjian, please come to Korea and call it “Yushan”. Therefore, in history, Cao Zhi has always been regarded as the founder of Buddhist music fanboi, and Yushan has become the pronoun of the standard “jungle tune” of fanboi. Since the loss of thousands of years, Yongwu Zen master, who shoulders the mission of inheriting, has made a thorough and brilliant inheritance. In June 2008, Chinese Buddhist music Yushan fanboi was successfully declared and approved by the State Council as the second batch of national intangible cultural heritage protection projects.

Chinese Buddhist music

 

Tibetan Buddhist music

Tibetan Buddhism, also known as Tibetan Buddhism or Lamaism, refers to the branch of Buddhism introduced into Tibet, China. It belongs to Northern Buddhism, which is also called the three geographical systems of Buddhism together with Han Buddhism and Southern Buddhism. It belongs to Mahayana Buddhism, but its main feature is the inheritance of Esoteric Buddhism.

Tibetan Buddhism is not inherited from Hinayana Buddhism. It is said that although the Ministry of all things and the Ministry of scriptures have a certain degree of influence on the formation of Tibetan Buddhism, they are not the same in the way of Buddhist practice and commandments, and there is no direct and inevitable relationship between them. From the judgment of Mahayana Buddhism, it is obvious that the Tantra of Tibetan Buddhism is opposite to the Manifesto of Mahayana Buddhism.

The spreading places of Tibetan Buddhism are concentrated in the main Tibetan inhabited areas in China (Tibet, Qinghai, Sichuan, Gansu, Yunnan, Ladakh), Mongolia, Nepal, Bhutan, Himachal Pradesh, and Dharamsala in India, karmic, Tuva, and Buryat in Russia. In modern times, Tibetan Buddhism gradually spread all over the world.

Tibetan Buddhist music

 

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