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Ryōan-ji (late 15th century) in Kyoto , Japan, a famous example of a zen garden
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The Four Noble Truths represent the core of the teachings of the Buddha, and are as follows: The First Noble Truth - dissatisfaction and suffering exist and are universally experienced. The Second Noble Truth - Desire and attachment are the causes of dissatisfaction and suffering.
In traditional Chinese culture , qì (also chi or ch'i ) is an active principle forming part of any living thing. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] Qi is frequently translated as "life energy", "life force", or " energy flow". Qi is the central underlying principle in traditional Chinese medicine and martial arts .
Judaism , Christianity , and Islam are sometimes called " Abrahamic religions " because they all accept the tradition that God revealed himself to the patriarch Abraham .
The Qur'an , the central religious text of Islam , contains references to over fifty people and events also found in the Bible .
Jahannam ( Arabic : جهنم ) is the Islamic equivalent to Hell .
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There are many benefits of meditation.