Buddhism Essay Examples

  • Siddhartha By Herman Hesse

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    In Herman Hesse?s Siddhartha, Unity is a reflecting theme of this novel and in life. Unity is ?the state of being one or a unit; harmony, agreement in feelings or ideas or aims, etc.? Unity is first introduced by means of the river and by the mystical word ?Om.? Direct commentary from Siddhartha and the narrator also introduces the theme. Frequent allusions to the river correspond w/ Siddhartha?s infinite thoughts of Unity and his initial plans to strive for it. Siddhartha has a number of specific goals during the course of this novel, but in no way does this detract from the

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    Meditation

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    Webster's dictionary defines meditation as "to reflect on; ponder, to engage in contemplation," which it really is, although, many people believe that meditation is a means of developing a more spiritual or religious life. Meditation does not necessarily have to be religious. Many people just meditate to relax or organize their thoughts. Meditation is a very broad subject since there are many ways in which to perform meditation. Not only are there many ways but, there are also many different religions associated with meditation. Not only

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    Buddhism

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    The origin, traditional Buddhism began in the 6th century BC with the historical personage born Siddhartha Gautama, but better known by a variety of titles including Shakyammi, Tathagata, or most commonly Buddha, the enlightened one. The legend of the Buddha?s life has acquired plenty of variations and embellishments over the years, but the basic facts are accepted as traditional, including the dates of his birth and death (563-489 BC by Western reckoning, 624-544 according to Sri Lankan tradition). The story of Buddha?s birth is encrusted with myth and fable as that of any God-fig

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    The Rais Of Nepal

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    The Rai, also known as the Khambu (people of Khumbu region), is one of Nepal’s most ancient indigenous ethnolinguistic groups. The Rai belong to the Kiranti group or the Kirant confederation that includes the Limbu and the Sunuwar ethnic groups. The traditional homeland of the Rai extends across the Solukhumbu, the Okhaldhunga (Wallo Kirant or Near Kirant), home of the Bahing,Wambule subgroups), Khotang, Bhojpur and the Udayapur districts (Majh Kirant or Central Kirant) in the northeastern hilly/mountainous region of Nepal, west of the Arun River in the Sun Koshi River watershed. Rais are a

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    Siddhartha

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    In the novel Siddhartha by Herman Hesse both Siddhartha and Govinda come about in different ways achieving enlightenment. Siddhartha has a very strong desire to find the spiritual self within. As a young child he is taught the way of the Brahmins and then leaves to become a Samana. He also learns from the O Illustrious One and realizes that the true meaning is within him. He reaches enlightenment by finding the true meaning within himself. Govinda is Siddhartha best friend and begins his journey to enlightenment with Siddhartha. When he hears the words of Gotama he stays behind and leaves

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    Gargoye

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    As part of their bids to possess gargoyles that they could personally control, Coldstone was created by Demona and Xanatos from the stone remains of three of Goliath's rookery siblings that were killed in the Wyvern massacre. The cold stone fragments were recovered by Demona shortly after the massacre (a scene alludes to this in the episode City of Stone), and combined with robotics and weaponry from Xanatos' Steel Clan robots. In the episode Reawakening he was resurrected in a scene reminiscent of Frankenstein (Xanatos repeats the line from Frakenstein "It's alive!"), and in many ways he serv

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    Tang Song Dynasty

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    Tang and Song Dynasty The Han Dynasty declines in the A.D 200’s and china separates. In 600’s a young general names Tang Taizong came to power and created the Tang Dynasty, which lasted from 618-907. The Dynasty built a vast empire very quickly. Tang rulers forced Vietnam, Korea, and Tibet to be their tribute countries. They stayed independent, but in order to do that they had to pay tribute or extra tax money. Rebellions, drought, and economic challenges lead to the Tang downfall. But in 960 a general named Zhao Kuangjin reunited China under The Song Dynasty, which was conquered by the

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    Compassion English 101

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    Compassion Kory Lennon English 101 March 9, 2008 If everyone in the world were selfish, our world would be hell. It would be a world filled with hate and envy. Nations would spend ridiculous amounts of money on weapons, and people would constantly fight for power. People would be oppressed by their rulers, and turned into robots hungry for amphetamines. The hate would spread like a wildfire depressing everyone in its path. Love and hate make our lives. Hate comes from selfishness. Love comes from compassion. Love is the incentive and reward for compassion. Compassion comes from our hear

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    Siddhartha

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    Siddhartha is extremely proud of his ability to think, fast, and wait. These qualities also allow him to get a job with Kamaswami as a merchant. These are basically Siddhartha's life achievements. Being able to do these things shows he is intelligent and more than able to do most tasks. This is probably why he flaunts it, and is proud of these abilities so much. In this essay I will discuss each of these abilities individually, and show how they apply to his life, what they do to teach him, or show him, and also show how they help him or hinder him in various situation

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    Buddhism

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    As an individual who has the beliefs of a Hindu, the essence of Buddhism captures almost the same beliefs oh Hinduism. The main goal or point of Buddhism reflects what many people want, but do not really act upon. The act of non-violence, also known as ahimsa, and to see all living things as equals should sustain as a virtue in all. Having empathy or self-mastery over others, makes this world a better place for all living creatures. Seeing the interconnectedness of Buddhism informs a person on how humans and nature go hand in hand. Growing up, my parents taught me the values of Hinduism, w

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    Historical Account On Sri Lanka

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    Sri Lanka has been in an ethnic struggle for independence. The current ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka is a much more complex dilemma than a simple straightforward confrontation between a once well-entrenched minority, Sri Lanka Tamils and a now powerful but still insecure majority-the Sinhalese (Brown). The Sinhalese majority and the Sri Lanka Tamil minority are not the only players in this political drama. Most Sinhalese believe that the Tamil minority has enjoyed a privileged position under British rule and that the balance has of necessity to shift in favor of the Sinhalese majority (Ross)

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    Why Emptyness Is Important

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    By, Daniel Somers Why Emptiness is important The Parjnaparamita Heart Sutra is a book used to help teach Zen Buddhism in western culture, it consists of a number of phrases that are meant to be answered in your own way; they are meant to help you understand yourself and your life. One phrase in particular was chosen for this assignment. “Listen, Sharpuntra, form is emptiness, emptiness is form, form does not differ from emptiness, emptiness does not differ from dorm. The same is true with feelings, perceptions, mental formations, and consciousness.” (1) It is a little difficult to understan

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    A Short Village History

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    Over the years of history, there have been many civilizations. We will look at the earliest of all civilizations known to man. From Village to City began in 8000BC and spanned all the way into 3000BC. Throughout this report we will look at the 6 key features of this civilization as outlined in our classroom discussions, and hope to convey what we have learned in a useful, and interesting way. The development of a city: The first city to be built was Jericho, in the Middle East Map: This map is a picture of what the division of land would have looked like in those times. Clearly identified here

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    Buddhism

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    Essay Hollywood films are recognized world wide and are famous for their special effects as well as the incredible directors, it is also a known fact that their films can be very bias and are not entirely accurate, there are many films based on religions of all sorts, Buddhism is often a part of Hollywood films they are fairly interesting, as to if its accurate is a different story. Buddhism believes in non violence, but at the same time they need to resolve inevitable conflicts. Buddhist(s) in Hollywood films are gentle and peaceful people with a martial arts background. Buddhism is a p

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    Christian And Buddasim

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    This paper is a comparison between two very different religions. Specifically Christianity and Buddhism. Coming from opposite sides of the globe these two religions could not be any farther apart in any aspect. I will discuss who Christ is for Christians and who Buddha is for Buddhists. I will also get into the aspects of charity, love, and compassion in both religions and I will be looking at the individual self and how christians see resurrection where the buddhists feel about the afterlife. One thing to keep in mind is that the two religions are very different but they seem to have a v

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    Gary Soto

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    The lifelong struggles of an American immigrant seems to be the road more traveled, Gary Soto’s The Elements of San Joaquin and The Tale of Sunlight show us the road traveled for immigrants faced with discrimination, oppression, and stereotypes. Mexican-Americans face a lot of difficulties in life through discrimination and such. Telling the lives of Mexican-Americans is what Gary Soto has done. He has told the lives of his own as if it was him living through the things those before him have. These two works of Gary Soto have two different emphases on them. Gary Soto was born on April 12th 1

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    Asian Religions And Experiences

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    What is “Asian Religions?” It seems like a very simple question to answer, does it not? The term “Asian religions” refers to the religions that one can consider to be located centrally around Asia. Also, another condition for the term is that the religions hold some specification for being a base religion. This means that the religions can be considered as the religion that other religions derived from. An example of this religion is Buddhism, because it derived from the Hindu tradition, which is also another Asian Religion. So, more significantly than the word “Asian Religion” is the importan

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    Budhisim

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    Buddhism is one of world's five largest religions. According to most estimates, it has about 350 million adherents.[3] It consists of two major schools: Mahayana and Theravada.[4] Mahayana is in turn divided into East Asian (including Pure Land, Chan/Zen, Nichiren, Shingon and others) and Tibetan (sometimes grouped with Shingon under the term Vajrayana). These divisions reflect a combination of doctrinal differences and regional syncretisms. Buddhism is based on the teachings of Gautama Buddha, who lived in parts of what is now Nepal and northeast India circa the fifth century BCE. While ther

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    RELIGION IN GLOBAL SOCIETY

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    Religion in Global Society When I first looked that the temple image, I was somewhat caught off guard because I had always thought of a temple in a calm, peaceful place away from all the rustle of urban life. Looking at the picture, the first thing that I noticed was the statue of Lord Ganesha, considered the elephant god. I also noticed that there are many people gathered in the temple praying and chanting religious hymns. One would think that this Hindu temple would be in India, however, after looking closely at the lettering on top of the temple, it seems like the location of this templ

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    Dharma Bums

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    There are many ways to identify a seeker. There is a hunger in their eyes, a look of inquisitiveness and often skepticism. They are looking for “the answer” and that search is rarely interrupted. Every experience and every moment is analyzed and scrutinized for its application to their lives. In Jack Kerouac’s Dharma Bums,Viking Press1959 we have a story chock full of seekers. From the narrator Ray and his fellow “bums”, to the poets and people he meets along his journeys across the country and back again. The characters in this novel are searching for something. They have internalized this se

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    Chinas Greatest Dynasty

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    The ancient civilization of China goes back thousands of years and they have achieved many great accomplishments. Since 221 B.C. when Qin Shihuangdi united China to 1911, many different ruling families have watched over and guided the people of China towards prosperity. These ruling families are called dynasties, but which one was the best of all? There has been great debate over this topic, but I think it was the Tang. The Tang Dynasty was the greatest, because they improved the government, made many technological advancements, and aided the flowering of their culture. The Sui Dynasty,

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    Religion Essay

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    My religious background is catholic, but living in South Korea I decided to research Korean Buddhism and Korean Buddhist temples. Westerners often think of Buddhism as a religion of vegetarians who believe in reincarnation. Visiting temples and meeting with the monks will help people to realize that Buddhism goes way beyond this oversimplification. I noticed that many Asian nationalities are Buddhism, and I wanted to learn more about what the temples and the religion mean and what the Korean people actually do when they visit these temples. Like many other aspects of Korean life, religi

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    Theverada Buddhism

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    Theravada Buddhism, which means "The teaching of the elders," is the teaching of the Buddha in its true traditional form. After achieving enlightenment under the Bohdi tree, the Buddha returns to five ascetic monks he had been associated with previously. He taught them the essential parts of Buddhism, which include the vital Four Noble Truths. Monks taught these teachings, and they give the fundamental truths on which the religion was founded. These are the Four Noble Truths: 1; The existence of suffering; buddha taught that live meant to suffer, because the human nature and the world we live

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    Siddartha

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    The novel “Siddhartha” by Herman Hesse is based on one man who is trying to reach enlightenment. One of the most important characters in the book is Buddha, even though he appears only at the beginning. Buddha is the one who set Siddhartha on his journey to enlightenment. There are many aspects to Buddha that one may find important to understand in order to comprehend the novel. Buddha is known for being a person who has reached enlightenment, and is free of all faults or mental obstructions. It may seem strange but also very understandable that Buddha’s real name was in fact Siddhartha Gau

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    Meditation

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    Introduction Nowadays, mediation has been prescribed as a therapy to improve vascular diseases, relieve the problem of insomnia, assist asthma patients to inhale and exhale easier and ameliorate exercise performance in angina patients 1. In general, meditation can effectively reduce the daily stresses and tensions of life. It is believed to be a safe and easy tool for balancing the physiological, psychological and mental states 1,2. Starting from ancient times, Buddhists widely has been promoting and teaching the knowledge and skills of meditation among central and eastern Asian countries

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    Love

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    Everyone knows that love can be very irrational. Falling in love is easy; whereas falling out of love is the hardest. The biggest mistake girls make when they breakup with their ex-boyfriends is that they try to forget them in an instant. As you know, they always end up thinking of them all the time. You must remember that there is no way you can overcome the sorrow immediately, so you need to follow some steps to get over a broken heart. First of all, grieve as long as you want. You can shout or cry out to express how sad you are. Feel the love for your ex-boyfriend in your heart and allow t

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    Taoism And Budisim

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    Taoism is one of the greatest philosophical and religious traditions that originate in China. China’s second greatest religion is Buddhism. Buddhism came to China from India around the second century of the common era. Together, these two faiths have shaped Chinese life and thought for nearly twenty-five hundred years (Reat 5). One dominate concept in Taoism and Buddhism is the belief in some form of reincarnation. The idea that life does not end when one dies is a vital part of these religions and the culture of the Chinese people. Reincarnation and life after death beliefs are not standa

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    Hsi La Temple

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    Hsi Lai Temple The religion I chose to do my field trip report on was Buddhism. I made this decision because the religious values and the theories and beliefs in the religion catch my attention. I chose to attend the Hsi Lai Temple in Hacienda Heights. I went on Sunday, April 27 to attend the Dharma service that was held at 10:30am. My own religious background is comprised of a mixture between Roman Catholic and Christian in my childhood. But as I have grown and matured I choose not to follow any religion because of the eccentric beliefs that cannot be proven that are similar in most religio

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    Buddhism

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    Buddhism is one of the more mainstream religions in the world and it is continually expanding throughout the world. Buddhism comes from budhi, which means “to awaken”, the goal of Buddhism. Like all religions, there are many sects of Buddhism. There are over 80,000 different types of Buddhism, the two main ones being Mahayanna and Theraveda. There are about 3-4 million Buddhists in America now (www.pluralism.org/resources/statistcs/tradition.php). Many people have found Buddhism to help them deal with their daily day life. And many others have found Buddhism as an enhancement to their ow

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    Siddhartha

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    Siddhartha By Herman Hesse Herman Hesse’s novel Siddhartha is about ones journey to search for spiritual enlightenment and the ability to be one with nature and spirit. Almost anyone can relate or be influenced by this novel, everyone is in search of life filled with self bliss, to obtain happiness threw spiritual enlightenment and not threw materials. Herman Hesse does a good job of showing Siddhartha’s journey using theme such as the search for spiritual enlightenment, inner versus exterior guidance, and the wisdom of indirection. He also uses motifs such as love, om, and polaritie

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    Japan The Influential Society

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    Japan: The influential society Japan is a very large country and has a diverse selection of things to do and there are many different ethnic groups, Japanese of course being the largest. The selection of things they offer to do and see are unbelievable. Since over 125 million people live in Japan, there is a wide variety of religions, many different forms of art, delicious traditionally prepared cuisine, and new fashion trends are started every day. With all the ethnic diversity and cultural differences Japan offers, it is difficult to just see one of the differentiators in the culture. Th

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    Hinduism Comparison Report

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    The world has many different religions. Asia has had many religions spring up. Out of these Buddhism and Hinduism are the most popular beliefs in the general population. Hinduism is the oldest known religion and is very rich with literally hundreds of gods, symbolistic rituals and beliefs. It is believed to have been established around 1500 B.C. but one person never founded Hinduism as it evolved over a long period of time. Buddhism on the other hand has a definite founder, Siddhartha Gautama who is otherwise known as the Buddha or Enlightened One who lived from 565 to 483 B.C. Both these reli

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    How Did Buddhism Spread Beyond India

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    Buddhism is a family of beliefs and practices considered by most to be a religion.[1][2][note 1] Buddhism is based on the teachings attributed to Siddhartha Gautama, commonly known as "The Buddha" (the Awakened One), who lived in the northeastern region of the Indian subcontinent and likely died around 400 BCE.[3] Buddhists recognize him as an awakened teacher who shared his insights to help sentient beings end their suffering by understanding the true nature of phenomena, thereby escaping the cycle of suffering and rebirth (saṃsāra), that is, achieving Nirvana. Among the methods va

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    Lao Tzu Term Paper

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    Lao-tzu was born in the Chinese province of Henan. As a young man he may have been a minor governmental official and a teacher of how to live the good life, stressing the need to live in tranquility with nature. When he was older he mounted a water buffalo and headed toward Tibet. Legend has it that when he approached the gate at the Hankao Pass, the gatekeeper, Yin His, persuaded him to write all of his teachings in a book. The result was the Tao Te Ching (The Way and Its Power), a short book of about 5,000 Chinese written characters containing the essence of Lao-tzu’s teaching. The basic the

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    Religion

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    The world has many different religions. Out of these Buddhism and Hinduism are the most popular beliefs in polulation. Hinduism is the oldest known religion. It was found around 1500 B.C. Siddhartha Gautama found Buddhism. Both these religions were found in India Hinduism and Buddhism both have numerous gods and both follow the same paths to ultimately achieve Nirvana (a place where all the enlightened beings reside). "He set himself forty-eight vows to fulfill, which, he proclaimed, would allow him to reach Nirvana." (Encarta 98, "Amitabha,") This is about one man who makes rules for hi

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    Buddism

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    Buddhism is a world religion and a philosophy that has spread all over the world. There is an estimated 1.6 billion Buddhist followers today, most of them residing in Asia. Buddhism is based on the teachings of Gautama Buddha, commonly known as “The Buddha”, and he grew up in what is now Nepal, in the fifth century BCE. Even though there has no real authoritative biography of Buddha, his legend follows these outlines. His name was Siddhartha, and he was born the son of a prince of the Shakya tribe in the lower Himalaya Mountains. Legend has it that his mother dreamt that a white elephant en

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    Meditation The Way Of Attainment Of Genius Or Godhead Considered As A Development Of The Human Brain

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    BOOK 4 by Aleister Crowley PART I MEDITATION THE WAY OF ATTAINMENT OF GENIUS OR GODHEAD CONSIDERED AS A DEVELOPMENT OF THE HUMAN BRAIN Issued by order of the GREAT WHITE BROTHERHOOD known as the A.'.A.'. "Witness our Seal," N.'.' "Praemonstrator-General" {Diagram: A.'.A.'. seal} PRELIMINARY REMARKS EXISTENCE, as we know it, is full of sorrow. To mention o

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    Siddhartha Essay

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    Throughout the novel, Siddhartha, the protagonist, Siddhartha, experiences several different choices which all affect his life. It is clear that every choice he makes comes back to him somehow. As the novel progresses, Siddhartha realizes that the best way for him to learn is through experience. But the biggest key to his learning is how he reacts to his experiences, whether good or bad. Due to these concepts, it is obvious that two major themes are prevalent in Siddhartha: throughout time, always believe in yourself, and in order to learn, one must try new things. One major theme explored i

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    Dalai Lama

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    The Dalai Lama has a reputation that is both complex and controversial among the people of Tibet, China and the rest of the world. He has been awarded several titles over the years by his dedicated supporters which include but are not limited to ‘God-king’, ‘Incarnation of the Buddha’s body’ and a ‘Temporal Leader’. On the other hand he also has a reputation with the people who loathe him, and with whom have classified him as a ‘secessionist’ and a more laughable title of ‘a political old monk in Gucci shoes’. The title of God-King was issued many centuries ago due to the political role ad

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    Siddhartha

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    Many years after Siddhartha had seen his dear friend Govinda for a final time, and he was reaching the days when he too would leave the river, just as Vasudeva had, to enter into the forest, a man came to the hut. This man was from a foreign land and new nothing of the rumors of the wise ferryman. The man came to Siddhartha and asked if he could spend the night, for tomorrow at that very site he would be proclaiming his spiritual teachings to a multitude of followers. Siddhartha obliged and asked him his name. “My name is Lao Tzu,” replied the man, “for many years I have spread my teachin

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    Sui Tang Song And Yuan Empires

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    Change Over Time Essay During the time period of 300-1300 CE, the Sui, Tang, Song, and Yuan empires had all come to power in China. All of which contributed to the changes and continuities that occurred in China during that time period. The Sui Empire (581-618 C.E.) of China was very important because it sprang from the political diversity of the period of disunion. After the fall of the Han Empire there was a vacuum of political instability. In less than forty years the Sui rulers reunified China. They reestablished Confucianism as the central philosophy of government. The Sui perio

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    What Is Meditation

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    Although there’s not much recorded history on meditation, its roots travel back to ancient times. Researchers speculate that primitive hunter-gatherer societies may have discovered meditation and its altered states of consciousness while staring at the flames of their fires. Over thousands of years, meditation evolved into a structured practice. Indian scriptures called “tantras” mentioned meditation techniques 5000 years ago. These days everyone speaks about meditation but what is meditation really.? What are the benefits of meditation and why should one meditate? Very few people actually go

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    Bhutan

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    A very little is known about the early inhabitants in Bhutan. A few evidence states that the civilization in Bhutan existed as early as 2000 BC. Some Historians believe that the early inhabitants were fierce mountain tribes and the religion practiced was the shamanistic Bon religion, which emphasized worship of nature and the existence of good and evil spirits. Buddhism was introduced in Bhutan, when the Tibetan King Srongtsen Gembo ordered the construction of the Kichhu Lhakhang in Paro and the Jambay Lhakhang in Bumthang in the 7th Century. In the 8th Century, the Great Guru Padmasambha

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    Discuss The Methods Of Characterisation Used By Hesse And Kafka To Portray The Personalities Of Siddhartha And Gregor

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    Hesse and Kafka make specific use of their main characters. Kafka’s Samsa is a trapped man. We are introduced to him just after his “metamorphosis” into a bug. He remains in this state until his death at the end. Hesse’s eponymous character is portrayed as an enviably successful – attractive, intelligent, revered - character that nevertheless chooses to set out upon a spiritual journey in order to reach enlightenment. Thus, Hesse emphasises the quality of his main character and shows us that a privileged life is not necessarily a happy one. By choosing the name “Siddhartha” for his main char

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    An Unforgettable Trip I Have Ever Been To

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    An Unforgettable Trip I Have Ever Been To For me a young boy, though I love traveling a lot, as the needs of money and situation, I have no more chance often like others. I was not born to an affluent family. So the budgets needed for traveling was not too easy going for me at all. Fortunately, I was hit by a great incredible opportunity to be on cloud nine by having a privilege to the places where I have never been to. It was unexpectedly performed when we our friends were at the final year of the college days. We gathered those who were willing to tour with us. Then we made a settle f

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    Tourism

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    India's tourism industry is thriving due to an increase in foreign tourists arrivals and greater than before travel by Indians to domestic and abroad destinations. The visitors are pouring in from all over the world: Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia and Australia. At the same time, the number of Indians traveling has also increased. India is probably the only country that offers various categories of tourism. These include history tourism, adventure tourism, medical tourism (ayurveda and other forms of Indian medications), spiritual tourism, beach tourism (India has the longest coastline in

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    Buddhist Ceremonies And Funeral Rites

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    The early customs of a Buddhist funeral involved the burning of the body at the time of death. Buddha, the founder of Buddhism was cremated after his death setting the example for followers. When someone of the Buddhist faith is dying monks, called Lamas, come to the house and perform chants to comfort the dying and this continues after death to prepare the body for the next phase. Family and friends give the monks food and candles to create goodwill that helps the spirit of the dead. The article covered 3 Eastern regions. In Tibet, death is a highly important event. It is believed tha

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    The Buddhist Tradition Is Misogynistic

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    The Buddhist Tradition is misogynistic” discuss Traditionally the majority of major world religious organisations have been andocentric in nature. Women have faced the problem of being members of sometimes misogynistic, frequently sexist, patriarchal, male-dominated religious traditions. However, Buddhism has been less misogynistic then other faiths, such as Christianity and Islam. The Buddhist tradition is not misogynistic; it is the society of the time that made Buddhism head in this direction, especially once the Buddha himself passed away, as his teachings did not intend to discriminat

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    My Hero

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    The person who has had the most impact on my life was my dad. My father lost his fight with cancer when I was 11 years old. However, he taught me more than perhaps some people learn in a lifetime and I feel I am a better person because of the person he was and inspired me to become. My father was a generous man with honest compassion for people and encouraged me to encompass the same qualities. The morals and values my father established for himself and our family has provided me with self-respect, acceptance/understanding of others and compassion. To focus our values on basis of not what, bu

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    Ascher And Buckley Critique

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    I believe that both the Ascher and the Buckley Jr. essays use great ways of connecting with their readers. These essays are different in what they are talking about, but the same in how they help the reader understand their point. Ascher uses a crisis that we are having within, not just New York but, the world. In Buckley’s essay he uses common day problems to connect with us and help us understand his idea of why we should speak up about our problems. Ascher’s point throughout his essay is compassion. He mainly uses one main idea to get his point across and that is homeless people in New Y

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