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The Ten Good Deeds in Buddhism

Buddhism’s “Ten Good Deeds” or “Ten Wholesome Deeds” are somewhat different and similar to the “Ten Meritorious Acts.” If you become familiar with Buddhism’s “Five Precepts,” then you should be familiar with the Ten Good Deeds. One can consider the Ten Good Deeds of Buddhism to be a subset or …

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Basic Teachings of Buddhism

Buddhism is fast becoming a popular religion, even among Americans. It is attractive to people who prefer a secular world view, but who also want some spiritual guidance for their lives. But what are the essentials of the Buddhist philosophy? Luckily, Buddhism loves lists, and it is easy to break …

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The Ten Meritorious Deeds in Buddhism

The ten meritorious deeds of Buddhism serve as a guide for a person who seeks a happy and peaceful life. It guides by developing knowledge and understanding in the person who seeks peace. The ten meritorious deeds should be applied only when sufficient faith in, and understanding of, Buddha have …

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Buddha Dipankara Twenty four Buddhas Sumedas Vow

‘Dipamkara’ is Sanskrit for ‘kindler of lights’ and is most commonly spelled ‘Dipankara’ in Pali. A wandering prophet and buddha, Dipankara holds first place in the lineage of twenty-four buddhas to precede the historical Gautama or Sakyamuni Buddha’s arrival. Buddha Dipankara is often referred to in legend as the ‘First …

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Tibetan Sky Burial among Buddhists

After death ceremonies vary from each faith from Judaism, Islam, Christianity, etc. In Tibetan Buddhism, there’s a method of burial known as sky burial. Being Buddhist myself, I didn’t know what a sky burial was. My humanities professor in college explained the sky burial before we watched a movie called …

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Is Karma Real

Karma – Is it just another belief? Does what goes around, really come back around? Have any of you ever heard of The Ice Man? His name was Richard Kuklinski. He murdered over 200 people. All the while, leading a happy home life with a wife and 3 children. He …

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How Buddhism Differs from other Religions

The most important difference between Buddhism and other religions is that Buddhism is not a Club religion. In Club religions when you join the club, you become special in some way and closer to truth and God. You may begin to discriminate between those in your club and those outside …

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Truth of the cause of Suffering

2500 years ago in India, a spiritual teacher named Siddhartha Guatama, who came to known as the Buddha, realized enlightenment while meditating beneath a bodhi tree.  Though tempted to remain and peacefully live out his days in secluded meditation, the Buddha returned to share his insights with the world.  In …

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