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Goutama Buddhas Reasons for Visiting Sri Lanka

Buddhist texts tend to be quite diverse, with some stories overlapping, some contradicting, and others seeming downright independent of other doctrine. The legend of Buddha’s visit to Sri Lanka in the Sinhala tradition stands out as a particularly inconsistent view. Although nothing in the Pali Canon indicates that Goutama Buddha …

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Zen Koan Moving Flag

Case: Two monks argued about a temple flag waving in the breeze. One said, “It is the flag that moves.” The other said, “It is the breeze moving.” Just then, Hui-neng appeared saying, “Not the flag; not the wind; it is the mind that moves.” What foolishness is Hui-neng trying …

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Zen Koan Meeting your Master

Case: A wandering monk was walking down the road when he met a Zen master. The monk bowed three times, knelt, and then rose. “Excellent,” said the master, and the two became student and roshi. Some years later the monk found himself wandering again in search of a master. A …

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Testimonies Performing a Morning Om

I chose a place to sit and ponder, some would call it meditation, with sunrise on the tip of fullness, morning promising to arrive. A green grassy spot, a banquet of wildflowers in view. As I quieted myself, and went within, I noticed that a blade of grass was poking …

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Zen Koan Case of Polishing the Brick

Zen koan: Case of polishing the brick A novice monk was meditating in a field when the master walked up to him. Saying nothing, the master sat down and of all things, started to then polish a brick, with what looked like a cloth, and some type of a liquid. …

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How to Convert to Buddhism

What does one need to do in order to become a Buddhist? This is an often asked question that many people ponder. Let’s start off with some general knowledge of Buddhism. Buddhism is one of the older religions in the world. According to history, Buddhism was started around the fifth …

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Buddhism is a way of Life

In a glance, you can see that Buddhism is a religion. But when you learn more about it, you can see that Buddhism is not only a religion but it is also a way of life. It talks about this universe and everything in it I will start by mentioning …

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Buddhism the Noble Eightfold Path

The Noble Eightfold Path was and is the fundamental basis for achieving enlightenment, it is a part of all Buddhism, if not all faiths to some degree, it is believed that all parts are of equal importance and that it is a good approach to foster them together, although they …

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