Mahayana sutras

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  • Descartes Triangles

    Consolidation of the Mind, Being, and God Just as Descartes uses triangles as a powerful tool of proof, a triangle can be created between the concepts of mind, being, and God. That is, these three notions have significant connection to each other. For the purpose of this paper, imagine that the mind, being, and God are each the vertex of a triangle with lines connecting them. The purpose of this triangle is not to add a mystical element to this paper but rather to use it as a tool to organize…

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  • Buddhism Influence On Japanese Culture

    About the 1st century AD, there are more than 100 small countries around Japan. Later, these small countries have been gradually unified. Korean’s rice cultivation and use of metal utensil technology into northern Kyushu in the 3rd century BC, rice technology has brought epoch-making changes to the Japanese society. It expanded production and resulting in a gap between rich and poor people, so it makes farmers tend political group. Farming brings faith, rituals, customs has gradually spread out…

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  • Nichiren Buddhism Vs Lotus Sutra

    and doctrines of the Lotus Sutra. Nichiren, the founder of Nichiren Buddhism, believed that the Lotus Sutra is the only true and direct teaching of the Buddha (Earhart 138). Nichiren also criticized other forms of Buddhism while promoting his own. Nichiren believed that “Nenbutsu leads to…Hell, Zen is a devil, Shingon will destroy the nation, and Ritsu is a traitor” (Earhart 138). Nichiren criticized the other forms of Buddhism because they did not have the Lotus Sutra as the central doctrine.…

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  • Vatsyayana's Kama Sutra During The Gupta Empire

    formation of tribute system of all three societies through force led to the need for male soldiers and as a byproduct the increasing “authority of senior males and arranged marriages” (Mckay,et.182,237,342). Through an exploration of Vatsyayana's Kama Sutra during the Gupta empire, as well as Pan Chao’s Lessons for a Woman during the Late Han dynasty and the Koran during the Muslim states, I will explore this universal theme of male authority further. Because religion guided the three…

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  • Kama Sutra

    The Kama Sutra is one of the most popular ancient Indian texts today, known widely for its erotic content and plethora of sexual positions. Contrary to western popular perception, the Kama Sutra is not exclusively a sex manual; it presents itself as a guide to a virtuous and gracious living that discusses the nature of love, family, life, and other aspects pertaining to pleasure-oriented faculties of human life. The Kama Sutra, an ancient Indian text compiled by Vatsyayana, is a guide to all…

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  • Mahayana Buddhism Influence

    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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  • Mindfulness In Buddhism

    In other words, Buddhists have an “understanding of nature as relational” (Kaza and Kenneth 2000:2). Dogen, founder of the Soto sect of Zen and an important figure in Mahayana Buddhism thought that “the goal of meditation was nondualistic understanding or complete transmission between two beings”, and thus put the “method of direct knowing, experiencing this dharma of nature with no separation” at the center of his teachings…

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  • Vipassana Meditation Essay

    There are three steps to the training which is given in vipassana meditation: A. The Technique of Vipassana Meditation: Code of discipline to be followed: Noble silence (no communication even through gestures or eye contact). No reading / no writing. No intoxicants. No contact whatsoever between males and females. Follow the meditation technique and other instructions in toto. Part I: Aana-pana sati. Step-1: Awareness of inhalation and exhalation of breath in the triangular area covering the…

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  • Mahayana And Theravada Buddhism

    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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  • Siddhartha Gautama's Contribution Of Buddhism To The Asian Culture

    Originally Buddhism was started from Nepal.There are two main route in Buddhism, the southern Buddhism (Hinayana) and the northern Buddhism (Mahayana) in Nepal. Buddhism has been spread widely and been carried on through centuries and making great contributions to the Asian culture. Siddhartha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism was born in 623 B.C.E. in Lumbini, Nepal. His father, Suddhodana Gautama was king that time and Siddharth was raised by his sister, because his mother, Mahamaya died when…

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