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  Buddhist Symbols : Buddhist Flag : The Bodhi Tree : Buddha Foot Prints : Begging Bowl.
One of the symbolic meanings is that they represent the five elements: the square base represents earth, the round dome is for water, the cone-shape is fire, the canope is air and the volume of the stupa is space.
As she returned empty-handed, the Buddha showied her that she was not alone in her sorrow and that death is an inescapable part of life.
The wisdom of the Buddha, like the minister, is always present to him who has realised it, allowing him to cut through the bonds of ignorance.
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 BodhiPath Glossary
is the embodiment of the compassion of all the buddhas.
Even though the behavior of a crazy wisdom master may appear outrageous and unconventional, the motivation of his or her action is based on unconditional compassion.
The Buddha gave three major series of teachings during his lifetime, the hinayana, the mahayana and the vajrayana that are referred to as the first, second and third turnings of the wheel.
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 The Five Meditating Buddhas - An Enquiry into Spiritual Aesthetics
Buddha moved his hand to touch the ground with his fingertips, and thus bid the goddess Earth to bear witness to his right to be sitting where he was.
According to tradition, this mudra derives from the one assumed by the Buddha when he was meditating under the pipal tree, in the pursuit of Nirvana.
Homage to the Buddha, Dharma, and the Sangha!
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  Life of Buddha (Buddhas' Resume)
Because the life of the historical Buddha is inseparable from legend, the following text is not meant to be a historically exact biography, but a short life story based on what has been passed down by generations.
March 527 BC The Buddha briefly returns to the palace of his father to convert the royal family and ordains many of the Sakya tribe.
Buddha returns to the palace and Mahaprajapati, where Buddha's aunt -upon meeting Buddha- becomes the first woman to ordain, despite of the protest of some contemporaries.
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  The Nature of the Buddha: the Awakened One   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Buddha also knows that it is not possible for those who are enlightened to commit such heinous acts as killing their mother, killing their father, killing an arhat, shedding the blood of a Tathagata, or causing a schism in the Sangha; while it is possible for the unenlightened to do so.
Therefore, the Buddha knew that people should not rely on simply being good if they wish to have a pleasant rebirth, because their underlying motives might be selfish and unwholesome, and the limited good performed in one lifetime may not be enough to offset the consequences of unwholesome deeds from the past.
The Buddha saw that even more fundamental than our actions and their consequences are the views which motivate our actions and cause us to either act without regard for consequences or to act with full awareness of the chains of cause and effect.
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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Five Wisdom Buddhas   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Five Wisdom Buddhas are protected by the Five Wisdom Kings, and in Japan are frequently depicted together in the Mandala of the Two Realms.
The Five Wisdom Buddhas are a later development, based on the Yogācāra elaboration of concepts concerning the jñāna of Buddhas, of the Trikaya (Skt.
One important type is the mandala of the "Five Buddhas," archetypal Buddha forms embodying various aspects of enlightenment, the Buddhas depicted depending on the school of Buddhism and even the specific purpose of the mandala.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Five-Wisdom-Buddhas   (448 words)

  
 Shambhala Sun - The Five Buddha Families   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The five buddha family framework is an instrumental component in Buddhist tantra, a path of working with and transmuting mind energy.
The buddha families are traditionally displayed as the mandala of the five tathagatas, or buddhas.
Traditionally, at the center of the mandala is Vairochana, lord of the buddha family, who is white and represents the wisdom of all-encompassing space and its opposite, the fundamental ignorance that is the source of cyclic existence (samsara).
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 Buddha - Buddhist Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Buddhas are frequently represented in the form of statues.
Buddha indicating that he became awakened countless, immeasurable, inconceivable myriads of trillions of aeons ago and that his lifetime is forever existing and immortal.
The Buddha comments there: "I say that those who do not know that the Tathagata [Buddha] is eternal are the foremost of the congenitally blind." This view, it should be noted, is typically not found in mainstream Theravada Buddhism.
buddhism.2be.net /Buddha   (863 words)

  
 The Graduated Path to Liberation
At the time of becoming a buddha, not only is knowledge of the deepest nature of everything attained, but also the final virtues of body—such as easily multiplying the body an infinite number of times—and speech—such as being able to give teachings to any being without difficulty.
The duty of a buddha is to help sentient beings; if it is helpful, in one second he can multiply himself as many times as there are beings, or can manifest as any kind of being or object such as trees, water, and so on.
After the historical buddha, Shakyamuni, had finished his teaching on earth, all the beings there at the time who had the karma to see and hear him had done so, and so he went to continue his work in other realms.
www.lamayeshe.com /otherteachers/rabten/gpl_fivepaths.shtml   (1543 words)

  
 Bodhisattvas' Confession of Moral Downfalls (Prostrations to the 35 Buddhas)
All you thirty-five Buddhas, and all the others, those gone beyond, foe destroyers, fully enlightened ones and transcendent destroyers who are existing, sustaining and living throughout the ten directions of sentient beings' worlds - all you Buddhas, please give me your attention.
Now before these Buddhas, transcendent destroyers who have become transcendental wisdom, who have become the compassionate eye, who have become witnesses, who have become valid and see with their omniscient minds, I am confessing and accepting all these actions as negative.
Just as the Buddhas and transcendent destroyers of the past have dedicated, just as the Buddhas and transcendent destroyers of the future will dedicate, and just as the Buddhas and transcendent destroyers of the present are dedicating, in the same way I make this dedication.
www.dharmafriendship.org /practices/p-35buddhas.shtml   (1772 words)

  
 The Jodo (Pure Land) School
At the end of the Heian period, Kakuban (Kokyö Daishi, 1095-1145) a distinguished priest of the Daidenpoin at Koya and afterwards the founder of the new sect of Shingon, earnestly devoted himself to the faith of Amita and aspired for a birth in the Land of Bliss in the ensuing life.
With J0do the devotional repetition of the Buddha’s name is a necessary action of the pious to deepen the faith, without which salvation will never be complete; while according to the Shin School it is simply an action of gratitude or an expression of thanksgiving, after one’s realizing the Buddha’s power conferred on one.
Of the five Wisdom Buddhas, Amitabha of the West may be identical with the central Mahavairocana, the Buddha of homo-cosmic identity.
www.soton.ac.uk /~maa1/chi/newbud/pure1.htm   (3366 words)

  
 Mandalas - Crystalinks
A mandala in tantric Buddhism usually depicts a landscape of the Buddha land or the enlightened vision of a Buddha.
One important type is the mandala of the "Five Buddhas," archetypal Buddha forms embodying various aspects of enlightenment, the Buddhas depicted depending on the school of Buddhism and even the specific purpose of the mandala.
A common mandala of this type is that of the Five Wisdom Buddhas (aka Five Jinas), the Buddhas Vairocana, Aksobhya, Ratnasambhava, Amitabha, and Amoghasiddhi.
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 Mandala - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
One important type is the mandala of the "Five Buddhas", archetypal Buddha forms embodying various aspects of Enlightenment, the actual Buddhas depicted depending on the school of Buddhism and even the specific purpose of the mandala.
The most common mandala of this type is that of the Five Wisdom Buddhas (aka Five Jinas), namely the Buddhas Vairocana, Aksobhya, Ratnasambhava, Amitabha, and Amoghasiddhi.
In the West the term is also used to refer to the "personal world" in which one lives, the various elements of the mandala being the activities and interests in which one engages, the most important being at the centre of the mandala, and the least important at the periphery.
www.egnu.org /thelema/index.php/Mandala   (757 words)

  
 Bodhisattvas' Confession of Moral Downfalls (Prostrations to the 35 Buddhas)
All you thirty-five Buddhas, and all the others, those gone beyond, foe destroyers, fully enlightened ones and transcendent destroyers who are existing, sustaining and living throughout the ten directions of sentient beings' worlds - all you Buddhas, please give me your attention.
Now before these Buddhas, transcendent destroyers who have become transcendental wisdom, who have become the compassionate eye, who have become witnesses, who have become valid and see with their omniscient minds, I am confessing and accepting all these actions as negative.
Just as the Buddhas and transcendent destroyers of the past have dedicated, just as the Buddhas and transcendent destroyers of the future will dedicate, and just as the Buddhas and transcendent destroyers of the present are dedicating, in the same way I make this dedication.
dharmafriendship.org /practices/p-35buddhas.shtml   (1772 words)

  
 Wisdom Menopause
Wisdom of repugnance - The wisdom of repugnance expresses the belief or concept that an intuitive (or "deep-seated") negative response to some thing, idea or practice should be interpreted as evidence for the intrinsically harmful or evil character of that thing.
Wisdom is a former British Secret Service agent with the mutant ability to throw 'blades' of energy ("hot knives") from his fingertips (one online critic pointed out that "hotknife" was a slang term for drug paraphernalia; this is presumed to have been...
Wisdom Menopause - Wisdom Menopause The full original title was El ingenioso hidalgo don Quixote de la Mancha than with the death of Don Quixote, begun by Orson Welles but never finished; a reshaped version by Jesus Franco was released in (1992) Don Quixote as his...
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 Buddhas.net - Serenity, Happiness and Salvation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Precepts, concentration and wisdom are the three essential Buddhist practices that lead to enlightenment.
Wisdom as mentioned here is not ordinary wisdom, rather it is wisdom that flows out from compassion.
Because their sincere wish is consistent with the spirit of the Buddha, the Bodhisattvas' way of practice is said to be a short cut to attain Buddhahood.
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 Buddhas : In Vajrayana tradition all the Buddhas are called Gurus. Panchabuddha
Essence of pride is symbolized by Buddha Ratna Sambhava and is known as Wisdom of Equality.
Eessence of jealousy is symbolized by Buddha Amoghsiddhi and is known as all accomplishing wisdom.
These five Buddhas are not the subdivision of Buddha Shakyamuni nor do they have consorts and children of their own as some Buddhist scholars understand.
www.himalayanmart.com /buddhas_gurus.php   (213 words)

  
 First Five Consciousnesses
Because the five consciousnesses always arise together with the sixth consciousness, which does distinguish good and evil, the five consciousnesses do partake of all three natures insofar as they are intimately connected with the sixth consciousness.
The five are grouped together and are said to be "close neighbors" because their modes of functioning are very similar in distinction to the other--sixth, seventh, and eighth--consciousnesses.
The five consciousnesses have their basis in the five perceptual organs, that is, the organs of pure form and not the physical organs.
online.sfsu.edu /~rone/Buddhism/Yogacara/BasicVersesfivecons.htm   (2090 words)

  
 Godai Nyorai - The Five Tathagata, Especially Important to Shingon Sect of Esoteric Buddhism in Japan
They embody five fundamental wisdoms -- wisdom against anger, envy, desire, ignorance, and pride -- to help us break free from the cycle of death and rebirth, or the Six States of Existence (i.e., the cycle of suffering, Sanskrit = samsara).
Each of the five has a specific Mudra (hand gesture) that corresponds to one of five defining episodes in the life of the Historical Buddha.
Padma (Lotus) Family; converts desire, lust and passion into the wisdom of discriminating awareness, or the wisdom of distinction; Amida corresponds to the meditation of the historical Buddha under the Bodhi tree; statues typically shown Amida forming the meditation mudra (Skt.
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 Wisdom
Second, ¡§Differentiation Wisdom¡¨ is the wisdom that can correctly comprehend all the infinite phenomena of the universe, the wisdom of knowing the discriminative aspect of all existences, the wisdom of Bodhisattvas.
Third, ¡§Overall and Perfect Knowledge Wisdom¡¨ is the exhaustive and perfect perception and comprehension of the truth of life and the universe without the slightest doubt or error, the wisdom of Buddhas.
Buddha Shakyamuni, possessing all three of these kinds of wisdom, completely understood the true reality of life and the universe.
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Out of his incomparable kindness, Guru Shakyamuni Buddha revealed different purification methods, such as prostrations to the 35 Buddhas, who are all manifestations of Guru Shakyamuni Buddha, and recitation of their names.
This is because when those seven buddhas were bodhisattvas they prayed and dedicated for sentient beings to be able to overcome their problems and achieve all success.
Now here, in relation to the practice of the 35 Buddhas, we are talking about your not getting cancer or any other problem for thousands of eons because you have purified that many eons of negative karma, which is the cause of not only sickness but that of all other problems and obstacles.
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On another level a mandala can be a symbolic representation of the universe, as in one of the four foundation practices of the Vajrayana, in which a mandala representing the universe is offered to the Buddha.
A common mandala of this type is that of the Five Wisdom Buddhas (a.k.a.
When paired with another mandala depicting the Five Wisdom Kings, this forms the Mandala of the Two Realms.
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 eBay Guides - Five different Buddhas
Amitaba is the Lord of the Padma or Lotus family and is the pure expression of the wisdom of discriminating awareness, which transmutes the poison of attachment and desire.
He is the particular focus of the faith of the Pureland Schools of Buddhism and of the meditative training of Powas or Transference of Consciousness that enables one to transfer their consciousness into the field of pure perception of Sukhavati, the Realm of Great Bliss at the time of their death.
The Buddha Amogasiddhi is the fifth of the Transcendental Buddhas that embody the five primordial wisdoms.
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 The Way of Wisdom
The wisdom, which is the fifth and crowning virtue, is not the wisdom that can be found in the untutored child of nature, the corny sage of the backwoods, or the self-made philosopher of the suburbs.
Wisdom may be held to concern itself with three possible topics: (1) true reality; (2) the meaning of life; (3) the conduct of life.
In a noble disciple endowed with wisdom, faith that goes along with it, is firmly established; vigor that goes along with it, is firmly established; mindfulness that goes along with it, is firmly established; concentration that goes along with it, is firmly established.
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 Buddhas Relics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Maitreya Buddha is not a new idea......The Maitreya is mentioned in the ancient texts in India and tells about the buddha in the future, the Maitreya Buddha due to manifest at a time of extreme degeneration in humanity.
Even a small creature that happens to see this Buddha will receive a positive imprint on their mind-stream, or when it rains and the water runs down the Maitreya and goes into the ground all the beings underground get a blessing.
Buddha manifests in the form of relics so that we can develop devotion, purify our negative karma and collect extensive merit, and in this way he brings us sentient beings to enlightenment.
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 Reference
Amidst a mass of wisdom light, Geysar is depicted wearing the armor of a warrior of that period, riding a horse, holding a spear aloft in his right hand and a lasso in his left.
Samantabhadra is the primordial Buddha associated with compassion and is known as a protector of the sutra.
Vajrasattva is the priest of the five Transcendental Buddhas.
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