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Dharma listen (Sanskrit: धर्म dharma; Pali: धम्म dhamma) is a key concept with multiple meanings in the Indian religions , Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism. There is no single word translation for dharma in western languages. The Classical Sanskrit noun dharma is a derivation from the root dhṛ, which has a meaning of "to hold, maintain, keep".[note 3] The word "dharma" was already in use in the historical Vedic religion, and its meaning and conceptual scope has evolved over several millennia. The antonym of dharma is adharma. Etymology The Classical Sanskrit noun dharma is a derivation from the root dhṛ, which has a meaning of "to hold, maintain, keep",[note 3] and takes a meaning of "what is established or firm", and hence "law". Dharma
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The Dharma - The Teachings Do not accept any of my words on faith, Believing them just because I said them. Be like an analyst buying gold, who cuts, burns, And critically examines his product for authenticity. Only accept what passes the test By proving useful and beneficial in your life. The Buddha (Jnanasara-samuccaya) Dharma is a Sanskrit word with many meanings, but in this case, we will mainly use it in the meaning of the "Buddha-dharma" or the teachings of the Buddha.
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Buddha Quotes, Sayings and Words of Wisdom Quotes Directory >> Buddha Quotes Buddha, was born as prince Siddhartha Gautama, in northern India, in a place, which now is part of Nepal. His exact lifetime is uncertain, but most historians date his lifetime from 563 BC to 483 BC.
NON DUALITY MAGAZINE THE CELIBACY QUESTION A series of on going interviews on the question of celibacy and other related issues, practices in the western and eastern spiritual traditions. The path of the the monastic, (purification and renunciation) vis a vis the path of the house holder, lay person teacher, Yoga, asceticism and the path of Tantra. The following question was submitted by Stuart Sovatsky, PHD
“It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.” ~E.E. Cummings I love to write. For years I wrote in journals and kept them stacked in piles on my shelves. One rainy winter evening when I was 25, I walked into the Bourgeois Pig bookshop on Franklin Boulevard in Los Angeles and saw a book next to the cash register written by Natalie Goldberg called Wild Mind. 4 Simple Ways to Experience Great Happiness and True Freedom
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Zen is a school of Mahayana Buddhism. It is primarily distinguished from other Buddhist sects in that it deemphasises religious texts as means to reaching enlightenment and instead focuses on introspection. Zen emphasizes direct communication over the study of scripture. In the words of Alan Watts, a British philosopher and writer: "Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes." Zen Teachings & Beliefs Zen Buddhism ~ Discovering Spirituality
First published Wed Jun 28, 2006; substantive revision Fri Oct 8, 2010 Zen aims at a perfection of personhood. To this end, sitting meditation called “za-zen” is employed as a foundational method of prāxis across the different schools of this Buddha-Way, through which the Zen practitioner attempts to embody non-discriminatory wisdom vis-à-vis the meditational experience known as “satori” (enlightenment). A process of discovering wisdom culminates in the experiential dimension in which the equality of thing-events is apprehended in discerning them. The most distinguishing feature of this school of the Buddha-Way is seen in its contention that wisdom, accompanied by compassion, is expressed in the everyday “life-world” when associating with one's self, people, and nature. Japanese Zen Buddhist Philosophy
Sacred-Texts Buddhism Tibetan Buddhism Archives Here, in no particular order, are miscellaneous articles about Tibetan Buddhism from various sources on the Internet, mostly predating the World Wide Web. Tibetan Buddhism Archives
View on Buddhism: (Tibetan) Buddhist practice and philosophy "Don't try to use what you learn from Buddhism to be a Buddhist; use it to be a better whatever-you-already-are." His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Please note: a fresh discussion forum is now setup; weldome (back)! Are you interested in Buddhism, but perhaps also somewhat confused about it? Buddhism developed in Asia and therefore contains many concepts that are not well known in other parts of the world. Also, over the 2,500 years since its origin, many different traditions have developed within Buddhism that all have slightly different views and practices that may even appear to contradict each other.