Highway Dharma Letters: Two Buddhist Pilgrims Write to Their

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The slogan aims to eliminate the violence occasioned by “honor and moral rectitude.” In effect, names do not harm me. Bhikkhu Buddharakkhita was born in Uganda (East Africa). Once we have determined that samsara is unsatisfactory, we should enter upon the path and, traversing it, through undertaking various methods of meditation and practice, attain the enlightenment of the Buddha. E., both lay devotees and monks traveled to the mainland, bringing back with them layer after layer of Buddhist teachings and practices along with other Chinese cultural traditions.

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The Fruitful Darkness: A Journey Through Buddhist Practice

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In 1191, the Zen sect was introduced from China. From the viewpoint of the Christian, the struggle to be maintained with the devil is now more formidable than ever, and a special endowment of heaven-sent strength is necessary for the soul's final victory. Religious and secular art flourish in step until the 16th century, but then the importance of institutionalized Buddhism plummets owing to the Confucian ethic of the Edo-period shogunate, contact with the Western world, and political turmoil.

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Thank You and Ok!: An American Zen Failure in Japan

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With the occupation (in 1950) and colonization of Tibet itself by China, Bhutan thus remains the purest example of an independent culturally, religiously, and linguistically Tibetan state. Therefore, it is a gross mistake to state that Vajrayana and Hindu Tantra are similar. Some people wanted him to leave the monastery and join the movements for peace and social justice, but Merton felt his view from the monastery was both unique and indelibly his to retain. All Diamond Way meditations are, in a way, meditations on the teacher.

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Zen Buddhism: Introductory Guide to Calm Your Mind, Discover

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There are many stories about disagreements among the Buddha's disciples during his lifetime and also accounts about disputes among his followers during the First Buddhist Council held soon after the Buddha’s death, suggesting that dissent was present in the Buddhist community from an early stage. The first refers to the belief that all living things are equal, no one form should be considered above another. Nearly all Buddhist deities come in both esoteric and in exoteric forms. The complete list of ten precepts may be observed by laypeople for short periods.

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Buddhism: Buddhism for beginners (Free Bonus included)

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These various defilements are traditionally summed up as greed, hatred and delusion. The metaphysical foundation of Hinduism, which is expressed in both the Vedas and the Upanishads is that Reality (Brahman) is One or Absolute, changeless, perfect and eternal. Again, we have to understand, Buddha preached a reformed Hinduism. Armed with technologically advanced weapons, diseases which were foreign to the continent, and a concept known as Manifest Destiny, European settlers began an assault on the North American Continent the result of which was nothing short of genocide.

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Zen Enlightenment: Origins and Meaning

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Beauty is welcome, agreeable, pleasant, & hard to obtain in the world. Sivin, N. (1978). “On the word ‘Taoist’ as a source of perplexity, with special reference to the relations of science and religion in traditional China,” History of Religions, 17 (3/4): 303–30. Hinduism has many different paths of self realization. The 14th Sakyadhita Conference was held in Indonesia in Yogyakarta, Indonesia June 23 - 30, 2015. There is no judgment about anyone being unattractive.

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How To Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life

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After giving birth the bride can now wear a special beaded apron known as "ijogolo"; it has a design that represents a mother being surrounded by children. There were also a few initial conflicts with Shinto, Japan's native religion. 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. To the Buddhist, each color signifies a different virtue; but there is no consensus about which color denotes which virtue.

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Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening

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That is why we don't find any significant tradition of great devotees and singers of Divine Love in Buddhism like Chaitanya, Ramakrishna, Tulsidas or Mirabai in the Hindu tradition. Buddhist scriptures record philosophical dialogues between the wandering seeker Buddha and Udaka Ramaputta, who appears to have been a Jain teacher (having taught a doctrine of eight types of karma). So even though the teaching of the dharma should be elegant and well-presented, what is most important is the blessing of the essential message.

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Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating

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If you always take good care of your own Bodhi tree by practicing the Dharma, you are creating for yourself an invisible current of protective energy and bearing that current of energy with you throughout life. Adherents believe that the law cannot be flouted, dismissed or ignored without serious consequence to individuals or society. Devala-worship of this type is a ritual that has gained popularity among the local Buddhists since the Polonnaruwa period (12th century).

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Cyber Zen: Imagining Authentic Buddhist Identity, Community

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This question requires a delicate answer. The objects of the mind consciousness are much less clear. In 1868, after the Meiji Restoration, Buddhism and Shintoism were separated, but many Japanese still adhered to both. Substituting meditation for physical self-punishment, he was sitting under a fig-tree (boddhi tree) when he had his first three enlightened revelations. Rituals are integral part of the Tibetan Buddhism. Though Mahāyāna produced little in the way of systematic economic or political theory, there are some exceptions which deserve mention because of their demonstrable influence in China and Japan.

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