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A Little Book of Love: Buddhist Wisdom on Bringing Happiness

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In the presence of their lama, they took a vow to do so, and went off to complete the practice. The tradition of death poems in Zen accounts for one way in which the Japanese regard Buddhism as a funerary religion. The Ganges river is the most important of the sacred rivers. If one is working for the whole community, then that person is working with resolve and intention to develop kind attitudes so that person has to take the grief of the whole community.
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Baptism, the New Testament and the Church: Historical and

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Buddhas are not reborn after they die but enter a state beyond suffering called nirvana (literally “passing away”). They can also stay in Eiheiji and experience some of the ascetic disciplines of the monks. If one wishes to enact wrathful activity, one meditates upon the lama as inseparable from Vajrabhairava or any of the more wrathful yidams. This place we live on, the earth plane, is characterized by inevitable and unavoidable dissatisfaction, disappointment, rejection, failure, pain, yearning, decrepitude, and loss. "Suffering" in Buddhism refers not only to physical pain, aging, sickness, and death, and to emotional pain like fear, loss, jealousy, disappointment, and unrequited love, but also to the existential sense that, somehow, deep down, life is permanently out of joint.
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Teachings From the Medicine Buddha Retreat

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This type of Buddhism consists of worshiping by reciting prayers and sacred texts, along with chanting of hymns. While some helpful interreligious dialogue and study was accomplished, some Catholics mistakenly concluded that Buddhism was just as "true" as Christianity, and that any criticism of Buddhism was "arrogant" and "triumphalistic." She had had a strange dream in which a baby elephant had blessed her with his trunk, which was understood to be a very auspicious sign to say the least.
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The Bliss of Inner Fire: Heart Practice of the Six Yogas of

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It has to be noted here that what is meant by taking refuge in the Buddha, the Dhamma, and the Sangha is the placing of confidence in the attainments of the Buddha as a Teacher and in the efficacy of the Dhamma as a reliable means to liberation. Whatever differences there were between denominations were insignificant when compared to the differences between the white European Christianity and their counterparts on the continent, the resident Native Americans. In Sri Lanka, 483 BC is accepted as the date of his nirvana while in Burma 544 BC is accepted.
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Building the Sherpa's New Present in the Age of

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He declared that the primary goal of Upanishadic thought, the Atman, was in fact non-existent, and, having explained that Brahminical attempts to achieve liberation at death were futile, proposed his new idea of liberation in life. A dowry is required before marriage and a gift must be given after marriage. In fact there cannot be any morality or ethical concept if it is grounded in compulsion or interference from any agent outside the individual himself.
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Introduction to Buddhism: An explanation of the Buddhist way

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Thus, the Path of the Holy, the Path of Difficult Practice and Self-Power (Jiriki) came to be associated as having the same meaning; while Path of the Pure Land, Path of Easy Practice and Other-Power also came to be associated in like manner. The philosophical side of Daoism takes the ru-moConfucianism-Mohism debate about dao as a model of what goes wrong in trying to formulate a “constant dao .” This critique takes the form of metaethics—a study of the nature or metaphysics of daoways as well as dao's knowability and objectivity as well as the pragmatics of dispute about dao.
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Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

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If you practice, you will see that this is exactly what it does. A doctor who carries out such procedures, though, even with the consent of the patients involved, is in a karmically perilous position. Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University Dehejia, Vidya. “Buddhism and Buddhist Art.” In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. Buddhists also believe that the actions of a person are dependent on his salvation ‘“ while Islam does not believe in salvation. Thus it was discovered that Whitey had three different families in the same neighborhood.
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Heroes Spell: Surangama Mantra Commentary (Mahayana Chinese

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The masculine and feminine energies merge and one swoons into unconsciousness, like passing into a clear, dark night. Depending on the specific status (vivid or vague) of both the eyes and consciousness, the object will be recognized in several ways, thereby leading to various perceptions and understandings. Not in the search for peace through self-control and renunciation; that was the quest of a myriad recluses and all previous Buddhas. Here’s how it goes: You should regard your guru as a fully enlightened buddha.
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The Heart Sutra: An Oral Teaching

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Even in modern times, people pray to kami for worldly happiness, prosperity, success, safety, or health. If one does not learn how to overcome such attachment, one will forever be limited to the cycle of rebirth, or reincarnation, called samsara. The major population centers of native Tibetans and newer practitioners are New York, Minnesota, California, and Colorado. In 2000, he was on a plane that suddenly began plunging towards the ground, with the smell of smoke wafting into the passenger cabin.
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A Beginner's Guide To Tibetan Buddhism

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With any practice, when you begin, there is the preparation, which is the motivation. Some of the merchants using these roads were Buddhists who took their religion with them. Today many Mahayana traditions are taking root in the West. The vajra is indeed the most important ritual implement and symbol of Vajrayana Buddhism. Eventually craving is left with no place to hide, the entire karmic process that fabricates dukkha unravels, the eightfold path reaches its noble climax, and the meditator gains, at long last, his or her first unmistakable glimpse of the Unconditioned — Nibbana.
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