The believers only gathered and gave incense before the picture of Amitabha. (Andrews 1993, 21) Huiyuan was not only the founder but he facilitated the further spread of Pure Land. For instance he formed the White Lotus Society and this inspired the spread of Pure Land teachings to other countries in East Asia. Also, this facilitated the introduction of Sutra on the Samadhi of Seeing All Buddhas, to East Asia. Besides, Huiyuan formed the foundation of Pure Land practice, which was to fully devote in meditation for a long time, with traditional Pure Land teaching in mind.
Generally, Buddhists respect the Monastic Sangha as the place where the Lord Buddha lives in the model of Buddha. People have just worshiped the model of Lord Buddha instead of monks can lead them feel peaceful. In the Monastic Sangha, it always stays the model in many styles depending on the diverse culture of Buddhists around the world. In Thailand, the Monastic Sangha decoration styles are adapted from the Dhamma books which is shown the picture of the activities that Lord Buddha practiced on the wall. This is to teach and warn Buddhists to practice the merit all the time and forever.
Dalai Lama means something like ‘Ocean of Wisdom’. In Tibetan, lama is also closely related to the word for mother, which gives a nurturing dimension to the role as a religious teacher. In this paragraph we argued whether myth and history(truth)can happily coexist in the process of reputation construction as applies to the Dalai Lama’s case. Myth is a distortion that cannot be supported by evidence ,whereas history(truth) is an account of the past that is based on a careful interpretation of evidence .Both myth and truth represent attempts to bring order to the world and to supply meaning to circumstances that can otherwise
Buddha was a founder of religion, but Mahavira was only a reformer. Mahavira was a reformer of Jainism, but Buddha was the one who started Buddism. The main goal of Buddha is to gain enlightenment but, the main goal of Mahavira are based on non-violence and liberation of soul. Mahavira and Buddha were sometimes similar and sometimes they are different too, but both of them want to teach and can teach people to become a good one by using the different lesson. Mahavira was born on Chaitra Sud 13 at Vaishali.
He is said to attend the Ceremony in the Air to bear witness to the truth of Shakyamuni 's teachings according to the Lotus Sutra. He and Shakyamuni Buddha are the only ones who are mirror-imaged on the Gohonzon. He lives in the world of Treasure Purity in an eastern part of the universe and is the concrete form of all the buddhas of past ages (Frederic L 1995). While still engaged in bodhisattva practice, he pledged that, even after he had entered nirvana, he would appear, in the Treasure Tower, and attest to the validity of the Lotus Sutra wherever anyone might teach it. Sure enough, this vow he made at his parinirvana enables him to be present within the Treasure Tower speaking and astonishing all those present apart from Shakyamuni.
In A Biography of the Tripitaka Master, writer Huili depicts Xuanzang’s emotional encounter as he worshipped the Bodhi tree and the image of the Buddha attaining enlightenment. As Huili writes, “After having looked at the image with deep sincerity, he prostrated himself before it and deplored adly, saying with self-reproach, ‘I do not know where I was born in the course of transmigration at the time when the Buddha attained enlightenment. [...] It makes me think that my karmic hindrances must have been very heavy!’” These lines vividly portray the intense emotional and religious experience Xuanzang narrated during his time in India. His visit to the Bodhi tree made a deep impression on him, provoking his own self-questioning and awareness as to where he was in the process of his own life and where he stood within the Buddhist belief system. Evidently, this experience had a profound impact on him, and fueled his desire to reconcile and gain deeper insight and understanding on parts of the faith that were unclear or unknown to him.
For example, when monks perform actions like fortune telling and give amulets or statues, people started to feel credulous and trust them. Let’s talk about the Five Precepts to illustrate why I chose religion as my answer. All Buddhists live by the Five Moral Precepts: 1. To abstain from taking life 2. To abstain from taking what is not given 3.
However, I have been intrigued by the Buddhist religion. My interest was spurred by the fact that my brother converted to Buddhism some years ago. I have visited the Buddhist Temple of San Antonio and have attended services there. The things that the Monk and the worshipers did and said followed along the same lines as described in the article I reviewed – relieve yourself of worry, honor and improve yourself, it is better to give than to receive, treat others with respect no matter the interaction, keep an open
In Buddhist dialect it is called metta. The Buddha for the duration of his life pushed his pupils to hone metta, i.e. kinship, with every aware being. The Buddha himself was called Maitreya which implies Friend; not ace, not prophet, not master, just Friend. Companionship is the establishment whereupon Buddhism is fabricated.
However, we definitely agree that myth and truth coexist in the process of the reputation construction of the Dalai Lama's case and we find that a prove in his way of thinking, believing and the way he lived his life. Back then, the Buddhism became the main religion for the Tibetans and there has been a series of Dalai Lamas since the 16th