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  SGI - Buddhism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Shakyamuni (Gautama Sidartha), known as the Buddha, or “awakened one,” lived around 2,500 years ago in India.
Shakyamuni spent the rest of his life traveling throughout India to share with people the insight he had attained.
Almost two thousand years after Shakyamuni’s death, Nichiren, the thirteenth century Japanese monk, distilled the profound theory of the Lotus Sutra into a practice to enable anybody, within their own lifetime, to reveal their Buddhahood, or highest state of life, in the midst of day-to-day reality.
www.sgi.org /english/Buddhism/shakyamuni.htm   (302 words)

 Shakymuni, Tientai, Lots Stra
Shakyamuni's ability to impart hope, courage and wisdom lay in his deep compassion for and desire to save the troubled and despairing.
Since Shakyamuni's activities spanned five decades and covered a considerable geographical area, the people who came to embrace his teachings were diverse, and the nature of his many teachings varied accordingly, giving rise to a number of different interpretations and schools.
Shakyamuni's earliest teachings strove to awaken people to the impermanence of all phenomena in order to free them from the sufferings that arise from egoistic attachment to things that the passage of time will destroy or render meaningless.
sgi-usa.org /buddhism/sbuddha.html   (394 words)

 Buddhism in a Nutshell - The Place of Origin of Buddhism - India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Shakyamuni was an ultimate revolutionary because he broke up the traditions of pursuing the pleasure of the Five Desires, attained the highest wisdom and freedom, and liberated human beings from sufferings.
Shakyamuni was the founder of Buddhism and Nataputta was the founder of Jainism.
Shakyamuni Buddha was born in Lumbini Garden, which lay between the states of the Shakyas and the Koliyas, while his mother was on the way to give birth to Shakyamuni in her own family home.
www.buddhistdoor.com /bdoor/archive/nutshell/teach29.htm   (1360 words)

 Resource Library/Living Buddhism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Shakyamuni′s position regarding the definition of priesthood is clear from many passages of the early Buddhist texts.
In Shakyamuni′s India, funerals were held by brahmins or Hindu priests, and early Buddhist leaders often held in contempt the magical incantations recited by brahmins.
When Shakyamuni came to be deified and other imaginary Buddhas and bodhisattvas were invented, Buddhist practitioners began to depend more on priests as intermediaries to enjoy their supposed powers of salvation.
www.sokaspirit.org /resource/buddhism_12.shtml   (3107 words)

Shakyamuni's half-sister, she was considered the most beautiful woman in her country; sundari means "beautiful." She joined the nun's order originally because all of her relatives were joining: her mother, Mahaprajapati; her brother, Nanda; and Shakyamuni's son, Rahula.
Shakyamuni declared her to be foremost among the nuns in meditative powers.
She later became an arhat, and was declared by Shakyamuni to be foremost among the nuns possessing the power of the "eye of heaven," the ability to see into all worlds, near or far.
www.mtsource.org /chants/Stories_of_Women_Ancestors.html   (4833 words)

 Boston Shinshu Buddhist Sangha   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The first phase of Buddha Shakyamuni's teachings was to demonstrate that his enlightenment, or "bodhi", was real, was not a 'fluke', and could be achieved by others in addition to himself.
Once Shakyamuni Buddha had formed a sangha that was actually bringing people closer and closer (if not actually all the way in all cases) to full enlightenment, he could start to expound the more ultimate purpose of attaining release from suffering.
Shakyamuni's last teachings, approximately the last decade of his 80 years, were encoded and later expanded into what are called the Mahayana teachings.
web.mit.edu /stclair/www/Boston_Shinshu.html   (3839 words)

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Shakyamuni was the first Buddha in recorded history, but from the viewpoint of eternal life clarified in Bud­dhism, Nichiren Daishonin is the original Buddha who awakened all other Buddhas to the truth of ‘life’ and the universe.
Shakyamuni was enlightened to the fact that he had been the Buddha since the immeasurably distant past known as Gohyaku-jintengo.
Shakyamuni supposedly taught his Hokekyo in Sanskrit, and after his death, all of the 28 chapters of the Hokekyo were compiled in sutra form also in Sanskrit.
www.buddhistinformation.com /the_lotus_sutra_study_center/lectures_on_the_sutra.htm   (8010 words)

 Buddha Shakyamuni
It is the realm of Vairocana Buddha, the transcendental aspect of Buddha Shakyamuni and of all Buddhas.
Shakyamuni's original attainment of enlightenment in the inconceivably remote past as related in the "Life Span" (sixteenth) chapter of the essential teaching (latter fourteen chapters) of the Lotus Sutra.
It was in response to her entreaties that Buddha Shakyamuni preached the Meditation Sutra, which teaches a series of sixteen visualizations (of Amitabha Buddha, the Pure Land...) leading to rebirth.
www.experiencefestival.com /buddha_shakyamuni   (1739 words)

 Soka Gakkai Dictionary of Buddhism: Shakyamuni
Shakyamuni's family name was Gautama (Best Cow), and his childhood or given name was Siddhartha (Goal Achieved), though some scholars say the latter is a title bestowed on him by later Buddhists in honor of the enlightenment he attained.
After his awakening, Shakyamuni is said to have remained for a while beneath the tree, rejoicing in his emancipation yet troubled by the knowledge of how difficult it would be to communicate what he had realized to others.
Shakyamuni's father, Shuddhodana, and his former wife, Yashodhara, are also said to have embraced the Buddhist teachings.
www.sgi-usa.org /buddhism/library/sgdb/lexicon.cgi?tid=2021   (1419 words)

 Shakyamuni Buddha
Siddhartha, Gautama, Shakyamuni buddha, or the "Sage of the Shakyas" was the prince who founded Buddhism around 483 BC (possibly earlier).
Shakyamuni who was said to be a "Buddha" by his followers, existed in a climate, apparantly, where he was believed to be not the only Buddha.
That is known as attaining Buddhahood in ones present form, and is the teaching of theLotus Sutra, which is attributed to Shakyamuni as part of this Mahayana teachings.
www.geocities.com /chris_holte/Buddhism/shakyamuni.html   (1734 words)

 Kopan Course No. 7 (1974) - Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Then afterwards Guru Shakyamuni and his sangha came along the path and again she said the same thing and Guru Shakyamuni prayed that the baby may have a long life and may the parents’ Dharma thoughts be successful.
Whenever Guru Shakyamuni walked on the ground his feet did not touch it, and there was the figure of a holy wheel on the feet, which appeared on the ground, without touching the ground, but not kind of like when we walk on the ground, not like this.
Guru Shakyamuni told the people in that country that if it is not true, if you don’t believe, from each family you should bring wheat in a small sack—put grain inside and put the names of your families with the grain and then wrap it up with a piece of cloth.
www.lamayeshe.com /lamazopa/kopan7/kopan7_8.shtml   (18126 words)

 Did Shakyamuni Buddha Preach the Mahayana?
It is often stated as fact that the Mahayana is a corruption of primitive Buddhism, a deliberate compromise to be able to compete with the faith (or bhatki) of Hinduism, which was a very popular religion in ancient India during the birthing of Buddhism.
I suggest that if he were here today observing all that had taken place in his name, Shakyamuni Buddha would not be particularly shocked at what we see as a bewildering profusion of sects all claiming him as their ultimate authority.
I think his only regret would be that people have warred with words (and worse) among each other over differences in their view of the Dharma he taught, instead of trying to see how much alike those of true faith in the path really are.
www.serve.com /cmtan/buddhism/Misc/budd_mahayana.html   (2184 words)

 General Buddhism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Shakyamuni Buddha, the historical Buddha, declared there are "84,000 paths to enlightenment." "84,000" representing an infinite number of paths to the Truth.
It was said that Shakyamuni Buddha's mother Queen Maya, had a dream of a Bodhisattva riding on the back of a six tusked elephant entering her side.
Shakyamuni Buddha: This is the historical personage, such as the Buddha Shakyamuni, who lived in India some 2500 years ago.
www.slbuddhist.org /newpage8.htm   (9682 words)

 Vista View 02/02 p1
Shakyamuni Buddha's teachings mainly spoke of human stress and the elimination of suffering.
Shakyamuni Buddha experienced a heated love/hate of his self, and then found the changeable middle in his life that is Truth.
Shakyamuni referred to suffering as concrete, existential, not metaphysical, or abstract.
www.vbtemple.org /vistaview/2002/vv0202.htm   (614 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Shariputra — the wisest among shakyamuni’s disciples, represent those who conquer their arrogance with their seeking spirits and ready for the truth.
Such hesitation reveal Shakyamuni’s buddhood.- Buddha are the one who is thinking and agonizing over how to develop other’s ability to achieve happiness as well as over how to fulfill his or her own mission.
We see that Shakyamuni tailor his teaching to serve the best to each entity, that’s the wisdom that emerge through love and care to each individual.
www.stanford.edu /group/wpb/sdmtg2004may1.doc   (871 words)

 What Is Amida
Although we usually say that Shakyamuni attained the Dharma, it is more accurate to say (using the Zen master Dogen’s expression) that Shakyamuni "was attained by the Dharma." The Dharma’s killing and reviving Shakyamuni are called his Awakening.
In some early Buddhist texts, Shakyamuni said, "There were seven Buddhas in the past." As we have noted earlier, when Siddhartha went out of the fourth gate of the palace, he met an awakened person, a Buddha.
Since Shakyamuni taught that the Dharma and Buddhahood that had existed before him were the most important basis of his Awakening experience, we can say that Mahayanists’ emphasis on the importance of "Amida" is in total agreement with what Shakyamuni taught.
www.buddhistinformation.com /pureland/what_is_amida_buddha.htm   (3746 words)

The Objeot of worship in the Shingon Sect is Dainichi Nyorai and that of Jodo Sect is Amida Buddha.
Shakyamuni Buddha, Dainichi Nyorai, and buddhas from the ten directions were all born from the Lotus Sutra.
In comparison with other sutras, however, Shakyamuni Buddha, Taho Buddha and Dainichi Buddha all stated: "The Lotus Sutra is the most excellent sutra." (Chapter X 'The Preaehers of the Dharma' of the Lotus Sutra), and "The Lotus 5utra is superior to all the other sutras." Chapter XIV 'Comfortable Conduct' of the Lotus Sutra).
www.butsuryushu.org /study/selected-writings-of-nichiren-sh/honzon-mondo-sho/honzon-mondo-sho.htm   (6068 words)

 - Scenes from the Life of the Historical Buddha
In response to Mara's query, Shakyamuni moved his right hand from his lap to touch the ground, stating, "the earth is my witness." This act of unwavering resolve caused Mara and his army of demons and temptresses to disperse, and Shakyamuni then experienced his great enlightenment.
Shakyamuni and, a second time, while collapsing in grief as he realizes that because of his advanced age he will not witness the great spiritual flowering of the infant sage.
Shakyamuni ended his austerities when he recognized that sensual deprivation was as much a hindrance to spiritual awakening as was the sensual indulgence he had enjoyed as a prince.
www.asianart.com /exhibitions/svision/i27.html   (1381 words)

 Explanation of the Juryo Chapter
When Shakyamuni gained enlightenment at the age of thirty, he seized the saha world away from Bonten and the Devil of the Sixth Heaven, who had ruled it previously, and made it his own.
The people who were there during Shakyamuni's lifetime then awakened to their causal relation with the Buddha that spans the three existences, a relationship like that between father and children.
Shakyamuni, seeing that the hearts of those in the great assembly cannot not be stopped from entreating the Buddha to teach, sets forth his sermon on the Law using the mysterious, transcendental powers; of the Buddha.
www.proudblackbuddhist.org /explanation_of_the_juryo_chapter.htm   (4265 words)

 Kempon Hokke Sect Should Be Avoided!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Thus, it argues that Shakyamuni is the master (teacher) and Nichiren Daishonin a disciple (student).
In contrast, KHS sticks to LS and regarded that Shakyamuni is the teacher while Nichiren is the student even though the student may exceed teacher.
Shakyamuni did not chant "Nam-myoho-renge-kyo."There is a serious loop hole in their argument.
members.aol.com /kempon/hokkeshu/japankhs.htm   (4213 words)

 Resource Library/Justice Chronicle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Shakyamuni relates that he had once been the king of a great country, and that he had carried out a bodhisattva practice and devoted himself to the well-being of the people, expending his life and using his wealth without hesitation on their behalf.
Further, Shakyamuni attributes the fact of his own enlightenment along with his ability to broadly lead people to happiness to the role Devadatta played in his life as a good friend.
Shakyamuni reveals that in a past life this man of great evil had been a good friend.
www.sokaspirit.org /resource/justice_10.shtml   (1061 words)

 Amazon.com: Living Buddha : Interpretive Biography: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Shakyamuni, the "Enlightened One," was a common mortal who achieved enlightenment as to the fundamental nature of life and the universe itself.
Shakyamuni, the Buddha or "Enlightened One" was a man who through his own efforts attained enlightenment as to the essential nature of life itself.
Through this book, we see that Shakyamuni Buddha lived in a turbulent period and was confronted with the same kinds of social conflicts and personal problems that we all face.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0834803224?v=glance   (1264 words)

 Zenshuji Classes--Dr. Kato's Lecture Series   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Shakyamuni Buddha was born at the foot of the Himalayan mountains in eastern India.
Before Shakyamuni was born Maya had a dream about a white elephant entering her body.
Nanda, Shakyamuni's stepbrother who was conceived between Shakyamuni's father and stepmother, also became a disciple and later a monk.
www.zenshuji.org /classes_kato0401.html   (848 words)

 SGI - Buddhism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The teachings of Shakyamuni, the historical founder of Buddhism, are recorded in an enormous body of texts, known as sutras.
In many sutras a number of Shakyamuni's senior disciples are condemned as people who have, through arrogant attachment to their intellectual abilities and their self-absorbed practice, "scorched the seeds of their own enlightenment." The profundity of Shakyamuni's teachings in the Lotus Sutra, however, awakens in them the spirit of humility and compassion.
In this sutra, moreover, Shakyamuni demonstrates that he actually attained enlightenment in the infinite past, not in his current lifetime as had been assumed by his followers.
www.sgi.org /english/Buddhism/more/more01.htm   (652 words)

 Living Dharma Seminar II, featuring Dr. Nobuo Haneda
Whereas Shakyamuni’s answer to the question, "What am I?" was, "I am impermanent," Shinran’s answer was the expression, "I am evil," by which Shinran meant "My self is evil." However, Dr. Haneda explained that, though the content of their "deep understanding of self" seems different, they actually have the identical meaning.
In addition to the similarity of Shakyamuni and Shinran concerning the two aspects of their awakening experiences, Dr. Haneda also stated that though the two used different terms, the meaning of the Dharma, or truth of impermanence, is the same in Jodo Shinshu as it was to Shakyamuni.
Thus, there are many similarities between Shakyamuni and Shinran, but the most basic similarities are that they both renounced the traditional practice-oriented religions of their time, experienced the same twofold awakening and lived a humble and dynamic life after awakening.
www.livingdharma.org /Living.Dharma.Articles/L.D.Seminar2-01.html   (9091 words)

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