Mahayana Essays

  • Mahayana Vs Buddhism

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    across Asia, particularly towards the north and through the region of Tibet and China, there was an emergence of the Mahayana tradition that adopted the regional and local customs which began to augment, reevaluate and reshape fundamental early Indian Buddhist concepts. Thus, early Indian Buddhism had inevitably evolved and formed a new school of Buddhism known as Mahayana. The Mahayana school of Buddhism shares vast similarities with Early Indian Buddhism in their fundamental beliefs but have contrasting

  • Mahayana In Theravada

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    practice the noble eightfold path, to escape the sequence of misery and rebirth. It started to spread in Sri lanka and southwest Asia. Mahayana however have many traditions. It inspire the Buddhahood to the bodhisattva path, this means person becomes in a state of rebirth to make others reach the state of awakening. Vajrayana is the teachings related to Indian siddhas. Mahayana is more present in Mongolia, Himalayas, Kalmykia. So Buddhism in other words started with the birth of Buddha . However he was

  • History Of Bhutan Essay

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    and "the Lotus Garden of the Gods" in 18th century AD. Bhutanese people have been calling this land as "Drukyul", Land of the Drukpa (Dragon People). The fire and earthquakes destroyed the original paperwork of the Bhutanese Pre-historic past. The Mahayana Buddhism launched in Bhutan during the 7th century. Legend has it, Guru Rinpoche (AKA Padmasambhava) visited Bhutan within the 8th century. This led

  • Buddhism In Medieval Japan

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    Japan, also Japan's art and culture in Japan. Japan in the Middle Ages has had many firsts happen like during the Medieval period time. *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

  • Culture In Vietnamese Culture

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    Talking about Vietnamese Buddhism, Mahāyāna Buddhism will be on people’s top of mind, which has a deeply influence in Vietnamese culture for many centuries. That is about today, how was it in ancient times? We cannot go back to the ancient time to see what really happened during that time but we can see it through all the historical records and artifacts, which is still existed and preserved until now. According to historical record, in the 2nd century CE the former Kingdom of Champa, which is

  • Journey To The West Conquering The Demons Analysis

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    Chi), which largely draws on the background of the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West. Taking place before Mahayana Buddhism disciple Xuan Zang embarked on the journey to the West, this film depicted his efforts to attain Enlightenment through conquering the demons and other hardships encountered, representing his growth from a low-level demon-hunter to a real disciple of Mahayana Buddhism. Despite the given criticism over the plot and acting performance, by incorporating Buddhist allegory,

  • Buddha In Buddhist Art Analysis

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    Buddha as represented in Buddhist Art Introduction: South and Southeast Asia is a vast geographic area comprising, among others, the nations of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Bangladesh, and Indonesia (fig.1). The art of South and Southeast Asia is equally diverse—and very ancient. The earliest civilization encountered is of Mehrgarh in Baluchistan. The remains of the first cities in the Indus Valley existed. The most important excavated Indus sites are Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro

  • Guanyin Religion

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    Guanyin, the deity of mercy who is worshipped by the Chinese and East Asian society, the Bodhisattva of Great Compassion in Mahayana Buddhism, is the most popular and influential Buddhist bodhisattva originated as the Sanskrit Avalokiteśvara introduced from India (Guang, 2012). It is believed that Chinese people are not surprised with the Guanyin beliefs and the traditional Guanyin worshipping activities as Guanyin always appears in the Chinese History and culture. Another familiar Chinese names

  • Zazen In Zen: Zen And 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

  • The Importance Of Tibetan Buddhist Culture

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    A ritual is a religious or solemn ceremony in which certain actions are performed according to a prescribed order; rituals are seen across all religions and cultures. Tibetan Buddhism, is a part of the practical philosophy of Buddhism, which was first taught by Prince Siddartha Guatama (The Buddha); The philosophy is over 2,500 years old and currently has 376 million adherents worldwide (BBC , 2014). A ritual that is evident in Tibetan Buddhist culture is the Sky Burial, which has been performed

  • Essay On Srivijaya

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    Srivijaya or Sriwijaya Malay is the long-ruling government on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, modern, affecting most of Southeast Asia. The earliest evidence of its existence dates from the 7th century; Chinese monk, I-Tsing, wrote that he visited Srivijaya in 671 for 6 months. The first inscription in which the name of Srivijaya appears also dating from the 7th century, is Kedukan Bukit Inscription around Palembang in Sumatra, dated 683. This government does not exist in the 13th century due to

  • Essay On Theravada Buddhist Temple

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    truth of the end of suffering, magga truth of the path that frees us from suffering. The way to free all this is following the Noble Eightfold Path, this path helps you reach enlightenment or Nirvana. The Theravada Buddhism has differences with the Mahayana Buddhism the other largest sect of Buddhism. Theravada

  • Buddhist Meditation History

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    **************** A Brief History of Thai Buddhist Meditation Practice Meditation plays an important role in Buddhism (Buddhasasana) by the name of right mediation (sammasamadhi) being the second category of the Eight-Fold Path (Atthanghigamagga) consisted of three categories i.e., Personal Discipline (Silasikkha), Mental Perfection (Cittasikkha), and Wisdom (Panyasikkha), to obtain the ultimate goal Nibbhana of Buddhism. In Buddhist tradition, there are 2 forms of mediation i.e., tranquility meditation

  • Borobudur: The Sailendra Era

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    Borobudur, the largest Buddhist structure in the world built by the Sailendra dynasty The Sailendra dynasty leaders had further maintained close relations, including marriage alliances with the Srivijaya kingdom in Sumatra. The mutual association between the two kingdoms ensured that Srivijaya had no need to fear the emergence of a Javanese rival kingdoms and that the Sailendra had access to the international market for trading. The Sailendra period was characterized by peaceful co-existence and

  • Introduction To Salvation

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    CONCEPTUAL INTRODUCTION Historically, Buddhism begins with a man referred to as the Original Buddha in person of Siddhartha Gotama. The word “ Buddha” means the “awakened” or “enlightened one”. In the Peli Canon are accounts of many previous Buddhas. Overwhelmed by the sufferings of life and pain, Gotama begun to seek after the understanding of the sufferings of life and how to overcome them. His earnest search resulted in his enlightenment, which brought to bear some discoveries. He basically

  • Compare The Background And Main Features Of Humanistic Buddhism And Engaged Buddhism?

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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

  • Macbeth Irrational World Analysis

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    Abstract: There are two opposed worlds in “Macbeth”_ rational and irrational. Macbeth’s tragedy begins when he begins to apply the standards of the irrational world in the rational one where he lives. The rational world is marked by complexities, uncertainties and inter-dependences of events. Heroism, in this world, consists in confronting these. The irrational world is characterized by simplicities, certainties and isolation of events. Macbeth loses his heroism and becomes fear-stricken when, undeservingly

  • Happiness Is Important In Life

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    Happiness is something we all experience, some more than others. It is thought that we should be happy all the time; however, that is not realistic. Everywhere we go in life, we are told to “Stay positive” or to “Smile through it”, like it is the healthy thing to do or even the right thing to do. Hearing this influences people to do it and it is not always beneficial to them. Constantly being happy is not healthy and can be very dangerous. Too much happiness can also make many people less flexible

  • Culture And Religion: Two Disparate Systems

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    Some would argue that culture and religion are two disparate systems, because we define religion as a system of faith, and culture as a system rooted in one’s environment. However, others would argue that culture and religion are one in the same, because both religion and culture can describe the ideas, customs, behaviours, and beliefs of a particular group. Although the specific customs and beliefs of different cultures and religions vary, both religion and culture generally describe a set of beliefs

  • Wai Visit In Thailand

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    How to ‘Wai’ as a Visitor in Thailand First, we need to consider what the ‘Wai’ is. The reality is that it is a standard method of greeting people in Thailand. It dates back to the 12th century, and is done by raising both hands clasped together in front of you. In times long ago this was done to show you are holding no weapon, which is, strangely enough, the reason why foreigners shake hands. Let us now look at when, how and with which people we should ‘Wai’. Learning the ‘Wai’ To start with, the