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By Madhu Bazaz Wangu

ISBN-10: 1604131055

ISBN-13: 9781604131055

;Buddhism.World Religions КНИГИ ;РЕЛИГИЯ Автор:Madhu Bazaz Wangu Название: Buddhism.World Religions Издательство: Chelsea condo guides Год: 2009 Формат: pdf Размер: 7,14 MB Для сайта:"Buddhism, Fourth variation" tells the tale of Buddhism's origins and its improvement into 3 significant faculties of notion - and provides the actual ideals and practices of these faculties of Buddhism that also flourish this present day. This interesting name explores the concept that of the 'socially engaged Buddhist,' the expansion and perform of Buddhism in the US, and the hot revival of Buddhism in Asia. assurance comprises: creation to the trendy Buddhist global; the lifetime of the Buddha; the unfold of Buddhism all through Asia, and the area; variations among Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism; the literature of Buddhism; Buddhism and the humanities' the yr in Buddhism; and Buddhism this present day and within the future.0

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The name Mahayana conveyed the idea that it would carry the whole world to salvation. Mahayanans mockingly labeled the Theravada School as the “lesser vehicle,” or Hinayana. Buddhist monks belonging to the Theravada tradition meditating inside the shrine room of Wat Phra Singh in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The temple, or wat, was founded in 1345, although little of the original building remains. 56 BUDDHISM The Varieties of Buddhism 57 The Bodhisattva Vow The bodhisattva, or “being of wisdom,” not only radiates compassion but even bears the pains and sufferings of others.

Asoka banned animal sacriKing Asoka ordered his philosofices and became a vegetarian himself. phy inscribed in stone: “In religion is the He abolished many cruel punishments chief excellence. Religion consists in good for criminals. Hospitals were founded to works, mercy, charity, purity, and chastity. It consists in benevolence to the poor and serve both animals and humans. His govto the afflicted, kindness to animals, to ernment undertook the financial support birds and to all creatures. Let all pay attenof Buddhist monasteries.

According to Tibetan tradition Padmasambhava, or Guru Rinpoche, encountered a series of demons as he made his way toward Tibet. The demons wanted to keep him from ending their hold on the country. Fortunately Padmasambhava possessed a knowledge of magic and overcame the demons. He did not destroy them. Instead Padmasambhava forced them to submit to the dharma and become the new protectors of the religion. The legendary defeat of the demons explains Buddhism’s absorption of local religious traditions in Tibet.

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