Buddhism

Bodhisathva

Buddhism is a practical way of living a noble life that helps in cultivating kindness, forgiveness, empathy and enlightening. The teachings in Buddhism will become mere knowledge fillers if it …

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Zen Koan Moving Flag

Case: Two monks argued about a temple flag waving in the breeze. One said, “It is the flag that moves.” The other said, “It is the breeze moving.” Just then, …

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The Three Marks of Existence

The Three Marks of Existence The Buddha taught that all things in life have three inescapable factors underlying them. To understand each of them at an experiential level is to …

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Buddhism Burial Rituals

Death has a special meaning to Buddhists because it signals the transition from one cycle of existence to another. The solemnity, dignity, and grieving that is characteristic of other religions’ …

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Benefits of Nam Myoho Renge Kyo

Nam Myoho Renge Kyo is the title of the Lotus Sutra, which according to Shakyamuni Buddha is the heart of all Buddhist teachings. Nichiren Daishonin began the practice of chanting …

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Buddhism vs Christianity

Having developed somewhat of an interest in Buddhism, for my own personal reasons I will keep the reasons for my interest private.  What I have found is that this is …

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Buddhism

In the history of Indian religions, Buddhism occupies a unique place, first, for throwing open its portals not only to the Indians of all strata of the society but also …

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How to Convert to Buddhism

What does one need to do in order to become a Buddhist? This is an often asked question that many people ponder. Let’s start off with some general knowledge of …

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The Culture of Buddhism

The culture I researched for my culture project was Buddhism. This culture is a subculture. The purpose of there life is to reach enlightenment, “nirvana.” A lot of people think …

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The Three Poisons in Buddhism

If you are practicing the Mahayana path of Buddhism which can also be dubbed as “Tibetan Buddhism,” you will be taught about the “Three Poisons.”  The Three Poisons of Buddhism …

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What is Dharma

Strictly, ‘Dharma’ is a Sanskrit term meaning ‘to carry or hold’. At first glance this meaning tells us nothing; it offers us nothing to carry and less to hold onto! …

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What are the four Noble Truths

Buddhism is often seen as esoteric; especially by individuals who live outside of Asia. This is a shame because there is nothing exotic about Buddha’s philosophy. The tenets of Buddhism …

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