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    Mahayana Buddhism In America

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    According to the history of buddhism, it has taken many different forms. Such as Theravada, Mahayana, Zen, Nichiren, Tendai and Pure Land are the main forms of Mahayana Buddhism. After the passing of Siddharta his teaching throughout the years and the spreading of the teaching became more misunderstood. Nichiren Daishonin (a japanese Buddhist reformer in the 13th century) declared the Lotus Sutra. Which was the taught the last 8 years of Shakyamuni's life. It is to be…

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    Although Mahayana Buddhist believe in some sort of divine grace and the story of Siddhartha mentions gods, the teachings of Buddha, the Four Noble Truths, and the Eightfold Path steer Buddhism away from a god centered religion towards a human centered religion. In Mahayana Buddhism, they do believe that Buddha is divine in some way. According to Smith, “Mahayanist added supplication, petition, and calling in the name of the Buddha for spiritual strength” to their types of prayer. The act of…

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    Last month, I had a chance to visit both Mahayana temple and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The reason I picked Buddhist temple and Catholic cathedral is because I’m personally fascinated with some beliefs in Buddhism, and I am also interested in Catholic traditions. At first, I had thought that this trip would be boring and rough, but I have to admit that I enjoyed it a lot and I’ve got many things out of it. In this reflection, I will share some of my experiences of both sites, and I will also…

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    enlightenment for themselves through direct experiences, not through beliefs and dogmas like in other religions. Although Buddhism was founded in India, it is mainly practiced in countries such as China, Taiwan, Mongolia, Tibet, Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, and Korea. There are two main branches of Buddhism: Mahayana and Theravada. Mahayana means “great vehicle,” while Theravada…

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    The hypothesis of this religious study will define the influence of Mahayana Buddhist principles in the teachings of the Bodhidharma in Chinese society. The Treatise on the Two Entrances and Four Practices is a crucial document in the teachings of the Bodhidharma, which define the “true nature” of enlightenment as being within all sentient beings. In this manner, the Two Entrances define the (1) “the entrance principle” and (2) “entrance of practice” of enlightenment, which allows people from…

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    Vajrayana Buddhism Essay

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    Mahayana is the largest division of Buddhism, so it is only appropriate to talk about this branch first. Mahayana is the dominant type of Buddhism in China, Japan, Korea, Tibet, Vietnam, and a few different countries. Since its starting point around 2,000 years prior, Mahayana Buddhism has separated into many sub-schools and factions with an immense scope of tenets and practices. This incorporates Vajrayana schools, for example, some branches of Tibetan Buddhism, which are frequently considered…

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    The Term Mahayana refers to great vehicle. Mahayana was developed by the Mahayanists in order to compare their principles with those of other Buddhist sects, particularly the Theravada. Mahayana the “great vehicle” was used to fake Theravadins by naming their principles ‘Hinayana’ or ‘small vehicle’. Mahayana 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…

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    Buddhism are Hinayana and Mahayana, each of them has sub-divisions. At present three major forms are practiced around the world. A form of Hinayana, known as Theravada, in Southeast Asia and two forms of Mahayana (Chinese and Tibetan) traditions. “The Theravada tradition spread from India to Sri Lanka and Burma in the third century BCE, and from there to Yunnan in southwest China, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, South Vietnam and Indonesia.” ” (Berzin, 2012). Pockets of Indian merchants…

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    Miracle Of Enlightenment

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    In question 1, looking only in the South and Southeast Asian galleries, looking for a Buddha image whose subject is the Miracle of Enlightenment. I found the Buddha called “Seated Crowned Buddha with Four Scenes of His Life” shows an image of Miracle of Enlightenment. The Buddha is from India and the date of the Buddha is from 1100-1200. The Buddha’s accession number is B60S569. The head is covered by crown, probably it presents that this Buddha was a prince. I also believe that this Buddha is a…

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    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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