Tuesday, July 22, 2014

History of Buddhism

The First Noble Truth: Suffering The First Noble Truth: Suffering

Regardless of size, shape, color or background, there is one thing that all people... 


Understanding Nirvana in All Its Forms Understanding Nirvana in All Its Forms

Nirvana is a concept deeply woven in the Buddhist belief system. The term translates... 


Kalpas in the Buddhist Religion Kalpas in the Buddhist Religion

Buddhism is a religion with both complex and simplistic aspects. The cosmology, or... 


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Buddhist Symbols

Samsara in Buddhism Samsara in Buddhism

Samsara in Buddhism   The concept of Samsara in Buddhism refers to the cycle... 


Stupas in the Buddhist religion Stupas in the Buddhist religion

The word Buddha means enlightened one. It is a name bestowed upon Siddhartha Gautama,... 


The Bodhi Tree The Bodhi Tree

The Bodhi Tree: uniting all worlds The life of Siddartha Gautama, the Buddha, is... 


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The First Noble Truth: Suffering The First Noble Truth: Suffering

Regardless of size, shape, color or background, there is one thing that all people in the world have in common: suffering. This truth was discovered by Buddha while he experienced the world as royalty and as a simple wandering monk. His most significant teaches focus on suffering and how to end it. Suffering, or dukkha, appears as the first of the Four... [Read more of this review]


Traveling the Noble Eightfold Path Traveling the Noble Eightfold Path

The Noble Eightfold Path is a vital part of Buddhism. This is the journey that one must take to rid themselves of dukkha, or suffering. It is also necessary to achieve self-awakening. Buddhists use the Noble Eightfold Path as a way of gaining insight into the true nature of reality and to remove themselves from hatred and greed. The path is also one... [Read more of this review]


Understanding Nirvana in All Its Forms Understanding Nirvana in All Its Forms

Nirvana is a concept deeply woven in the Buddhist belief system. The term translates from Sanskrit to mean “to extinguish.” While that sounds like a negative state, it’s actually very positive. In Buddhism, this term means to extinguish hatred, ignorance and suffering. Siddhartha’s Search for Enlightenment Legend tells of the journey of Siddhartha... [Read more of this review]


Samsara in Buddhism Samsara in Buddhism

Samsara in Buddhism   The concept of Samsara in Buddhism refers to the cycle of life, which includes birth, living, death and returning to life. The term can be literally translated as “continuous movement.” Samsara is the continually repeating cycle of birth and death, where beings cycle through six realms of existence. This concept is closely... [Read more of this review]


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