Mahayana sutras

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  • Christianity And Buddhism In The Classical Era

    The soul of the Classical Era was the creation of universal religions and their spread through Afro-Eurasia. These religions shifted and hijacked whole empires and became one of the most influential developments of history by 300 C.E. Arguably the two most notable religions were Christianity and Buddhism. To understand the impact these religions had on history their origins, spread through Afro-Eurasia, and similarities are to be analyzed. The origins of Buddhism were created by the first…

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  • Kim Ki Duk: Film Analysis

    “We have to learn to see ourselves in things that we thought were outside of ourselves in order to dissolve false boundaries” (Nhat Hanh, 1998). Buddhism is a well-known term used to define a way of life in which meditation plays an important role. This intellectual belief focuses on positive traits as wisdom, love and compassion; also, it helps to overpass the negativity and transform it into positivity. The movie Written and directed by Kim Ki Duk, emphasizes the four seasons (Spring, Summer,…

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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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  • 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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  • Buddhism Influence On Chinese Culture

    In the onset of the 16th century, separate rulers ruled the northern part of China. However, the southern remained under the dynasties. As a result, the non-Chinese rulers controlled the northern part. The Buddhists in southern China continued to translate the Buddhist texts into Chinese, and they wrote comments on various texts. The southern rulers were devoted Buddhists who ensured everything was constructed and done according to the religion. The rulers led to the expansion of the earlier…

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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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