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Buddhism: An Overview
BUDDHISM, as recognized by its million followers in the eastern and western world, is both a religion and a philosophy. It originated from the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama who become the Supreme Buddha.
Religions >> Buddhism
The 14 Precepts of Tiep Hien Buddhism
Buddhism is not one. The teaching of Buddhism is many. When Buddhism enters one country, that country always acquires a new form of Buddhism. Buddhism, in order to be Buddhism, must be suitable, appropriate to the psychology and the culture of the society...
Religions >> Buddhism
Buddhism
I entrust myself to earth, Earth entrusts herself to me. I entrust myself to Buddha, Buddha entrusts herself to me. In Buddhism, there are three gems: Buddha, the awakened one; Dharma, the way of understanding and loving; and Sangha, the community that lives...
Religions >> Buddhism
Looking For The Hub Of The Sacreed Wheel: Part 1
It is often said that all paths are like spokes on a wheel. We start at the rime and follow a spoke to the hub of central truth from which all paths arise and to which they all return. Those of you who've been following my articles should also know that to a...
Religion & Philosophy >> Religions
Buddha
Buddha, the enlightened one, is primarily referred to Siddhartha Sakyamuni Gautama, the historical founder of Buddhism. He was a prince of a small kingdom in Kalinga (now Orissa), Northern India.
Religion & Philosophy >> Philosophy
History & Anthropology >> Indic / Vedic
Select Cross-Cultural and Historical Personifications of Death
This extensive introduction includes some of the more well known, along with some lesser known Death "incarnations", and I use that term loosely, as in many cultures, the Angel of Death can be quite an adept shapeshifter. We have tried to cull...
Mystic Sciences >> Necromantic Studies

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How faith conversion affected kings and their empires throughout history
Buddhist history also contains many similar examples of the conversion of kings as the catalyst for converting kingdoms. The most famous is Ashoka, the Hindu emperor of India who converted to Buddhism around 270 B.C.
Secularisation of society is a long, historical process: Romila Thapar
Rulers in the past that supported this idea, such as the two who are always quoted – Ashoka and Akbar are spoken of as providing a kind of prelude to secularism.
The mighty Mauryas
Many of them describe the Emperor's conversion to Buddhism and some relate to social and moral dilemmas that were common at the time. ... Though the dynasty did not end until much later, the decline of the Mauryas began after the death of Ashoka.
Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma
The piece told King Ashoka's story, which is one of conversion from a warlike, military style of leadership to a Buddhist commitment to nonviolence, but it told it in reverse.
Sharing the love for your faith
I WAS astounded to read of a Christian woman being reprimanded for trying to convert a Muslim woman to Christianity recently. If anyone believes that they have a faith which is good news they will want to share it with others they meet.

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