Mahayana sutras

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  • Compare And Contrast Hinduism And Buddhism

    Nobel Truths explain that suffering exists and suffering can end, but just because someone goes through suffering does not mean it will soon come to an end. There are three major sacred texts of Buddhism, which are the Tripitaka (Pali Canon), Mahayana Sutras and the Tibetan Book of the Dead. The Pali Canon means “the word of Buddha” and contains some of Buddha’s discourse and other teachings of his followers and is the earliest text of Buddhism. Of each holy text there is many volumes of each…

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  • Eating Meat In Buddhism

    vegetarianism is a growing practice now a day especially in Asian and even in western. Chinese and Vietnamese monks are as well strictly vegetarian and even the lay practitioners try to follow their example though some are not. According to jayaram 1999, the Mahayana Buddhist has these principles of having compassion, kindness and respect to all living beings. They declared that all men should feel affinity with all living beings as if they were in correlated and refrain from eating meat. As…

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  • How Did Zen Buddhism Influence Japanese Culture

    Buddhism began in 6th century China where it is known as Ch’an. Zen was brought by a South Indian monk who arrived in China around 520 CE. The philosophical development of Zen is found in the Lankavatara Sutra which was composed in India in the fourth century. It is a sutra of Mahayana Buddhism, the sutra is a narration of the Buddha and the bodhisattva known as Mahamati. Through Zen’s evolution in China it was impacted by Taoist beliefs which are shown in Ch’an’s significant importance…

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  • Summary Of Social Order By David Martin

    The main core that holds society is the order. The term social order refers to a particular system of linked social structures, institutions, relations, values, customs and practices which maintain certain important patterns of behaving and relating. Social order is a stable state of society where the social order is accepted and maintained by its members. “Social order is largely reproduced over time through the cycle of socialization” (Martin, 93). Martin questions socialization and…

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  • Dynamic Living Religion

    A dynamic living religion is a religion that is ever changing and alive in nature. The characteristics of a religion are beliefs and believers, rituals and ceremonies, sacred texts and ethics. Christianity is a transcendent religion. This means ‘’beyond or above the range of normal or physical human experience’’.The supernatural dimensions is a belief in the existence of beings or powers beyond the realm of the natural world. God is the unknown, yet God continually seeks to reveal himself to…

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  • Livth Dalai Lama Analysis

    Essentially modern society is constantly developing under the weight of confliction that is always present in life, generating the desire to seek spiritual guidance and good moral conduct. The expression of the non-theistic religion, Buddhism presents its doctrines through passive teachings that encompasses the reasonings of the Dukkha and the process of Samsara. Different individuals such as the Dogen of the Zen Buddhists and the Theravada variant, Buddhaghosa both address the fulfilment of…

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  • Women's Role In Religion

    drives not found in the nature of the male (page 3, Paul, Diana Y., and Frances Wilson)”. This quote from the novel shows that women are depicted with animalistic sex drives that are not apparent in men. Within the Tripitaka (Pali Canon) and the Mahayana Sutras are specifically shows as sexual temptresses who attempt to deter the Buddha from his quest to enlightenment. I think by depicting women this way within the religious texts of a religion really damages how women are viewed culturally and…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Buddhism

    Religion has always been an inseparable part of our lives. This inseparable part has various meaning for various people. For some, people like nuns or priests, it is the meaning of life or even life itself. For some, it is some kind of rules to make our life steady and much better. For some, it does not even exist. It's just made up for controlling people. If we are going to speak as a general define or dictionary meaning we can say religion is a set of basic beliefs and practices that are…

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  • Death Rituals: A Case Study

    teaching of Buddha that is compiled in the Theravada Pali (McCormick, 2013). Buddhism recognizes monks who are scholars and teachers but they do not have priests (Bradb, Kenten, Deedat, & Morgan, 2013).The three branches of Buddhism are Theravada, Mahayana, and Tibetan (HealthCare Chaplaincy, 2013). All three branches are practiced in the United States creating diverse practices (McCormick, 2013). The followers believe that the experience of enlightenment is obtainable by anyone who is willing…

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