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    other religions. Although Buddhism was founded in India, it is mainly practiced in countries such as China, Taiwan, Mongolia, Tibet, Burma, 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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    Although America welcomes all religions, and individuals have the freedom to practice whatever religion they choose, some religions require practices and rituals that may not be as effective in American culture. When all forms of Buddhism are considered, such as Theravada, Mahayana, including Chan/Zen and Pure Land, or Vajrayana, I think it would be more difficult to practice Theravada Buddhism in twenty-first America. Theraveda Buddhism thrives in tradition, so monasticism and the community…

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    Tipitaka, or as Buddhists refer to it, The Three Baskets, are a number of scriptures from which Theravada Buddhism develops. These ThreeBaskets refer to the three receptacles that contained the scrolls form which the Buddha’s sermons and teachings were originally written andconserved. The Three Baskets consist of Sutra (Discourse Basket) ,Abhidarma (Higher Knowledge and Special Teachings Basket), andVinaya (Rules and Regulations). Within the Three Baskets, there is the Sutra whichcontains the…

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    Buddhism can be broken down into main schools all have their own teachings and purposes. The school are Theravada Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism and Zen Buddhism I will discuss the similarities and differences. Theravada Buddhism,it is considered the most conservative branch of Buddhism. It is known to be a monastic branch and is very strict, Thereavada is known for sticking to the original teachings of Buddha. According to Theravada Buddhism, one must live ethically, meditate,…

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    how each religion believes the consequences, if any, are applied to those who engage in homosexual relations. Christianity, Islam and Theravada Buddhism will be the religions we will be observing in this essay, all three having a unique view on homosexuality; also all having scriptures that define a general approval or disapproval of engaging in homosexual acts and how their community believes is appropriate to act towards those who practice a homosexual lifestyle. As far as the layout of…

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    Zen & Theravada Words are often the very things that hinders us from the immediate contact with the honest nature of things. Having the quietness with a mix of experiences of the tangible universe can take us on a journey that surpasses the verbal language and thoughts to the pulse of reality itself (Molloy 168). Zen Buddhism, a school of Mahayana Buddhism has begun and then had made its way to Japan (Molloy 166). Chan Buddhism roots can be found way back to a Buddhist monk Bodhidharma. The…

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    Buddhism is a major world religion, with several schools of thoughts and numerous sects. The two major branches are known as Theravada, “The Way of the Elders” and Mahayana, “The Great Vehicle.” Buddhism has been influential in many parts of the world, in this paper we will focus on Theravadas dominance in India and Mahayanist preeminence in Japan. Furthermore, we will introduce both schools of thought separately, explore the similarities and differences of these major schools and discuss…

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    countries. Since its starting point around 2,000 years prior, Mahayana Buddhism has separated into many sub-schools and factions with an immense scope of tenets and practices. This incorporates Vajrayana schools, for example, some branches of Tibetan Buddhism, which are frequently considered a different "yana". Since Vajrayana is established on Mahayana lessons, it is regularly viewed as a major aspect of that school, however Tibetans and numerous researchers hold that Vajrayana is a different…

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    For the Shan people the paui sang long ordination is an important Theravada Buddhist ritual that symbolizes the Gautama Buddha’s path to enlightenment. The Shan ordination takes place every two or three years when they have an appropriate number of boys at a certain age. It cannot be held every year due to the cost and only the wealthy people in the village can afford to sponsor the entire event which is done by a couple like husband and wife. A three day ritual that involves villagers partying,…

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    I am doing my research project on Buddhism.The basic doctrines of early buddhism,which remains common to all Buddhism, include the “Four Noble Truths”. Buddhism life doesn't end, goes on in other forms that are the result of accumulated is karma. Look forward to this religion Buddhist lunchtime maybe discouraged us to David living in sin city gratitude wisdom and compassion. A Buddhist made participate and going to refuge. The religion Buddhism was founded in the fourth or fifth century B.C in…

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