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  1. Buddhism is one of the biggest religions founded in India in the 6th and 5th cent.
  2. Buddhism is the fifth-largest religion in the world behind Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and traditional Chinese religion, respectively.
  3. Buddhism is a fertile ground for comparative studies with different beliefs, philosophy, science, history, and various other aspects of Buddhism.


  1. A Buddha is a human being who has awakened to the true nature of things, whose insight into the nature of reality has totally tranformed transformed them.
  2. A Buddha is a human being who has realised that there is a happier state than this world of conditioned phenomena.
  3. A Buddha is a human being who has realized that there is a happier state than this world of conditioned phenomena.
  4. A Buddha is a person who has become completely free from all faults.
  5. A Buddha is an extreme rarity, but is no freak in human history.


  1. Bodhisattvas are also available, like the Buddhas, to help people work out their salvation.
  2. BODHISATTVAS are -enlightenment begins- who are destined to become Buddha.
  3. Bodhisattvas are as deserving of worship as the Buddhas, and according to some Mahayanists, more so.
  4. Bodhisattvas are awakening beings whose realization is not yet that of the Buddhas.
  5. Bodhisattvas are courageous individuals who dedicate their entire being towards a single goal: to bring about the welfare of all sentient beings.


  1. A Mantra is a special set of words through only that particular deity could be summoned.
  2. A mantra is a key, and its sounds resonate to the numerous realms.
  3. A mantra is a powerful word or phrase that may or may not have meaning in the same way as a sentence.
  4. A mantra is a pure sound - vibration intended to deliver the mind from illusion and material inclinations.
  5. A mantra is a religious syllable or poem, typically from the Sanskrit language.


  1. Guru is a Hindu spiritual teacher.
  2. The guru is the key person who leads you to the Buddha nature, but also the guru is considered to have many of the qualities of a Buddha.
  3. A guru is like a mirror; one needs to see one's own face, one's true nature.
  4. A guru is the best guide, the best way.
  5. Guru is a guide who can understand all one's problems and suggest Mantras with the help of which one could get rid of all problems.

Buddhist Councils

  1. These collective recitations which were performed by the monks at all these Buddhist Councils are known as the 'Dhamma Sangitis', the Dhamma Recitations.
  2. By the time of the Fourth Buddhist councils, Buddhism had long since splintered into different schools.
  3. For more information on Buddhist councils, visit

American Zen Teachers Association

  1. American Zen Teachers Association is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
  2. The oldest is the American Zen Teachers Association which includes the majority of Zen teachers in North America and sponsors an annual conference.
  3. James is an adjunct teacher with the Pacific Zen Institute, and a member of the American Zen Teachers Association.


  1. Buddhists were briefly persecuted under the Zoroastrian priest-king Kirder.
  2. Buddhists are few in number, and their energies are necessarily fully occupied with learning and teaching.
  3. Buddhists were persecuted all over India and Buddhism was gradually being absorbed by Hinduism.


  1. Satori - A very deep state of meditation in which notions of duality, self and indeed all concepts drop away.
  2. Satori is a Zen Buddhist term for enlightenment.
  3. Satori is a key concept in Zen Buddhism.
  4. Satori is a sudden intuition that one has found the basic principles holding the universe together.
  5. Satori is an awareness of Buddha nature, similar to Tao-sheng's concept of enlightenment.

Buddhist Texts

  1. Buddhist Texts - A small collection of various Buddhist teachings and sutras.
  2. Buddhist texts are consistent throughout in emphasizing that righteous and wise men can come from any Varna or social group.
  3. The Buddhist texts were translated from Sanskrit into various local Indo-European dialects such as Tocharian or Kuchean.

Buddhist Philosophy

  1. Buddhist philosophy is a system of beliefs based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, an Indian prince later known as the Buddha.
  2. Buddhist philosophy is the branch of Eastern philosophy based on the teachings of Gautama Buddha (c.
  3. Buddhist philosophy was of course also on the menu.

Tibetan Buddhism

  1. Tibetan Buddhism - A comprehensive path of Buddhist practice and study is offered through the Bellingham center.
  2. Tibetan Buddhism - A short, comprehensive explanation of Tibetan Buddhist spiritual practice.
  3. Tibetan Buddhism is a complex ritualistic religious with a vast array of deities.
  4. Tibetan Buddhism is a religion in exile, forced from its homeland when Tibet was conquered by the Chinese.
  5. Tibetan Buddhism is the body of religious Buddhist doctrine and institutions characteristic of Tibet and the Himalayan region.

Buddhist Art

  1. The Palas created many temples and a distinctive school of Buddhist art.
  2. The Gupta style of Buddhist art became very influential from South-East Asia to China as the faith was spreading there.
  3. Sriviijaya spread Buddhist art during its expansion in Southeast Asia.

Buddhist Meditation

  1. Buddhist meditation is a method for developing inner peace by working with the mind.

Branches of Buddhism

  1. The three main branches of Buddhism Buddhism has evolved into myriad schools that can be roughly grouped into three types: Nikaya, Mahayana, and Vajrayana.
  2. Of the main branches of Buddhism, it is the Mahayana or "Greater Vehicle" Buddhism which found its way to Japan.

Bodh Gaya

  1. Bodh Gaya is the most important Buddhist pilgrimage site in the World, a vital Buddhist center.
  2. Bodh Gaya was chosen and thus the Mahabodhi Monastery came to be built just beyond the north gate of the sacred precincts.
  3. Bodh Gaya is a large village situated at latitude 24° 41' 45" N, longitude 85° 2' 2" E, in the southern part of the Indian state of Bihar.
  4. Bodh Gaya is a place which should be visited or seen by a person of devotion and which would cause awareness of the nature of impermanence.
  5. Bodh Gaya is a success story.

An Open Heart

  1. An Open Heart is a book written by his Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
  2. An Open Heart is a clear and simple introduction to the Buddhist path to enlightenment, by its greatest teacher, His Holiness - The Dalai Lama.
  3. An Open Heart is a clear and simple introduction to the core of Buddhism, by its greatest teacher, His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
  4. An Open Heart is a fascinating book, with a message from one of the world-s greatest spiritual leaders that will reinvigorate the soul of its reader.
  5. An Open Heart is based on a series of teachings on compassion given in New York City in 1999.


  1. Samsara is the cycle of Birth and Death which Buddhist practitioners seek to transcend.
  2. Samsara is a Tibetan word that means "Wheel of Life", a concept both intimate and vast, obvious and oblique.
  3. Samsara is like a Ferris wheel, sometimes taking us up into the three fortunate realms, sometimes down into the three lower realms.
  4. Samsara is the cycle of death and rebirth in which life in the material world is bound.
  5. Samsara is to experience the same phenomenal world at the level of conventional everyday truth (samvriti-satya).


  1. Shambhala is a mystical city in Buddhism with various legends associated with it.
  2. SHAMBHALA IS A ''lost kingdom'' said to be located in the Himalayas.
  3. Shambhala is a global community.
  4. Shambhala is a human realm, not a Buddhist pure land, where all conditions are conducive for Kalachakra practice.
  5. Shambhala is a point of destination for several characters in Thomas Pynchon 's novel Against the Day.

Matthieu Ricard

  1. Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk and has authored several books, including The Monk and the Philosopher and The Quantum and the Lotus.
  2. Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk and resides at Shechen Monastery in Nepal.
  3. Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk residing at the Shechen monastery near Kathmandu in Nepal.
  4. Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk who had a promising career in cellular genetics before leaving France to study Buddhism in the Himalayas 35 years ago.
  5. Matthieu Ricard is a bestselling author.


  1. Devadatta was a cousin of Sakyamuni Buddha.
  2. Devadatta was a cousin of the Buddha who entered the Order and gained supernormal powers of the mundane plane (puthujjana-iddhi).
  3. Devadatta was a cousin of the Buddha, and he was very wicked.
  4. Devadatta was also said to have competed for Yashodhara's hand in marriage, but again lost to his cousin Siddhartha.
  5. Devadatta was jealous of the Buddha's fame and position.


  1. Acala is a combatant edict orderly of Maha Vairocana.
  2. Acala is a fearsome-looking deity.
  3. Acala is also the eighth of the ten stages towards Buddhahood.
  4. Acala is also the name of the eighth of the ten stages of the path to buddhahood.
  5. Acala is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.

Access To Insight

  1. Access to Insight is a website residing on the Internet.
  2. Originally dubbed "BCBS OnLine," the BBS soon joined DharmaNet's international network of dialup Buddhist BBS's and adopted the name "Access to Insight".


  1. Ahimsa is a religious concept which advocates non-violence and a respect for all life.
  2. Ahimsa is the core of Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism.
  3. Ahimsa is also a central concept in Hinduism and even more so in Jainism.


  1. Akshobhya is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
  2. Akshobhya is the embodiment of mirror knowledge.
  3. Akshobhya was known for successfully refuting nondualistic Advaita philosophy.


  1. Aksu is a bright pearl inlaid on the Silk Road.
  2. Aksu is a region of ancient Qiuci, Gumo, Wensu and Weitou, it belongs to protect-general office in western regions.
  3. Aksu was strongly connected with Kucha, though its spoken language differed a little from standard Kuchean.


  1. Amitabha is a particular aspect of Buddha that represents Pure Land, which is for the human beings.
  2. Amitabha is one of the most popular and well-known Buddha in China, Japan & Viet Nam.
  3. Amitabha is one of the most popular and well-known Buddha in China.
  4. Amitabha is the most commonly used name for the Buddha of Infinite Light and Infinite Life, "the archtype of cosmic compassion (T. Cleary).
  5. Amitabha is the most commonly used name for the Buddha of Infinite Light and Infinite Life.


  1. In Theravada Buddhism, the extinction of only greed and hatred, while a residue of delusion remains, is called Anagami.
  2. The Anagami, although a householder, yet lives the Brahmachari life permanently.
  3. Anagami magga (P) A na h--m ----- o --- Path of non-returner.


  1. Anavatapta is the name of the lake.
  2. Meru and flowed to Anavatapta, where it circled the holy mountain and lake seven times.
  3. From Anavatapta, the Ganga split into the Four Great Rivers, and flowed in the direction of the four cardinal directions.

Ari Buddhism

  1. He made a pilgrimage to Ceylon, returning to convert his country from Ari Buddhism to Theravada Buddhism.
  2. Despite attempts at reform, certain features of Ari Buddhism and traditional nat worship continued.

Asahara Shoko

  1. The history of Aum Shinrikyo begins with the founder, Asahara Shoko.
  2. There is even a photograph of the group's founder, Asahara Shoko, being greeted warmly by the Dalai Lama.
  3. Japanese new religious movement founded by Asahara Shoko (b.


  1. Ashoka was Emperor of the Mauryan empire in the third century BC.
  2. Ashoka was crowned in the two hundred and eighteenth year after the Buddha's Parinibb--na.
  3. Ashoka was followed for 50 years by a succession of weaker kings.
  4. Ashoka was instrumental in spread of Buddhism to far eastern countries.
  5. Ashoka was interested not only in the spiritual development of the people but also in their material development.


  1. Ashta-mangalas are a set of eight auspiciopus symbols.

Atthakavagga And Parayanavagga

  1. Atthakavagga and Parayanavagga is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.

Aum Shinrikyo

  1. Aum Shinrikyo is a Japanese religious cult obsessed with the apocalypse.
  2. Aum Shinrikyo is a doomsday cult whose teachings are based on tenets borrowed from Hinduism and Buddhism.
  3. Aum Shinrikyo is a group whose delusional leader is genuinely paranoid about the United States and is known to have plotted to assassinate Japan's emperor.
  4. Aum Shinrikyo was founded by Shoko Asahara, formerly Chizuo Matsumoto, who was born partially blind into a poor family in 1955.


  1. As to the relief of Avadana, the main figure is not the Buddha himself.
  2. The avadana literature is perhaps the largest corpus of Sanskrit Buddhist texts.
  3. The 3rd level continues Avadana (the acts of faith by Bodhisattva) as begun on the 2nd level.


  1. Bardo is a Tibetan term meaning the intermediate state between death and rebirth.
  2. Bardo is usually used to indicate the transitions one has to pass through in approaching death and rebirth.
  3. Bardo: A human soul between the stages of after-death and rebirth.
  4. Used somewhat loosely, the term "bardo" refers to the state of existence intermediate between two lives on earth.


  1. As he proceeded toward Begtse, his horse's hooves left marks of the mantra mantra "Om mani padme hum" on the sand.
  2. This expressive Mongolian Thangka painting depicts the Dharmapala Begtse, one of the Keepers of Teachings.
  3. We know that the Fifth Dalai Lama called up the war god Begtse against the Tibetans several times so as to force through his political will.

Black Sect Tantric Buddhism

  1. Black Sect Tantric Buddhism is a hybrid of customs, thoughts and practices that arose from Buddhism from India and through Tibet and finally to China.
  2. Black Sect Tantric Buddhism is a synthesis of Shamanic and traditional teachings from Tibet.


  1. Brhadrata was the last ruler of the Indian Mauryan dynasty.

Buddhism By Country

  1. Buddhism by country is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.

Buddhism In Kashmir

  1. One of the most important influence of Buddhism in Kashmir is on muslims of this place.
  2. Chinese scholars believe that Madhyantik (Majhuntik ) disciple of famous Buddhist scholar Anand, was the first man to preach Buddhism in Kashmir.
  3. Search Results Buddhism in Kashmir In fact the history-of-Buddhism-in-Kashmir, is not clear after downfall of Maurya dynasty.

Buddhist Association of China

  1. The Buddhist Association of China is a national religious organization.
  2. Buddhist Association of China is a major organization of Chinese Buddhism.
  3. The China temple located in Lumbini is a complex of pagodas, prayer rooms and meditation cells developed by the Buddhist Association of China.

Buddhist Terms And Concepts

  1. Buddhist terms and concepts is a rough glossary of terms, needing considerable work to bring it up to date.

Buddhist View of Marriage

  1. I think the topic of the Buddhist view of marriage would be a fantastic show.
  2. More from Wikipedia Wikitionary information about Buddhist view of marriage This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.

Buddhist Calendar

  1. The Buddhist calendar is used on mainland southeast Asia in the countries of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar (formerly Burma) in several related forms.

Buddhist Cuisine

  1. Buddhist cuisine is a kind of East Asian cuisine mainly for the believers of Buddhism.
  2. Buddhist cuisine is a kind of cuisine mainly for the believers of Buddhism.
  3. Buddhist cuisine is known as 齋菜 ( pinyin: zhāi ca--------) among Chinese.
  4. Buddhist cuisine is known as 齋菜 (pinyin: zhāi ca) among China.
  5. Buddhist cuisine is known as 齋菜 ( pinyin: zhāi ca-) among Chinese.


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