One of the great religions of the world, Buddhism, contains a number of different traditions, although these traditions consist of similar fundamental beliefs. For the rest of his life, the Buddha traveled and taught, not about what he learned when he had become enlightened, but how they could understand enlightenment for themselves. The RenunciationFor a time the Prince returned to palace life, but he took no pleasure in it. The Enlightenment of the BuddhaSiddhartha sat beneath a sacred fig (Ficus religiosa), known ever after as the Bodhi Tree, and settled into meditation.
Beginners to Buddhism are handed lists of doctrines -- the Four Noble Truths, the Five Skandhas, the Eightfold Path. To say that doctrines and teachings shouldn't be accepted on blind faith doesn't mean they aren't important.
Buddhism is so different from other religions that some people question whether it is a religion at all.
Having taught for forty-five years from his enlightenment to his death, the Buddha left behind a large compendium of teachings that were memorized by various of his disciples. Those who harbor resentful thoughts toward others, believing they were insulted, hurt, defeated, or cheated, will suffer from hatred, because hate never conquers hatred. Buddhism is a religion and philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama (Sanskrit; in Pali, Siddhattha Gotama), who lived between approximately 563 and 483 BCE. Buddhism currently has about 376 million followers and is generally listed as the world's fourth largest religion after Christianity, Islam and Hinduism. does not host or upload any video, films, media files (avi, mov, flv, mpg, mpeg, divx, dvd rip, mp3, mp4, torrent, ipod, psp).
HD and 3D wallpapers for your desktop backgrounds, free download your favorite desktop wallpapers here! DISCLAIMER: All wallpapers and backgrounds found here are believed to be in the "public domain". They are somewhat analogous to the second half of the Ten Commandments in Judaism and Christianity -- that part of the Decalogue which describes behaviors to avoid. His teachings revealed that awakening comes from a person’s own experience, not from the beliefs and dogmas. The work of Siddhartha's mind came to be mythologized as a great battle with Mara, a demon whose name means "destruction' and who represents the passions that snare and delude us. The myriad teachings of Buddhism are like maps to follow on a spiritual journey, or a boat to carry you across a river. Since writing was a rarity then in India, they were passed on through the community until they were written down several centuries later. Originating in India, Buddhism gradually spread throughout Asia to Central Asia, Tibet, Sri Lanka, Southeast Asia, as well as the East Asian countries of China, Mongolia, Korea, and Japan. Kim Tae Seop is a dectective who is very quiet and is devoted to Ji Yeon after he falls in love with her. She went to see a plastic surgeon, hoping that by changing her appearance she would have a better future. This wallpaper was added in Sunday, May 3, 2015 and 781 users has viewed and downloaded this wallpaper for desktop and phone. Centuries after the Buddha’s life, Buddhism spread throughout Asia becoming one of the leading religions of the continent.
Daily meditation or chanting may seem pointless, but when practiced with sincerity they have a real impact on your life and outlook. These earliest texts are in the common Pali language and usually are dialogs between the Buddha and others. The surgeon, a beautfiul young woman called Jeong Ah Mi (Song Seon Mi), asked SYJ for a favor. We do not intend to infringe any legitimate intellectual right, artistic rights or copyright. Believers are expected to use their own intelligence in deciding exactly how to apply these rules.
First, due to Asians studying various religions, and also because the difficulty of knowing the number of people practicing Buddhism in Communist nations, such as China, leaves the amount of Buddhists in the world today unknown. When Prince Siddhartha was a few days old, a holy man prophesied the Prince would be either a great military conqueror or a great spiritual teacher.

What the historical Buddha taught was a method for understanding oneself and the world in a different way. And to say that Buddhism is not about believing things doesn't mean there are no Buddhist beliefs.
The Buddha taught that believing in gods was not useful for those seeking to realize enlightenment. Often the Buddha emphasized that it was more important for disciples to see the dharma (doctrine) than the Buddha, because the dharma would remain and was what they needed to practice to attain enlightenment and even afterward. Those who cleanse themselves from impurity, grounded in virtues, possessing self-control and truth are worthy of the yellow robe. Some schools emphasize awakening the practitioner to the realization of anatta (egolessness, the absence of a permanent or substantial self) and achieve enlightenment and Nirvana.
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This is the belief that someone may come back to earth after death, but never as the same person again.
The most commonly estimated number is 350 million, making Buddhism the fourth largest of the world’s religions. Musicians and dancing girls had fallen asleep and were sprawled about, snoring and sputtering. Over the centuries Buddhism has developed diverse schools with distinctive, and sometimes contradictory, doctrines. He raised the boy in great luxury and shielded him from knowledge of religion and human suffering.
Prince Siddhartha reflected on the old age, disease, and death that would overtake them all and turn their bodies to dust.
The Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Zen master, says "Do not be idolatrous about or bound to any doctrine, theory, or ideology, even Buddhist ones. Often you might read that "Buddhists believe" such and such a thing, when in fact that doctrine belongs only to one school and not to all of Buddhism. The Buddha advised his followers not to feel ill will or get angry when others spoke against them, because this might disrupt their self-mastery and prevent them from being able to judge whether the criticism was valid or not.
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The Prince reached the age of 29 with little experience of the world outside the walls of his opulent palaces.
Mara's monstrous soldiers cried out together, "I am his witness!" Mara challenged Siddhartha--who will speak for you?
To compound confusion further, throughout Asia one can find a kind of folk Buddhism in which the Buddha and other iconic characters from Buddhist literature are believed to be divine beings who can hear prayers and grant wishes.
The Buddha said that we should not accept doctrines just because we read them in scripture or are taught them by priests. Wrong-doers suffer and grieve in this world and the next, but the virtuous find joy and happiness in both.
He rejected SYJ as she was poor and did his best to go after JAM.Secret Lovers is the latest K-drama from MBC, which addresses the most important questions of all - is love reason enough to marry someone, or should you be looking for an equal in both social status and knowledge? The Four Passing SightsOne day, overcome with curiosity, Prince Siddhartha asked a charioteer to take him on a series of rides through the countryside. That very night he left the palace, shaved his head, and changed his prince's clothes for a beggar's robe. Then Siddhartha reached out his right hand to touch the earth, and the earth itself roared, "I bear you witness!" Mara disappeared. Instead of teaching doctrines to be memorized and believed, the Buddha taught how we can realize truth for ourselves.
In regard to the moral precepts, the Buddha described himself as having put away the killing of living things, holding himself aloof from the destruction of life. Most, if not all, Buddhist schools also teach followers to perform good and wholesome actions, to avoid bad and harmful actions.

This is generally interpreted as including the avoidance of fraud and economic exploitation.
On these journeys he was shocked by the sight of an aged man, then a sick man, and then a corpse. And as the morning star rose in the sky, Siddhartha Gautama realized enlightenment and became a Buddha.
Having laid aside weapons, he is ashamed of roughness and full of mercy, being compassionate and kind to all creatures.
The SearchSiddhartha began by seeking out renowned teachers, who taught him about the many religious philosophies of his day as well as how to meditate.
The TeacherAt first, the Buddha was reluctant to teach, because what he had realized could not be communicated in words. He does not take what has not been given, is chaste, and speaks truth being faithful and trustworthy, not breaking his word to the world.
Only through discipline and clarity of mind would delusions fall away and the Great Reality could be directly experienced. The wise, who teach, admonish, and forbid the wrong, will be loved by the good and hated by the bad. Mental training focuses on moral discipline (sila), meditative concentration (samadhi), and wisdom (prajna). The charioteer explained that the ascetic was one who had renounced the world and sought release from fear of death and suffering.
Listeners without that direct experience would be stuck in conceptualizations and would surely misunderstand everything he said. Buddhism, per se, neither confirms nor denies the existence of the supernatural (gods, demons, heavens, hells, etc.). The six companions attempted to find release from suffering through physical discipline--enduring pain, holding their breath, fasting nearly to starvation.
The path of those who have stilled their passions and are indifferent to pleasure, perceiving release and unconditional freedom, is difficult to understand like that of birds in the sky. Some Buddhist schools do employ deities and celestial protectors in their practices, but these are generally considered to be emanations of the meditator's own mind and thus not fundamentally real. After his enlightenment, he went to the Deer Park in Isipatana, located in what is now the province of Uttar Pradesh, India. For the laity, adultery is forbidden, along with any sexual harassment or exploitation, including that within marriage.
It occurred to him that in renouncing pleasure he had grasped pleasure's opposite--pain and self-mortification.
There he found the five companions who had abandoned him, and to them he preached his first sermon. The Buddha did not discuss consensual premarital sex within a committed relationship; Thus, Buddhist traditions differ on this. This sermon has been preserved as the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta and centers on the Four Noble Truths. Most Buddhists, probably influenced by their local cultures, condemn same-sex sexual activity regardless of the nature of the relationship between the people involved. He remembered an experience from his childhood, when his mind had settled into a state of deep peace.
Instead of teaching doctrines about enlightenment, the Buddha chose to prescribe a path of practice through which people can realize enlightenment for themselves. He realized that instead of starvation, he needed nourishment to build up his strength for the effort.
But when he accepted a bowl of rice milk from a young girl, his companions assumed he had given up the quest and abandoned him. Rahula, his son, became a novice monk at the age of 7 and spent the rest of his life with his father.

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