|24/09/2013 15:59 (GMT+7)|
In the six century BCE and simultaneously with the formation of the Achaemenid Dynasty in Iran many Indians abandoned their homes and wandered as monks into deserts and jungles. Their purpose from such wandering life was to lead a religious life in order to get rid of all the pains that mortals are doomed to suffer. One of these monks was Gautama or Buddha whose real name was Sidarta.
|31/08/2013 11:16 (GMT+7)|
Gautama Buddha, the founder of what came to be known as Buddhism, lived in Northern India in the 6th century B.C. His personal name was Siddhartha, and family name Gotama. The name ‘Buddha’ was given to Him after He attained Enlightenment and realized the Truth. It means the ‘Awakened’ or the ‘Enlightened One’. He generally called Himself the Tathagata, while His followers called Him Bhagava, the Blessed One. Others spoke of Him as Gotama or Sakyamuni.
|26/07/2013 11:02 (GMT+7)|
There are four places, Ananda, a pious person should visit, look upon with feelings and sentiments of reverence. What are the four (4)?
|22/07/2013 09:55 (GMT+7)|
Esala Poya commemorates several important events in the history of Buddhism Prominent events associated with Esala.
|25/03/2013 22:30 (GMT+7)|
The Thais are a deeply religious people. For the Buddhist majority it underlies all activities and is the backbone of the Thai culture – a culture that has survived intact and independent for so long largely because of the principles of the Buddhist faith.
|14/02/2013 21:36 (GMT+7)|
To find an end to the suffering, for him and the rest of the world was not an easy task. For a person, who had everything in life, renunciation is not a consideration at all. But, Prince Siddhartha took that step because he saw the impermanence in everything including his joyful affluent life.
|06/02/2013 21:00 (GMT+7)|
Sách Pagoda - the millennium-old sacred building, which is located at 386 Lạc
Long Quân Street, Nhật Tân Precinct, Tây Hồ District, Hà Nội Capital, formally
known as Tào Sách (original name) and then Linh Sơn (second name) in Nhật Tân
Commune, Thượng communal group, Hoàng Long District, Hà Đông province
(olden day), has long been recognized as a historical and cultural relic.
|17/06/2012 05:13 (GMT+7)|
This work presents facts and figures about the current condition of
Buddhism in Thailand, historical background sketches of the
establishment and growth of the Buddhist community in Thailand and
information on Buddhist education in Thailand. (9-10 December, 2002)
|17/06/2012 05:12 (GMT+7)|
Myanmar, or Burma as the nation has been known throughout history, is
one of the major countries following Theravada Buddhism. In recent years
Myanmar has attained special eminence as the host for the Sixth
Buddhist Council, held in Yangon (Rangoon) between 1954 and 1956, and as
the source from which two of the major systems of Vipassana meditation
have emanated out into the greater world: the tradition springing from
the Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw of Thathana Yeiktha and that springing from
Sayagyi U Ba Khin of the International Meditation Centre.
|04/08/2011 01:42 (GMT+7)|
First of all, please let me express my deepest thanks to the organisers of the 2m World
Buddhist Forum especially the Most Ven. Yi Cheng President of the
Buddhist Association of China, the Most Ven. Hsing Yun President of the
Buddha's Life International Association, the Most Ven. Kok Kwong
President of the Hong Kong Buddhist Association, H.E.Mr. Ye Xiaowen
Chairman of the China Religious Culture Communication Association, who
have allowed me to participate in this prestigious conference.
|13/07/2011 09:07 (GMT+7)|
Several recent writers have claimed that some of Naagaarjuna's ideas
are in agreement with those of the later Wittgenstein and that
Naagaarjuna can be seen as taking up a Wittgensteinian position against
his opponents. I believe that such views are mistaken and that it is, if
anything, the Tractarian nature of his philosophy which explains
"Naagaarjuna's paradox," namely, the fact that his effort to destroy all
views had the opposite result of creating scholasticisms both ancient
and modern which obscure the religious truth which was his principal
|05/07/2011 00:06 (GMT+7)|
Some of the most haunting and moving
voices of the Pali canon are those that resonate through the
fragmentary poems of the theris or nuns of early Buddhism. That
these fragmentary verses have been preserved and included in the
Buddhist doctrinal canon indicate that nuns were considered an
intrinsic part of the sangha in the early years of Buddhism.
|04/07/2011 23:48 (GMT+7)|
Xuanzang: A Buddhist Pilgrim on the Silk Road. By Sally Hovey
Wriggins. (Boulder: Westview Press, 1996. Pp. xxiv, 263. $32.50.)
Ancient and medieval China produced at least three great explorers
who are comparable to Ibn Batuta and Marco Polo: Zhang Qian (second
century B.C.), and the Buddhist monks Fa Man (fifth century A.D.)
and Xuanzang (seventh century A.D.). Of the five, perhaps the
greatest, and certainly the one with the deepest influence on his
own and related civilizations, was Xuanzang.
|04/07/2011 23:48 (GMT+7)|
The journey of Buddhism from Japan to America is one not easily told in
eight minutes. It is a story of Buddhism in flux. Within Japan
one hundred years ago, Buddhism was undergoing great changes in the
face of declining state support and the onslaught of modern and western
views on religion.
|04/07/2011 23:47 (GMT+7)|
this great philosophical insight the ontology of interdependence of
cause and effect is explained as a relationship of conjoint
conditionality. The texts of Amritkanika equate life and death cycle
with ignorance of conjoint conjunction. An animate being rotates in the
cycle of birth and death on account of avidya,
i.e. not knowing the true nature of existence of life. It is pertinent
to mention that ancient wisdom always looked for essence and nature of
|21/12/2010 04:02 (GMT+7)|
Buddhism, introduced to China around 67AD by two monks coming from India,
has a history of a long process of importation, assimilation and
transformation of a foreign religion which progressively became one of
the main foundations of the Chinese society as well as a powerful