Category Archive: Rituals & Practice

Feb 06

Masters of Meditation and Miracles: Lives of the Great

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When we look at the photo and feel love for our family, we are not loving the paper and ink of the photo! On some pages, I have identified variations in practice or belief in other movements. Islam is a religion dominant in the Middle East and some parts of Asia, while Buddhism is a dominant religion in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia. By the 15th century, this form of the religion reached almost its present geographical extent.

Feb 06

Voices of Insight

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Rituals that create a serene environment help to invoke “that moment of gratitude.” Find a Buddhist site – if you want to get serious, look for a place to further deepen the practice. Francis of Assisi, excerpt), and Shantideva's Bodhisattva Vow (excerpt). Laozi's opposition to knowledge derives more from Song Xing's insights about how social knowledge shapes our values and desires. In the Apadana, the only text of the Theravada canon (the Tipitika) still not translated completely into English; the enlightened Gotami is depicted as a female counterpart to the Buddha.

Feb 06

The Way of the Bodhisattva: (Bodhicaryavatara), Revised

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As an example sex should be enjoyed while remembering that a person is fulling the commandments of: marriage and pru-urvu (procreation), but it should be enjoyed. Roemer, Hermann, "Die Propaganda fuer asiatische Religionen im Abendland", in: Basler Missions-Studien, Heft 36, Basel 1910, S. 153-205.[rich on information, nevertheless a Christian apologetical discussion of Buddhist activities around the turn of the century] Saalfrank, Eva Sabine, Geistige Heimat im Buddhismus aus Tibet. Myth and Meaning in Early Taoism: The Theme of chaos (hun-tun), Berkeley: University of California Press.

Feb 06

Great Eastern Sun: The Wisdom of Shambhala (Shambhala Dragon

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This would have some unfortunate implications, when Imperial Japan saw itself as exporting its superiority to the rest of Asia. A first answer is that there is more to communication than mere words, and the experience of seeing a person who has devoted himself to the well-being of his people and hence whose life is to a large extent in agreement with his words is itself a great source of inspiration. Some of the studies seem to have been motivated by a desire to establish an underlying unity in all religions, or to prove the superiority of one religion over the others, or to develop more effective methods for conversion.

Feb 06

Tibetan Sacred Dance: A Journey into the Religious and Folk

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These chapters review Buddhist interactions with contemporary topics such as violence and peacebuilding, and ecology, as well as Buddhist influences in areas such as medicine and science. Should they — seven women of African-American, Native American and Asian descent — even be here? Interesting discussion on the notion of "Modern Buddhism". The original meaning of kanjd in India (Skt. Gara-demons (gara-yakku (plural); -yaka (singular)) are a group of demons twelve in number whose female aspects are called the Giri goddesses.

Feb 05

Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha: An Unusually

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After working at a newspaper for two years, he went to India to freelance. Buddhists and Hindus share many similarities. One reaches enlightenment through meditation and right living. The nature of things only exists in relation to everything else that exists. It seems that as long as people will not consider the causes behind such problems, then they are doomed to be shocked by the occasionally gruesome results. In the Mahayana, the Buddha tends not to be viewed as merely human, but as the earthly projection of a beginningless and endless, omnipresent being beyond the range and reach of thought.

Feb 05

Meditation Made Stupid Simple: 7 Illustrated Step by Step

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His is an example of the key lesson—open-minded receptivity to all the different voices of dao—particularly those who have run afoul of human authority or seem least authoritative. The Three Jewels/Three Gems/Three Treasures are called Tiratana in Pali, the language in which Buddha spoke and the sacred language of Theravada, or Tri-ratna in Sanskrit which is the Mahayana and Mantrayana sacred language. Kakai (77~-835)'~ combined the Dakini dharani (taten'myd % X a ) with the mudra that he received in a transmission from Amaterasu into a single set of dhPrani and mudra (in'myd). 2. the mudra for ruling the four seas DEt Rg'E. ..

Feb 05

Religious Sites (World Heritage of China)

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The bodies of great lamas, such as the Dalai and Panchen lamas, are placed in rich stupas in attitudes of meditation, while lay corpses are exposed in remote places to be devoured by vultures and wild animals. If the body is present, the guru or dharma-brother, that is, the fellow-disciple of the guru, should read the text of the Sutra close to his ear three or seven times. And though there is no doubt about the fact that mediation has its spiritual and mental benefits, this is not all that mediation can give you.

Feb 05

The Buddhist Theory Of Karma

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With only Christianity, Islam and Hinduism having more followers, Buddhism is a popular religion and is practiced by believers around the globe. The Hoa Hao are accepted as Buddhists by other Buddhist sects even though the Cao Dai are not so accredited. The founders of major sects are given much credibility and all of this lasts on one big claim: that the teacher passes on the religion as he himself received it. The reason for the council was deterioration in the standards of the monks.

Feb 05

Eight Steps to Happiness: The Buddhist Way of Loving

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There are many other carry-overs from the Vedic tradition into Buddhism that can be recognized, such as the use of ghee lamps and kusha grass, and the offerings of barley and ghee in rituals that resemble Vedic ceremonies. Alcohol and other intoxicants are forbidden because they may result in violations of others of the "Five Moral Precepts": no killing, stealing, sexual misconduct, lying or partaking of intoxicants. It is unbearable for me, therefore I must liberate them from all the suffering causes and bring them to enlightenment as quickly as possible by myself alone.

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