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DSMC Chanting Book: Buddhist Chants in English and Pali

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It is not important which school of Buddhism we follow, as long as we practice. Similarly, a whole person must always have five aggregates, twelve senses-bases, and eighteen psychophysical domains. As it is an expensive item and therefore difficult to offer to all the monks, generally one ata-pirikara is offered to the chief monk and other items such as books, towels, pillow-cases, umbrellas, etc., are presented to the other monks.

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Living This Life Fully: Stories and Teachings of Munindra

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The life in which someone becomes a Saint is that person's last life; this person will no longer be reborn, but will instead enter Nirvana at death. Rinpoche also roughly summarized the benefits of the dharani as mentioned in the Ksitigarbha Ten Wheels Sutra. The truth is that Buddhist psychology is like Communist ideology or Christian guilt methodology: It only suits a particular type of person. Is there any difference in the methods of practice for young and old persons?

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The Dragon, Image, and Demon: Or the Three Religions of

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The breakfast, noon meal, and the evening drinks are all offered regularly at fixed hours accompanied by drumming and horn playing (tevava). This site is dedicated to all students and teachers who are still students. While early Hindu missionaries also accompanied traders and merchants and helped spread Hinduism to Southeast Asia during the same period, Buddhism had key advantages that facilitated its growth. The common tantric root downfall that corresponds to this is rejecting voidness as taught in the Chittamatra or any of the Madhyamaka schools of tenets.

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Crazy Wisdom (Dharma Ocean)

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Before he went to China, Kūkai had been an independent Buddhist monk in Japan for over a decade. This condition gave rise spontaneously to morally right behaviour, so that it was necessary for the state and society that all should follow the practice of the “invocation of the title.” Two issues isolated Nichiren: the militant style of his presentation, and his insistence that the Lotus Sutra should inform the practice of government. Purification of the inner self involves living before the kami in reverence and worship.

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When the Clouds Part: The Uttaratantra and Its Meditative

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In the ancient categorization of society associated with the Vedas, only the three highest groups--Brahman, warrior (Kshatriya), and commoner or merchant (Vaishya)--were allowed to wear the thread, to make them distinct from the fourth group of servants (Shudra). Tendai differed from the Nara schools in a variety of ways. One who has had the experience of penetrating into the true nature of reality is called an arya (noble one) and a "stream-enterer," for he or she is from that time forward moving inexorably toward nirvana.

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Family in Buddhism

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It says that there is no Self in anything and therefore that the Self is merely a fiction of the mind. Daoguide does not leave anything out.” Hence Shen Dao “abandoned knowledge and discarded ‘self’.” He flowed with the inevitable and was indifferent to natural kinds …. Yashodhara was her name, and they married when both were 16 years old. All the images and ritual involved are merely intended to practice very advanced techniques for training the mind and controlling subtle energies within one's body.

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MEDITATION: Meditation and Mindfulness for Beginners: Easy

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There is already a wealth of information about it online, and a great place to get an overview is here: http://www.vipassanadhura.com/whatis.htm Samatha (also known as shamatha): This is also known as “mental concentration”. Offended by monasticism in principle, shocked by polytheistic Mahāyāna and Tantrism, and coveting the wealth of the monasteries, the invaders systematically extirpated Buddhism by force. They would meet for dialogue three times and they seem to have quickly developed a warm personal relationship with each other.

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The Star Spangled Buddhist: Zen, Tibetan, and Soka Gakkai

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The Buddha told his disciples that faith was important. But he had not reached a definitive and comprehensive theology of religious pluralism or interreligious dialogue. After the death of Buddha the Sangha (community) compiled his teachings and these were transmitted through an oral tradition. However, I know of ethnically Tibetan lamas who quietly practice tsok in this style today. But nirvana is also depicted in positive form, as a state of absolute peace, serenity, tranquility, happiness, and bliss.

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The Funeral Casino: Meditation, Massacre, and Exchange with

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The pure energy and light in that room was so peaceful and welcoming, that every person who entered there expressed a "wow" as soon as they walked in. Release from the control of past pains and future mind games takes us closer to freedom from suffering. The days of mourning are considered a time of ritual impurity. Practitioners of Zen must usually devote themselves to a life as a monk, for it requires extensive periods of meditation.

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Smile at Fear: Awakening the True Heart of Bravery

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Its scripture was recorded in Sanskrit in 3rd Century BCE and it usually develops in close relationship with the various indigenous religions it encounters, such as Confucianism in China and Shinto in Japan. After “proper cultivation,” the rebellious person would “see” and appreciate their wisdom in thus coercing him. The entire writing was collected in three baskets and given the name of Tipitaka or the Pali Canon. Other major religions, such as Judaism, could be discussed, but for brevity, we have chosen these.

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