Religion & Spirituality

Buddhist Non-canonical Literature: Milindapanha

March 27, 2018

“As long as you understand beauty to be beautiful, ugliness will exist,” said the Buddha. The Buddhist Scriptures When the Buddha spoke to his followers, he wanted to illustrate the duality of human existence. The aforementioned quote emphasizes that different emotions and various phenomena are the two faces of the same reality. Buddhism is a […]

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Was the Buddha Real Person? Did the Buddha Really Exist?

February 1, 2018

The Buddha is a Sanskrit word, which means the Enlightened One. When the historical Buddha was living, he asked his followers and monks to refer him as Tathagata (literally the one who knows). After his death, Buddha became more common name for the founder of Buddhism. The Buddha and Buddhism The Buddha is the founder […]

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Buddha’s Lessons: How to Incorporate Buddhism in Your Life

July 30, 2017

History of the Buddha and Buddhism The Buddha was born as Prince Siddhartha in Lumbini, Nepal, on the full moon day of May c. 623 BC. His father Suddhodhana was the king of Tilaurakot, Kapilvastu, Nepal. When his mother Maya Devi died, Siddhartha was raised by Prajapati Gautami, his aunt and step-mother. One of the […]

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Zen Buddhism: How to Implement Zen Buddhism Teacher Lessons in Life

March 2, 2017

What is Zen Buddhism? Zen is the Japanese word for Sanskrit dhyāna, which literally means meditation. Zen is called Chan in China, Son in Korea and Thien in Vietnam. Zen is a part of Mahayana School of Buddhism and the most important expansion in the East Asian Buddhist tradition. It is often identified with tea […]

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Vajrayana Buddhism: The Way of Ritual Mysticism

November 17, 2016

Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, was born in Lumbini, Nepal in May 623 BCE. The Buddha was born as Prince Siddhartha in a Hindu royal family of Kapilvastu, Nepal and was trained in Jainism. Buddhism originally evolved as the negation of Hindu philosophy; however, much of the Buddha’s Teaching is based on the Hindu […]

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