Buddhist Grottoes in China

The Maijishan Grottoes are formed by 194 caves containing numerous Buddhist statues. The caves are cut in a hillside in Gansu Province, northwest China.

Throughout history, there was no social turmoil or war caused by conflicts between religions, because inclusiveness is in the heart of Taoism while Taoism is the foundation of Chinese culture.

Any imported spiritual movement that shares the same inclusive outlook and is based on reason, not blind faith, such as Buddhism, would be quickly absorbed and localised by Chinese society. In fact, for nearly 2,000 years, Buddhism has been one of the three major pillars of Chinese culture, along with Taoism and Confucianism.

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