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  • Rama And Dharma Research Paper

    Rama is to be sent to live in the forest for fourteen years upon the request of his father Dasaratha. Dasaratha is following his word and granting his wife two wishes he owned her. The wishes were to banish Rama and to make her son Bharata king instead of Rama. Dasaratha follows his word.Consequently, Rama just follows his father's orders as he knows he has to obey his father wishes. He goes into the forest with his wife Sita and his younger brother Lakshmana who both argued to accompany Rama.…

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  • Power In Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha

    Siddhartha was born a prince which is why he had power. He didn’t take control of his power until he was an adult because all his life until he was an adult, he stayed inside the palace because Shuddhodana his father didn’t allow him to go out. He used his power to get out of the palace so he can find teachers to teach him how to understand the suffering of life which he witnessed many times when he has gone out of the palace. After Siddhartha left the palace, he went by foot, on a journey to…

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  • Detachment In Society

    Detachment in society today is a result of technology; while it used to be a choice in seeking liberation. In Karen Armstrong’s Buddha, Gotama’s process of detachment is illustrated throughout, in addition to detachment being a personal choice it is also emphasized in his teaching. Detachment is sought in an attempt to achieve Nirvana. In today’s society, however the practice of detachment is due to technology. As a result of detachment in our society, there is a loss of communication and…

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  • Theme Of Self Discovery In Siddhartha

    Since the beginning of mankind, humans have searched for collective actualization in order to truly understand themselves and the world around them. The concept of self-discovery is explored in the novel, Siddhartha, through the spiritual journey of the main character during the lifetime of the historical Buddha. Originally a Brahman, a member of the highest Hindu class, Siddhartha abandons his life in hope of finding wisdom and reaching Nirvana, the final goal of Buddhism. Throughout the novel,…

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  • From Bodhisattva To Buddha Analysis

    According to the Jstor article, “From Bodhisattva to Buddha: The Beginning of Iconic Representation in Buddhist Art” by Ju-Hyung Rhi, he states in his article that the term Bodhisattva and Buddha have a different implication in the early Buddhism. He said that the term Bodhisattva a is name that used to call Siddhartha Gautama before he reaches enlightenment. He found many inscriptions and images that support this understanding that Bodhisattva is the Buddha before he reaches enlightenment. The…

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  • The Meaning Of Life In Herman Hesse's Siddhartha

    In Herman Hesse’s 1951 novel Siddhartha, the main character, Siddhartha, goes on a journey to discover and achieve the ultimate goal of the Hindu religion, enlightenment. He departs from his luscious life as a Brahmin, the highest stage in Hinduism, and goes off into the world to achieve this desired spiritual state. Along his way he apprehends that he needs to leave his past behind in order to achieve who he wants to be in the future, he stumbles upon the acknowledgment that one does not need…

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  • Vipassana Research Paper

    The meaning of Vipassana: Vipassna is a Pali word which means seeing clearly, seeing specially or seeing through (Vi: clearly, specially, into, through + passana : seeing). Vipassana means introspection, intuitive wisdom, intuitive knowledge..Vipassana is often translated as Insight. It is the method of practice discovered by the Lord Buddha, which led to his enlightenment over 2,500 years ago. (Perhaps explain the Pali language) Vipassan means seeing through the true nature of reality or…

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  • The Parable Of The Burning House Analysis

    There is a fundamental concept in Mahayana Buddhism, known as upaya or “skillful means”, which is exemplified in “The Parable of the Burning House”. Skillful means could be considered as the methods or strategies the Buddha uses to lead others to enlightenment. This concept can be considered unconventional because it doesn’t necessarily have to agree to Buddhist doctrines, however the purpose behind using skillful means must be derived from wisdom and compassion because it originates from…

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  • Essay Compare And Contrast Buddha And Siddhartha

    When moving further into an analysis of how Siddhartha mirrors the teachings of Buddha in his own life, it is important to note the ways that he does follow the rules of Buddhism as well as goes against them. In addition to the idea of following his own path, Siddhartha also follows these teachings in the fact that he does not mean to cause pain to anyone and only wanted to live his life in a way that would please him. At first, he does this by living in a kind of gluttony. He does not want for…

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  • Buddhist Iconography

    Final Research Paper: Buddhist Iconography Throughout the years Buddhist iconography has been apparent in many cultures and societies. Over time it has changed and morphed in each location to conform their certain ideology. Each culture looks toward different bodhisattva and have various elements in their iconography that they believe, represent the Buddha his teachings. This essay will explore the beginning of Buddhist iconography, Buddhist symbols and their meanings, how the different…

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