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  Buddhist philosophy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Buddhist philosophy is the branch of Eastern philosophy based on the teachings of Gautama Buddha, a.k.a.
The original positive Buddhist contribution to the field of metaphysics is pratītyasamutpāda, which arises from the Buddhist critique of Indian theories of causality.
Buddhist teachings claim that there is no real difference between ourselves and others; therefore one should attempt to increase the happiness of all living things as eagerly as one's own.
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The early history of Buddhist thought in India can better be characterized as a shift from primarily moral and religious teachings concerned with the attainment of enlightenment to a more comprehensive system of thought, in the midst of which philosophical schools and systems gradually came into existence.
Buddhist philosophy must be seen in the context of the mature Vedic system that existed in India at the time of the Buddha.
In Buddhism, the ancient concept of a "constituent factor" (Sanskrit dharma), perhaps originally conceived of as a constituent factor of Buddhist doctrine, came to fulfill this role of an ontological category, in the sense of a constituent factor of mind as well as matter.
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 Buddhist philosophy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Arguments against Buddhism as a philosophy might attention to the way Buddhism's pervasive inconclusion supernatural entities (not "gods" in the sense Western monotheism of course) to what most scholars as worship practices (ceremonial reverence of saints to Buddhism's thoroughly developed hierarchies of clergy usually characteristic of a "philosophy") and its religious organization.
He pointed out that implicit in early Buddhist concept of dependent origination is lack of any substantial being (anatta)underlying the in origination so that they have no existence a state identified as emptiness (Template:Sunyata) or emptiness of a nature or (sva-bhTemplate:Ava).
But other Buddhist teachings claim that there no meaningful difference between ourselves and others; one should attempt to increase the happiness all living things as eagerly as one's This is why many Buddhists choose to vegetarians.
www.freeglossary.com /Buddhist_philosophy   (2083 words)

 Online Encyclopedia and Dictionary - Buddhist philosophy
Buddhist philosophy is the branch of Eastern philosophy based on the teachings of Gautama Buddha (c.
Proponents of such a view may argue that (a) Buddhism is non-theistic (i.e., it has no special use for the existence or nonexistence of a god or gods) or atheistic and (b) religions necessarily involve some form of theism.
But other Buddhist teachings claim that there is no meaningful difference between ourselves and others; therefore one should attempt to increase the happiness of all living things as eagerly as one's own.
fact-archive.com /encyclopedia/Buddhist_philosophy   (1856 words)

 Buddhist Philosophy
This is just a practical introduction to some important concepts of Buddhist philosophy and what they mean in daily life.
One way of talking about Buddhist philosophy is in terms of the Three Turnings of the Wheel of Dharma.
Buddhist philosophy starts from the recognition that the fundamental nature of the mind of all sentient beings is awareness, openness, and limitless freedom.
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USC Buddhist Director Dr. Jongmae Park (left) leads the students of the Buddhist Student Association in Meditation.
Buddhists believe people were born with a pure mind and spirit, and develop greed, anger and prejudices through life, Park said.
The philosophy of Buddhism is unlike most religions in that there is no belief in a supreme being or God, Park said.
www.buddhistnews.tv /current/usc-med-250204.php   (901 words)

 Buddhist Philosophy
Buddhists believe correct human behavior is necessarily based on correct action, speech and thought, and good Buddhists devote their lives to seeking truth and knowledge.
The noble lay Buddhist disciples, who have advanced in their understanding of the truth, refrain from trading in arms, living beings, flesh, intoxicating drinks and poisons.
If the definition of philosophy, “love of wisdom,” includes the wisdom gained by human beings in their search for the extinction of suffering, Buddhism is a real philosophy because it contains many ways to achieve the wisdom necessary to free oneself from the fetters of defilement.
home.iirt.net /~stltemple/buddhist_philosophy.htm   (3430 words)

 Buddhist Channel | Issues | Buddhism and young Tibetans
Buddhist courses in Tibetan schools, at least when I was in high school in the late 1980s, are only taught in Tibetan.
This is perhaps the reason why we should learn to appreciate Buddhism as a philosophy, as a way of being and living, rather than as a religion.
It is a highly accessible, a layperson-friendly course on Buddhist philosophy with introduction to all four schools of Buddhism: Vaibhasika, Sautantrika, Yogacarya and Madhyamika but with strong emphasis on how they can be used in personal development.
www.buddhistchannel.tv /index.php?id=8,2418,0,0,1,0   (1163 words)

 Buddhism (Buddhist Philosophy)-Sanuja Senanayake's Personal Web Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Indeed, even today growing number of Europeans who are interested in the philosophy and their ingenious advocating concerns over profound Buddhist teachings are indications that empathized Buddhist philosophy still a complex and imperceptible matter to many intellectuals all over the world.
Buddhist philosophy is therefore resolutely critical, showing the contradictions inherent in the concepts of their opponents.
But while Buddhist philosophy is a critical philosophy, it is also a rational philosophy in that it believes that no contradiction can exist in the absolute.
www.sanuja.com /sb060716235208.php?bso09=80&sdrrt=wzz754   (3903 words)

 Buddhist philosophy, Japanese : Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online
Mahāyāna Buddhist thought entered Japan from the East Asian continent as part of a cultural complex that included written language, political institutions, formal iconography and Confucian literature.
As an extension of its practical bent, Japanese Buddhist thought often tended to collapse differences between Buddhism and other forms of Japanese religiosity, between this phenomenal world and any absolute realm, and between the means and end of enlightenment.
The development of Japanese Buddhist philosophy can thus be seen as the unfolding of major themes rather than a series of philosophical positions in dispute.
www.rep.routledge.com /article/G101   (531 words)

 Buddhist Philosophy
The Buddha intended his philosophy to be a practical one, aimed at the happiness of all creatures.
The core of this teaching is contained in the Noble Eightfold Path, which covers the three essential areas of Buddhist practice: ethical conduct, mental discipline (‘concentration; or ‘meditation’), and wisdom.
Unique among victorious leaders, the Buddhist emperor Asoka in the third century BCE renounced violence and war, and put Buddhist ethical virtues at the center of his government.
www.age-of-the-sage.org /buddhism/buddhist_philosophy.html   (2771 words)

 Is Buddhism a religion or philosophy
Like most philosophies, Buddhism attempts to frame the complexities of human existence in a way that reassures us that there is, in fact, some underlying order to the Universe.
And even the Buddhist view of cosmology, which some may at first find farfetched, is a logical extension of the law of kamma.
For many Buddhists, this faith is expressed and reinforced through traditional devotional practices, such as bowing before a Buddha statue and reciting passages from the early Pali texts.
www.hinduwebsite.com /buddhism/essays/religion_or_philosophy.asp   (853 words)

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The Buddhist philosophy of universal flux : an exposition of the philosophy of critical realism as expounded by the School of Dignaga / by Satkari Mookerjee.
Buddhist phenomenology : a philosophical investigation of Yogacara Buddhism and the Ch'eng Wei-shih lun / Dan Lusthaus.
Buddhist studies in honour of I. Horner / edited by L. Cousins, A. Kunst, and K. Norman.
www.quangduc.com /English/philosophy/index.html   (237 words)

 Pudgalavada Buddhist Philosophy [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
The Pudgalavadins, like other Buddhist philosophers, saw it as their task to present what they believed to be the best interpretation of the teaching of the Buddha and to support that interpretation through rational argument.
As Buddhists, their opponents agree with the Pudgalavadins in accepting the effectiveness of karma, but their denial of the reality of the self makes nonsense of what they accept.
The view of the Pudgalavadins, that the self is a real entity which is neither the same as the aggregates nor different from them, is certainly paradoxical and seems to have been regarded by their opponents as fundamentally irrational.
www.iep.utm.edu /p/pudgalav.htm   (5435 words)

 A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF BUDDHIST PHILOSOPHY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Buddhism may be considered a religion, a philosophy, a way of life, or all three; here we will deal mainly with Buddhism as a philosophical system.
Another main teaching of Buddhist metaphysics is known as the Three Marks of Existence.
Mindfulness is practiced in Buddhist forms of meditation such as vipassana, through techniques like observation of the breath and bodily sensations.
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Now, in a new Buddhist world, he takes pains to make those teachings practical, connect them to, as he writes, "the living reactions of human beings." I am particularly drawn, in closing, to his discussion of silence in the last chapter.
Buddhist General Semantics is one of the first books of religious philosophy evaluating the relationship between Buddhism and General Semantics.
Buddhist General Semantics is an exploration into the relationship of one’s internal and external experiences and how it can establish a greater understanding of the theories and practice of Buddhism.
www.quangduc.com /English/philosophy/15BuddhistGeneralSemantics.html   (1296 words)

 View on Buddhism: (Tibetan) Buddhist practice and philosophy
This personal website is intended to share some information on the philosophy, practice and history of Buddhism that I found useful in giving my life a purpose and direction, in the hope it may benefit every visitor.
In the beginning, it may be better to avoid clicking on too many links; these are mainly intended for a deeper level of study materials once you are a bit familiar with the basics.
However, to really learn Buddhist meditation, there is no substitute to visit a center or group where people give guided meditations and explanations.
buddhism.kalachakranet.org   (392 words)

 Basic Teachings and Philosophical Doctrines of Buddhism
Buddhist scriptures are called the Tripit.aka, or the "Three Baskets," consisting of the Sutrapit.aka, the Buddha's sermons, the Vinayapit.aka, the monastic rules, and the Abhidharmapit.aka, early philosophical treatises.
Buddhist doctrine and practice in the earliest period were agreed upon in a series of Councils, sometimes reckoned to be three, or four.
While many Buddhists now no longer worry about the problem of the fading Dharma, there is no denying the statement of the Buddha, or the role that dealing with this has played in the history of Buddhism.
www.friesian.com /buddhism.htm   (5421 words)

 Toward a Buddhist Philosophy of Science
The Buddhist diagnosis of this situation is quite simple: the vast majority of beings are confused about what sorts of actions have what sorts of effects.
It is enough for our purposes to note that in the realm of mathematics, the debates continue: the descriptions proposed in the last round had their problems discovered; it seems overly optimistic to suppose that the current round of patches will finally resolve all problems.
The standard modern philosophy of science holds that the dynamic system of theory evolution is non-chaotic, that essentially the entire space of theories constitutes one big basin of attraction with a simple fixed point.
www.buddhistinformation.com /toward_a_buddhist_philosophy_of_.htm   (12940 words)

 Buddhist glossary and Buddhist terms: Buddhism and Buddhist Philosophy
The Buddha and Buddhism, a glossary of Buddhist terminology, Mahayana Buddhism and Theravada Buddhism, and Vajrayana Buddhism
Nirvana: Considered as the goal of Theravada Buddhist practice, it is the liberation from suffering and departure from the endless cyclic existence.
Stupa: In Buddhist temples, the Stupa is a structure built to house sacred relics.
www.siamese-dream.com /reference/buddhist_glossary.html   (1650 words)

 Buddhist Philosophy Encyclopedia Article @ AlienArtifacts.com (Alien Artifacts)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Buddhist Philosophy Encyclopedia Article @ AlienArtifacts.com (Alien Artifacts)
Ambedkar was proud that his ancestors were the first supporters of Buddhist philosophy.
"The Relevance of Whitehead for Contemporary Buddhist Philosophy." Pan.ini, Nagarjuna and Whitehead.
www.alienartifacts.com /encyclopedia/Buddhist_philosophy   (2362 words)

 Buddhist Philosophy & Community
Buddhists do not think that it is very important to convert others, by thinking that the followers of other religion are sinners.
Buddhists believe that whether people have different religious labels or even if they claim not to have any religion, if they are good, cultured people and if they do not harm others and if they have gentleness, they are considered respectable from the Buddhist point of view.
The Buddhist concept of heaven is where one is happy, prosperous, fortunate and satisfactory for a long period.
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 The Hare Krsnas - Comparison of Major Religions - Lord Caitanya Defeats the Buddhist Philosophy
The Buddhists maintain that the principle "I am" is the Ultimate Truth, but this excludes the individuality of "I" and "you." If there is no "I" and "you," or individuality, there is no possibility of argument.
The Buddhist philosophy depends on argument, but there can be no argument if one simply depends on "I am." There must be a "you," or another person also.
Since the Buddhist philosophy does not admit the existence of the spirit soul, the so-called mercy of the Buddhists is defective.
www.harekrsna.com /philosophy/gss/sadhu/religions/defeated.htm   (2621 words)

 Amazon.ca: A History of Buddhist Philosophy: Continuities and Discontinuities: Books: David J. Kalupahana   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
David J. Kalupahana's Buddhist Philosophy: A Historical Analysis has, since its original publication in 1976, offered an unequaled introduction to the philosophical principles and historical development of Buddhism.
Kalupahana covers the development of Buddhist Philosophy from it's early days of oral tradition, Councils and Schisms through to the Vajrayana's Tantra and, lastly, on silent meditation and Ch'an.
As someone who does have an academic background in Buddhist studies, I want to warn people looking for a good introduction to Buddhist thought that this is not it.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0824814029   (1218 words)

 Non Religion Buddhist Philosophy
The basic tenets of Buddhist teaching are straightforward and practical: nothing is fixed or permanent; actions have consequences; change is possible.
Indeed, exception to those of high intellect, some of the Buddhist principles are too profound to be easily explained and understood by the lay people.
The Sinhalese literati studied Pali, the language of the Buddhist scriptures, thus influencing the development of Sinhala as a literary language.
www.purifymind.com /NonReligionPhilosophy.htm   (5246 words)

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