This difference is manifest in the tension between Yinshun’s interpretation of the Dhamra and Master Taixu’s interpretation. Master Taixu (1890-1947), was a Buddhist modernist and significant reformer of Chinese Buddhism. Like Yinshun, Taixu was also born in Haining in Zhejian province. Taixu aimed to reform the teachings of Chinese Buddhism based on “the thoughts and works of the Chinese Patriarchs” (Travagnin 275). Yinshun, on the other hand, “based his interpretation of the Dharma on Indian Buddhism,” which he refers to as the original Buddhism in his work: “Youxin fahai liushin” (Travagnin 275).
The term consciousness is plagued by confused ideas and philosophies and self-awareness is just one of the very many goals. None the less, it can be helpful for a yogi student to compare the secular standpoint with the spiritual as found in the Indian philosophies. The yoga scholar is encouraged to strive and live the experience rather than get involved in endless debates on what is happening in the brain. Secular Explanations There are many different descriptions of consciousness, all trying to express and understand what is meant by the concept; medical experts, philosophers, scientists
According to Buddhist belief, the Dalai Lamas are earthly incarnations of Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva of compassion and patron saint of Tibet. In Buddhist tradition, bodhisattvas are intelligent beings who chose rebirth, rather than moving on to the afterlife; The Dalai Lama has been in exile in India. There was sympathy for the Tibetan cause but incomplete international will to provide political and practical support, largely because China has a huge military and economic power. I have done the Dalai Lama is more, however, did not do so, and instead, it seems speaks according to his principles and not for political gain. In the ire of his absence, the Dalai Lama keeps the dedication of his people and his reputation remains intact.
We are also asked by buddhism to have a blind and firm faith in Dharma . God was substituted by dharma . Buddha stood for patience and equanimity . Buddha asked his followers to show calmness and evenness of mind in loss and gain or ups and down of life .Bhagavad Gita also asked people to remain indifferent to the ups and down of life . Buddhists seek a refuge in buddha , dharma and sangha .
As you would expect the professor angergly questioned the monk on his reasoning for doing something like this. The monk calmly responds to the professor’s question by stating that just like the cup of tea the professors mind and ideas on buddhism were already “full” and made up. The monk then stated that if the professor did not change his current state of mind it would be impossible for any type of new knowledge to reach him and thus he would never really be able to reach the truth. The full and over pouring cup of tea is such a great and vivid illustration of the strongly held beliefs or as Socrates would call them “opinions” Euthyphro held deep inside his convictions and definitions of piety. Just like the professor in the parable Euthyphro was an expert when it came to his subject so how dare anyone question his reasoning?
Sokdokpa is, among several others, one of the most peculiar figures of the history of Tibet. He was born in 1552 in the province of Tsang, which are two significant datums as Sokdokpa’s life and career was deeply influenced by the convulse sociohistorical circumstances of his time. Though he made a name for himself as a physician of the aristocracy of Tsang and Bü, he discovered his religious vocation with his master, Shikpo Lingpa, who soon after his meeting caused a powerful impact on the physician. Sokdokpa, largely acknowledged within the traditional Tibetan spheres for his thirty-two years endeavour to rid Tibet of Mongols exerted an influence on the cultural dimension of his epoch that was subsequently curtailed in dramatic ways by the Fifth Dalai Lama – a significant deed that conspicuously indicates the relevance that Sokdokpa succeeded to reach in the 17th
BUDDHIST PERSPECTIVE ON WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S MACBETH Buddhism focuses on personal spiritual development and the attainment of a deep insight into the true nature of life. There are around 380 million followers worldwide. Buddhists seek to reach a state of Nirvana, following the path of the Lord Buddha. According to Buddhist tradition, Lord Buddha lived and taught in the eastern part of the Indian subcontinent sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries BC. He is recognized by Buddhists as an awakened or enlightened teacher who shared his insights to help sentient beings end their suffering through the elimination of ignorance and craving by way of understanding and the seeing of dependent origination
In the OED, truth is defined as “true religious belief; conduct in accordance with the divine standard; spirituality of life and behavior” while myth is defined as “a popular conception of a person or thing which exaggerates the truth” and it cannot be supported by evidence. The Dalai Lama is referred to as a God-like, holy figure. His rank is considered as an outcome of traditional Buddhist faith in the reincarnation of the previous, deceased Lama. His reputation was raised up all around the world because of his forced exile and because of him being the voice of Tibet for their freedom. The answer to the question is yes.
Deeply devoted to an old Tibetan lama but involved in a secret mission for the British, Kim struggles to weave the strands of his life into a single pattern. Charged with action and suspense, yet profoundly spiritual, Kim vividly expresses the sounds and smells, colors and characters, opulence and squalor of complex, contradictory India under British rule. Kipling includes that: " Powers of Darkness below, what a country! . It 's O 'Hara 's boy, sure enough.
This is initially relevant in the consideration of Siddhartha Gautama, the original Buddha, from whom the Buddhist tradition grew and whose initial learning was of the Hindu ascetic tradition (Carmody and Carmody 1996:66). Much the same as Hindus aim to attain Moksha, Buddhists endeavour to become ‘enlightened’ , and although both are based in a freedom from suffering, they are subtly different. Enlightenment transpires as nirvana, which is essentially a state of ‘Being’. From its core prescriptions, Buddhism places immense importance on meditation; as noted in (Carmody and Carmody 1996:65-69) firstly, in that one of the three principle concerns of the religion is meditation; then that the Buddhist lore, or Dharma  dictates meditation as a part of or perhaps a method to reach nirvana; furthermore, it was through such practises as meditation that the Buddha first realised the enlightenment that he chose to share with all beings (Carmody and Carmody 1996:66). Again, similar to Hinduism, the Buddhist practise of meditation revolves around such yogic discipline as to encourage a mind-set conducive to enlightenment – “right mindfulness and right concentration” (Carmody and Carmody 1996:64) are perhaps the most central aspects, which blossom constantly as ideas of calm, concentration, focus, a clarity or purity of mind and a peaceful steady disposition.