Volume 7, Issue 4, December 2019, Page: 160-166
Identify the Values of Ancestor Worship Belief in the Spiritual Life of Vietnamese People
Vu Hong Van, Department of Basic Science, University of Transport and Communications, Hanoi, Vietnam
Nguyen Trong Long, Department of Political Theory, Ho Chi Minh University of Natural Resources and Environment, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Received: Nov. 17, 2019;       Accepted: Dec. 2, 2019;       Published: Dec. 9, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijp.20190704.14      View  339      Downloads  127
Abstract
Ancestor worship has an important place in family and society of Vietnam. This is a way of expressing gratitude and tribute to the deceased. According to the concept of Vietnamese people, the deceased often engage in the present life, they guide, direct, protect us, blessing us, etc. Up to now, the phenomenon of ancestor worship still exists in many nations and people. However, its position and role in the spiritual life of Vietnamese people in each place is different. In some countries, ancestor worship has a faint role in the spiritual life of the community, especially the nations and peoples that have worship a single religion. But in many countries, there are concepts of polytheism, pantheism, ancestor worship plays an important role in the spiritual life of each individual, community and society. In Vietnam, most people worship ancestors, including followers of some religions. People perceive this belief both as a traditional custom and as a human morality as well as a form of spiritual activity. This study provides a discussion of: the origin and nature of ancestor worship belief; object of ancestor worship; the formation of Vietnamese ancestor worship belief; ancestor worship rituals and values of ancestor worship belief in the spiritual life of Vietnamese people.
Keywords
Belief, Ancestor Worship, Spiritual Life, Vietnamese People
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Vu Hong Van, Nguyen Trong Long, Identify the Values of Ancestor Worship Belief in the Spiritual Life of Vietnamese People, International Journal of Philosophy. Vol. 7, No. 4, 2019, pp. 160-166. doi: 10.11648/j.ijp.20190704.14
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