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Buddhism

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Buddhism is a tradition that focuses on personal spiritual development. Buddhists strive for a deep insight into the true nature of life such as Ahinsa, Karma, and Dharma.
Buddhism is mostly practice in china now it is practice all over the world
The samurai prefer Shinto (Maybe Mahayana Buddhism) because it is  Japanese tradition which was influenced from China mainland in the  past.
Buddhists are found among all the world's people.   Most cultures in the world have Buddhist followers and accept them.  Buddhism is least prevalent in Africa and most prevalent in Asia.
The Dalai Lama's goal is to bring peace, gratitude and compassion to the world.
The Buddha's teachings spread around to China and other surrounding  dynasties and countries.
Buddha is definitely one of them.
  the Dalai Lama Thich Nhat Hanh Robert Thurman
Because of a fortune teller's prophesy to the Buddha's father that his son would grow up to be either a great King or a great holy man, the King shielded his son from all the unpleasantness of the world, surrounding him with pleasure and beautiful undying things. But later in the young Buddha's life...
The Buddha says is that when our desires, our craving, our constant  discontent with what we have, and our continual longing for more  and more does cause us suffering, then we should stop doing it. He  asks us to make a difference between what we need and what we want  and to strive for our...
Theravada is the earliest teachings of Buddha without any revisions. Mahayana is a very broad scope of Buddhism, under its umbrella are tantra, Tibetan, and pure land sect.
Buddha's birthday is celebrated on April 8.
In the tradition Buddhas are said to be pure lands and in habit them.
Buddhism doesn't have any Gods. It is a nontheistic religion.
Buddhism is not set around temple worship, it is teaching of the Buddha to free ones mind from suffering. I recommend the miracle of mindfulness, and what the Buddha taught by Walpola Rahula
Depends on the monastery. Typically they adopt a life of celibacy  and devote their lives towards enlightenment.
it came form the word Buddha witch means enlightened one
Compassion is the greatest religion in the world. If more people were compassionate, the less problems we would have.Religion is very hard to pin down. The above answer is very good, but at the same time, one could also argue that compassion is an emotion which we human beings can feel without...
Kneeling-meditation. Sit with your feet under your buttocks, with  back straight. This is called kneeling-meditation or Zazen pose.  Much discipline is needed to maintain this pose. The resulting pins  and needles causes the mind to concentrate on the meditation, not  the pain...
  Nichiren Buddhism is a branch of Buddhism based on the teachings of the 13th century Japanese monk Nichiren (1222-1282). Nichiren Buddhism is generally noted for its focus on the Lotus Sutra and an attendant belief that all people have an innate Buddha nature and are therefore inherently...
To write a good conclusion sentence about anything you need to know what has been written before.
There are no official Buddhist countries, but most countries have  people living in those countries which practice Buddhism.
The Dalai Lama is the leader of one branch of Buddhism.
a shrine is a space in a Buddhist home where there is a picture or statue of a Buddha and incence burning
An eight spoke wheel called the Dharamcakra. Looks much like an old sailing ships wheel.
the name of the tree which buddha sat under was named badhi
Siddartha Guatama is the real name of Buddha. He is commonly called Buddha because he created the religion Buddhism. But his real name is Saddartha Guatama.
Yes, Buddha's first sermon was at Sarnath.
because Buddhism is mostly implemented in places like Nepal and  Burma as the major religion of India has and will always be  Hinduism
Most of the people of Japan pray and worship ancestors and gods atShinto shrines or private altars, while not identifying as "Shinto"or "Shintoist" in surveys. The Japanese have little meaning forthese terms, or they define members in Shinto organizations orsects. In Japanese culture, they recognize...
Karma is just the law of cause and effect, so there is only one type of karma. Karma is just the way that causes and conditions create results. To explain the concept of karma, I like to use the analogy of a car's engine. If you have a really old, out of tune car, and you get some gas that has a...
peaceful and stable society, obedience to people of a higher rank,  a society that valued learning, and rulers who justified actions in  terms of peoples well-beings.
Siddhartha was the founder of Buddhism. He was only 12 years old when he set out on a homeless life. Answer:Siddhartha, lived as a prince fo many years. He was married at 16 to Yaśodharā his cousin of the same age. They has a son, Rahula. After 29 years as a Prince in Kapilavastu he left to seek...
Siddhartha Gautama taught in the 3rd or 4th centuries, and according to common convention, was born in 563 BCE. As with any religion, however, it likely took at least a couple of centuries after his life and teachings for any semblance of a proper Buddhist society to exist.
  == Answer ==   Buddhist Lamaist Shamanism and Christian Muslim speak the language of direct experience in the same way that that Rilke, Rumi or Orpheus do. It is a pre-verbal encounter mediated by the God parts of our brain which wells up as a joyous singing about our encounters in the...
Buddhism does not claim a specific amount of time between now and the creation of the earth, due to the fact that it is not a religion which focuses on the question of the origin of life. Buddhism has no creation myth of it's own, as it's originator, Siddhartha Gautama, was born into Hinduism. When...
dharmasal (himachal pradesh )
Tibetan, or Vajrayana, Buddhism is one of the four major  schools of Mahayana Buddhism. The other three are Zen, Nichiren and  Pure Land.    The term Mahayana has two distinct usages. Firstly, it refers to  one of the two branches of Buddhism, the other being the Theravada.  Mahayana...
  He himself would have probably answered that this question "does not apply". Paranibbana - the final nibbana - is the complete cessation of suffering. The fires of craving are extinguished and there is no further rebirth. This final state/place/existence/experience (whatever you choose to...
Buddha indicated that the belief in a god is not essential toenlightenment. Furthermore the searching for deity related answers(Is there a god?, What does god want?) which are essentiallyunanswerable wastes time and effort which would be better used inself improvement.
Similar: Both originate from India, Lord Buddha being born in Gaya,Bihar; Lord Rama in Ayodhya, and Lord Krishna in Gokula, U.P Both use chanting of prayers and mantras to purify, focus andinstruct the mind. Both meditate on and worship Deities (Sri Murti), which tallieswith the Beatitude "Blessed...
They don't "pray" in the western sense. Praying implies connecting with a deity who cares or listens or intervenes. Buddhism has none of these. Chanting, meditation and listening to discourses on enlightenment focuses one's attention on improving one's lifestyle. Buddhists don't pray for anything....
southern Nepal, Asia which is between China and Nepal
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent ofthrowing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall notbe able to keep our mind strong and clear. There are only two mistakes one can make along the road...
Technically, Buddhism has no deities. However, in various countries where Buddhism is practiced, people have added their own deities and combined them with their practice; this varies by country.
I'm pretty sure the story of the Buddha indicates that he didn't believe in any religion but was seeking a way out of suffering. His realizations from that search then turned into what is Buddhism. Answer: In all probability Buddha was a Hindu to start with (before his enlightenment). He realized...
Yes,one child 'Raahula'
The influences of the Mon people, as well as the Pagan Empire, arestill felt today throughout the region. Currently, the SoutheastAsian countries with the highest amounts of practicing TheravadaBuddhists are Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia.
Top 10 Largest National Buddhist Populations . China 102,000,000. Japan 89,650,000. Thailand 55,480,000. Vietnam 49,690,000. Myanmar 41,610,000. Sri Lanka 12,540,000. South Korea 10,920,000. Taiwan 9,150,000. Cambodia 9,130,000. India 7,000,000.
Legally you can, but that brings us to "house rules". Parents can decide what comes into or stays in a house. Parents with strong religious views may override any decision madeby minor children to bring foreign religious items or anything elseinto that house. There are however Buddha graphics or...
Buddhism provides a solution for all human beings to find liberation from unsatisfactoriness/suffering in life thorough the practice of Morality, Concentration and Wisdom. It also encourages things like generosity which helps the world. Also it makes individuals to lead their life peacefully and...
Let's say you're a Christian. Why don't you put Jesus in a bathroom?
Buddha followed the four noble truths.
You go to a temple and then you can meditate or pray to the Buddist people. You can also have this lighten up, thin sticks where you burn the top of it and you pray to the Buddist people kneeing down on a pillow or cushion. But i don't get what you mean by Practise and place of Buddhism! But i...
Yes …… Buddhists do honor their ancestors, but their heroes.
Buddhist worship is generally practiced while sitting on the floorat home or at a temple.Temples include symbolism for the earth,water, fire, air, and wisdom. Worshippers may sit on the floorbarefoot facing an image of Buddha and chanting. It is veryimportant that their feet face away from the image...
Its mainly located in a soul.
Considering that the first Dalai Lama was recognized in the early 15th century there haven't been that many. The current Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the 14th.
The important dates in Buddhism may vary depending on the sect in  question. In general 563 BC is important because that is when  Siddhartha was born. In 528 he attained enlightenment and began  spreading his teaching.
All Buddhists agree that the original turning of the wheel occurred when the Buddha taught the five ascetics who became his first disciples at the Deer Park in Sarnath.
For Buddhists the Tripitaka, or Three Baskets are the primary teachings. for Hinduism the Vedas and the Upanishads are their sacred texts. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Is_sacred_texts_shared_or_not_shared_by_Hinduism_and_Buddhism#ixzz23owJ3PYP
The four noble truths and the eightfold path.
Well over 75 percent of Vietnam is Buddhist because when China took over Vietnam, China taught people in Vietnam their culture and shared it.
No, no one is "made" to have same-sex relations.   As in any single-sex institution where celibacy is the norm, some  people may resort to same-sex relations. But any use of force  between people is not a skillful means toward understanding the  world. Compassion for all beings is a...
The original Buddha was from India, but many of the Dravidians andindigenous people had dark complexion. Black doesn't mean African.There are many black all over the world but they are not African.The Buddha was most likely black not Indo-European.
  Probably not The Tibetans have the same problem that the Australian Aboriginal had in Tasmania they are being totally outnumbered in their own home land by invaders and these invaders The Chinese Government have long since proved that they have no problem cutting throats to make their point as...
After the 4 sights, becoming of something was not the question, but his reaction to the 4 sights was. Ultimately he accepted the 4 sights (Vipassanā) which helped him to move towards enlightenment (Nirvana).
  Buddah is a key figure of Buddhism.
1. Islam: All Prophets Allah Almighty- from Hazrat Adam (AS) to thelast Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAW). 2. Christianity: Hazrat Jesus Christ (AS). The Muslims also believein him to be an honorable Prophet of Almighty Allah. 3. Matama Budh: A Prince. A meditator. A spiritual reformer.
He had a wife and a son. However he left them to start his own spiritual practice.
Tibetan Buddhism is Buddhism practiced in Tibet and the Himalayan  region. There are many sects (Nyingma, Kagyü, Sakya and Gelu) each  with their own leader and no overall leader. The current leader of  the Gelug school, the newest of the schools of Tibetan Buddhism is  the 14th Dalai Lama. He...
Yes it is like the 2nd largest religion in the world.Yes of course it exists.About 7% of world population are buddhists
it is a buddhist monistary (where munks live) buddhists do not worsip anything, but still live by the ruls od hinuism
No. Buddhism is not tolerant. Today, 31 July 2008, I  get the information from a friend in Laos about new christian  persecuted in the country.   "Since a few days back is a severe persecution against new  christian in Jomphet district in Laos. 5 villages with more than  500 to 600 Christians...
to help those who felt pain and were suffering
It honestly depends on what kind of Buddhist you are, but even then I don't think there's a specific diet that buddhists follow. I'm a Nichiren Daishonin Buddhist, and an SGI-USA youth, from my 4 years of being in the practice I haven't known anyone to talk about a diet. :) But we do feed off...
Don Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso, birth name being Lhamo Döndrub.
-Life is suffering -Karma -Reincarnation -Meditation
the idea of humanity, consisting of a sense of compassion and empathy for others
Buddhists burn incense to calm the room. I'm a type of Buddhist called Nichiren Daishonin Buddhist, when we chant, we burn incense to calm to room, letting the good energy flow. My mom and I chant every morning, when the incense has covered the room, we are at ease, clear minded, but the same...
He looks about 5'7"
Mahayana Buddhists believe in reincarnation and Theravada Buddhists believe in enlightenment
The 14th a current Dalai Lama escaped from Tibet during the Tibet  Uprising in 1959. He has since lived in India and visited different  countries to bring to notice plight if Tibetans under the  oppressive rule of Peoples Republic of China.