Religion & Spirituality

Death Rites And Rituals For Ancestors: Interesting Facts About Hindu Death Rites

September 14, 2019

Death takes center stage in many religions. If you are a Christian or a Muslim, your body will be buried; if you are a Hindu, based on the tradition you follow, your body will be either cremated or buried. The Buddhists follow various death rites and some of the rites include, burying, cremation, feeding to […]

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In Search of God: How Do We Find God

July 27, 2019

Are you a believer or an atheist? Do you believe in God and religion, and follow specific path (Christianity, Islam, Hinduism etc.), or are a spiritualist having strong faith in the Almighty who is neither Christian nor Muslim or Buddhist. Or perhaps, you an atheist, who does not believe in God? There is a popular […]

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Duality In The World: Why The World is Dual in Nature

May 28, 2019

There are two schools of thoughts in Hinduism: Duality and None-Duality. Hinduism explains the nature (world) as being twofold. Duality or “dwait” as mentioned in the Vedas is the state of being twofold. Interestingly, Hinduism does not talk about singleness. According to the Hindu theologies, there is no such thing as being one, instead the […]

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How to be Awakened and Experience Awareness: Awakening and Awareness According To The Buddha

November 29, 2018

Nepal is the melting pot of Hinduism and Buddhism. Hinduism developed in Nepal and Buddhism evolved in Nepal. Hinduism as well as Buddhism emphasize in Awakening. What is Awakening exactly? What is Awakening? Awakening means becoming aware about the true nature of the self and understanding the nature of the world. Awakening can happen at […]

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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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