Buddism – The Three Jewels

2 Buddism   The Three JewelsA wee project for RMPS (yes, it does suck)

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LAY GNOSIS for Buddhist Intellectuals

2 LAY GNOSIS for Buddhist IntellectualsLAY GNOSIS enhances the daily life with physical mood elevation to improve ones enjoyment of Buddhist practices. Takes only 20 mins to trigger. Proven in 10 countries. www.truebluehealer.com/Beginners.html

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Schopenhauer, Buddhism and the Origins of Existentialism

2 Schopenhauer, Buddhism and the Origins of ExistentialismRev. Dr. James Kenneth Powell II, opensourcebuddhism.org This piece investigates the self-identified Buddhism of Artur Schopenhauer. Some will say he is Kantian, this piece credits him with such a break from Idealism as to constitute the beginning of Existentialism. Some will see this with Kierkegaard or Dostoyevsky. We see his emphasis on the individual via his understanding (and misunderstanding!) of Buddhism as the true origin of Existentialist thought.

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History series – Buddhism, Origins and interaction with Greek philosophy

2 History series   Buddhism, Origins and interaction with Greek philosophyIn India in the 6th century BC, Sakyamuni, “a wise man of the Sakya tribe”, had been meditating under a tree when, suddenly, he was struck with the comprehension of all things. He became Buddha, meaning the « Illuminated ». His message, based on a pragmatic philosophy, taught how to free oneself from all needs in order to achieve illumination. After the death of the Enlightened One, his disciples a few monks began to spread his teachings all over India, from Ceylon to the Himalayan.

Fearing mans penchant for idol worship, Buddha expressly forbade that his image should be represented in whatever form. Therefore, the Indian philosophers told his life story without ever showing in any form other than that of a simple lotus, a tree or a horse without a rider. The Buddhist missionaries began to build monasteries they discovered that the local population was a mix of settlers from Greece, Egypt and Antioch as well as descendants from Alexanders soldiers.

Influenced by Greek sculpture, Buddhism began to represent the Enlightened One in a Hellenised form. The Buddhist philosophy became less abstract and was better understood and henceforth widely adopted. Buddhism is a blend of spirit and culture which is unique in the history of mankind it achieved the successful encounter of East and West.

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Meditation: a Buddhist Introduction

2 Meditation:  a Buddhist Introductionby Janet Baird, through Professor Rev. Dr. James Kenneth Powell II, opensourcebuddhism.org This project examines in a brief and cursory way the principal goal of meditation, various practices used to engender that state and places the practice firmly within the context of Buddhist practice.

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Buddhism in Indonesia

2 Buddhism in Indonesiaby Sarah Riser through Professor Rev. Dr. James K. Powell II, opensourcebuddhism.org
This very well-made piece offers a chronology of the advent and exit (more or less) of Buddhism in Indonesia. From the Sailendra Dyanasty, Borobudur and on, various islands in Indonesia once housed a vast array of Buddhist practices and educational institutions.

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Buddhism in America Documentary: CPD Guide to Religions (2000)

2 Buddhism in America Documentary: CPD Guide to Religions (2000)2000 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0664233201?ie=UTF8&tag=doc06-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0664233201 Watch the full film: http://thefilmarchived.blogspot.com/2010/10/guide-to-religions-in-america-chicago.html

Buddhism is a religion and philosophy encompassing a variety of traditions, beliefs and practices, largely based on teachings attributed to Siddhartha Gautama, commonly known as the Buddha (Pāli/Sanskrit “the awakened one”). The Buddha lived and taught in the northeastern Indian subcontinent some time between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE. He is recognized by adherents as an awakened teacher who shared his insights to help sentient beings end suffering (or dukkha), achieve nirvana, and escape what is seen as a cycle of suffering and rebirth.

Two major branches of Buddhism are recognized: Theravada (“The School of the Elders”) and Mahayana (“The Great Vehicle”). Theravada—the oldest surviving branch—has a widespread following in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia, and Mahayana is found throughout East Asia and includes the traditions of Pure Land, Zen, Nichiren Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Shingon, Tendai and Shinnyo-en. In some classifications Vajrayana, a subcategory of Mahayana, is recognized as a third branch. While Buddhism remains most popular within Asia, both branches are now found throughout the world. Various sources put the number of Buddhists in the world at between 230 million and 500 million, making it the world’s fourth-largest religion.

Buddhist schools vary on the exact nature of the path to liberation, the importance and canonicity of various teachings and scriptures, and especially their respective practices. The foundations of Buddhist tradition and practice are the Three Jewels: the Buddha, the Dharma (the teachings), and the Sangha (the community). Taking “refuge in the triple gem” has traditionally been a declaration and commitment to being on the Buddhist path and in general distinguishes a Buddhist from a non-Buddhist. Other practices may include following ethical precepts, support of the monastic community, renouncing conventional living and becoming a monastic, meditation (this category includes mindfulness), cultivation of higher wisdom and discernment, study of scriptures, devotional practices, ceremonies, and in the Mahayana tradition, invocation of buddhas and bodhisattvas.

According to one analysis, Buddhism is the fourth-largest religion in the world behind Christianity, Islam and Hinduism. The monks’ order (Sangha), which began during the lifetime of the Buddha, is among the oldest organizations on earth.

– Theravāda Buddhism, using Pāli as its scriptural language, is the dominant form of Buddhism in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Burma. The Dalit Buddhist movement in India (inspired by B. R. Ambedkar) also practices Theravada. Approximately 124 million adherents.
– East Asian forms of Mahayana Buddhism that use Chinese scriptures are dominant in most of China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Vietnam as well as such communities within Indochina, Southeast Asia and the West. Approximately 185 million adherents.
– Tibetan Buddhism is found in Tibet, Bhutan, Mongolia, surrounding areas in India, China, Nepal, and the Russian Federation. Approximately 20 million adherents.

Most Buddhist groups in the West are at least nominally affiliated with one of these three traditions.

At the present time, the teachings of all three branches of Buddhism have spread throughout the world, and Buddhist texts are increasingly translated into local languages. While in the West Buddhism is often seen as exotic and progressive, in the East it is regarded as familiar and traditional. Buddhists in Asia are frequently well organized and well funded. In a number of countries, it is recognized as an official religion and receives state support. Modern influences increasingly lead to new forms of Buddhism that significantly depart from traditional beliefs and practices.

Overall there is an overwhelming diversity of recent forms of Buddhism.

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Origin of Music Sama Veda

2 Origin of Music Sama VedaIn India, music ,dance,painting,poetry and the drama is considered a divine art. Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva the Eternal Trinity were the first musicians. The Divine Dancer Shiva is scripturally represented as having worked out the infinite modes of rhythm in His cosmic dance of universal creation, preservation, and dissolution, while Brahma accentuated the time-beat with the clanging cymbals, and Vishnu sounded the holy mridanga or drum.

Brahma,Vishnu.Shiva explained.
Shiva is the Father or Absolute
Brahma is the consciousness
Vishnu is the vibratory sound called Aum heard during meditation.
The three together is called Trinity or the Supreme

Light of consciousness is called Soul
copyrights Hinduism Glance


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Shaolin: Buddhist Theory and Daoist Practice

2 Shaolin:  Buddhist Theory and Daoist Practiceby Michael Miller through Rev. Dr. James Kenneth Powell II, opensourcebuddhism.org. This piece examines the origins of the Shaolin order and the founding of the Chan Meditation sect of Chinese Buddhism. Daoist body practices account for this martial arts tradition in Buddhism which will spread eventually to the Ninja, Samurai and beyond.

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Buddhist Shrine Monks Temple Religion Philosophy Practices Meditation Pray Shanghai by BK Bazhe.com

2 Buddhist Shrine Monks Temple Religion Philosophy Practices Meditation Pray Shanghai by BK Bazhe.comBuddhist Shrine Monks – http://www.BAZHE.com

Visiting The Beautiful Buddhist Shrine & Monks, and experiencing Buddhism, harmony, meditation, peace, the philosophy, the variety of traditions, beliefs, practices, and the teachings attributed to Siddhartha Gautama, commonly known as the Buddha, on my visits to Shanghai, China.

BK BAZHE is a writer, poet, and artist.
He is the author of DAMAGES
(creative nonfiction)
—Winner in the Writers Digest Awards
and IDENTITIES (poetry).
He is published and exhibited
in Europe and America.

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