Why Making Merit Is Important for Buddhists
This article explains why making merit is important for Buddhists. After defining Buddhism, Buddhist, and merit, the author gives examples of making merit. Finally, he shows how merit-making is important for the present and future lives of Buddhists.
Streetwise dhamma - Intention, mother of all Karma
Helping people is an act of arrogance and I can prove it.
Buddhist Tenets to Combat Environmental Problems
Objective of the Article is to expound that the Buddhism can be projected from the Management perspective as a strong propagator of Environmental Protection and Bio-diversity in the current century; rather taking Buddhism as religious rituals and metaphysical philosophy.
A Female Ogre Who Was Ordained a Goddess by Lord Buddha
Hariti is a goddess in Buddhism who was ordained by the Buddha after he persuaded her to give up her passion for devouring children
Attending a Buddhist Funeral and Cremation Ceremony in Rural Thailand
On February 24, 2020, I attended a Buddhist funeral and cremation ceremony near a village in Thailand. In this article, I recall where the deceased was kept after death, the funeral procession, and ceremony at the crematorium before cremation.
Understanding Intentions: The Korwa Clock
Explains the Korwa Clock, a Tibetan Buddhist tool for understanding the effects of intentions. At 3:00 (Motivation) intentions are formed. At 6:00 (Action) intentions are acted upon. At 9:00 (Maturation). intentions start to develop and unfold. At 12:00 (Results) intentions are fully realized.
Tibetan Buddhism - Stupas Depicting Major Events in the life of the Buddha
Tibetan Buddhism believes in eight significant events in the life of the Buddha which are often depicted in Stupas. These commemorative Stupas of the Buddha are built in different parts of the world.
The Concept of Yam-yum or Eternal Embrace in Tibetan Buddhism
Tibetan Buddhism is a separate branch and heavily borrows from Hinduism. The concept of Yam- yum or sexual embrace is one of them
Who is Buddha? (Understanding The Buddha and his teachings)
Buddhism is one of the oldest and most profound religions existent to date. Buddhism originated in India approximately over 2500 years ago. The Buddha was the great human being who unraveled it to us.
Jhator, the Tibetan Sky Burial: Understanding An Odd Buddhist Death Ritual
Jhator, or Tibetan sky burials, are extreme ways to be buried and make for a strange Buddhist death ritual. What an absolutely insane practice! What do Buddhists believe about the afterlife after all?
Buddhism and easy chants for guaranteed happiness.
Reciting simple buddhist chants for happiness, whether for yourself or the universe, can bring immense benefits and positivity into your life, once you discover the power of Nam- myoho- renge- kyo.
Buddhism in China
It was written somewhere long ago that God sent 3 of his sons – Buddha, Christ, and Mohammed – to 3 different regions of the world to guide human’s spirituality. Buddhism established its root in China around 120 AD. It attracted a lot of devotees seeking salvation from life’s pains and sufferings. But, Buddhism main impact was in Chinese’s literature and art. Together with Confucianism and Taoism, Buddhism has become another major school of thoughts that the Chinese have lived by to the present
Modern Age Siddharta Gautama - Giving up Billions and Lead a Life of Monkhood
This is a story about Ajahn Siripanno, who gave up everything and becoming a Theravada Buddhist forest monk in Thailand. His father is a successful businessman with net worth of billions of Dollars.
Do You Know The Meaning of "Shakabuku," A Basic Buddhist Word Commonly Used In Society and in Pop Culture?
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997) Debi: You know what you need? Marty: What? Debi: Shakabuku. Marty: You wanna tell me what that means? Debi: It's a swift, spiritual kick to the head that alters your reality forever. Marty: Oh, that'd be good. I...
Different Types of Pagodas - Structures Information and Facts
The Xumi Pagoda (also called Sumeru or Summer Pagoda) is a Buddhist pagoda from Hebei province, China.
A Buddhist's Look at the Concept of Freedom
“Oh, to be the ruler of life, not a slave.” Walt Whitman. What is freedom? Is it living as we choose, our spirits unchained and unhindered by expectations and obligations? Is it releasing the inner entombed soul? A fire that stirs and wakes...
Buddha Statues (Mudras): Meanings of Five Different Types of Dhyani Buddha Mudras
A Buddha Rupa always comes with a typical Mudra. However we focus on the five dhyani Buddha Mudras here. They are Vairochana, Akshobhya, Ratnasambhava, Amitabha and Amoghasiddhi Buddha Mudras.
Praying for Children: An Introduction to the Buddha for Fertility & Conceiving babies
Guan-Yin, a.k.a. Kwan-Yin or Kuan-Yin, is a divinity presiding over pregnancy as well as safe and easy delivery of babies at birth. Regarded as the protector of children and women, Guan-Yin sits at times with a baby in her hands. What is most...