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Buddhism

Buddhism

In the history of Indian religions Buddhism occupies a unique place, first, for throwing open its portals not only to the Indians of all strata of the society, but also to the foreigners like the Greeks, Persians, Romans and nomadic groups of West Asia. It has made indelible marks in …

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The History and Significance of Amitabha

Amitabha is a celestial Buddha who is described in the scriptures of the Mahayana, or Greater Vehicle, school of Buddhism. This school of Buddhism lays great emphasis on the Buddha’s teaching that truth and the way of salvation is for all whether one lives in a cave, a monastery, or …

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A new season for the Church

Many ages have dawned and set in the history of the Church. What began as a small community of 120 people awaiting the indwelling of the Holy Spirit has spread across the globe to include millions of people. Despite the many seasons of the Church, something is remarkably different about …

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Hinayana Mahayana Buddhism

With the death of historical buddha, Mahayana Buddhism splitted from its earlier beliefs in Buddhism, Hinayana, the lesser cycle. Hinayana sought to preserve the original teaching of Historical Buddha as close to its contents as possible. Believers of the text will certainly achieve Buddhahood too. At time, even though the …

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The Borobudur Temple

Borobudur, a Buddhist stupa in the Mahayana tradition, is the largest Buddhist monument in the world. It is located on the Indonesian island of Java, 40 km (25mil) northwest of Yogyakarta, Borobudur was 750 to 850 AD. Borobudur was rediscovered in 1814 by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, who, during his …

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Tibetan Reincarnation Astrology

Reincarnation In the East, it is taught that each soul coming into material life enters from one of the six compartments of the Wheel of the Law. Astrologically, the rule for determining the origin of the soul’s present life cycle is as follows: Examine the horoscope and discover whether the …

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The Noble Eightfold Path in Buddhism

Siddartha Guatama, who had come to be known as Buddha, passed on many spiritual teachings which have survived hundreds of years and have lent themselves to much discussion and in-depth analysis and explanation. In particular, one will find many references to “suffering” associated with the human condition.  Buddha recognized that …

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Benefits of Nam Myoho Renge Kyo

Nam Myoho Renge Kyo is the title of the Lotus Sutra, which according to Shakyamuni Buddha is the heart of all Buddhist teachings. Nichiren Daishonin began the practice of chanting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo as a way for all living beings to attain enlightenment. Nam Myoho Renge Kyo is an …

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The Religious Development of the Buddha

The Buddha was born in roughly 560 BC in Northern India. The Buddha travelled the eastern world teaching about nirvana (the cessation of all suffering) and enlightenment the state he had achieved through meditation. The Buddha was mythically born in unbelievable circumstances. Fathered by the king of the Shakaya clansmen …

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