Buddhism

Taoism, Confucianism And Buddhism

Taoism is one of the two great philosophical and religious traditions that originated in China. The other religion native to China is Confucianism. Both Taoism and Confucianism began at about the same time, around the sixth century B.C.E. China’s third great religion, Buddhism, came to China from India around the second century of the common […]

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Theravadan Buddhism

Theravadan Buddhism Throughout history there have been numerous religions and theologies that men and women have entrusted their lives and ways of living to. One of the most intriguing is that of Buddhism. The great Buddha referred to his way as the middle way, and he, as the Enlightened One began the teachings of the […]

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Buddhism And Taoism

The belief in some higher presence, other than our own, has existed since man can recollect. Religion was established from this belief, and it can survive and flourish because of this belief. In Chinese history, Taoism and Buddhism are two great phiosophical and religious traditions along with Confucianism. Taoism, originated in China around the sixth […]

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Buddhism

Buddhism In reading this account on Buddhism, the goal is, for you (the reader) to understand a fascinating belief system, that has been around since before Christ ever set foot on this earth. This will provide a connection to the minds and hearts of the people who live and die in this sacred world, so […]

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Zen Buddhism, Modernity and Western Philosophy

The silence and the language as two opposite concepts reveal double nature of man’s perception of the world. The harmony preserved in silence unchains the person from distortion of reality. According to Bodhidharma, the ultimate truth is understood not by verbal explanation, but only by accepting in the heart. Verbal representation is a product of […]

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Awakening the Buddhist Heart by Lama Surya Das

The book I decided to review is “Awakening the Buddhist Heart” by Lama Surya Das. I chose to review the chapters that I felt most connected with at this point of my Buddhism journey. This book begins by describing how it is important to be aware in connecting to the bigger picture in life. To […]

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How does Geoffrey sammuels portray Tibetan Buddhism

There are always two halves to a whole and for Samuel this holds the key to his fresh approach to Tibetan Buddhism. Dividing the subject into two concepts with each representing a polarity of a shared whole (that being the attainment of ultimate Enlightenment), and classified as that of Clerical Buddhism and Shamanic Buddhism. Recognising […]

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The Concepts of Anicca and Anatta

The concepts of anicca and anatta make up two thirds of the three marks of existence, which is the fundamental basis for the Buddhist world view, and essentially, it is that everything in our world is conditioned, impermanent, causes suffering and is dependent on everything else. Buddhists believe that people do not really understand and […]

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Buddhism

1. Explain the basic Buddhist teachings including the three marks of reality, the Four Noble Truths, and the Noble Eightfold Path. In order to explain the basic Buddhist teachings I would like to provide information on key points due to the fact no one knows precisely what the Buddha’s teachings were because his teaching were […]

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World Religions: Buddhism

On Sunday October 24, 2010, I attended a Buddhist service at the Buddhist Church of Florin. The service was held at 10:00 a. m. and it lasted for about an hour. The morning service began with the ringing of the kansho. The reverend and his assistant entered bowing to the area where the Amida Buddha […]

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