(Solution) RELI448 Week 4 Discussion: Chinese Religion

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 6
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook/lesson)

Initial Post Instructions
For the initial post, respond to only one of the following options:

Option 1
For this option, address the following:

  1. Define each of the following Confucian principles: ren, yi, li, zhi, and xin.
  2. Choose one of these principles and explain how it contributes to social harmony.
  3. Illustrate with an example of how this principle compares to your own beliefs and/or religious background.
  4. Have you witnessed your chosen principle in action in your work? How does it relate to what you are called to do as a healthcare professional?

Option 2
For this option, address the following:

  1. Explain the Daoist ideal of wuwei.
  2. Describe how this ideal contributes to harmony with heaven?
  3. Compare the Daoist idea of wuwei to Confucius’ approach to how one should live in the world?
  4. Explain how one of these approaches (wuwei/Confucius) might apply in your profession.

Follow-Up Post Instructions
Respond to at least two peers or one peer and the instructor. Respond to a peer who chose an option different from the one you chose. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification.

Writing Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 posts (1 initial & 2 follow-up)
  • Initial Post Length: 300-500 words
  • Minimum of 2 sources cited (assigned readings/online lessons and one outside scholarly source)
  • APA format for in-text citations (include page or paragraph) and references


The core of Daoist practice involves the practice of self-cultivation within a cosmos composed of subtly linked energies. Daoists, through history, have generally been people who agreed they should refine and transform themselves to attain full integration with lives deepest realities. One of Daoism’s essential concepts is Wuwei. Wuwei is translated as a state of non-action. In other words, it refers to acting with doing anything.  Those who practice Wu-Wei cultivate a state of wellbeing involving fewer effort actions following the natural flow of cosmos (Molloy, 2020).  In this case, they demonstrate remarkable awareness yet with a lot of ease. However, they do not struggle to respond to matters that arise in the day to day life…Please click the icon below to purchase the full answer at only $5