Ten Commandments and the Likes
Every Judaist and every Christian know what the Ten Commandments are:
I am the Lord thy God. Thou shalt have no other God before me.
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing in heaven above, or things which are in the earth beneath.
Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Honor thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
Thou shalt not kill.
Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Thou shalt not steal.
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
Thou shalt not covet.But there are similar Buddhist teachings that are called the Five Precepts. As they are universal and absolute ethics, they are inevitably akin to the Ten Commandments of Moses.
"Do not kill." (Unintentional killing is considered less offensive)
"Do not steal." (Including misappropriating someone's property)
"Do not engage in improper sexual conduct." (e.g. sexual contact not sanctioned by secular laws, the Buddhist monastic code, or by one's parents and guardians)
"Do not make false statements." (Also includes pretending to know something one doesn't)
"Do not drink alcohol."Accordingly, Buddhists had been well civilized or cultivated in Asia before Christian missionaries came to Asia following Vasco da Gama's adventure to reach India passing Cape of Good Hope of South Africa in 1498.
On the other hand, Confucius did not present universal and absolute ethics. He took individual situations to apply his theory and teach ethics to his followers. One of the most interesting teaching by Confucius is as follows:
"Only a person of ren （perfect virtue with benignity to others） can be truly rejoiced by others so as to love them and can be truly upset by others so as to hate them."
So, Confucianism does not have universal ethics to apply to all the people equally. Evil men and the scum of the world are from the beginning precluded from teaching by Confucius.
Therefore, to build a decent society or nation, Confucianism might be sufficient. To build a decent empire governing various tribes, Buddhist might be sufficient. However, to save all the mankind we have to refer to Christianity as the extension of the Ten Commandments.
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Act 4:26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.
Act 4:27 For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,
Act 4:28 For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.