Mahayana sutras

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  • Buddhism Against Capital Punishment

    There has always been movements and debates whether or not to abolish capital punishment. Globally, it has been mostly abolished; however the United States currently still uses it. Also, if we look it at a religious point of view meaning Christianity and Judaism there would be no surprise that it does not stand against capital punishment in comparison to other nations. Although very little has been mention or written, in regarding to Buddhism view who are very passionate toward abolishing…

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  • What Are The Travels Of Ibn Battuta During The Post-Classical Period?

    The article of the “ Medieval Traveller Ibn Battuta was a Guest of the Jaffna King” and the passage of “The Sultan Of Ceylon” both illustrate the many travels of Ibn Battuta during the post classical period. These travels, illustrated throughout the article relate culturally, geographically and historically to the post classical period. The article begins by comparing Ibn Battuta to Marco Polo. Similar to Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta traveled throughout all through Europe as well as to Sri Lanka.…

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  • Buddhism Dbq Research Paper

    Several centuries after Siddhartha Gautama, also known as Buddha, died, Buddhism made its emergence into China in the first century CE. Initially, the spread of Buddhism was responded to positively by the people of China and they adopted its ideals. However, as Buddhism continued to expand, the government, specifically of the Tang Dynasty, started to turn against Buddhists and even went as far as to blame them for problems within the state. As a result, the people felt compelled to diverge from…

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  • Shinto's Role In Japanese Religion

    Buddhism is a starting point for religious culture in Japan, it wasn’t necessarily thought of as a spiritual guide, but was a technology that enhanced disease prevention, and warfare antics, state security, and increased the power and wellbeing of those who were in possession of it. (8-2) It was elitists until the 8th century when missionaries started to educate ordinary people. There is a large defining presence in Japanese religious culture. Shinto is said to be the organized religion prior to…

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  • Cultural Diffusion And Diffusion Of Buddhism

    There are vast amount of things within our daily lives that have been a result of cultural diffusion. These can range from food, religion, economics, and even technology. Buddhism is a good example of religion cultural diffusion. It reached China, due to cultural diffusion as it was favoured by the merchants along the silk roads, and therefore, was able to extend into China. Buddhism would be met with its patrons, as well harsh critics. Some viewed Buddhism as an outside force that had no place…

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  • How Did Emperor Ashoka Contribute To The Spread Of Buddhism

    What led to the spread of Buddhism during the Mauaryan period? What lead to such rapid growth of a religion? In the following essay I will try to argue how Emperor Ashoka's kingdom was a doorway for the spread of Buddhism. This happened majorly due to three reasons- Firstly, Ashoka the emperor of such a vast kingdom himself preached the religion of Buddhism. Secondly Emperor Ashoka played a major role in propagation of Buddhism by spreading the teachings of Buddhism through his rock and pillar…

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  • Asoka Mauryan Empire

    under their officers. Chandra Gupta II’s rule also affected India’s religions in various ways. Notably, Chandra Gupta II supported Buddhist monasteries and institutions for learning. It was during his rule that Buddhism split into the Theravada and Mahayana sects, leading to a flourishing of Indian culture. Hinduism grew as well, changing from a polytheistic religion to representing one god in many forms. Meanwhile, Asoka only spread Buddhism during the Mauryan rule. His ruling style created…

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  • Dalia Lama Research Paper

    Every person is interested in knowing some famous figures around the world . Dalia lama, who won the Nobel peace award, is one of the most famous figures who got both good and bad reputation . Dalia lama is a Tibetan Buddhist monk who likes this title to describe himself . Dalia lama is a politician guide of the Tibetan people .In the west Dalia lama was gifted in a big positive term. he was presented as a wise man of peaceful resistance . On the other hand , people` s republic in china…

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  • From Bodhisattva To Buddha Analysis

    According to the Jstor article, “From Bodhisattva to Buddha: The Beginning of Iconic Representation in Buddhist Art” by Ju-Hyung Rhi, he states in his article that the term Bodhisattva and Buddha have a different implication in the early Buddhism. He said that the term Bodhisattva a is name that used to call Siddhartha Gautama before he reaches enlightenment. He found many inscriptions and images that support this understanding that Bodhisattva is the Buddha before he reaches enlightenment. The…

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  • The Meaning Of Life In Herman Hesse's Siddhartha

    In Herman Hesse’s 1951 novel Siddhartha, the main character, Siddhartha, goes on a journey to discover and achieve the ultimate goal of the Hindu religion, enlightenment. He departs from his luscious life as a Brahmin, the highest stage in Hinduism, and goes off into the world to achieve this desired spiritual state. Along his way he apprehends that he needs to leave his past behind in order to achieve who he wants to be in the future, he stumbles upon the acknowledgment that one does not need…

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