According to Buddhism, all human life is suffering, the main reason for which is unsatisfied desires. After the death of a person, suffering does not stop, his soul is reborn again and again. Buddhism called people to self-improvement regardless of their social status, which was one of the reasons for the transformation of Buddhism into a world religion.
The teachings of Confucius attracted by their practicality. It has become a religion that is obligatory for all Chinese people. A person should have five virtues – wisdom, humanity, loyalty, respect for elders and courage. A society created on the basis of reason gives everyone the opportunity to improve themselves. Each person must take his place in the state (just like in the family). The government is responsible to the people, but no one should rebel against the sovereign.
According to Shintoism, Japanese emperors are descended from the sun goddess, their authority was indisputable. Under certain conditions, the soul of every deceased person can turn into a deity.
All Eastern societies were characterized by religious tolerance (Confucianism and Buddhism in China, Hinduism and Buddhism in India, Shintoism and Buddhism in Japan). These religions determined the life of society, each member of which had to take the path of self-improvement and gaining inner harmony.
Remember: The process of learning a person lasts a lifetime. The value of the same knowledge for different people may be different, it is determined by their individual characteristics and needs. Therefore, knowledge is always needed at any age and position.