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  • Zen Buddhism Chop Wood, Carry Water 3 of 3

    Documentary about zenbuddhism. Link to danish Rinzai zen monastery: egelykloster.dk
    Video Rating: 5 / 5

    One Particle Of Dust
    Video Rating: 4 / 5

  • Cross Cultural Talking about Zen (Buddhism Essence)

    Subject is Zen. Communication tools are Japanese and English.

  • Donna Quesada – lecture on Alan Watts & Zen. (Anatman & no self in Buddhism) 4/5

    Professor Donna Quesada from Santa Monica College – lecture on Alan Watts & Zen Buddhism. Anatman & no self in Buddhism. Part 4 of 5. March 10th 2008 @ LA Library.– Donna Quesada’s book now on sale! Link to buy: www.amazon.com

  • Shakya Zen Buddhism Art – Bird Flower Landscape Watercolor Painting 2/3

    In honor of Zen Chinese brush painting 禪意國畫by 牧谿, 法常, 八大山人and the modern painter Rev Yao Feng, we provide flower-and-bird and landscape watercolor Chinese Painting, Zen Chinese painting from www.google.com www.google.com Here we stumble upon some of wonderful Zen art more times on Google.

  • What evidence is there for “nirvana” (liberation from death / rebirth cycle) in Buddhism?

    Question by Tr: What evidence is there for “nirvana” (liberation from death / rebirth cycle) in Buddhism?
    Buddhists believe that somehow a person’s actions in this life has an effect on whether he/she is freed from being endlessly reborn again (reincarnation).

    What is the scientific evidence for this? In other words how, scientifically, can a person use their “karma” to influence exactly whether or not they are reborn again and as what??

    Or is this whole nirvana idea to be taken by “faith” alone?

    Best answer:

    Answer by Electr-Amish
    so I have to be good to die forever? or be bad to live again? I like Buddism, but that can be picked apart in too many ways

    I don’t get it

    What do you think? Answer below!

  • Buddhism 101: Your Top 4 Buddhism Related Questions Demystified

    You are about to learn the basics of Buddhism and discover the answers to the top 4 most common Buddhism related questions.

    Who is Buddha?

    A prince was born around 563 B.C. to King Suddhodana of the kingdom of Kapilavastu and Queen Maya, and it was known that the prince was predicted by a holy man to become a mighty conqueror or a holy spiritual leader. He was Prince Siddhartha Gautama, who then became the founder of Buddhism, and is known as the Buddha.

    Not long after Gautama’s birth his mother passed away. When the prince was but a few days old, it was said that he was unbelievably declaring that; He was supreme in the world, he was greatest in the world, he was the most noble in the world, and he was never to be re-born.

    Since the founder of Buddhism was born, the King was alarmed by the prediction. He wanted his son to be a king and not a spiritual leader so he didn’t allow the prince to see the life outside the palace, by building three palaces for him to live in all luxuries all his life. But at the age of 29, he explored and discovered that life outside the palace were full of suffering.

    It made him sad to realize that he was living his life with all the splendor of the rich palaces. Outside the majestic walls that protected him, he saw four kinds of people which lead him to denounce the worldly life he grew up with. He saw a very sick man, a very old man, a dead body, and a wandering monk who abstained from worldly life as a spiritual discipline (ascetic). Later teachings called Gautama’s experience as “The Four Sights” and the teachings from the prince was handed down from his followers to generations as Buddhism.

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    What is Buddhism?

    Buddhism is the religious teaching spread by Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) and his followers which reveals that the causes of suffering in life such as greed, desire and hatred can stop and people can achieve absolute enlightenment.

    If Buddhism is a religion, is Buddha a God?

    When Buddha was questioned if he was a God, he answered “No”. When he was questioned who he was, he answered “I AM AWAKE”. Buddha was just a man, who married and had a child. It has been an inspiration for his followers that enlightenment can be attained by a man, through thinking and not by beliefs of divine powers. Gautama’s renunciation of the worldly life lead to his enlightenment and he was named “The Awakened One” the Shakyamuni Buddha.

    The Buddha’s spiritual teaching is very wide in scope but mostly patterned to follow the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path. Buddhism is learning and observing our own self, understanding our own life and how to handle our daily issues. Because Buddha knew the hearts of people, he wanted man to live happily and peacefully without suffering.

    What were Buddha’s early teachings?

    Buddha’s first followers were a group of five holy men who took a grasp of his teachings when he went to the holy city of Benares; which gave birth to the Buddhist religion. From then on until 45 years after they travel from one place to another in India teaching the Dharma. They had insurmountable compassion to help people they meet on the roads; poor, king or slaves alike. They took the night off wherever when the night falls and live from asking food when they needed to eat.

    The teachings of Buddha made him champion of the masses; making people feel they were encouraged for their own wellness. He advised people to do their own work while he could only teach them the way how to do it. He always taught them about helping each other. He never showed any sign of anger, never said hurting words and had always been patient, even with his opponents.

    Amy C. enjoys exploring spiritual teachings of Buddha. She is a Tabletop Fountain artist. Amy invites you to browse beautiful and hand-made Buddha Fountain collection. To learn more about Buddha Fountains, please visit Amy’c boutique tabletop fountain store.

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