Buddhism

3 Main Schools of Buddhism

Buddhism doesn’t have one set of particular rules. There are three main schools of Buddhism and many branches of those trees have their own customs and beliefs as well. The …

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Nirvana – Buddhism Introduction

Nirvana is what you call “ultimate enlightenment” which is the equivalent to Heaven in Christianity. In a sense, this is the ultimate goal for all practitioners of Buddhism. That was …

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Mudras – A Buddhism Introduction

Buddhism art and imagery are rich with symbolism. In particular, specific hand gestures or mudras are found throughout Buddhist art and are used by individuals during meditation and other Buddhist …

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Buddhist Funeral Rites

Buddhist funeral rites are an interesting thing. No funeral rites are the as they could apply from one country to another. There are plenty of Buddhists in China, Hong Kong, …

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The Symbols of Buddhism

There were offerings made to Shakyamuni Buddha immediately after attaining his enlightenment. These were the eight symbols of good fortune. The Two Golden Fishes The two fish in the design …

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Nirvana the Ultimate

Samsara is the cycle of reincarnation It is recognized in both Hinduism and Buddhism. This cycle takes place as a soul learns to end suffering by participating in wholesome Karma. …

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Friendship – A Buddhist’s Concept

“Metta”, translated as “loving kindness” or “wishing happiness for others”, is the Buddhist concept of good friendship. The term implies expectations and individual responsibility, in line with the essence of …

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An Introduction to Buddhism

Enlightenment: One Way or Another Buddism or Buddha Dhamma has little to do with the cute and sexy hippie chic Dharma and her lawyer husband, Greg. A poor-man’s translation would …

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On Believing in Karma

I am a believer of Karmic Law. It probably can not be proven scientifically but I’ve seen it working and experience it on a daily basis. Carmen Harra explains it …

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Buddhism’s Auspicious Symbols

Representative of the rich tradition of symbolism in Buddhism, the eight auspicious symbols depict gifts from the gods to Shakyamuni Buddha at the time he attained enlightenment. Said to be …

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