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Buddhists believe that we have a specific problem as human beings. How ever they also offer a very specific answer to what this problem is and what we can do to fix the problem. Buddhism is expressed in the four noble truths, which offer us a clear route to salvation and nirvana. Nirvana is believed ... Continue Reading


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To live is to act, and our actions can have either harmful or beneficial consequences for oneself and others. Thus is born the basic principle of Buddhism. Buddhism is one of the major religions of the world and has been for more than two and a half millennia. Although it does not always appear to ... Continue Reading


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Buddhism is based on the beliefs of the Buddha, who set forth a new “religion” was different from the other world religions. It is a religion that was based on the in all lives there are four passing, and the Buddha’s six rejections of Hinduism. It allows Buddhists to take refuge in the Bu ... Continue Reading

Compare/Contrast Daoism & Buddhism

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To compare and contrast the ideas about desire in Daoism and Buddhism, it is important to understand that neither theory encourages desire in its entirety. Daoists should naturally let go of all desire. Buddhists understand desires to be inevitable and therefore, we can and should train ourselves ... Continue Reading


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"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 spiritual, and it is based on a religious sense aspiring from the experience of all things, natural an ... Continue Reading

Buddhism:The Four Noble Truths

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The Four Noble Truths and The Eightfold Path Seven weeks after the Buddha reached enlightenment, at a place called Sarnath, in India, he gave his first teaching. This is referred to as setting the wheel of Dharma in motion. Here he first spoke of the Four Noble Truths. ... Continue Reading

Buddhist Monk in Letter Form

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Growing up I was very poor and unhappy. I decided very young that the only way to truly understand happiness was to become wealthy. At the age of 12, I went out and got a job as an assistant for a scientist. However, I wanted to make a ... Continue Reading


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The second religion we studied in class was buddhism. While buddhism is similar to hinduism in many ways, there are also many ways that buddhism is different. For example, in hinduism the teachings are brought upon people by the teachings of several gods, while in buddism the teachings come from t ... Continue Reading

The dhammapada

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The Dhammapada is a collection of verses that illustrate the Buddhist way of life. Outlining the problems of the impermeable world of samsara. The verses guide one on the path to Nirvana, the ultimate goal for all Buddhists. The Four Noble Truths, The Noble Eightfold Path and the Three Marks of E ... Continue Reading

The Eightfold Path and The Four Noble Truths

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The Eightfold Path and the Four Noble Truths were arranged by Siddhartha Gautama as the substructure of all of his teachings. Although, many Buddhist have many differences in the way they practice Buddhism, Siddhartha's teachings are honored and respected by all. For many Buddhist, the main goal in ... Continue Reading


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Inner peace, enlightenment, and true happiness are all sought out by many people with very diverse beliefs and religions. This path to eternal peace is the bonding point that ties most religions together. Some of these religions however, require a belief in a figure of higher power or i ... Continue Reading


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Although historical verification of the stories of the origin of Buddhism is impossible, this tradition does arise in the sixth century B.C.E., and is initially focused on the life of Siddhartha Gautama, a prince of the Shakya clan. Siddhartha, after seeing the traumatic reality of death, disease, a ... Continue Reading


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Buddhism is probably the most tolerant religion in the world, as its teachings can coexist with any other religions. However, this is not a characteristic of other religions. The Buddhist teaching of God is neither agnostic nor vague, but clear and logical. From Gautama to the Zen Texts to happiness ... Continue Reading


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Siddhartha, goes on a lifelong journey of self-discovery in hope to find his enlightenment. Along the way, he encounters many people who try to teach him this enlightenment, undoubtedly the most important being the illustrious Buddha himself. Although Siddhartha rejects the Buddha’s teachings, say ... Continue Reading


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Siddharta Gautama abandoned his family at the age of twenty-nine to search for a way to bring to an end suffering in the world. He studied meditation with many teachers. At the age of thirty-five, Siddharta Gautama sat down beneath the shade of a tree to meditate, and stayed under it until he re ... Continue Reading

Buddhism: Beliefs and Origin

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Buddhism is a religion that not too many people in the United States know very much about, even though it is the fourth largest religion in the world. It has attracted many people including Richard Gere. Buddhism is a religion that has unique beliefs that differ fro ... Continue Reading


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Buddhism is the name attributed to an intricate system of beliefs developed around the teachings of a single man known as Siddharta Gautama Buddha. It was developed around 560 B.C. and is the main belief system of those in Southeast Asia. This religion is based on Buddha’s personal e ... Continue Reading


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Taoism applied to everyday life "Practice not-doing and everything will fall into place". In Taoism this is the concept known as "wu wei". Wu wei is the practice of doing and not-doing. This concept comes from the theory of the Yin and Yang. The Yang, along with wei, is the practice of doing. The Y ... Continue Reading


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In various times and places throughout history, religion has had a profound influence on society. Buddhism is one of those religions. Buddhism was founded by a Hindu prince named Sidhartha Gautama. He began practicing this religion around 566 BC in India. Buddhism sacred text was the three baske ... Continue Reading

Compassion Of Buddha

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In the Legend of the Buddha Shakyamuni, the word “compassion” appears several times throughout the text. In the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the word “compassion” is defined in two different ways. The first way comes from the Latin root “compati,” which means to sympathize. This definitio ... Continue Reading

The life of the Buddha

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Suffering, it’s something we all go through. From minor inconveniences like paper-cuts and small arguments with a friend, to the deep grief we feel when a relative dies. Suffering is as much a part of the human experience as beautiful things like love and art. Wouldn’t it be great though, if we ... Continue Reading


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To summarise, once we are able to recognise what suffering really is, then we can start to remove its causes. To stop these activities that have no merits, we have to “dig out the root of defilement” (Cush, 1994). To eradicate personal defilement, one needs to remove their heart, which is this b ... Continue Reading


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A Comparative Look at Religious Suffering Suffering can be described as an experience that involves physical and mental pain resulting from a sense of loss, disturbance, or a general feeling of powerlessness surrounding a series of events. When stricken with pain we ultimately look to religion and ... Continue Reading

Hinduism and Buddhism Two of the Oldest Religions

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The world is a place where thousands of people live and interact with each other every day. Without a doubt, every person is an individual, with different feelings and beliefs over situations that they come across. Everyday in our life we are able to talk and relate with different people, we certain ... Continue Reading

Buddha and His Teachings

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Buddhism was founded by Siddhartha Gautama. Gautama was born around 566 where he began life as a Kshatriya Prince. When he was young he lived a more sheltered life; not seeing the sickness and poverty he was surrounded by outside of the kingdom. When his charioteer dro ... Continue Reading