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Buddhism vs Christianity

Having developed somewhat of an interest in Buddhism, for my own personal reasons I will keep the reasons for my interest private.  What I have found is that this is one of the most peaceful of all religions. Definitely it has a much more peaceful history than Christianity. Now I tend …

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The Arts of Zen Explained

The art forms associated with the practice of Zen Buddhism are a way of approaching the artisan’s role in the totality of their existence. To practice Zen is to achieve a quality of life that they radiate through their art. Walking the Zen path is being mindful of every thought …

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Zen Koans Joshus Dog

Case: A monk decided to test the wily old teacher, Roshi Joshu, by tugging sharply at his beard with the question, “Does a dog have Buddha-nature, yes or no?” Giving this monk the fish-eye, Joshu Roshi answered, “Mu!” Pointer: This monk is either a fool or a courageous seeker of …

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Everything is not Due to Kamma

Everything is not due to “Kamma” One of the main teachings of Lord Buddha is the Law of Kamma. However, this is one of the teachings which have been taken incorrectly by many Buddhists. We used to hear many saying “Karume” to explain many of the negative incidents happen to …

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What is Karma

The word Karma is Chinese in origin and means “Action”. Chinese thought always operates on many levels, and so a correspondence of meaning is implied. Thus you get the ideogram of Yin and Yang – action and re-action. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. This a …

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The Moral Code for Buddhists

Westerners often find it difficult to understand the Eastern way of thinking. Nevertheless, Buddhism remains one of the East’s most popular exports. What is it about Buddhism that, unlike Hinduism, Jainism or Taoism, appeals to so many people in Western societies? Buddhism, which was birthed by Vedantic Hinduism, is no …

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Buddhism as the only Path toward World Peace

Buddhism serves to emphasize the need for peace and clear understanding everywhere. With all peace efforts with the greatest promise getting stabilized in every part of the world, the fundamental significance of Buddhist teachings and their clear approach to world peace needs to be borne in mind by those who …

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Buddhism and Morality

As with other major religions, Buddhism has an established moral code, or system of ethical dos and don’ts. For lay people (Buddhists who are not monks or nuns) this is encapsulated in the five precepts. A precept is a rule about how we should act or conduct ourselves. Monks and …

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