People should respect their elders.
Nirvana can be reached through self-denial.
All of life is suffering, pain, and sorrow.
Superior men understand righteousness.
The gods would withdraw their support for a weak or corrupt ruler.
A ruler was divine and should never be overthrown.
Society should not be divided into social classes.
Feudalism is an unfair form of government.
The Yellow Sea
Were nomadic herders.
Worshipped only one god.
Did not have a writing system.
Lived in carefully planned cities.
Ensuring good government
Living in harmony with nature
Accepting the Five Basic Duties
Gold and silver
Cows and bulls
Bronze and copper
Tools and weapons
To keep peasants from escaping.
To establish the borders of China.
To protect his system of feudalism.
To discourage invasion from the north.
Achieving the meditative state of Jainism.
Achieving moksha, or union with brahman.
Practicing ahimsa, or non-violence.
Following dharma, or life's duties.