These teachings are the reflection that a person in the Chinese society might experience today. With these three teachings, there must be a balanced view of the opposite concepts of all three schools on thoughts (Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism in China, 2011). For example, Buddhism, stresses on the nature of the mind and psychology; Daoism teaches on the human body and the health, and Confucianism, teaches on political concepts in social harmony (Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism in China, 2011). The “two distinctive traits that characterized early Chinese religion and continue to influence Chinese beliefs and practices to this day: the alliance of the political community with religion, and the reliance on divination” (Corduan, 2012, p. 391-392). Corduan states that the “intertwining of society and religion are significant for two reasons” (Corduan, 2012, p. 392).
The educational philosophy of Wang Yangming was based on composure to making people have better living and good life (Chapter 3). In his life, Wang Yangming devoted his mind to the study of the richness, reality and enlightenment of Confucianism. From the concept of composure, we can find the answer to the question of teach (learn) what and how to learn (teach). On the basis of the concept of human nature of composure, Yangming school advocates that education is not an abstract ontology category, not a clue, but a real internal life, and also a righteouseness to the external life. It means that we can found a Confucianism life which is adapted and accommodated accordingly, it also highlighting human return to the road of good and rightness, so that education attributed to our
Meditation as Medication in Buddhism Meditation is the act of the individual being able to focus their mind for a certain time period by either chanting for their religion or spiritual reasons as a way of relaxation. Meditation dates back thousands of years, possibly as early as the ancient times. Siddhartha, better known as the Buddha, proclaimed that suffering is nothing more than just an abstract and it can be lessened through self-awareness. Meditation is very renown in Buddhism and it is a common practice still taught today. With meditation, there are many health benefits that may reduce or eliminate any conditions or diseases.
Spiritual Life of Sri Aurobindo SADHNA (spiritual practice) Sadhana — literally ‘means of accomplishment’. A sadhana is a ritual text presenting the means to accomplish one or several deities, who in essence are the ultimate state of a buddha. As we follow Anuttarayoga Tantra sadhana practice texts and actualize their meaning, we develop an enlightened vision of the world: we visualize ourselves as a buddha or deity, and our surroundings as a pure realm or ‘buddha field’, while recognizing that all sounds are mantra, and all thoughts are primordial wisdom. This process is at first artificial, something which is developed or generated through the practices of kyerim and dzogrim, but the visualizations correspond to the visionary experience
The original practice of Yoga, through the Tibetan Buddhist practices, is the science of honest living that is to embody all areas of the life- physical, psychological, spiritual. It is described as a life of training, of which incorporates the body and breath and then to the distracted mind. Overall, the practice is described as an art of digging deeper into the human being itself. (Gharpure, Anjani). The author of this article is trying to explain the original intent of the Buddhist practice, and staying true to the Sanskrit language and its use of yoga in the culture.
This research project aims to make the connection between religion and popular culture, particularly how religious archetypes are embedded within film. The Matrix touches upon various aspects of Buddhism, especially Mahayana Buddhist traditions, subtly introducing viewers to philosophies within the religion in a commercialized pop culture package. The central Buddhist themes within the films are exemplified by the recurrence of rebirth throughout the film, the rejection of materiality, and finally the enlightenment and ascension of Neo as a Buddha figure. The presence of these themes will be demonstrated to utilize central tenets of Buddhism by analyzing scholarly work that refers to key Buddhist texts and
2. Meditation for the control and resolution of pain. With the initial and end fields defined it became much convenient to control the intermediate variables. Meditative techniques of the various religions were analyzed for ascertaining the therapeutic qualities they provided and adopted as inputs for the resolution of these mental ailments. In view of the above these were classified into • Concentration Meditation – basically focusing to control the mind by eliminating the negative thoughts and concentrating on personal wellness.
For practitioners of Nichiren Buddhism, sharing this practice with others is a vital act of compassion. According to Nichiren Buddhism, a life rooted in compassion implies a strong belief in the unrealized immense potential of ourselves and others, even during times of sufferings, problems and failures. To always believe in and encourage the intrinsic goodness and potential within our own lives and others' lives is the heart of the philosophy of Nichiren Buddhism. It is also the core of an optimism which is the bedrock for measures to bring about positive changes in the world. The transformation of society can after all only occur through a transformation of people's
However, there are exceptions too. Buddhists in Sri Lanka have been criticised for oppressing the Tamil minority, who mostly belong to Hindu religion whose origins are in southern India. It is worth noting that Confucianism and Taoism, which both developed in China, also share similar principles with Buddhism. For example, they seek to adjust human life to the inner harmony of nature (Confucianism) and emphasise mediation and non-violence as means to the higher life (Taoism). The founders of these religions, Confucius and Lao-Tsze, lived in the same period as Buddha, the 6th century
The hermeneutics of Chinese medicine may be deciphered according to the plain meaning of the texts looking at the language and the historical period, or as a text with a deeper meaning and knowledge. Our viewpoint on this, prejudice and knowledge will form the way we interpret literature from the past. What Chinese medical texts as historical documents have in common with the theological is that they are still actively in use within their discipline (Henriksen,