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The three Poisons in Buddhism

If you are practicing the Mahayana path of Buddhism which can also be dubbed as “Tibetan Buddhism,” you will be taught about the “Three Poisons.”  The Three Poisons of Buddhism are considered to be the “Three Roots” of all suffering.  Suffering is the main principle of Buddhism’s “Four Noble Truths.” …

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Buddhism Introduction to the Nirvana

To a Buddhist, Nirvana marks the closure of worldly suffering and material desire; it terminates the perpetual cycle of life and death or “samsara”. Nirvana is the state of being “unborn” and “unconditioned”. Nirvana is a high state of happiness, difficult for average mortals to comprehend. As the third Noble …

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Self and no self in Buddhism

Buddha realised that in order to explain and guide people out of suffering and toward enlightenment he must rely upon explaining common human truths in our world that could be seen, recognised and then understood by all. This is one of the reasons why 2500 years later in a completely …

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An Introduction to Buddhist Marriage Rites

As with Buddhist funeral rites, Buddhist marriage rites are an interesting thing themselves as they’re mainly secular affairs. There’s no universal marriage rite in Buddhism. When Buddha was married, there was no “Buddhist” funeral rite. He wasn’t even Buddha yet when he was married. Before that, he was known as …

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End of Suffering in Buddhism

The Buddha taught that all life is suffering, but he also taught that there is a way to end the suffering. Some of the key teachings in Buddhism are included in the Four Noble Truths: that life is suffering, that all suffering is caused by desire, that suffering can be …

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Enlightenment Buddha Dhamma

ENLIGHTENED Few, if any of us have ever sought to attain perfection. In today’s society there is no “right” way, just many different paths. Each path represents its own cache of challenges and disappointments. Most religions of the world agree that we are all capable of some form of evil. …

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The Buddhist Concept of Social Welfare

For the Buddhists, social welfare begins with the individual. The personality that cultivates moral goodness and offers compassionate understanding of reality breeds the positive elements of social welfare. But the Buddhist “welfare system” is not wrapped in political law and justice; Buddhists do not advocate welfare groups. To use Thailand …

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Karma and its Place in Buddhism

Karma could be explained in modern terms as cause and effect. Simply stated your actions cause results, both short term and long term that can not be avoided. There is nothing preordained about Karma. You are in complete control of your actions. The law of Karma teaches  that similar actions …

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