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  • Video Essay: The Reflecting Pool

    Video Essay: Comparing Uncle Boon Mee Who Can Recall His Past Lives and The Reflecting Pool Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives produced and directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul and The Reflecting Pool by Bill Viola are both art films that address on the subject of reincarnation or rebirth. The former is a narrative film whereas the latter is an art video. The Reflecting Pool, a 7-minute art video by Bill Viola, is influenced by his interest in Western and Eastern art,…

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  • Mauni Amavasya Silence Essay

    The quest for Oneness has attracted many a seeker on the path of contemplation through the practice of silence. J Krishnamurti often said: "The mind that enters itself goes on a long pilgrimage from which there is no return." Silence was the defining characteristic of both Mahavira and Buddha's search for meaning — one observed silence for 12 years on his chosen path and the other was exemplified as the silent sage, Sakyamuni, "the silent one of the Sakya tribe". Apart from its religious import…

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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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  • Noble Truth Buddhism Essay

    Buddhism The Four Noble truths (Own Words) The first noble truth (Dukkha) –Dukkha relates to all of the things we undergo in life that may have negative effects. A translation of Dukkha would relate to suffering in regards to illness, poverty, disease, old age and death. Despite Dukkha sounding Like a depressing view on life, it can also be seen as a realistic view on life. The second noble truth (Origin of Dukkha) – This truth is about the origins of Dukkha and why we have suffering, and…

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  • Asceticism In Siddhartha

    Siddhartha’s life mimics the Buddha’s: departure from father’s home, years spent battling/struggling with worldly desires and utmost asceticism, and the realization of the Middle Path as the only road to Enlightenment. The major difference: the Buddha left a body of sermons and teachings, unlike Siddhartha. Being (Gotama) is represented in the existence of a man who has found unity. Becoming (Siddhartha) is represented in the presence of a man who has identified himself with perfection although…

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  • Buddhism Ignorance And Craving Essay

    What do you believe Buddhism should identify as the fundamental problem of sentient existence: ignorance or craving? In answering this question, one must delve deeply into the ideals of Buddhism and assess the ways in which the ideology acknowledges our existence as a whole. To clarify, I will define the terms ignorance and craving. Ignorance can be defined as “the state or fact of being ignorant : lack of knowledge, education, or awareness;” whereas craving can be defined as “an intense, urgent…

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  • Amitabha Budd Analysis Of Artistic Art

    Surname 4 Name: Course title: Instructor: Date: Analysis of Artistic Works Amitabha Budda (Amida), the Buddha of Infinite Light, Kamakura period, Japan, 13th century, is a work of art made in a gilt bronze medium (Sayre, 33). The gilt bronze used in making the sculpture of Amida accentuates the iconographic role that the way a Buddha positions his/her hands plays. The creator of Amida’s sculpture has succeeded in showing the mythical qualities surrounding the wisdom Buddhas. Amida’s standing…

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  • Humanistic Buddhism

    The Fundamental Concepts of Humanistic Buddhism The term “Humanistic Buddhism” was raised by one of Taixu’s disciples, Yin Shun, to indicate the criticisms against the deification of Buddhism. Humanistic Buddhism can be understood as the integration of our spiritual practice into all aspects of our daily lives. The important features of Humanistic Buddhism can be discussed in following six characteristics: 1. Humanism/altruism Yin Shun followed his master’s idea that the Buddha was neither a…

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  • Siddharth My Support For The Honor Of Buddha

    I am writing to express my support for a monument to be erected in the honor of Buddha. Buddhas are those who can obtain total freedom and wisdom of life and death ( Book XII 91-99 ). There is not only one Buddha in existence. Many Buddhas have existed, and each equally supreme to the next. Commencing with the Buddha who was originally known as Siddhartha Guantama whose destiny was to be a light of knowledge to end the dark illusions of the world ( Book I line 74 ). Boddhisattva is a…

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