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Interactions between the Modern World and Buddhism

Buddhism represents one of the great religious traditions of the Eastern World. However, the religion is not only a part of the Eastern culture today. Many individuals practice Buddhism worldwide. Due to its importance as a dominant form of religion, it is a well-known religion throughout the Western World, as...

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Hinduism and Buddhism in South Asian Art

Both Hindu and Buddhist influences are evident throughout the entirety of society in Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent. The modern countries in these regions still maintain some of these beliefs, yet in the ancient period the influence was massive. Looking at ancient art and architecture in this region, it...

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The Attractions of Buddhism

Buddhism is one of the most popular religions in the world, with estimates of the number of its practitioners running upwards of 500 million people worldwide. The largest population of Buddhists is in China, where nearly 1 in 5 people is a practicing Buddhist of some sort. Some would argue...

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Tanha and Nirvana in Buddhism

In Buddhism, Tanha means desire, thirst, greed, or longing. The longing can be of material things, sensual pleasures, or life. In addition, tanha includes desire for negative aspects such as death. Buddhism teaches that tanha is the cause of suffering and pain, a concept known as dukkha. Buddhists believe that...

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Meditation in Buddhism

Suffering is abundant in this world, it touches all ages, genders, ethnicities, and classes in life. Being a king or celebrity, having a lot of money, or being completely removed from society as a whole does not guarantee one absence from suffering. Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha defined the problem with...

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Doctrinal Issues Concerning Buddhist Nuns

The topic which I hope to address in this paper is how the experience of Buddhist nuns is constructed, first and foremost, as a product of gendered pressures historically and in the present moment. What I think that we have the potential to reveal, with this inquiry, is whether and...

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The Precept of Not Lying in Buddhist Faith

Like many traditions and religions around the world, Buddhism is divided into a number of traditions, which are based on several fundamental, core beliefs. There are various constructs, practices, and truths, to name a few, that help to guide individuals to a more complete and happy inner well-being. For one...

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Buddhism: Following the American Psychological Association

The purpose of this paper is to explore “What is Buddhism? Is it religion, philosophy, or contemplative science?” I do this by taking an in depth look at these three different aspects by discussing high quality research and information which incorporates the fundamental principles of Buddhist thought and practice. Buddhism...

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The Buddhist Perspective

A Buddhist perspective would agree with the Richard Rohr quote that states we are not truly free unless we are able to let go of our own compulsiveness, resentments, complaining and obsessive patterns of thinking. Buddhists believe that the true path to enlightenment is achieved by not having any attachments,...

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The Role Of Meditation Practice In Buddhism

This paper will be a reflection on one particular aspect of Buddhism. In the following piece of writing, I will discuss the role of meditation practice in Buddhism, as explained by Esposito, Fasching & Lewis in Religions of Asia Today. Meditation has arguably the same level of significance to the...

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The Life of Buddha

Born in the 6th Century B.C. in Nepal, Buddha was a spiritual leader and the teacher whose life activities serve as a strong foundation of the present-day Buddhist religion. The historical life of Siddhartha Gautama is debated among different scholars. Some of the scholars argue that he did not live...

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What is Modern Buddhism?

The world evolves and revolves making everything change. Buddhism is not an exception. With the ruling role of globalization and everything what comes with it, Buddhism has met the modern state of religion facing new problems and searching for new answers. Buddhist modernism is a new milestone in the process...

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Buddhism and Health Care

It is critical in health care to understand the spiritual and religious needs of an individual. It is not only unethical to not follow religious requirements for a patient, but can cause them significant distress that leads to a worsening of their condition. The purpose of this essay is to...

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Reflection Essay On Buddhism

From my research studies, I realized that Buddhism is one the largest and greatest religions around the world that occupies a relatively large portion of the Indian sub-continent. The religion is believed to have been founded by Buddha to provide its followers with spiritual awakening, meditation, and ethical living. I...

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Sacred Buddhists Texts in Connection with Buddhist Involvement in Social and Political Issues

“Military careers and Buddhist ethics” (Kariyakarawana, 2011) explores Buddhist teachings on military service and military careers. This article was written by the first Buddhist Chaplain appointed to the UK Armed Services. The article argues the morality of military service by chaplains, even beyond the chaplain’s role of providing religious, spiritual,...

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The Historic Spread of Buddhism Out of India

Although there is no active, intentional, or centralized missionary component of the Buddhist faith, the religion has nevertheless spread over vast regions since its advent in the middle of the first millennium BCE. Buddhism originated in the Ganges River Valley in the northeastern region of the Indian subcontinent. From there,...

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Comparing Origins and History of Hinduism and Buddhism in India

HinduismPrior to the modern age Hinduism was not the name of this ancient tradition that has no starting point. The practice of the traditions that became known as Hinduism have derived from what some believe are thousands of years in the past while there are practitioners who have claimed the...

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Buddhist Traditions

Buddhism entails the personal understanding of concepts in life, which are used to remove suffering. The idea of right view is one way in which faithful are made cognizant of the fact that they are the source of pain. The political environment in Tibet and Myanmar is not stable, but...

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