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Karma Hinduism the Law of cause and Effect

Karma, The Law of Cause and Effect What karma means in our culture and it’s concept in different religions. What does it really mean? Karma comes from the Vedic system of religion, known as Hinduism. Karma means action or acts of the will in Sanskrit. The Hindu believe that Karma …

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Zen Koan Case of one Hand Clapping

The koan of the paradoxical idea of one hand being able to clap, has been attributed to the Zen master Hakuin. Hakuin Ekaku was a famous Japanese Zen master, who lived within the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Whether this koan really originated with him or not, we can perhaps not …

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How to become a Buddhist

If and when one wants to convert to Buddhism, there are some simple steps to take. One of the most crucial steps would be understanding Buddhism as a religion, a philosophy, and a lifestyle. As a religion, Buddhism is what one would call a “nontheistic” religion. This differs from religions …

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Meditation Techniques

Meditating Like A Master I first learned to meditate shortly after I graduated from college over twenty years ago. I was motivated to learn to relax after I entered the working world for the first time by landing a job in my chosen career in the stressful, competitive and deadline-driven …

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Experiencing Buddhism

I had always been highly impressed by Gautama Buddha ever since my childhood when I first read about him in our history class in school. There was something very fairy tale like, very magical about this handsome prince, the heir to a large kingdom who could detach himself from all …

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Buddhism and our Environmental Obligation

Within our society, there are certain innate concepts that every individual is equipped with. Virtues, morals, or the concept of “right and wrong” are just a few examples of such ideals. To help make humanity a more positive atmosphere, there are a few models one should strive to accomplish in …

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Zen Koan Case of Joshus Dog

A novice monk knew of the reputation of the renowned master Joshu. This great Chinese Zen master could usually answer a question with only a few sharply succinct words, but they were always heavily laced with real meaning. The student here had a rather comic type of question that he …

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Buddha

When the people were reeling under unanswerable questions of sufferings and fate, under the oppression of caste and superstitions, and under the unbearable yoke of Vedas, there set out a man determined to find reasonable solutions. His search culminated in his sitting under the Bothi tree in deep meditation. He …

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Buddhism

Buddhism is among the most prevalent and widespread religions practiced in the world with its origins dating back to ancient India. It is widely practiced in China, Tibet, India, and many other nations across the globe. Unlike many religions, the modern premise of Buddhism centers around spiritual “enlightenment” which is …

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Buddhist Cave Temples in China

When the Silk Road was established in the second century BC, it allowed more than the free flow of goods throughout Asia. It also facilitated cultural exchange between countries that previously had very little contact with each other, and it brought Buddhism to China. The Chinese were very interested in …

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