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Shvoong Home>Business & Finance>On the Culture of Mo Religion of Zhuangs' Review

On the Culture of Mo Religion of Zhuangs'

Article Review   by:TsingHua     Original Author: Journal of Wenshan Teachers' College
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Mo Religion, created by the ancestors of Zhuang people and passed on by Bu Mo is a kind of traditional religion. Having an entire service ritual and relevant sutra, it admires the Creator, Bu Luotuo as the supreme god and the founder of the religion. Mo Religion is the religious ancient book and record, which notes down the history that the Zhuang ancestors yearned for the power of gods to coordinate the relationships between man and nature, society and man respectively. And also it is the ancient code and record telling the story that the ancestors pleaded for survival and development. Mo Religion reveals the process of society development of Zhuang people, and it has a historic, cultural and scientific value on studying the ancient Zhuangs' social economy, culture and moral concept. The three-element-theory (sky, earth and water) in Mo sutra is the Zhuangs' old view on the universe structure and till now, it still widely spreads among people. The male and female sense is their basic philosophical ways of thinking on the world. Bu Mo sees the old divination by chicken bones as the intermediary of the communication between man and gods, and this kind of divination has been widely used in Zhuangs' daily life, for instance, using it together with the phenology calendar date counting, they invented a multi-functional bone sculpture device —— “Jiabake" to count days, foretell good or ill luck. And therefore, it makes Mo Religion more dignified and mysterious.
Published: March 15, 2005   
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