Cao Dai (What is their holy book? (Caodai canon, Sign of their religion is…
What is their holy book?
Sign of their religion is the left eye in a triangle
From Vietnam and is the third largest religion (in Vietnam)
what gods do they worship?
they worship God the father, Holy mother, Jesus, Confucius, Buddha, Khoung Thai cong
Worship includes group prayer in a temple, elaborate rituals and festivals
people do good and avoid evil
Practice veganism at least 10 days a month to purify the body
when did it start
Main religious center is Tay Ninh
Founded by Ngo Van Chieu and others based on a seance
includes ethical precepts from Confucianism, occult practices from Taoism, theories of karma and rebirth from Buddism, hierarchical organization (a pope) from Roman Catholic
Called Caodaism meaning High Tower
What is the main goal of the religion?
Ultimate goal is to reincarnate to nirvana or Heavan
Meaning of life is peace and harmony in each person and in the world. Salvation by cultivating self and finding god
Repay debt from previous life through karma or reincarnation
Purposes of life
Study more in order to attain a higher degree of perfetion
Fulfill mission assigned by god or other divine spirits