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    this enlightenment. His journey to find enlightenment was called “The Great Departure”. Siddhartha wandered for six years in the forests. He studied with two Hindu gurus, joined a group of ascetics, then renounces asceticism and meditates under a Bodhi tree for 49 days. At the end of his meditation, Siddhartha finally found enlightenment. Siddhartha Gautama had four nights of enlightenment at the end of his meditation. The first night, Siddhartha watched all of his previous lives. Hindus believe

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    The Four Noble Truths

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    is essentially suffering. After learning all ascetic techniques of concentration and mind control that could be learned from the different sects of the Indian subcontinent, and not satisfied, the Buddha decided to sit under the sacred fig tree (the Bodhi tree) and not rise to understand the cause of suffering. The Four Noble Truths are the substance of the Buddha's enlightenment, doing what people might describe as an internal science, based on an impeccable self-observation . In an act of deep introspection

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    Essay On Zazen In Zen

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    Zazen in Zen The word “Zen” roughly translates to meditative state, which is the practice and enlightenment technique central to Zen Buddhism. One of three Zen Buddhism sites in the Bay Area, the San Francisco Zen Center offers meditation periods, consultation with Zen priests, literature about Zen Buddhism, and a beautiful history lesson. The San Francisco Zen Center is located in an old building with a fascinating history. Originally, Julia Morgan established the Center as a residence for single

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    Buddhism started with the Buddha who was born as Siddhartha Gautama in Nepal around 2,500 years ago. The word ‘Buddha’ means ‘who is awake’ and in the sense of having ‘woken up to reality’. He did not say his is a god or a prophet. He was a human being who became Enlightened, try to understanding life in the deepest way possible. Siddhartha is the prince of a small kingdom on the Indian-Nepalese border. After seven days of his birth, his mother died. His mother’s younger sister, Maha Pajapati take

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    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

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    Dalai Lama Personality

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    Introduction: Dalai lamas are the important monks (person who spends life in practicing religious activities and lives under certain rules like chastity, self-denial, poverty and obedience) of the Gelug (the newest school of Tibetan Buddhism created by Je Tsongkhapa (a famous teacher of Tibetan Buddhism ). But the serious of Dalai Lamas didn’t stop to the first or second or third, in fact there are 14 Dalai Lamas and serious is supposed to be continued. 14th Dalai Lama: The 14th Dalai Lama also known

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    Dao In Chinese Buddhism

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    In this essay, I will be discussing the role of Dao in Chinese Buddhism, along with other important concepts that are closely related to Dao, and how they play a part in ultimately achieving Nirvana, the ultimate goal of Buddhism and also the third noble truth. Dao (道), or “way”, is the beginning, and is also known as the mother of all things. It is the root of everything, including the cosmos and the universe. To say that something exists, is to say that some larger entity possesses it. For us

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    Archeologists have found what might be a skull bone from the venerated Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama. The bone was covered up inside a model of a stupa, or a Buddhist place of worship utilized for contemplation. The exploration group found the 1,000-year-old model inside a stone mid-section in a sepulcher underneath a Buddhist sanctuary in Nanjing, China. Inside the stupa model archeologists found the remaining parts of Buddhist holy people, including a parietal (skull) bone that engravings say had

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    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

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    Mindfulness and psychology Include how mindfulness can benefit those with depression, anxiety, and nomophobia. “Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience.” -- Jon Kabat Zinn Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one’s attention to the internal and external experiences occurring in the present moment, which can be developed through the practice of meditation and other training.The term “mindfulness” is a translation of the Pali term sati,which is a significant

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    Dhammapada 4 Noble Truths

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    The opening line of the famous Buddhist teaching of Dhammapada has most often been translated in English as: “Experiences are preceded by mind, led by mind, and produced by mind.’ Discuss how this quote reveals some of the key features of the Buddhist conception of mind. In order for one to completely comprehend this quote from the buddha in the teaching of Dhammapada one has to understand the meaning of what Dhammapada truly is, Dhammapada means the eternal truth. Dhammapada is an ancient Buddhist

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    Virtue Of Virya In Buddhism

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    ____________________________ The virtue of virya :- Every buddhist is expected to show fortitude in the face of hardships. .Buddhism appreciate the virtue of zeal that is , an intense enthusiasm .Buddhism gives great importance to the virtue of virya that is , energy , efforts , strong and persistent efforts . Buddhism created a new hope by saying that sufferings can be removed by ardent endeavor . Sufferings can be removed by making persistent efforts . Buddhism tell us that we can overcome sufferings

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    Museum Art The first of the two art is the Medicine Buddha Sand Mandala by the Tibetan Buddhist, created in 2001. The Sand Mandala is made out entirely of sand, it is a radial symmetry a shrine or temple in the center then monks in a Buddhist position, and rows of flowers creatures. It is incredibly detailed, the sand come in multiple bright colors. Before the monks can begin they first create the layout for the design than used ground out, white stone that had been dyed, laying them down in patterns

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    Dalai Lama Religion

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    Buddha was born in Sakyan, a region in what is now Nepal. His name is Siddhartha. For much of his adult life Siddhartha devoted himself to preaching a vision of ethical and spiritual contemplation, message that was attracting a growing number of converts. From a young age Siddhartha is concerned with three aspects of human life: Aging, disease and death. At the age of 29, he left his place of residence and becomes a wandering ascetic devoted to meditation. His major concern was finding and light

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    Siddhartha was grown into the Brahmin tradition as a child. Causing him to begin being curious about the nature of where he came from. “Siddhartha had one goal-to become empty, to become of thirst, desire, dreams, pleasure and sorrow…” this goal carried on throughout the book for him to achieve his journey onto enlightenment (page 14). He never saw Gotama as a teacher, believing that true enlightenment cannot be taught. Gotama, the religious leader, also as the Buddha, he is known to already have

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    The founder of the Buddhist, Siddhartha Gautama influences so many individuals with his doctrine. Many disciples came from all parts of the Ganges valley and became a community of monks who owned yellow robes and their begging bowls. Throughout northern India, the Buddha wanted to bring spiritual enlightenment to others as well as personal salvation. This meant an escape from the cycle of incarnation. “Early popularity of Buddhism was the organization of the Buddhist movement. From the days of the

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    Throughout the world, there are thousands of different religions. Religion is intertwined with culture, economics, politics, and relationships on every aspect. Whether you attend a synagogue, mosque, or abstain entirely, you simply cannot escape religion. Religions can vary from the number of gods they believe in, their clothing, and who their spiritual leader is. According to Merriam- Webster religion is an organized system of beliefs, ceremonies, and rules used to worship a god or group of gods

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    As Siddhartha finally finds his enlightenment after a long years of searching, the historical Buddha’s also finds his enlightenment. After his negative experience with the self-denial of the world and the body, he suddenly comes to a realization that one must live life the way he or she is destined to live. He also believes that a teaching or religion can only help guide a person to the right path; but it is the person’s decision to find his or her own enlightenment on their own. “He did not force

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    Ibn Battuta and Marco Polo are both known for being the world’s greatest long distance travelers, however, because of their different backgrounds it had influenced the way in which each traveler wrote about their experiences in China. This contrast is dominantly believed to have been influenced by their different religious backgrounds, and how each had viewed the world. This was ultimately is influenced by ones cultural and religious background. In this essay I will examine the different experiences

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    Karma was seen as a fundament concept in Asian religions. In Buddhism karma does exist but it is less relevant than in the Hindu religion as it is no longer seen as the only path to Moksha after Buddha’s first teachings. In this essay I will describe and explain karma and prove that karma isn’t the only way to moksha by referring to the four noble truths taught by Buddha and the eight fold path. Karma is a key concept in the Buddhist religion. Karma is able to link with various concepts in the Buddhist

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