Buddhists seek a refuge in buddha , dharma and sangha . Buddhism tell us that dharma comes to the aid of those people who adhere to dharma . Buddhists face misfortunes by remembering the name of buddha .A emotionally balanced state or mental equilibrium is created by remembering the name of Lord Buddha . A peace of mind is necessary for having a balanced state of mind . Upekkha is a meditative state of Brahma vihara and it is marked by altruistic joy .
*Back during the 6th century BC, in India, Buddhism was originated. Buddhism's main branch it came from was Mahayana, (Greater Vehicle). China and Korea also, got the religion Buddhism not just Japan. Kudara, Paikche, kingdoms in Korea had actually imported Buddhism to Japan. Once Buddhism was welcomed into Japan's new state, Buddhism was not that common to people.
In the thoughts of the Khmer people in South or South West Vietnam, Theravāda Buddhism is the traditional religion and the spirit of its people. Even there were several changes of Khmer people history, Theravāda tradition and Theravāda Buddhism practices of them was not change. For instance, during the Nguyen King (Chúa Nguyễn) period, the pressure of policy, which is used to assimilate the Khmer people, compelled them to live and follow to Vietnamese culture. Forcing Khmer Theravāda Buddhist monks to become Mahāyāna monks, and they were not allowed to learn the Khmer language. However there were nothing can change them cause Theravāda tradition is in there heart and as their blood and bones.
That we are in a cycle in which we live multiple lives. These religions also have mediation as a key part in their belief. Mediation is their practice of focusing and letting go of worldly problems. However Hinduism incorporates the practice of Yoga into their mediation to focus on realms of the universe. Buddhism uses mediation to focus and reach enlightenment or Nirvana.
2. Compare the background and main features of Humanistic Buddhism and Engaged Buddhism. In this essay, I will first compare the background of Humanistic Buddhism and Engaged Buddhism by looking into their time of happening, history background, reasons of emergence and their development in recent years. Next, I would compare the significant similarities and differences of Humanistic Buddhism and Engaged Buddhism. Background Humanistic Buddhism “Humanistic Buddhism” is a form of Buddhism that emphasises on cultivating one’s compassion through daily practice.
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.
Because of the more spiritual, rather than physical, emphasis that the practice took, Li Hongzhi withdrew himself and Falun Gong from this organization. (Beliefnet 1) “There are different practices of qigong in China and in other countries, but they are primarily aimed at healing illnesses or keeping fit and maintaining good health. I am teaching a higher level of qigong. It encompasses a greater content. It
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).
First of all in Buddhism, one of them is “meditation”. It is shown about the meditation practiced in Buddhism, when it says, “To accustom oneself to something.” Meditation is one of the customs that Buddhists do when they pray. Meditation gives a meaning of transforming the mind. The Buddhists think that by doing the meditation practices, it develops concentration, positive thoughts, and clarity, which
I have always been interested in the Buddha art, but I didn’t know anything of what it sits behind that beautiful sculpture, that is why I chose for my site visit report the Wat Buddhrangsi a Theravada Buddhist Temple. Theravada is one of the three major sects of the Buddhism, it is the called the doctrine of the elders. It claims to be the most accurate to the Buddha beliefs origins, they rely on the Pali Canon text while the other sect of Buddhism rejects the idea of using religious literature. The Pali Canon instructs Buddhists to practice the correct form of thinking, speaking, acting, earning a livelihood, concentrating, effort, mindfulness and view. Their principal guideline is that nothing is forever and the attachment to something will only bring you unhappiness.