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Mindfulness: How to Meditate; Live in the Present, and Stop

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He was concerned that some of his followers might go astray if he were to practice with an actual consort, and so he postponed the generation of an illusory body until his death. Vesak - Buddha Day - Also known as Wesak, Visakah Puja and Buddha Day. It is in some ways too narrow and in others too broad. Despite (or because of?) their “Rorschach” quality, the two main texts remain among the most popular in Chinese philosophy. Buddhism entered Sri Lanka during this time. Taoism: The Parting of the Way, Boston: Beacon Press.
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My Dogma Ran Over Your Karma (Catholicism on Trial Series)

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Conventional sources say he lived from 566 - 486 BCE. Historically, the founder of Buddhism, but to Buddhists he is considered the person who rediscovered the teachings after they had died out. While the Iroquois belief system centered around the idea of a benevolent Great Spirit, it did not ignore the existence of evil in the world. Although monks and nuns are known for especially strict acts of asceticism, ascetic practices are evident among other early Christians. If you consider the Four Immeasurables: Love, compassion, joy and equanimity, then anything that advocates hate, indifference, jealousy or wanting others to suffer is the opposite.
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Meditation on Perception: Ten Healing Practices to Cultivate

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If you yourself do not practice and transform all negative or even evil deeds in your own life, you shall still suffer. In the past, these Chinese Christians were required to abandon ancestral rites, since 1939 the Catholic church has allowed Chinese to worship Jesus as well as perform rituals for ancestors, with some Protestant groups following the trend. The three karmas are the body, mouth, and mind or the physical, verbal, and mental.
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Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond: A Mediator's Handbook

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On a piece of paper we write in red ink a large letter ‘R’, which symbolizes the contaminated rebirths of all the deceased. The third category, Vajrayana or Tantrayana, which derives from Mahayana, is the school most closely associated with Tibetan Buddhism -- so integral a part of it that it has become virtually identified with the religion of Tibet. Upāli recited the vinaya. Ānanda, the Buddha's personal attendant, was called upon to recite the dhamma.
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Buddhist Fury: Religion and Violence in Southern Thailand

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Either that or he just kinda liked the stuff. Thus, in the path of spiritual training, a practitioner must cleanse all attachments to self as it embodies what we call the ‘I’, ‘mine’, and ‘my self’ in order to return to the realm of pure mind, which is non-distinct by nature. Sarvastivada teachings—which were criticized by Nāgārjuna—were reformulated by scholars such as Vasubandhu and Asanga and were adapted into the Yogacara (Sanskrit: yoga practice) school.
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The Words of My Perfect Teacher, Revised Edition (Sacred

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As a scholar, he wrote many important treatises. Cook (ed.), Hiding the World in the World, (Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture), Albany: SUNY Press. Thus, a 'union' could mean the actual act of sexual intercourse, ritual uniting of concepts through chanting and sacrifice, or realisation of one's true self in the cosmic joining of the divine principles of Shiva and Shakti in Para Shiva. It is also quite obviously manifest in authoritarian and intuitionistic Confucianism with its emphasis on cultivation.
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Highway Dharma Letters: Two Buddhist Pilgrims Write to Their

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A crucial event in the life of the orthodox, upper-caste Hindu male is an initiation (upanayana) ceremony, which takes place for some young males between the ages of six and twelve to mark the transition to awareness and adult religious responsibilities. Compassion and hope were the motivations for his immersion into Buddhism. Interestingly, chanting and recitation has shown to be effective like meditation when imaging scans of the mind were taken.
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The Little Book of Buddhist Virtue: The Buddha's teachings

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In the third century BCE Sri Lankan monks began compiling a series of exhaustive commentaries to the Tipitaka; these were subsequently collated and translated into Pali beginning in the fifth century CE. Amongst the very earliest Mahayana texts, the Samadhi Sutras are a collection of sutras which focus on the attainment of profound states of consciousness reached in meditation, perhaps suggesting that meditation played an important role in early Mahayana. Places too, were renamed according to the places famous at the time of the Buddha.
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The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa, Volume 2: The Path

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Though thoughts may arise during meditation, they do not cause distraction in someone with strong meditative stability, but merely appear as movements of mind. Halakhah is elaborated in Jewish religious writings made up of the books of the Torah, the Prophets and the Writings. The state of one-pointed mind is absolutely important in practicing meditation. Nibbana is the ultimate goal of Theravadins. Of course, teachings which are common to both traditions like non-violence are obviously easy to correlate.
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Buddhist Thoughts and Culture

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If you do not understand, things are just as they are..." "Zen is not some kind of excitement, but concentration on our usual everyday routine." "A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it." Acting in accordance with vows, engaging in activities like those of a Buddha, and making offerings bring ever increasing wisdom and skill to accomplish all purposes. Adosa — Non-aversion or non-hatred; kindness.
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