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A Meditator's Diary: A Western woman's unique experiences in

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Only a few years previously, in a nearby district, a young man by the name of Vardhamana has done exactly the same - with lasting results in the form of Jainism. (The conventional dates for both men, revised by modern scholarship, have been a century earlier.) Gautama differs from Vardhamana in one crucial respect. Enlightenment is beyond all limits, meaning it must be always and everywhere. He thus attains bodhi and becomes a buddha. The fear of political and economic domination was directly tied to the fear of a loss of religious identity.
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Dakini's Warm Breath: The Feminine Principle in Tibetan

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In order for a Shin Buddhist to be a true teacher of the path of Nembutsu-faith, one must be a person of settled SHINJIN. A representation of the deity is bathed in milk, curds, honey, butter, and water; dressed in rich fabrics; adorned with jewelry and flowers; anointed with sandalwood; and offered flowers, food, and water. Without this relationship, you are like a run-away child). This is particularly true in times of crises.
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Buddhist Meditation in the Southern School

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This interpretation of the political weakness of the temples and shrines can also be supported from the perspective of the ideology revealed in the symbolism of the sokui LnjU ritual. Over time also, shrine architecture came to follow certain basic styles or types. I can take some time on weekends and just stay in my practice room and meditate, drink water, walk around. With this as an introduction, then, I am happy to speak to you today about Buddhism and peace.
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Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior

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In the 1000 years following the True Dharma, the teaching and the practice of Buddhism are evident but the proof fails. Most importantly, the sanctity of the Buddha, the "Blessed One," himself is immediately obvious. Only selfish desire generates suffering: desire directed to the advantage of the part rather than to the good of the whole. This prostration is made three times, the first time to the Buddha, the second to the Dhamma, and the third to the Noble Sangha. Architects and painters often accompained the monks.
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Renunciation and Empowerment of Buddhist Nuns in

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Shortly thereafter, a wise man visited his father, King Suddhodana. Later texts, such as the Mahayana Sutras, are also considered to be the word of the Buddha, but were transmitted either in secret, via lineages of mythical beings (such as the nagas), or came directly from other Buddhas or bodhisattvas. In 1976 Geshe Kelsang was invited to teach in the UK by Lama Yeshe, the headteacher of the FPMT, Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition.
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The Weeping Buddha

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Theravada Buddhism, which is in the area of the monsoons, still keeps the rain retreats, even though its monks have long ago ceased to wander. Others, like Ksudra, formerly a Brahman of western India, traveled, taught and won converts in North Vietnam so that Tonkin served as an intermediary for religion, trade and diplomatic exchanges between China and India. The first Western scholar to seriously study Tantra was John Woodroffe (1865–1936), who wrote about Tantra under the pen name Arthur Avalon and is known as the "founding father of Tantric studies". [54] Unlike previous Western scholars Woodroffe advocated for Tantra, defending and presenting it as an ethical and philosophical system in accord with the Vedas and Vedanta. [55] Woodroffe practised Tantra and, while trying to maintain scholastic objectivity, was a student of Hindu Tantra (the Shiva-Shakta tradition). [56] Following Woodroffe a number of scholars began investigating Tantric teachings, including scholars of comparative religion and Indology such as Agehananda Bharati, Mircea Eliade, Julius Evola, Carl Jung, Giuseppe Tucci and Heinrich Zimmer. [57] According to Hugh Urban, Zimmer, Evola and Eliade viewed Tantra as "the culmination of all Indian thought: the most radical form of spirituality and the archaic heart of aboriginal India", regarding it as the ideal religion for the modern era.
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The Gathering of Intentions: A History of a Tibetan Tantra

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A person who has set out to discover the path to freedom from suffering and then to teach it to others is called a bodhisattva. Spreading from India to Central and Southeast Asia, China, Korea, and Japan, Buddhism has played a central role in the spiritual, cultural, and social life of Asia, and during the 20th century it spread to the West. Dōgen, a Tendai monk of aristocratic birth and Confucian training, studied with a master of the Ts’ao-tung (Sōtō) school.
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Living Without Stress or Fear: Essential Teachings on the

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According to this law, the misery that is bound with sensate existence is accounted for by a methodical chain of causation. Buddhists reject all these concepts of ātman, emphasizing not permanence, but changeability. The Wheel of Dharma symbolizes the union of these two. On a piece of paper we write in red ink a large letter ‘R’, which symbolizes the contaminated rebirths of all the deceased. The Bodhisattva’s distinctive marks are loving compassion and wisdom.
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The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice

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He founded his headquarters on Mount Koya on the Kii peninsular. There are several levels of sila, which correspond to "basic morality" ( five precepts), "basic morality with asceticism" ( eight precepts), "novice monkhood" ( ten precepts) and "monkhood" ( Vinaya or Patimokkha). When we are happy and contented we are in “heaven”. What is it like in a Diamond Way Buddhist centre? Even so, that life-force is to experience a series of reincarnations so that eventual Enlightenment (Nirvana) is acquired.
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Religious Bodies Politic: Rituals of Sovereignty in Buryat

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Theravada (Teaching of the Elders) is the oldest surviving form of Buddhism. He attained Dzogchen realization at the age of 15 after praying to Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche and then authored many Dzogchen treatises which is beyond the reach of so many masters. This was how the Buddha's words were transmitted for several centuries. Among these, the most important ones are mentioned below: In 1175, the Jodo sect (Pure Land sect) was founded by Honen. Schopenhauer-Jahrbuch fuer das Jahr 1955, Frankfurt am Main 1955, pp. 32-48.
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