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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
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, 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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Equal rites: Tibetan nuns seek matching status
Women can hold bhikkhuni status in some countries that follow Buddhism's Mahayana and Theravada traditions, including China, Korea, Vietnam and Sri Lanka. The Dalai Lama has backed research to address gender inequality, but women are denied it in ...
What's a Bodhisattva?
In Mahayana Buddhism a Bodhisatta is a human being who is committed to attaining Enlightenment in order to help others do the same. Becoming a Bodhisattva is considered the goal and the highest ideal. We don't strive on the path only to save ourselves ...
Kashmir's Missing Kings And Queens!
Then we had Kanishka during whose reign the Fourth Buddhist Council which changed Buddhism from the strict HinayanaSchool to more moderate Mahayana School was held in Kashmir. The famous Chinese Traveller Huien Sang visited Kashmir during his ...
History amid natural beauty: Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh has a culture of its own
But the horse disappeared and while searching for it, Mera Lama found a place, which was very serene and soothing. He built a magnificent Buddhist Monastery at the location. The town that developed around this Monastery was later called Tawang.
How Mahayana Buddhists Celebrate New Year
Mahayana Buddhism is the largest branch or sub-division of the Buddhist religion. Compared to the faith's other forms like the Theravada, Mahayana Buddhists believe that enlightenment can be achieved during an individual's single or current lifetime.

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