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  • Hsi Lai Temple Essay

    On the end of “the way to Buddhahood” is the main building of this temple. The main building looks very close to the Bodhisattva Hall, but it has a drum on its left side and a bell on its right side. On the two side of “the way to Bodhisattva”, there are some animals’ statuses on the grass and ground. Even there are many people on this open ground, but it was really quit and peaceful here. From Buddhists here and many other visitors, I believe that Buddhism is a peaceful religion, because no one talks loudly and run back and forth hurriedly. Also, our tour guide taught us how to meditate by using some deep breath and concentrate on my action and mind. He told me that there are several benefits for meditation, such as relaxing, tracking mind,…

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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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  • The Four Stages Of Bodhisattva

    Buddhism focuses on the doctrine of the Bodhisattva. The term Bodhisattva can also be named as Buddhahood, which means desire for complete enlightenment, has been aroused. Mahayana Buddhism shapes on those beliefs in order to build a distinctive opinion. It is therefore believed by the Mahayana that there vehicle is better than others since its more complete and also allows more and more people to benefit from them. The difference between…

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  • Bodhisattva Research Paper

    Bodhisattva means a person who is on the path of enlightenment. The most important virtue that a Bodhisattva should have is compassion. Further, according to Mahayana Buddhism, compassion is considered to be the central virtue that the Bohisattvas should have. For them the supreme virtue that Bodhisattava should have is not Arahatta (personal fulfillment in enlightenment) but Buddhahood characterized by compassion or Karuna (Klostermaier, 1999). In their concept Bodhisattava in not a special…

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  • Dharmapala Yamaraja In Buddhism

    conditioned consciousness, form and existence, the six sense organs, sense-impression, sensation, craving, becoming, attachment, birth, old age, and death. These twelve aspects are the reasons that blind one from the truth of reality, not allowing one to reach nirvana. By understanding how to remove the defilements and learn compassion from Buddhist practices then suffering can be defeated. On a different note, the statue of Dharmapala Yamaraja and Chamunda is a great reminder of how an…

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  • Noble Truth Buddhism Essay

    that lead to the happiness and personal development of human beings. Buddhahood has been described as absolute freedom, absolute happiness, ultimate compassion, an elimination of suffering. Before the advent of modern science, Buddhists were using subjective measurements to develop new and ever better methods that lead to better results. Buddhahood, or enlightenment, is not a fixed state or an inner destination that one strives for and one day succeeds at having attained. Being a Buddhist is a…

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  • The Pail Canon Analysis

    In the Pali Canon, it talks more about Buddha’s teaching in either Fable story forms or the real lecture they had in past gathering. It is centered by Sakyamuni Buddha’s teaching about Dharma and other rules. And when it comes to the Mahayana, even though they still practice the idea of Sakyamuni Buddha’s teaching, they have a difference in Bodhisattva ideal. In general, a Bodhisattva is anyone who have great compassion about all living, and who practice Dharma to follow the path of Buddhahood.…

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  • Mindfulness In Buddhism

    all the other sentient beings of the forest. In the text there are “eight deeds” the dweller should perform: “To benefit sentient beings; to gladden sentient beings; not to hate sentient beings; to be straightforward; not to discriminate among sentient beings; to be compliant with sentient beings; to contemplate all dharmas; and to be as pure as space” (“Dwelling in the Forest” from Maharatnakuta Sutra, http://fore.yale.edu/religion/buddhism/texts/) Cultivating great compassion towards animals,…

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  • From Bodhisattva To Buddha Analysis

    Gautama after he reaches enlightenment. I agree to his research because I also learn the same facts from our class. The term Buddha means the awakened, who had achieved enlightenment. He understands the true meaning of life, escape from suffering, and the cycle of Samsara. On the other hand, the term Bodhisattva is the one who are willing to delay his or her enlightenment in order to save sentient beings. In the early Buddhism, Bodhisattva is referred to Siddhartha himself before become the…

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  • Lotus Sutra Buddhism Analysis

    teachings, Buddhism cannot be sought. The more you look for it, the more elusive it becomes: “Therefore the more you search the farther away you get, the harder you hunt the wider astray you go. This is what I call the secret of the matter” (36). So therefore, Master Lin Chi would count the other two vehicles as null and void. However, seeing that the Sutra asserted that all three vehicles were one, it would be hard to say that the two texts agree on the path of enlightenment concerning…

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