This article provides a brief history of the origin, development and decline of Buddhism in China and various schools of Chinese Buddhism that flourished in its long history till recent times Brahman The Awakened Life Introduction to Hinduism Essays on the Bhagavadgita Selected Upanishads.
Some of the texts contain what seem like exaggerated and even mythical type stories about Buddha’s life, all of the texts still consist of a consistent message, the texts just don’t always send that message the same way....
He did not choose a successor. He felt that the Dharma -- his teachings -- plus the Vinaya -- his code of rules for the monks and nuns -- would be a sufficient guide. Two and a half centuries later, a council of Buddhist monks collected his teachings and the oral traditions of the faith into written form, called the Tripitaka. This included a very large collection of commentaries and traditions; most are called Sutras ().
Nonetheless, these emblems should not be viewed as solely Buddhist, as they carried multiple meanings that accounted for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike....
The people who first fashioned and worshipped the divine image in the Negroid mold of humanity must, according to ALL knowledge of human nature, have been Negroes themselves. For blackness is not merely mystical, the features and hair of Buddha belonged to the Black Race and Nahsi [Nehesi] is the Negro name.
The sermon contains what eventually becomes the way of life for people who follow the Buddhist religion; the four noble truths, the eightfold path, and the middle way.
(As an analogy, the term "American President" refers not just to one man, but to everyone who has ever held the office of the American presidency.) The Buddha Siddhartha, Gautama then, is simply one member in the spiritual lineage of Buddha's, which stretches back into the dim recesses of the past and forward into the distant horizons of the future.
"Buddha was adored as a square black stone." 1 In the most ancient temples of Asia and India, the sculptures of the gods and goddesses have Africoid features and woolly hair in pepper corn style and even dreadlocks.
He located five of his fellow seekers with whom he had earlier fasted, and rejoined them near Benares. They quickly became aware of the changes brought about by his enlightenment. It was to them that he preached his first sermon. It contained the essential teachings of Buddhism. All five accepted his teachings and were ordained as monks. After the Buddha's second sermon, all five achieved enlightenment. They are referred to as Arhants (saints).
Unfortunately these scholars of ancient history are being systematically discredited by those with a Euro-centric bent. Today we will look at the origin of the Buddha and how this man or group of men [priests] spread the gospel of African truths throughout the Middle East and Asia.
Although Hesse’s Siddhartha is not intended to portray the life of Gautama the Buddha but he used the name and many other attributed to reflect the legendary atmosphere and the pattern of his heroes transformation....
These selected essays from our ministers, and lay members will show you our various reflections of thoughts based upon our Shin Pure Land Buddhist tradition.
The father who makes over from civil Servant to 'Buddha of Suburbia', the teenaged rock star, Charlie Hero, who operates as a young Marxist and brings in Karim to sex, drugs and the real life behind a drab and grey London, each character possesses a vi...
The Pali Canon addresses the rules of conduct and regulations within the monastic order of Buddhism, the discourses spoken by the Buddha and his disciples, and scholastic interpretation of the teachings of the Buddha (Fronsdal 2005).