Nagarjuna

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  • Nāgārjuna

    Emptiness can be properly seen through the understanding of Nāgārjuna’s the Perfection of Wisdom, for it proclaims that all things are truly empty. Nāgārjuna wrote the Mūlamadhyama-kakārikā, which gives the foundation to the Indian Buddhist sector of Madhyamaka in philosophical terms. His analysis in philosophy conveys his main views that all things are empty (śūnya) or devoid intrinsic nature (svabhāva). Nāgārjuna’s point in his writings is to prove that there is more to the primary Buddhist idea that “there is no separately existing, enduring self, and that the person is a conceptual construction. (Katsura and Siderits 1)” Nāgārjuna’s initiative is, therefore, to defend to defend the assertion and provide a philosophical defense to the idea of emptiness in all things. I intend to prove the emptiness of happiness and the…

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  • Mahayana And Yogacara Buddhism: Nirvana

    enlightenment. As a result, the finest method to analyse and compare these sprouts from investigation of their respective doctrines of nirvana. To inquire on the Madhyamaka philosophies, we shift our focus to Nagarjuna, one of the most influential Buddhist thinker. Nagarjuna uses language as powerful tool in his discourses to examine the true nature and features of nirvana. His arguments follow a very simple pattern. He begins by giving a very narrow definition of the concerned term. He then…

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  • Similarities Between Buddhism And The Work Of Socrates And Plato

    are the most related to the Buddha in both, his methodology and his view of the world. Socrates’ ideas, as stated on his behalf, those that are obtainable to us, clearly would not contradict the Buddha’s method of philosophy as the learning analysis of oneself. 2. How can you define your point of view more clearly? It seems to me like Socrates would most likely agree with Siddhartha Gautama approaches; Buddha has very little to say about metaphysic, although some remarks can be observed.…

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  • The Pail Canon Analysis

    realms to teach about Dharma. Since I’m living under Mahayana Buddhism society, there are some Bodhisattvas I know: Avalokiteśvara and Kṣitigarbha. Avalokiteśvara could be the most famous Bodhisattvas in my country because everyone worship him or her. Avalokiteśvara appears in many Buddhism stories, most of the stories is about him or her compassion to anything. For the Kṣitigarbha, from what I know about Kṣitigarbha would be: One time, Kṣitigarbha went down to the Hell realm, and he or she saw…

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  • Interreligious Dialogue Analysis

    Christian faith assures for human fulfillment as long as humanity keep seeking God. Christians believe in their capacity of transcendence into God. Nagarjura asserts that emptiness is a source for “freedom from attachment” because suffering (dukkha) remains when attachments remain. Buddhists believe in human beings’ infinite capacity for awakening of illusion, even of the emptiness itself. The two concepts E&I reveal a great conclusion that as long as the human person is ultimately bound to…

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  • That Long Silence Shashi Deshpande Analysis

    HOMECOMING FROM ‘SOCIETY’ TO ‘SELF’: A READING OF SHASHI DESHPANDE’S THAT LONG SILENCE T. Akki Raju, Asst. Professor of English, RRDS Govt. Degree College, Bhimavaram & Prof. K. Ratna Shiela Mani, Dept. of English, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur. Abstract The paper is an attempt to explore how Shashi Deshpande portrays the ambivalent attitude of the educated, Indian women through Jaya, the central character in That Long Silence. Jaya’s journey from ‘self’ to ‘society’ and from ‘society’…

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  • The Three Bodies Of Mahayana Buddhism

    Mahayana Buddhism is also similar to Theravada Buddhism, it is nontheistic. The founder of this type of Buddhist philosophy was a monk known as Nagarjuna. Mahayana Buddhism practices the belief of deity from the Mahayana doctrine ‘The Three Bodies’ of Buddha. The three forms of the bodies of Buddha are the body of spirit, the body of bliss or pleasure, and the body of transformation. People that follow Mahayana Buddhism belief that they are liable to liberation of suffering for all human…

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  • Noble 8 Fold Path

    Medieval Eras. ABC-CLIO, 2015. Web. 9 Oct. 2015.This Article relates to mainly the spread of Buddhism and countries in East Asia. It explains how buddhism is spread throughout China, Korea, Japan from the early modern period to modern day.The spread of Buddhism in Ceylon began with Lord Asoka. When he sent Sanghamitra, his daughter, to Ceylon to educate the ladies about the methods for Buddhism and get them ordinated into this filtered group. Asoka likewise sent a branch of the Bodhi tree, under…

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  • Rule-Of-Five Antimicrobial Properties Of Quinoxaline

    activity. The other compound DM1 and DM4 exhibited moderate analgesic activity at 60 min. The decreasing order of analgesic activity (at 60 min) of the synthesized compounds was found to be DM2>DM5>DM3>DM1>DM4. Conclusion In summary, the synthesis of a new series of 1H-[1,4]diazepino[2,3-g]quinoxaline-2,3(4H,6H)-dione has been described. All these compounds exhibited moderate analgesic activity. The test compounds (DM2, DM3, DM5) showed good analgesic activity as comparable to the…

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