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  • The, The Buddhist Monastic Order

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    The Sangha, the Buddhist monastic order, comprises Bhikku (monks), Bhikkuni (nuns), laymen, and laywomen. While the Bhikku and Bhikkuni depend upon the laywomen and men for economic support, the lay community depends on them for spiritual guidance and ritualistic practices. This well-rounded mutual relationship is clearly a division not only amongst religious status, but determined by gender as well. This is quite a contradiction with the Buddhist belief that your physical self is impermanent and

  • The Second Sutta Of The Digha Nikaya

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    The second sutta of the Digha Nikaya is called the Samannaphala Sutta. Contrary to appearances, the immediate source of this title is not “samana,” a wanderer, but rather samañña, which refers to the state of being a monastic (lit. “conformity, generality”). According to the Access to Insight website, it also refers to an instrument tuned on pitch (from sama, “even,” + anna, “reciprocally”), the subject of a famous metaphor of the Buddha.The root sam refers to calmness, tranquility, mental quiet

  • Buddhism, Hinduism, But Still From India

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    If you did not follow Hinduism, but still from India, you may follow Buddhism. This religion founded in North-eastern India is based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama known as the Buddha. In most Buddhist traditions, he is regarded as the Supreme "Buddha" meaning "awakened one" or "the enlightened one”. Originating as a monastic movement within the dominant Brahman tradition of the day, Buddhism quickly developed in a distinctive direction than Hinduism. The Buddha rejected significant aspects

  • The Impact Of Buddhism On Women And Our Advancement

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    When I primarily began this essay, I was oblivious to how significant of an impact Buddhism has had on women and our advancement as a gender, specifically in religion. Upon further exploration of women in the Buddhism religion, it was quite obvious that the religion is practiced very differently from society to society, but at the end of it all, there is no denying the implication Buddhism has had on females and our spiritual roles. By contrast to bigoted practices that impede spiritual development

  • Siddhartha Gautama The Buddha And His Journey, The Epoch Of Buddhism

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    The story of Siddhartha Gautama is one of renunciation from a life of privilege and wealth to that of monastic asceticism, driven by an innate desire to “reach enlightenment through the banishment of suffering and spiritual emptiness” (Wattananarong). Gautama left behind wealth and nobility in order to cease his own suffering and upon achieving his own enlightenment, provided a path for others to follow. Following his enlightenment, Gautama came to be known as the Buddha and his journey, the epoch

  • Mark Diamond 's Interreligious Experience And Engagement Class Essay

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    In Rabbi Diamond’s Interreligious Experience and Engagement class, I have learned how to show respect and appreciation for all beliefs and religions across the world. In just Los Angeles alone, there countless religions practiced. It is important to educate oneself about other religions to understand the world around us, while also strengthening our own faiths. Most of the semester, we have focused on the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faiths and how to show interfaith relations between the two. On

  • Buddha 's Teachings And Meditation

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    and take the Five Precepts and listen to a Dharma talk. In the afternoon, they distribute food to the poor to make merit and in the evening join perhaps in a ceremony of circumambulation a stupa three time as a sign of respect to the Buddha, Dhamma, Sangha. The day will conclude with evening chanting of the Buddha 's teachings and meditation. The Thai Buddhist Calendar (similar if not the same as the Laotian and Cambodian) Some holy days are specific to a particular Buddhist tradition or ethnic group

  • Essay on The Life and Legend of Gautama Buddha and Springtime

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    The life and legend of Gautama Buddha is a captivating one. Born an Indian Prince in the sixth century BCE near modern day Nepal, Siddhartha Gautama, as he was originally named, founded the belief of Buddhism. Much like spring time, Gautama Buddha was full of prospering life and energy. The biography Gautama Buddha: In Life and Legend by Betty Kelen provides insight into the life of the Buddha, and with these details, readers are able to make comparisons between he and springtime. Gautama Buddha

  • The Religion Of Islam And Buddhism

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    Islam and Buddhism are two of the biggest religion in the world. Around 1.5 billion of population is occupied by Islam and nearly half billion of population is occupied by Buddhism ( These two religion has different faith, belief, culture and tradition. Knowing that the use of alcohol is common in most parts of the world among different communities and tradition, it would be a great interest of knowledge to understand the facts how these two-religion

  • Essay about Women and Buddhism

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    Women and Buddhism As a religion, Buddhism has a great impact on women, especially Asian women. Theravadan Buddhism, which is the early stage of Buddhism, depreciates women by a theory called “Five Blocks”. However, Buddhism started to affect women in a positive way when Buddha raised several doctrines and explained the theory in a more proper way. The “Five Blocks” theory can be summarized as women can’t achieve enlightenment because women are weak, jealous, annoying, desiring and having more