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  Buddhism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Buddhism is a religion and philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, a prince of the Shakyas, whose lifetime is traditionally given as 566 to 486 BCE.
Chinese Buddhism, Korean Buddhism, Japanese Buddhism, and Vietnamese Buddhism.
Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected in a cosmic religion for the future: It transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology; it covers both the natural and the spiritual, and it is based on a religious sense aspiring from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity.
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 Bodhi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bodhi is most commonly translated into English as enlightenment, though this translation is problematic, since enlightenment (the soul being "lit" by a higher power) is originally a concept from Christian mysticism or conversely evokes notions of the 18th century European Age of Enlightenment that are not identical with the Buddhist concept of Bodhi.
In the legends of Mahayana Buddhism, it was said that Queen Maya held a branch of one of these trees while resting in Lumbini Garden and her son, Siddhartha, was born.
Their skill in helping others to obtain enlightenment is inferior to that of the arhats, but one need to accumulate paramis in a much long time to become a pratyekabuddha than an Arhat.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Enlightenment_(Buddhism)   (747 words)

Buddhism's scope is broad and profound and regarding it as merely an academic field of study is frankly, another deviation.
Buddhism is an education of honoring teachers and revering their teachings, which is based on the foundation of filial piety.
Buddhism is a perfect education, which can help us to attain the boundless wisdom, virtue and skill to enable us to be free of all worries, leave the cycle of birth and death, put an end to reincarnation and ultimately to attain Buddhahood.
www.buddhistinformation.com /buddhism_wisdom.htm   (20780 words)

 Buddhism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Buddhism is a religion and philosophy based on the teachings of Siddhārtha Gautama (Sanskrit; in Pāli, Siddhattha Gotama), who lived between approximately 563 and 483 BCE.
Buddhism teaches followers to perform good and wholesome actions, to avoid bad and harmful actions, and to purify and train the mind.
Thus Buddhism is essentially a heresy vis a vis orthodox Indian philosophy, though there are many syncretic or ecumenical tendencies within either group which are accepting of the beliefs and practices of the other.
www.yotor.com /wiki/en/bu/Buddhism.htm   (5366 words)

 To enlightenment.org -Buddhism Spiritual Cultivation, Purification, Vegetarian lifestyle
Like waking from a deep dream, the enlightened person finds that all the people and the world he knew of were not real.
Enlightenment : the transformation where our real mind takes control over the functioning of the brain (the illusory mind).
The enlightened mind, or the real mind, cannot be discovered by anyone including the Buddha because it is absolute.
www.toenlightenment.org   (624 words)

 Brief History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Siddhartha's birth was a mysterious one, he was placed inside of the womb of his mother as a white elephant and born out of her side ten months later.
Their desire is to live happily, not harming others, working towards their ultimate goal of enlightenment.
Buddhism acts as a philosophy that regulates a persons place in the world, and the universe.
mcel.pacificu.edu /as/students/vb/History.HTM   (477 words)

 12 Principles of Buddhism
As Buddhism is a way of living, not merely a theory of life, the treading of this Path is essential to self-deliverance.
Buddhism knows no authority for truth save the intuition of the individual, and that is authority for himself alone.
Buddhism is neither pessimistic nor ‘escapist’, nor does it deny the existence of God or soul, though it places its own meaning on these terms.
www.budtempchi.org /12prin.html   (1087 words)

 Enlightenment In Buddhism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Enlightenment In Buddhism is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
The "seven aids to enlightenment" constitutes the sixth of the seven categories within the thirty-seven aids to the way, or the thirty-seven practices leading to enlightenment.
The Sanskrit term pratyekabuddha means "independently enlightened one" or "individually enlightened one." In the early Chinese translations of Buddhist scriptures, it was rendered cause-awakened one, which implies one enlightened through perceiving causal relation ship.
www.experiencefestival.com /enlightenment_in_buddhism   (1427 words)

 Enlightenment in Buddhism and Advaita Vedanta
Enlightenment has different names in the various systems -- kaivalya, nirvana, moksha, etc. -- and is described in different ways, but the similarities among them are great.
The experience of attaining enlightenment is not merely one of many aspects which could be examined; it is the most critical one.
Early Buddhism refers not to the One but to a plurality of separate dharmas, which is ontologically lopsided: the self has been analyzed away, but the reality of the world as objective has been left unchanged.
ccbs.ntu.edu.tw /FULLTEXT/JR-AN/26715.htm   (5563 words)

 Buddhism And Enlightenment
Buddhism And Enlightenment: Buddhism Enlightenment Dictionary on Treatise on the Discipline for Attaining Enlightenment
Treatise on the Discipline for Attaining Enlightenment, The
The enlightenment of grass, trees, rocks, the land itself, or anything else that has neither emotion nor consciousness.
www.experiencefestival.com /buddhism_and_enlightenment   (1356 words)

 On Enlightenment in Buddhism and Judeo-Christendom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
It has been told that, following Siddhartha Gautama's enlightenment, the Buddha -- or "the awakened one," as he became known -- developed his "Eightfold Path" to aid all other sincere seekers in pursuit of the same sort of liberation.
But, these came at the latest stage of his unawakened life and were more a part of his imminent awakening than of his approach to it.
The tendency to interpret either of these systems as prescriptive, rather than descriptive, may be incorrect and suggestive that one (or even a choice of two!) set of directives, if followed, will lead each and every being to freedom or righteousness.
home.earthlink.net /~adamcburke/On_Enlightenment.htm   (690 words)

 Buddhism The Wisdom of Compassion And Awakening
As said in the Buddha Speaks of the Infinite Life Sutra of Adornment, Purity, Equality and Enlightenment of the Mahayana School or the Infinite Life Sutra, Buddhism can perfectly solve all afflictions and problems.
The most basic one of Mahayana Buddhism is the Original Vow of Earth Treasure Bodhisattva Sutra.
I wondered why enlightened Bodhisattvas in the Flower Adornment World would want to be born into the Western Pure Land, considering how wonderful their own world was, it seemed unnecessary for them to do so.
www.buddhistinformation.com /buddhism_the_wisdom_of_compassio.htm   (22116 words)

 ENLIGHTENMENT: can you do it?
Of course, since the oft heard 'all are Enlightened' statement is law, Hung Jen could have just set the robe and bowl on the floor of the meditation hall or out on the grounds and let the first stumbling dolt to trip over them become the Sixth Patriarch.
Instead he staged the now classical stanza competition wherein the lowly rice pounder Hui-neng composed a stanza and obtained the efforts of an accomplice to write it, overshadowing the stanza presented previously by the venerated head monk and heir apparent Shen-hsiu.
Many seekers seem to be unaware of a very simple fact that there are actually many levels of Self-realization as exemplified in the Eight Jhana States, the Wu Keng Chuan (Five Degrees of Tozan) and the Five Varieties of Zen.
www.geocities.com /SoHo/Study/6309/canudoit.html   (1323 words)

 Buddhism + Christianity = Enlightenment
Richard Gere is a prime example of a Christian Buddhist he is very adament in his beliefs of Christianity whether public or not and he upholds his Buddhist lifestyle of enlightenment.
Buddhism completely refutes this notion and says that there is no soul or permentenly existing self.
Those who prefer the expression of elementary idea in the Christian myth are no less valid in their views than those who prefer to express it in the language of Tao, or Baha'i or Buddhism.
www.comparative-religion.com /forum/showthread.php?t=1203   (4394 words)

 Soka Gakkai Dictionary of Buddhism: original enlightenment
A reference to the enlightenment Shakyamuni attained countless kalpas ago, as described in the "Life Span" (sixteenth) chapter of the Lotus Sutra.
Enlightenment or Buddhahood originally inherent in human life.
From source: The Soka Gakkai Dictionary of Buddhism
www.sgi-usa.org /buddhism/library/sgdb/lexicon.cgi?tid=2561   (58 words)

 Carlos Castaneda - Tibetan Buddhism - Enlightenment
Enlightenment through the teachings of Carlos Castaneda's don Juan,
Castaneda, stopping the world, the double, the assemblage point, Tibetan Buddhism, Adi Da
Castaneda, nondual Shaivism, Adi Da Samraj, Tibetan Buddhism, Enlightenment, Mind-Body Entheogens, Video and Music
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 Buddhism as an Education-Namo Amitabha
Richard Gere & Keanu Reeves On Buddhism -
How can we expect a narrow-minded, profit-seeking person to write kind things and conclude them with the great perfection?
The Dharma Semblance Age would last one tho
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 Fundamental Buddhism Explained Buddha's Teachings Buddhist Instruction
Explanation of Buddhism based on the Pali Canon recognized by Buddhist scholars as the oldest record of what the Buddha taught.
Fundamental Buddhism Explained Summary in Other Languages and in TXT format
Provide a link to this website and other ways you can help promote Buddhism
www.fundamentalbuddhism.com   (57 words)

 Best Book Buys - Enlightenment (Buddhism) Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Human Buddha: Enlightenment for the New Millennium
The Quantum and the Lotus: A Journey to the Frontiers Where Science and Buddhism Meet
Complete Enlightenment: Translation and Commentary on the Sutra of Complete Enlightenment
www.bestwebbuys.com /Buddhism-General-N_10033259-books.html   (203 words)

 Best Book Buys - Enlightenment (Zen Buddhism) Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Subject Category > Religion > Zen Buddhism (see also PHILOSOPHY / Eastern / Zen) > Enlightenment (Zen Buddhism)
Riding the Ox Home: Stages on the Path of Enlightenment
Living by Zen: A Synthesis of the Historical and Practical Aspects of Zen Buddhism
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