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  • Apollonianism And Dionysianism
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    Buddha, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Plato cover very specific views of their versions of an afterlife in their essays, The Path to Enlightenment, Apollonianism and Dionysianism, and The Allegory of the Cave, respectively. These views vary greatly; however, they all share some similarities, such as moderation and wellness. Nietzsche would like to create a balance between two forces, Apollonianism and Dionysianism, in which intellect and passion work together. Dionysianism relates to passion and hyst...
  • 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...
  • Buddhas Teachings
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    This report will be about the life of Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, and his influences on the people around him. It will explain how the religion of Buddhism came about and how the Buddha created it. It will also include not only what influenced Buddha to start preaching, but what influenced the people to listen. Prince Siddhartha Gautama, who would later be known as Buddha, was born in Lumbini, Nepal around the year 563 BC. He was the son of two important great people. Siddhartha fathers name was...
  • Four Noble Truths The Buddhas
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    The Buddha The Buddha was not a god. He was a human who by meditation and thought achieved enlightenment. Many Buddhists say that the wisdom which he taught and which has now become Buddhist teaching and central to their beliefs, was not new and had been in the world from the beginning of time, it required the Buddha to discover it and reveal it to humanity. Introduction The Buddhist scriptures are very extensive. When the Buddha died at the age of 80, he had completed 45 years of teaching. He h...
  • 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...
  • Life Of The Buddha Siddhartha Gautama
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    The Life of the Buddha Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, was born in the 6th or 5th century BC in the kingdom of the Sa kyas on the borders of present day Nepal to King Suddhodana and Queen Mahamaya of the warrior caste. The boy would grow to become the Buddha, the spiritual leader whose life and teachings are the foundation of the lives of millions of Buddhists today. The story of Siddhartha's life actually begins with a dream that Queen Mahamaya had before the prince was born: She dreamt that a ...
  • 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...
  • Buddhism Believes In The Concept Of Bodhisattvas
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    Similarities 1. Both emphasize the illusory nature of the world and the role of karma in keeping men bound to this world and the cycle of births and deaths. 2. Both believe in the transmigration of souls and the cycle of births and deaths for each soul. 3. Both emphasize compassion and non violence towards all living beings. 4. Both believe in the existence of several hells and heavens or higher and lower worlds. 5. Both believe in the existence of gods or deities on different planes. 6. Both be...
  • Eight Fold Path
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    BUDDHISM Buddhism is probably the most tolerant religion in the world, as its teachings can coexist with any other religion's. However, this is not a characteristic of other religions. The Buddhist teaching of God is neither agnostic nor vague, but clear and logical. Buddhism was created by Siddhartha Gautama, who was born in the sixth century B.C. in what is now modern Nepal. Siddhartha grew up living the extravagant life of a young prince. His father was Suddhodana and was the ruler of the Sak...
  • Meaning Of Life
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    The Quest for Human Destiny Do pure chance and accidents lead our lives or are they filled with deep purpose and destiny This has been the question posed on our minds while watching the films Grand Canyon, Ground Hog Day, and Dickens's Christmas Carol. How large a role do the cosmos play in our everyday lives Do they even care about our fates Even yet, do these so-called cosmos, higher power, or whatever one might chose to call it even exist If there's not an ultimate source guiding us and givin...
  • 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...
  • Buddha At Age Thirty Five
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    Buddha With the birth of the Buddha, being chosen as the "awakened one" at age thirty-five, his journey through life, and even in his death. Buddha has guided many to discovering the truths of life. Siddhartha Gautama became the Buddha at age thirty-five (Graves 1). The Buddha was believed to have been born in 563 B.C. in what now is Nepal but at the time was a part of India (1). The founder of Buddhism was the son of a chief of the hill tribe of the shaky as, who gave up family life, became an ...
  • Helpful Observer Causes Dukkha
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    Buddhism 1.) The First Noble Truth - "Dukkha" A.) The First Noble Truth seems to be an intrinsic understanding that all things are impermanent. This impermanence causes us to feel frustrated when we can't hold on to people or things we think we need. This need helps us feel wanted and / or important. Dukkha can also be described as the suffering we experience and see in our lives. Unpleasant conditions such as being sick, seeing our loved ones get sick and die, getting aggravated over things our...
  • Largest Followings Of Buddhism
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    Buddhism Buddhism is a major world religion which was founded in northeastern India. It is based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, also known as the Buddha. It has significant numbers of followers around the world, with the majority in Asia. India has one of the largest followings of Buddhism as does China. The total following is estimated at about 300 million worldwide. Siddhartha Guat ama was born in Kapilavastu, India, just inside present day Nepal. He was the son of the head of the Sak...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Words Of The Buddha
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    Siddartha Gotama was both a real historical character and a mythical man of legend. Born in 563 B.C. in a prosperous kingdom of Northern India, now Nepal, he was the son of a king and heir to the throne. He lived his early life as a prince, protected by his parents from the harsh realities of life in the outside world, and grew up in luxury. He was a man of exceptional physical appearance - there are numerous references to the perfection of his physical body. He married a beautiful young woman a...
  • Buddha's Four Noble Truths
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    Buddha's Four Noble Truths Buddha's Four Noble Truths Essay, Research Paper The Buddha's Four Noble Truths: A Logical Basis for Philosophy The Buddha Shakyamuni was born in the 6th century BCE in the area presently known as Nepal. During his 80 year lifetime, he systematically developed a pragmatic, empirically based philosophy which he claimed would lead its followers towards an enlightened existence. Buddhism is commonly called a religion; however, it differs from the usual definition of a rel...

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