Such instances could easily be multiplied from the Tipitaka to show that the portals of Buddhism were wide open to all, irrespective of caste, colour or rank. To a Buddhist there is no far or near, no enemy or foreigner, no renegade or untouchable, since universal love realized through understanding has established the brotherhood of all living beings.
All these four truths are dependent on this body itself. It was neccessary to strike at existence itself. He regards the whole world as his motherland and all as his brothers and sisters.
The courtesan Ambapali entered the Order and attained arahatship.
The ethical and metaphysical ideas most conspicuous in the doctrines of Lamaism were not confined to the highlands of Central Asia, they are accepted in great measure also in Japan and China. There is no exception to our mind and body.
He saw the innate good of both men and women and assigned to them their due places in his teaching. Once these were extinguished, bliss, repose, content would be the lot of every individual in whom that consummation had taken place.
What are the characteristics of their heroes? Arc there comparable examples of the arts used for political purposes in recent times?
It is not nationalism which, in other words, is another form of caste system founded on a wider basis. The Japanese economy grew so rapidly in the s and s that people often spoke of an economic miracle. But the Buddha cautioned him, saying: Such instances could easily be multiplied from the Tipitaka to show that the portals of Buddhism were wide open to all, irrespective of caste, colour or rank.
The original doctrine of the Buddha is in fact as optimistic as any optimism of the West. Arc there comparable examples of the arts used for political purposes in recent times? The courtesan Ambapali entered the Order and attained arahatship.
It was also the Buddha who raised the status of downtrodden women and not only brought them to a realization of their importance to society but also founded the first celibate religious order for women with rules and regulations.
All these four truths are dependent on this body itself. Such instances could easily be multiplied from the Tipitaka to show that the portals of Buddhism were wide open to all, irrespective of caste, colour or rank.
Where there is no blind faith there cannot be any coercion or persecution or fanaticism. Sometimes the Pali term used to denote women is Matugama, which means "mother-folk" or "society of mothers. If we are aware, we shall know and realize the fundamental theory and aims of Buddhism and have a clearer picture on religious knowledge no matter if we are Buddhists or not.
The highest conceivable happiness, according to the Buddha, is Nibbana, which is the total extinction of suffering. Buddhism is, therefore, rational and intensely practical.
The author of the article on Pessimism in the Encyclopedia Britannica writes: To call it pessimism is merely to apply to it a characteristically Western principle to which happiness is impossible without personality.
He was therefore in plain language an agnostic. Finally each polis in Greece functionedindependently from the city-states. Buddhism is, therefore, unique, mainly owing to its tolerance, non-aggressiveness, rationality, practicability, efficacy and universality.
But in Tibet alone, and the countries which received their religion from Tibet, we find the equable and continuous series of human incarnations assumed by those saints who have devoted themselves to the care of mankind in this world.
The Buddha was so tolerant that He did not even exercise His power to give commandments to His lay followers. It is this Buddhist metta that attempts to break all the barriers which separate one from another.
It stands in a relationship to primitive Buddhism similar to that in which Roman Catholicism, so long as the temporal power of the pope was still in existence, stood to primitive Christianity. Compare the Aeneid in respect to the Greek epics, the Iliad and Odyssey.
Suffering exists as long as there is craving.
With the rising of this causethat effect arises; With the cessation of this causethat cause ceases. Many other female disciples too were named by the Buddha himself as his distinguished and pious followers.Pratt, Pilgrimage of Buddhism, p.
"In the words of Coomaraswamy, 'the development of the Mahayana is the overflowing of Buddhism over the limits of the Order into the life of the world.' Thus Buddhism became a religion for the layman quite as much as for the monk.
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» Main Menu» Buddhism in a Nutshell» Some salient features Some salient features of Buddhism The foundations of Buddhism are the four Noble Truths — namely, Suffering (the raison d'etre of Buddhism), its cause (i.e., Craving), its end (i.e., Nibbana, the Summum Bonum of Buddhism), and the Middle Way.
The chief features of the creed and cult known as Lamaism (from the word Lama, the name for a priest). Lamaism is partly religious, partly political. Religiously it is the form of Buddhism.
In this paper for Davis's course History of Living Religions, King explores the tenets of Mahayana Buddhism and implicitly associates that religion's morality and popular appeal with the ideals of Christianity.
King drew chiefly on S. Radhakrishnan's Indian Philosophyand J. 3. Both Buddhism and Hinduism have many followers today. What gives these religions their continuing appeal? More particularly, why does Buddhism con¬tinue to attract increasing numbers in the United States and other Western countries?
4. Indian art and literature was based in large mea¬sure on the great epic poems, the Mahabharata and the Ramayana/5(K).Download