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  • Small Buddha Cult Right After Siddartha
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    5 page report on buddhism To begin this report, I will relate the story of the Buddha. Once a king had a son, his wife dying during labor. The childs name was Siddartha (meaning all wishes fulfilled) Gautama. As the boy grew up, there was a hermit who lived near the castle who saw a shimmering about the castle grounds. Taking this as an omen, the hermit went to the castle. When he saw Siddartha, he foretold that if Siddartha stayed in the palace until he was an adult, he would be a great ruler. ...
  • Buddha's Way Of Life
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    Before Buddha had started teaching, many people were ignorant of their feelings and could not understand a lot of their senses. Before Buddha, people suffered without understanding why. Buddha taught people how to release themselves from this daily suffering. They learned that the pathway to self-righteousness was bordered with the release from suffering. Buddha's way of life has benefited the whole world because now people can choose to understand why we are suffering, and how we can be release...
  • Pulguksa Temple And Sokkuram Grotto
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    korean temple By: in tma 1 Talk about irony. Buddhist monks, those shaven-headed figures in gray robes, choose to leave this earthly world (that is, mundane society) in favor of an ascetic existence based on prayer and self-denial. But now their unworldly lifestyle is becoming a tourist product... with the monastics' approval! Monastic life as a tourist attraction It's part of a global craze for monasticism. From the Himalayas to the Hudson River, monks are in. Japanese salary men are chucking t...
  • Known As The Buddha
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    1 A Little History and One Person's View on Buddhism In India, around the 5th and 6th century BC, Siddhartha Guat ama, also known as the Buddha, founded Buddhism. It is one of the great Asian religions that teaches the practice of the observance of moral precepts. The basic doctrines include the four noble truths taught by the Buddha. Since it was first introduced into China from India, Buddhism has had a history that has been characterized by periods of sometimes awkward and irregular developme...
  • Four Noble Truths And Eight Fold Path
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    Buddhism, founded in the late 6th century BC by Siddhartha Gautama (the Buddha), is an important religion in most of the countries of Asia. Buddhism has come in many different forms, but in each form there has been an attempt to draw from the life experiences of the Buddha, his teachings, and the spirit or essence of his teachings (called dharma) as models for the religious life. However, before the writing of the Buaciha Char ija (life of the Buddha) by Ashvaghosa in the 1st or 2nd century AD, ...
  • Christianity And Buddhism
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    Christianity and Buddhism are different religions, yet compare and contrast greatly. Though founded at different periods of time, Christianity and Buddhism have shaped cultures and have had a great influence on people all around the world with origins, customs and beliefs. Siddhartha Gautama was born about 563 B.C. He left his wealthy lifestyle when he was about 29 to seek wisdom. For years, he found not wisdom but only pain. After meditating for several days under a tree, enlightenment finally ...
  • Half Lion Half Dragon
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    Hellenism on the Silk Road Along the Silk Road, merchants traded desirable wares from all over Asia and the Mediterranean. Gold, porcelain, spices, jewelry, textiles, and about anything else material that any civilization along this vast network of trade routes could create. Along with material concerns, however, came the much more lasting and intriguing effect of cultural exchange; religions, ideas, food, architectural developments, philosophy, and art all moved along the routes with these trav...
  • Future Buddha
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    BUDDHISM Gautama Buddha, previously known as Prince Siddhartha (before his enlightenment) founded the religion of Buddhism. Gautama Buddha was born to Queen Maha-Maya at Kapilavastu, Nepal, Indian. Buddha taught and organized the Sangha, monastic orders, until his death at Kusinagara, at the age of 80. There are 308,000,000 Buddhist devotees in the world today. They believe that there has been Buddha before Him; Bodhisattvas who come as Saviors of all and that all beings are Buddha whether they ...
  • Sculpture Of Buddha From China
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    Buddha There are many Buddha's in the world. The story by Ash vaghosha called The Life of Buddha talks about the original Buddha, and how he came to be. Sculptures and pictures of Buddha always have the same features. From the Art Institute in Chicago comes a sculpture of Buddha from China. These two things have a lot in common. The parts of the body in the sculptures depict certain things about a Buddha's life and the way Buddhism spread though Asia influenced the arts depicting Buddha. Most wo...
  • More European Image Of Buddha And Bodhisattvas
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    The Metropolitan Museum of Art has one of the finest Asian art collections that has enlightened and strengthened my understanding in my personal art experience. The Museum itself is an artistic architectural structure that graces the entire block on 82nd Street in Manhattan. Entering inside, I sensed myself going back into an era, into a past where people traded ideas and learned from each other. It is a past, where I still find their works of yester years vividly within my grasp, to be remember...
  • Chinese Representations Of Buddha
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    Image that is recognized all around the world, name that does not take time remembering when that image is seen, a half naked man sitting in a meditative pose - some god, as seen by most people, Buddha is a messenger of internal peace that has as much of a story behind him as Jesus or Allah. Religions iconography and gods represented in sculptures always have a great deal of symbolism involved in them. Nothing ordinary person would look into these days until the topic is confronted unavoidably t...
  • Temple Of Todaiji
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    Art of Japan: The Temple of Todaiji Commissioned during the reign of Emperor Shomu in 743 CE, the temple of Todaiji is the world's largest wooden structure in existence today. Shomu initially constructed Todaiji to house a tremendous bronze Buddha statue he was having built. The statue of the Vairocana, or Supreme, Buddha reached a height of nearly 60 feet when completed, and depleted the nation's copper supply sufficiently as to make bronze sculpture impossible for centuries. Todaiji itself is ...
  • Jesus And Buddha
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    Jesus & Buddha Brett SchopenWestern Traditions 20110/29/94 Disciple? : I have heard that you are two of the wisest men in the land and so Ihave come to you in hopes of advise. I am scared for my future and for the future of my newborn daughter. Can you tell me what is in store for us or give me an assurance me that we will be all right? Jesus: Do not worry about your life. Do not worry about food, drink, the body. Life is more than these things. Believe in your heavenly Father. He knows what you...
  • Enlightenment And Death Of The Buddha
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    Buddhism Buddhism is a religion founded by an ex-Prince Siddhartha Gaumata. Gaumata was a prince who was brought up in a perfect surrounding. When the prince left the palace he saw all the poverty. At the age of twenty nine, the prince left his wife and his infant son to meditate and practice Yoga to find peace and enlightenment. Gaumata was meditating for a long time when finally while he was sitting under a Bo tree he had attained the enlightenment he was looking for. It is for this reason he ...
  • Daughter Instead Of A Son The Buddha
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    In examining the Buddhism religion, the role of women in Buddhism, it was quite clear that the religion of Buddhism is practiced very different from country to country. Buddhism is a philosophy of life expounded by Gautama Buddha ('Buddha' means 'enlightened one'), who lived and taught in northern Inda in the 6th Century B.C. The Buddha was not a god and the philosophy of Buddhism does not entail any theistic world-view. The teachings of the Buddha are aimed solely to liberate sentient beings fr...
  • One Of The Blessed Ones
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    Buddhism: Things I Find Interesting As I was reading the selected portions of the book for this chapter, I came across a few things that I found interesting. At first I did not catch them, but after I went back and reread the selections, I found these things, that I thought were intriguing. Buddhism is supposedly a non-theistic religion. However, in the reading titled 'The Majjhima-Nikaya: Questions Which Lend Not to Edification' (5.1) and in 'Realizing the Four Noble Truths' (5.3, the Buddha is...
  • Name Gautama Buddha
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    Buddha Indian philosopher and the founder of Buddhism, born in Lumbini, Nepal. He was the son of the head of the Sakya warrior caste, with the private name of Siddhartha; in later life hew as known also as Sakyamuni (Sage of the Sa kyas). The name Gautama Buddha is a combination of the family name Gautama and the appellation Buddha, meaning Enlightened One. All the surviving accounts of Buddha's life were written many years after his death by idealizing followers rather than by objective histori...
  • Lord Buddha And His Disciples
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    In the sixth century before the Christian era, religion was forgotten in India. The lofty teachings of the Vedas were thrown into the background. There was much priest craft everywhere. The insincere priests traded on religion. They duped the people in a variety of ways and amassed wealth for themselves. They were irreligious to say the least. In the name of religion, people followed in the footsteps of these cruel priests and performed meaningless rituals. They killed animals and performed vari...
  • Enlightenment The Buddha
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    The Buddah was born in the sixth or fifth century BC in the kingdom of the Sa kyas, on the present day border of Napal and India. The tern Buddah is not a real name but only a title. His real name was Gotama. He was the son of the king. His life embodies all the most extreme social circumstances which include starting his life as one in the most exalted position who moves by his own choice to the lowliest and most uncomfortable of all possible social positions. The story of the Buddha's life beg...
  • Architraves Of The Toranas
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    Many Buddhist monuments discovered in India and Indonesia consist of reliefs and paintings representing narratives. The gates, or toranas, of the "Great Stupa" found at Sanchi in India are an example of reliefs representing these narratives. These reliefs were erected during the Andhra period (3rd century B.C.E. - early 1st century B.C.E. ). The "Great Stupa" was a reliquary, which is said to contain the remains of Buddha's disciples. The "Great Stupa" at Sanchi is surrounded by four toranas, ea...

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