Maitreya, the Future Buddha
... gathered about himself a group of devoted followers over the next forty years,
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 wh ...
The Evolution of the Precepts
... teachings); the course of training for the disciples was not made known, the Patimokkha was not established.
After the disappearance of these Enlightened Ones, these Blessed Ones, after the disappearance of the disciples
enlightened under those Enlightened Ones, those last disciples of various names ...
Sunyata 07 - Was Arya Nagarjuna A Mahayanist
... But in the entire Astasahasrika these
words can be seen. But Robinson says
Nagarjuna in his Karika talked to
Hinayanists and other religions therefore,
those Mahayana concepts were not
included, or not necessary to include.
According to the above explanation it is
not very difficult to say Arya Na ...
Buddhāvataṃsaka-sūtra - REAL-d
... in the west. I carefully collated all extant accounts of his life, and wrote his critical biography.
My study on his biography was published separately in English under the title A Religious
Leader in the Tang: Chengguan’s Biography by The International Institute for Buddhist
Studies in Tokyo. This ...
A History of Mindfulness
... works for what I call the vipassanāvāda, the ‘vipassanā-doctrine’. This is
a special interpretation of some central meditation concepts that has become the de facto orthodoxy in Theravāda Buddhism, although not without
controversy. The term vipassanāvāda is useful in that the Pali suffix -vāda
A Study of Sukkhavipassaka in Pāli Buddhism
... First of all, I would like to express my deep gratitude to my principal advisors, Dr. Primoz
Pecenko, his wife, Dr. Tamara Ditrich, and Dr. Chris Kang of the School of History, Philosophy,
Religion, Classics, University of Queensland, for their useful guidance, timely help and warm
friendship throug ...
Master Dogen`s Shobogenzo
... the Buddhist scripture found here were performed under the direction of the
Editorial Committee in Tokyo, Japan, chaired by Professor Sengaku Mayeda,
Professor Emeritus of Musashino University. The Publication Committee members then put this volume through a rigorous succession of editorial and book ...
Skilful Means: A Concept in Mahayana Buddhism
... quite widely known to students of Buddhism, and on many occasions I
have been encouraged to think that my own study of the concept has played
some part in this process. Some people prefer to use the Indian word upAya,
meaning simply a ‘means’ or a ‘strategem’, whether employed by oneself
or by other ...
An Analysis of the Pali Canon
... In the present edition, the basic analysis of the Canon has been left in its original state
although some minor corrections had to be made. However, it has been found possible to fully
explore the Saṃyutta and Aṅguttara Nikāyas together with three important texts from the
Khuddaka Nikāya: Udāna, Iti ...
Volition: An Introduction of the Law of Kamma
... uge. Deeds divide beings in lowness and excellence.”
Buddha gave this very short answer, but Subha did
not understand. So Buddha elaborated upon the law of
Some beings like to kill other beings and get in the
habit of killing. After death, these people are reborn in
four lower, woeful states ...
Studies in the Lankavatara Sutra
... dhism was written first. As it was being revised after its
publication in The Eastern Buddhist, Volume IV, Nos. 3-4,
for 1928, the thought suggested itself that the sutra must
be studied also textually since there are still three Chinese
and one (or two) Tibetan translations. The result was the
The Dawn of Abhidharma - Numata Zentrum für Buddhismuskunde
... make a contribution to these two topics. Yet, the material that emerged
in the course of my studies prompted me to explore these two trajectories of Buddhist thought from the viewpoint of what can be discerned
about their beginnings in the textual corpus of the early discourses.
Since the publicatio ...
The Seeker`s Glossary of Buddhism
... Avatamsaka Sutra, stands supreme. Described by Dr. D. T. Suzuki
as the “epitome of Buddhist thought, Buddhist sentiment and
Buddhist experience”, the sutra recounts the story of the youth
Sudhana, the perennial seeker of the Way, who toward the end
of the sutra sought entrance into Maitreya’s Tower ...
... (Sakkaya ditthi), doubt or uncertainty (vicikiccha), and belief in the efficacy of
rites and rituals outside the Ariya Path of Eight Constituents
(Silahatthaparamasa) and also all other wrong views. Besides, a Sotapanna is
not liable to fall back into miserable existences (Apaya). A Sotapanna is a
... continue to retell and rethink the significance of the life of their
founder. Scholars have much debated the issue of when a
continuous narrative of the whole of Gautama’s life was first
composed. Some have thought such a biography was written
relatively soon after the Buddha’s death. Others have cl ...
Mahayana Buddhism - The Doctrinal Foundations
... It occurs when we take a single name or naming expression and assume that it must refer
to one uniﬁed phenomenon. This is indeed a fallacy, as a little thought will show, but it
is a peculiarly pervasive and deep-rooted fallacy, giving rise to the feeling that because we
use the same word so there m ...
PALI TIPITAKA CHANTING : Oral Tradition of Theravada Buddhism
... which emerged as the older Sthavira group at the time of the Third Buddhist Council
(250 B.C.) during the reign of Emperor Asoka in India. After the Third Council, the
Vibhajjavadins were divided into four mainly for the geographical distance. They are:
Mahisasaka, Kasyapiya, Dharmaguptaka and the T ...
2015 SGINZ LEVEL ONE EXAM
... fourth-century Buddhist scholar and translator Kumarajiva fully grasped the meaning
behind the Lotus Sutra’s title and translated it
from Sanskrit into Chinese as Miao-falienhua-ching. In Japanese, these Chinese
characters are pronounced Myoho-renge-kyo.
To Nichiren, this phrase signiﬁed something
Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION
... south and southeast asian countries, see Frank E Reynolds, "The Several Bodies of the Buddha: Reflections on a Neglected
Aspect of Theravāda Tradition," History of Religion 16 (1976): 374-389. Herein, the author interestingly points out the use
of the term dhammakāya within the developed Theravāda t ...
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 ...
Kosalan Philosophy dissertation - University of California, Berkeley
... munis, including Vedic ones. The Kāṇva Śatapatha Brāhmaṇa and the Suttanipāta are
compilations which contain layers from different time periods. Despite comprising earlier
material, the final redactions of both texts occurred during the Śuṅga dynasty in the second
or first century BCE. This suggest ...
Guide to the Bodhisattva`s Way of Life
... aspiration, anyone who hears these teachings will certainly be able to develop genuine
bodhichitta in his or her continuum. This was agreed upon by all the historical great
Masters and high Lamas in Tibetan Buddhism. Our Guru Rinpoche had previously
mentioned several times in class that if one can s ...
The Quintessence of Secret (Esoteric) Buddhism
... of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas upon mankind. The Bodhisattvas
do not enjoy the results of their good deeds but want to share
them with mankind. The Bodhisattvas will not hesitate to suffer
in the place of sentient beings, or to give out their merits to
enlighten them if it is possible to do so. They wo ...
Cliff Notes: Text and Image at Baodingshan
... tradition in China, and Dr. Henrik Sørenson for pointing out the relatedness of
the sutra carvings at Baodingshan to inscribed texts found elsewhere in Sichuan.
Grants from the Samuel Kress Foundation, the Asian Cultural Council and
the Metropolitan Center for Far Eastern Studies aided me in my rese ...
Buddhist cosmology is the description of the shape and evolution of the Universe according to the Buddhist scriptures and commentaries.It consists of temporal and spatial cosmology, the temporal cosmology being the division of the existence of a 'world' into four discrete moments (the creation, duration, dissolution, and state of being dissolved, this does not seem to be a canonical division however). The spatial cosmology consists of a vertical cosmology, the various planes of beings, their bodies, characteristics, food, lifespan, beauty etc. And a horizontal cosmology, the distribution of these world-systems into an ""apparently"" infinite sheet of universes. The existence of world-periods (moments, kalpas), is well attested to by the Buddha.It should be noted that the historical Buddha (Gautama Buddha) made references to the existence of aeons (which he describes the length of by metaphor), and simultaneously intimates his knowledge of past events, such as the dawn of human beings in their coarse and gender-split forms, the existence of there being more than one sun at certain points in time, and his ability to convey his voice vast distances, as well as the ability of his disciples (who if they fare accordingly) to be reborn in any one of these planes (should they so choose)—the Buddha does not seem to place a premium on figuring out cosmology.He also refused to answer questions regarding either the infinitude or eternity of the world.