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Buddhism: a diagram. I created this diagram to assist my future posts on Buddhist themes.

Buddhism: a diagram

Below are links and texts to help explain the outline. It is my hope that this diagram aids the reader in visually organizing the dharma (the Buddha’s teachings) in a way that makes it easier to remember, question and discuss. Sectarianism: Just as in Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism …, Buddhism has a plethora of sects. Each sect has its own spin on doctrines with similar names. This model contains much which is common between Buddhist sects but each sub-aspect is handled differently between the sects.Terms: The early texts of Buddhism are in Sanskrit and Pali. Source Texts: Buddhism: a modern perspective. Essentials of Buddhism - core concept. 10 Misconceptions about Buddhism. Buddhism: 11 Common Misunderstandings and Mistakes. People believe many things about Buddhism that simply are incorrect.

Buddhism: 11 Common Misunderstandings and Mistakes

They think Buddhists want to get enlightened so they can be blissed out all the time. If something bad happens to you, it's because of something you did in a past life. Everybody knows that Buddhists have to be vegetarians. Unfortunately, much of what "everybody knows" about Buddhism isn't true.

Explore these common but mistaken ideas many people in the West have about Buddhism. Buddhism Teaches That Nothing Exists Many diatribes are written opposing the Buddhist teaching that nothing exists. However, Buddhism does not teach that nothing exists. The "nothing exists" folklore mostly comes from a misunderstanding of the teaching of anatta and its Mahayana extension, shunyata. Buddhism Teaches We're All One Everyone's heard the joke about what the Buddhist monk said to a hot dog vendor -- "Make me one with everything.

" Buddhists Believe in Reincarnation However, there is a Buddhist doctrine of rebirth. Karma Is Fate. Buddhist Beliefs Explained. Sangha is the word for the community of Buddhists; those people seeking enlightenment by practicing the Dharma.

Buddhist Beliefs Explained

Buddha said that the only way to realize the Dharma was in community, so the Sangha is an important part of this process. So Buddhists take refuge by a respectful repeating of this word “Sangha”. Dhammapada, wrote sometime between 188-192 They go to many a refuge,to mountains, forests, parks, trees, and shrines:people threatened with danger.That's not the secure refuge,that's not the highest refuge,that's not the refuge, having gone to which, you gain release from all suffering and stress. But when, having gone for refugeto the Buddha, Dhamma, and Sangha,you see with right discernmentthe four Noble Truths -- stress, the cause of stress, the transcending of stress, and the Noble Eightfold Path, the way to the stilling of stress: That's the secure refuge,that, the highest refuge,that is the refuge, having gone to which, you gain release from all suffering and stress.

Differences Between Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism. The ten levels of a Bodhisattva. Buddha's Wheel of Life. FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS - StumbleUpon. 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. The Third Noble Truth - There is an end to dissatisfaction and suffering. The Fourth Noble Truth - The end can be attained by journeying on the Noble Eight-fold Path. A Buddhist Reading List (460 books) A simple guide to Tibetan Buddhism sectarianism. Buddhism for Dummies. I Tre Principi dell’Insegnamento - The Mirror - Italian Edition.

Estratto dall’ insegnamento dato da Chögyal Namkhai Norbu a Merigar West il 10 luglio 2016 Quando seguiamo qualsiasi tipo di insegnamento dobbiamo comprendere che ci sono sempre tre principi, altrimenti non riusciremo a capire che tipo di insegnamento sia e che beneficio possiamo avere.

I Tre Principi dell’Insegnamento - The Mirror - Italian Edition

Questo non per giudicare se un insegnamento è migliore di un altro, ma è molto importante perché, se stiamo seguendo un insegnamento, dobbiamo comprenderne le caratteristiche, che dipendono dalla situazione. L’insegnamento va in accordo con le capacità di una persona, proprio come una medicina: per esempio, alcuni sono più interessati [all’insegnamento], altri hanno maggiori o minori capacità, altri ancora hanno una maggiore o minore conoscenza ecc… Quando siamo ammalati non possiamo prendere una medicina qualsiasi.

Per sapere quale prendere dobbiamo andare da un dottore che ci visita e poi ci dà dei consigli. Questo significa che dipende dalla situazione e dalla condizione dell’individuo. Dicono: