Mahayana sutras

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  • Buddhism Religious Identity Essay

    Buddhist religious identity is a paradox. Buddhists religious identity is the lack of an identity; an emphasis on no-self. No-self is important because it breaks through one of the many dualisms that this world is make up of. Non-identity manifests itself in different ways and experiences in the Buddhist practitioner. The theme of non-being is common across the Dalai Lama’s and Jan Willis’ autobiography. One of the major ways that the theme of non-being manifests itself is through the Dalia…

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  • Dawn Mountain Research Paper

    On Sunday, October 9, I visited Dawn Mountain, a Buddhist temple. I chose to go to Dawn Mountain because I have always been interested in Buddhism while studying World History. While I was driving to Dawn Mountain, I was expecting a traditional Buddhist temple that portrays ancient Chinese and Indian architecture styles. In my mind, I thought Dawn Mountain would have monks wearing orange and red robes. I did not expect to have a different perspective on Buddhism after my visit, I thought it…

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  • Compare And Contrast Shinto And Buddhism

    Japan’s two major religions are Shintoism and Buddhism. Although, religion is not a part of everyday life for Japanese people. Customs and rituals are usually turned to during special occasions such as birth, weddings, funerals, visiting shrines and temples on religious holidays, and festivals. The two religions, Shinto and Buddhism, harmoniously coexist and even complement each other to a certain degree. Many Japanese people consider themselves Shintoist, Buddhist, or both. Shintoism is…

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  • Interdependent Longing: A Cause-Effect Theory In Buddhism

    In the broad sense, dependent arising is something I would consider a simple idea. In my interpretation, dependent arising refers to the concept that everything arises due to something else. It is basically a cause-effect theory in Buddhism. However, when you begin to dissect what Buddha really means when he brings up the core idea of dependent arising, it can seem perplexing. For the most part it seems that Buddhists use the principle to illustrate life, specifically birth and death, and how…

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  • Early China Dbq Analysis

    During the spread of Buddhism into China starting in first century C.E up to the ninth century C.E, responses to the spread of Buddhism varied. Many believed in the faith while some, Confucianists, argued that buddhism was outlandish. Considering that all the documents were written from the perspective of high class scholars, the plea from the majority of the population, the lower class, remains unclear. Documents 2 and 3 discuss the inner workings of the religion while bearing a positive…

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  • Confucianism And Buddhism Comparison Essay

    Studying ancient history, it is exciting to learn of events in the past and how these events still effect our world today. Ancient religions are numerous; however, few have carried into our current world. There are not many belief systems which continue to hold influence over people today, but there are two ancient beliefs which have continued to do so. These two are certainly worth mentioning and comparing: Buddhism and Confucianism. There is little room to discuss the similarities as Buddhism…

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  • Cārvāka And Buddhism Analysis

    Of the lines of inquiry within Indian Philosophy, two popular yet often opposed viewpoints are Cārvāka and Buddhism. Thus, this paper will begin with an analysis of the two schools, outlining their differing methods of thought. Next, I will show that Cārvāka could respond to the beliefs of Buddhism by arguing that a self, in at least a limited sense, obviously exists, especially if one accepts perception as a reliable means to knowledge. Finally, Buddhism could rationally respond by arguing…

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  • World History Quiz

    Pg. #15 1. Identify: A) Siddhartha Gautama: Siddhartha Gautama or Buddha is the founder of Buddhism. He believed that desire can cause suffering. B) Confucius: Confucius is a “brilliant” Chinese scholar was focused more on social order and good government. Confucius believed that harmony was the result of people accepting their place in society. C) Shi Huangdi: Rose to power after the powerful Zhou dynasty and created a power Chinese government. D) Han dynasty: The Han dynasty was founded after…

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  • Vajrayana Buddhism: A Philosophy

    one and how true they are to The Four Noble Truths and The Eightfold Path. “Deities and scriptures can offer only limited assistance” meaning Gods, and holy scriptures can only do so much, but as Buddhists, since one is doing it for oneself on in Mahayana, for others before oneself. It depends on the person who is practicing it [Buddhism] rather than a deity in which one would put one’s faith into to receive divine reward or into a heaven of…

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  • Compare And Contrast Mahayana Temple And St. Patrick's Cathedral

    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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