Buddhism

  • Modern Age Siddharta Gautama - Giving Up Billions and Lead a Life of Monkhood
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    Modern Age Siddharta Gautama - Giving Up Billions and Lead a Life of Monkhood

    by KenWu3 years ago

    This is a story about Ajahn Siripanno, who gave up everything and becoming a Theravada Buddhist forest monk in Thailand. His father is a successful businessman with net worth of billions of Dollars.

  • Basic Tenets of Mahayana Buddhism
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    Basic Tenets of Mahayana Buddhism

    by Missing Link21 months ago

    Mahayana Buddhism grew up in India as a critique of certain tendencies in the Hinayana, the earlier form of Buddhism. Mahayana means "Greater Vehicle" and Hinayana means "Lesser Vehicle" although...

  • A Buddhist's Look at the Concept of Freedom
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    A Buddhist's Look at the Concept of Freedom

    by Rob6 years ago

    “Oh, to be the ruler of life, not a slave.” Walt Whitman. What is freedom? Is it living as we choose, our spirits unchained and unhindered by expectations and obligations? Is it releasing the inner...

  • Zen Is and Is Not
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    Zen Is and Is Not

    by Jean Bakula14 months ago

    Zen is a difficult concept to understand. We often overthink life so much, that we do not take the time to enjoy the experiences it holds for us. Live in the moment!

  • Soto vs Rinzai: Japan's Major Schools of Zen Buddhism
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    Soto vs Rinzai: Japan's Major Schools of Zen Buddhism

    by cobras4 years ago

    Despite their common goal, Japan's Soto and Rinzai schools of Zen Buddhism strongly disagree on how much emphasis to place on the practice of sitting meditation.

  • Zen Emptiness is Enlightenment
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    Zen Emptiness is Enlightenment

    by Sri T (the mystic)24 months ago

    Emptiness is the secret of enlightenment. Once you see the nothing, you are free. No effort is needed. Just a different understanding. Now is the time to free yourself. Emptiness is waiting for you.

  • A Beginner's Understanding of the Eightfold Path
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    A Beginner's Understanding of the Eightfold Path

    by Jean Bakula3 months ago

    Buddhism is not a religion in the sense that it has a doctrine, creed or cult. It is a set of precepts based on a philosophy that the universe exists in our minds, and is a set of patterns and movements, always...

  • Monkey Mind Metaphor
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    Monkey Mind Metaphor

    by JohnMello4 years ago

    Are you a victim of the monkey mind? Find out what the term means, how it manifests itself, and what steps you can take to alleviate it.

  • A Buddhist Look at Justice
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    A Buddhist Look at Justice

    by Rob6 years ago

    According to Buddhist teachings, life simply exists, and there is no deeper meaning attached to it other than what we choose to give it. To put it simply, "It is what it is". Buddhists believe that our...

  • The Meaning of the Positions of the Buddha
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    The Meaning of the Positions of the Buddha

    by CuratorGuy LM7 years ago

    This lens discusses the various poses seen in Buddha statues known as Mudras. Each Mudra has a religious and symbolic meaning and is associated with the Buddha's teachings or path to enlightenment. The word Mudra means...

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