Maitreya, the Future Buddha
... founding what was eventually to become one of the great world religions.
According to the earliest texts, Gautama taught that his pragmatic method for
spiritual cultivation was open to anyone and that there were others who had
realized the same truths about human suffering and. liberation before him ...
BUDDHIST IMAGERY IN THE WORK OF PAUL GAUGUIN: THE
... Robert reports the first recording of the word “Nirvana” which is believed to be the earliest
explanations of Buddhism. In the article, Burnouf discussed the importance of the term
Nirvana and its associations with Buddhism. These teachings and ideas on Buddhism were
translated into French in the 18 ...
Dharmacorner Buddhist Library Booklist
... Is Buddhism A Religion? Ajahn Sumedho– Microsoft Word
Is Buddhism a Religion? Dorothy Figen- PDF
Is death really frightening? Venerable K. Sri Dhammananda Mahathera– Microsoft Word
Is Theravada Buddhism for Arahatship Only? Sayadaw U Silananda- PDF
It can be very simple. An interview with Ajahn Sund ...
The Poetic Dhamma of Zao Amat Long`s Mahāsatipaṭṭhāna Sutta
... beliefs and teachings of the Theravada Buddhism of the Shan ethnic group whose homeland
mainly straddles the modern nation states of Thailand and the Union of Burma. I examine the
copying and sponsorship of such texts, the occasions for their use, the threats to the
continuity of this tradition and ...
The Reinvention of Chan Buddhism in Seventeenth
... register (a, b, or c), if necessary, e.g., Wuzong yuan, Z no. 1279, 65: 102–11.
Some sources are tracked through the “CBETA Chinese Electronic Tripitaka
Collection” (CD-ROM) released by the Chinese Buddhist Electronic Text Association (CBETA) in February 2006. Citations from the Zhonghua dazang
... political allegiances, social and cultural factors, or simply the
desire to weave a good tale.
This book is intended for the interested generalist rather than
the specialist, for the “student” rather than the “scholar,” but
that does not mean that she or he should be sheltered from
exposure to some ...
THE CONCEPT OF THE BUDDHA, Its evolution from
... the concept of kAya covers studies of the NikAyas and the early Indian
Buddhist schools. His discussion of the kAya concept in the NikAyas is signiﬁcant in that it collects and analyses all relevant passages on the subject. He
points out that the conception of kAya in the NikAyas has no metaphysical ...
Schopenhauer between Fre - UQ eSpace
... as the “enjoyment of the beautiful”, with a more lasting positive experience
of someone who has “conquered her inner nature”. Liberation is given the
attributes of a “pure knowing being” and “undimmed mirror of the world”,
but otherwise it is described only negatively, as liberation from “distress”, ...
Metaphor and Literalism in Buddhism: The Doctrinal History of Nirvana
... Buddha’s teaching, its interpretation has been a constant problem to Buddhist
exegetes, and has changed in different historical and doctrinal contexts. The
concept is so central that changes in its understanding have necessarily
involved much larger shifts in doctrine.
This book studies the doctrina ...
EXPOSITION OF THE SUTRA OF BRAHMA S NET
... of the Buddhist tradition, the Buddhist canon or “Three Baskets” (Tripit. aka),
was compiled in a group recitation where the oral rehearsal of the scriptures
was corrected and confirmed by the collective wisdom of all the senior
SAK YANT: THE TRANSITION FROM INDIC YANTRAS TO THAI
... Sak Yant Overview
The practice of Sak Yant is difficult to trace in the historical record. Aside from
the fact that tattoos are placed on skin—an inherently ephemeral material—there are
variations in the practice of Sak Yant in different parts of Thailand and Southeast Asia.
Nevertheless, there are ...
The mandalas of Tibetan Buddhism and western psychotherapy
... spontaneous creation of the mandala by his patients was a visual symbol that
depicted the current state of their psyche, in addition to their psyche's work
toward individuation, as evidenced in his text Mandala Symbolism.
Many well-know psychoanalysts and art therapists have followed in the
... Sutra of the Past Vows of Earth Store Bodhisattva
Reminiscent of Dante’s Inferno but largely unknown in the West, this
sutra, which discusses the workings of karma and rebirth, describes the
various Buddhist hells and the reasons for falling into them. Spoken by
Shakyamuni Buddha, it tells us that h ...
The Buddha and His Teachings
... voluntary contributions from my devout Vietnamese supporters. In the present one, I have added two more chapters and an
appendix with some important Suttas.
It gives me pleasure to state that a Vietnamese translation
of this book by Mr. Pham Kim Khanh (Sunanda) was also published in Saigon.
In prepa ...
The Development of Kaji Kito in Nichiren Shu Buddhism
... the core teachings of Buddhism have remained the same, both branches have differing views of
the Buddha’s teachings (Herbrechtsmeier 1993: 1-5). Further subdivisions of Mahayana
Buddhism, in particular, into separate Buddhist schools show varying views primarily based on
issues of canonicity of scri ...
Mongolians after Socialism - SARR
... important attempt to address these questions. Moving widely
across the canvas of Mongolian economics, politics, culture,
religion, history, and projected future development, this book
portrays a dynamic whole that is more than the sum of its
divisible parts. It combines Western-derived perspectives ...
Searching for the Law: Ennin`s Journal as a Key to the Heian
... their advice and expertise to a project that has probably ranged farther afield than a
dissertation should. I am grateful to Susan Klein for her perspective on the project as a
whole, something I often lost sight of in the thicket of details, and her guidance in
Irvine and in Tokyo. I am grateful to ...
Kosalan Philosophy dissertation - University of California, Berkeley
... Vājasaneyins enlivened earlier Vedic concepts and augmented Vedic propensities for
asceticism. The region of Kosala flourished during the lifetime of Śākyamuni Buddha, and
as a result, the Kāṇva School formed an important part of the cultural milieu in which the
historical Buddha lived. The Suttanip ...
A Study of Sukkhavipassaka in Pāli Buddhism
... Buddhism. The focus of the thesis is to utilize the canonical and commentarial sources of the various
Buddhist schools to evaluate the position of this doctrine in the history of early Buddhism. Since the
early 20th century the sukkhavipassaka doctrine and its practice have been reemphasized by emin ...
1 1. What are Jizo? Jizo are statues of Buddhist boddhisattvas. Many
... The functions of Jizo have continued since the middle ages and through the Edo period to this day.
In conclusion, at least for Kanazawa City, it is incidental that the places Jizo were erected to
memorialize the dead or to obtain benefits in this world through the observance of Buddhist teachings
- CReaTE - Canterbury Christ Church University
... be thought if the amulet is understood not merely to possess powers, but to have use of the powers
and communication with the being it depicts, be that the Buddha, an auspicious Monk or a Deity?
As Swearer (2004) discusses, what is represented in the image or amulet is implicitly assimilated
and nee ...
How Mindfulness Becomes Mindlessness – A Hermeneutical
... Satipatthana Sutta, interpreted by Bhikkhu Analayo (2003), is an important Eastern source relative to the concept of
sati because it enables us to explore the literal meaning of original Buddhist texts and their doctrinal implications relative
This approach, however, also has its lim ...
Early Buddhist schools
The early Buddhist schools are those schools into which the Buddhist monastic saṅgha initially split, due originally to differences in vinaya and later also due to doctrinal differences and geographical separation of groups of monks.The original saṅgha split into the first early schools (generally believed to be the Sthavira nikāya and the Mahāsāṃghika) a significant number of years after the death of Gautama Buddha. According to scholar Collett Cox ""most scholars would agree that even though the roots of the earliest recognized groups predate Aśoka, their actual separation did not occur until after his death."" Later, these first early schools split into further divisions such as the Sarvāstivādins and the Dharmaguptakas, and ended up numbering, traditionally, about 18 or 20 schools. In fact, there are several overlapping lists of 18 schools preserved in the Buddhist tradition, totaling about twice as many, though some may be alternative names. It is thought likely that the number is merely conventional.