Monthly Archive: January 2014

Jan 31

Lady of the Lotus-Born: The Life and Enlightenment of Yeshe

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Each names a region or part of the world. The most familiar statement of a widely shared implicit theory of names in ancient China is expressed beautifully in the Daode Jing. These formulas are extracted from the Pali Nikayas and have become the standard formulas with which the Three Gems are worshipped. [4] The physical posture adopted by the devotees when performing these acts of worship may vary according to the solemnity of the occasion or the degree of the devotion of the worshipper.

Jan 31

Sutra Of The Sixth Patriarch & The Infinite Life Sutra

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Nobody is able to achieve this completely but striving for such achievement is, in itself, a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security.” If this article is abour Einstein’s thoughts about Buddhism, why is number 6 a quotation from Bertrand Russell? In his foreword to the book, the Dalai Lama writes, “This is an important and pioneering book, which seeks to find common ground between the teachings of Islam and of Buddhism. But while we’re still on the way to the ultimate goal, we might notice various other benefits.

Jan 31

Currents and Countercurrents: Korean Influences on the East

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Where does Diamond Way Buddhism come from? Thus, to stimulate the youth to practice spirituality, you should first be a strong shelter for them, a source of peace for them, and an actual inspiration for them. 96. In their origin they are, however symbolically they were subsequently explained, quite alien to the original, essential Buddhist beliefs. The corpse is bathed, wrapped in a plain cloth (called a kafan).

Jan 31

The Buddha in Everyone's Heart: Seeking the World of the

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The laity in particular can now enter the Pure Land with Amitabha's help, they do not have to get there on their own power. Gegenwaertige Entwicklung des Theravada-Buddhismus in England", in: Bodhi Baum, 1, 1987, pp. 35-37. [short report on the development of the English Forest Sangha; on Amaravati] Subhuti, Dharmachari (Kennedy, Alex), Buddhism for Today. The records of a Chinese Buddhist pilgrim named Xuanzang (Hsüan-tsang, 602-664 CE) state that in the ancient city of Pyu (the capital of the Kingdom of Sri Ksetra, present day Myanmar), a number of early Buddhist schools were active.

Jan 31

Zen Chants: Thirty-Five Essential Texts with Commentary

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You hold back nothing from me that I need: You are there, leading me onward and forward, Into the everlasting blessedness of Nirvana at this life's end. The kapurala is given a fee for his services. The authenticity of the enlightenment experience can only be tested by an enlightened. How do notions of nostalgia and pastness figure in projects of urban religio-spiritual renewal? Is this a way of acquiring good Kamma? They describe meditative practices and states that existed before the Buddha as well as those first developed within Buddhism.

Jan 31

The Eight Gates of Zen: A Program of Zen Training

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The Master of the Kingdom would assist the Emperor in his prayers for the prosperity of the kingdom and serve as a counselor of State secrets. Ajahn Sucitto describes the path as "a mandala of interconnected factors that support and moderate each other." All articles are written on a volunteer basis. "I am especially grateful to all the female teachers, lay or ordained-- this does not mean in any way that I am less appreciative towards male teachers.

Jan 30

Lovingkindness Meditation

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The oldest Pali and Sanskrit texts do not relay a sustained narrative about the Buddha's life but rather give only snippets and fragmentary references that seem to emphasize his human features. Some people are actually born into practicing Buddhism. Nāgārjuna's primary contribution to Buddhist philosophy was the systematic exposition of the concept of śūnyatā, or "emptiness," widely attested in the Prajñāpāramitā sutras which were emergent in his era. Whether there is a God or not is one of the 14 questions that Buddha famously refused to speculate about or entertain, mainly because he was intent upon people seeking and finding the deepest truth about reality through their own experience."[1] Buddhism includes belief in the existence of gods and spirits. "Buddha actually accepted and took for granted the existence of higher beings like Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma, and the other devas (long-lived gods, demigods, archangels)…"[2] Nature of man: Man has no soul.

Jan 30

The Buddhist Prayer Deck: A Beautiful Collection of

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Another way of understanding Buddhist ethics is to read it as similar, not to consequentialism, but to virtue ethics. Rather he advised them to show the world what is right and what is wrong and to be good and to do good, to encourage men to come and see for themselves the truth that he taught. We can summarize some basic differences between the two forms, origin and development, of Buddhism as follows: a) Canonical languages: Primitive Buddhism (Theravāda) uses Pali as their primary language in which the Nikāya sutras (or sutta in Pali form) are the foundation for their practice.

Jan 30

Quiet Mind: A Beginner's Guide to Meditation

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If they are truly religious they will not discriminate against others, or hurt and ridicule others in their religious practices. Man’s place in society is determined by his actions in his previous life, and in this life he is preparing the consequences for future existences. Then, we would accordingly practice that generation stage. Specifically, there are four types of Maras: After mastering the four Maras, Buddha could proclaim victory over ignorance and achieve nirvana.

Jan 30

A Lamp in the Darkness: Illuminating the Path Through

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When ignorant people see someone who is sick, they are disgusted and horrified, even though they too will be sick some day. These are connected with each other in complex networks of causal conditioning. Wong, David (1984). “Taoism and the Problem of Equal Respect,” Journal of Chinese Philosophy, 11: 165–183 Wu, Kuang-ming (1982). Traditionally, the first step in most Buddhist schools requires taking refuge in the Three Jewels ( Sanskrit: tri-ratna, Pāli: ti-ratana) [96] as the foundation of one's religious practice.

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