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Sadasiva-GodTweets-illustré

By: Saccidananda Sadasiva

A handful of powerful illustrated quotes/tweets/buddha-fields for immediate awakening & realization.

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Sadasiva-God Tweets- illustré

By: Saccidananda Sadasiva

A handful of powerful illustrated quotes-tweets for immediate awakening, realization, enlightenment.

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God Tweets

By: Sadasiva Saccidananda

16 pgs- epitome of all. Instant Realization.

Every tweet here is a Buddha-field, a spiritual platform, a pure dimension born out of love for you to live in and bloom fully.

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Die Kuh

By: Maris Sven Harster

Eine ganz unschuldige Wahrsagung gerät zu einer Katastrophe. Aber am Ende wird alles gut.

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Kisah Tersirat, Sebuah Apresiasi Analitis atas Kisah Buddha : Volume 1

By: Ms. Sylvia Bay

Salah satu pertanyaan yang mungkin sangat membingungkan banyak orang (termasuk umat Buddha sendiri) selama berabad-abad, adalah mengapa Sidharta yang sedang dalam masa kejayaannya sebagai seorang ayah muda yang memiliki istri cantik dan pewaris harta serta kekuasaan keluarganya, melepaskan semuanya demi menempuh kehidupan petapaan yang tidak pasti dan penuh dengan kesulitan besar. Pertanyaan berikutnya yang sering muncul adalah: bukankah Sidharta adalah seseorang yang tidak bertanggung jawab karena meninggalkan anak dan istrinya? Apakah itu berarti Beliau adalah anak yang tidak berbakti yang meninggalkan orangtuanya dan melepaskan tanggung jawab sebagai anak untuk merawat mereka? Secara tradisi, dijelaskan bahwa penyebab Sidharta meninggalkan kehidupan rumah tangganya adalah karena kepedulian Beliau yang mendalam terhadap penderitaan hidup setelah Beliau melihat empat peristiwa di selang waktu yang berbeda. Tiga diantaranya adalah orang tua, orang sakit, dan orang mati yang mengingatkan Beliau tentang penderitaan. Setelah melihat setiap kejadian tersebut, Sidharta kembali ke istana dengan perasaan kacau dan sedih. Beliau terus ...

Daftar isi ACKNOWLEDGEMENT... III KATA PENGANTAR KETUA PVVD ... V DAFTAR ISI ... VII KATA PENGANTAR PENERBITAN PVVD ... IX PRAKATA ... XIII PERMINTAAN PENULIS ... XVI KATA PENGANTAR PENULIS ... XXII 1 HIDUP SEBAGAI AWAM ... 25 2 DARI PERUMAH-TANGGA MENUJU PENGEMBARAAN ... 50 3 PENCERAHAN: NIBBANA! PELEPASAN! ... 73 4 LEGENDA TUJUH MINGGU ...103 5 PEMBABARAN DHAMMA ...130 6 PENYEBARAN DHAMMA ...145 7 MENJANGKAU MASYARAKAT AWAM...168 8 SISWA UTAMA BUDDHA ...181 9 KEMBALI KE KAPILLAVATTHU ... 196 GLOSARIUM BAHASA PALI ... 229 KITAB PĀLI ... 237 LITERATUR KOMENTAR ... 238 BIBLIOGRAFI ... 240 ...

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Sects & Sectarianism

By: Bhikkhu Sujato

Why are there so many schools of Buddhism? Are the differences just cultural, or do they have fundamentally different visions of Dhamma? This work assesses the claims of the traditions, and takes into account to findings of modern scholarship. It pays special attention to the origins of the monastic orders. If we are to understand the differences, and sometimes tensions, between the schools of Buddhism today, we must examine more closely the forces that spurred their formation....

Foreword Abstract 0.1 The Early Period (BCE) 0.2 The Middle Period (CE) 0.3 Comparing pre-CE & post-CE evidence 0.4 The Mahāvihāravāsins 0.5 The Dharmaguptakas 0.6 The Mūlasarvāstivādins Chapter 1 The ‘Unity Edicts’ 1.1 Schism & unity 1.2 Aśoka & unity 1.3 The Third Council 1.4 What were the heretics teaching? 1.5 Aśoka in the Mahāsaṅghika Vinaya? Chapter 2 The Saints of Vedisa 2.1 Gotiputa 2.2 Mogaliputa 2.3 Vāchiputa Chapter 3 The Dīpavaṁsa 3.1 The heresy of grammar 3.2 The Sri Lankan context 3.3 Was Buddhaghosa a Theravādin? Chapter 4 Monster or Saint? 4.1 Vasumitra’s Samayabhedoparacanacakra 4.2 Bhavya’s Nikāyabhedavibhaṅgavyakhyāna 4.3 Śāripūtraparipṛcchā 4.4 Xuan-zang’s Records of the Western Lands 4.5 Kuei Chi Chapter 5 Three Sins & Five Theses 5.1 Which Mahādeva? 5.2 The five heresies 5.3 ‘Outflows’ 5.4 Dhamma or Vinaya? Chapter 6 More on the Vibhajjavādins 6.1 The Kathāvatthu 6.2 Later Mahāvihāravāsin sources 6.3 What does ‘Vibhajjavāda’ mean? Chapter 7 Vibhajjavāda vs. Sarvāstivāda? 7.1 The early controversies 7.2 What schism? Chapter 8 Dharmagupta: the...

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Dreams of Bhadda

By: Bhikkhu Sujato

Maiden, murderer, ascetic, philosopher, awakened nun. Bhadda Kundalakesa is one of the most intriguing figures of early Buddhism. This is a fictionalized account of her life, partially based on historical sources....

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A Swift Pair of Messengers

By: Bhikkhu Sujato

Serenity and insight are the two great wings of Buddhist meditation. They each have a special role to play in the path to Awakening. While some modern approaches seek to marginalize serenity in favor of ‘dry’ insight, the Buddha’s own discourses place serenity right at the center of the path. This book collects virtually all the significant passages on this topic that are found in the early discourses, carefully elucidated for the modern reader....

Introduction 1 A Handful of Leaves 2 Samatha & Vipassanā 3 The Wings to Enlightenment 4 Dependent Liberation 5 The Gradual Training 6 The Benefits of Samādhi 7 Jhāna & the Noble Ones 8 Counterexamples A On the Translations B Contemporary Teachers on Samādhi C Instant Enlightenment...

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Dorje Shugden: The Protector Of Our Time

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Buddhism Briefly Explained

By: Lindsay Falvey & Siladasa

This book introduces Buddhism by describing its approach to spiritual development and those who undertake the Buddhist path. It aims to make Buddhism more easily understood by those who might be unfamiliar with its objectives – and this task is made easier by the pragmatic ways in which Buddhism meets our enduring urge for happiness. Among the various spiritual traditions that have been developed over the past three thousand years to relieve humans of their suffering and distress, Buddhism is perhaps the most methodical, practical and comprehensive. As a function of its essential tolerance and loving kindness, the Buddhist tradition is expressed in a variety of forms that recognise different individual needs, and diverse cultural environments throughout the world. Our appreciation of this tradition, as it expands in the West, will increase as we understand some of its insights and key principles of spiritual development....

Table of Contents Chapter 1 What is Buddhism? Understanding Human Happiness Chapter 2 What is a Buddhist? How to Recognise a Buddhist When You Meet One Chapter 3 The Buddha: The Archetype of Human Development Chapter 4 The Dharma: The True Nature of Reality and How to See It Chapter 5 The Sangha: Friendship and Inspiration for the Journey 3 Chapter 6 Ethics: Good Actions Beget Good Actions Chapter 7 Meditation: Practicing Concentration for Developing Insight Chapter 8 Buddhism in Modern Society: Addressing the Big Human Issues Some Introductory Books on Buddhism...

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Between the lines. Vol 2 : an analytical appreciation of the Buddha's Life: Http://dawningofdhamma.com

By: Sylvia Bay

Some 2500 years ago in ancient Northeast India, a young, brilliant and courageous man discovered the sublime answer to how the mind works and how to realise unconditioned happiness and bliss. For the next 45 years, he devoted his life to teaching the doctrine that helped bring unparalleled happiness, peace and relief to numerous people long after his death. In time stories began to emerge proclaiming his greatness and his near-divinity status. Over generations and into distant lands, those stories took on a life of their own. Eventually the real man is buried under a mountain of beautiful fantasies and magical tales. Scholars in Buddhist studies have never lost sight of the historical Buddha. There is a beautiful story to tell about the real man but the materials never quite made it to the mass market because academic books are generally hard to read and appreciate. This book seeks to bring the historical Buddha back into the popular psyche. That story is as intriguing, and is perhaps even more inspiring than the best fantasy story that had ever been woven....

"Buddha did not waste time with external worldly conditions. He had seen through their transient nature and decided to go in search of happiness directly and not derive it through conditional proxies. At 35 (quite the prime ofhis life), Buddha knew exactly what it was like to taste that exquisite inner peace that is not dependant on fickle, short-lived external conditions. After six years of exacting spiritual practice under very painful conditions, he succeeded in his quest to realise unconditioned happiness (nibbana). By any yardstick, that attainment alone would already have made his life deeply meaningful. While the rest of the world hankers after passing moments of delight, he abided in deep contentment and happiness as a matter of course. There is no comparison!"...

Table of Contents Abbreviations for Pali Canon Texts | i An Author’s Request | ii Foreword | viii Chapter One: Spread of Dhamma to Kosala | 1 Chapter Two: Establishing the Nun Order | 19 Chapter Three: Sangha Quarrels at Kosambi | 37 Chapter Four: Middle Age – Successes in Dhamma Work | 47 Chapter Five: Middle Age – Trouble and Unpleasantness | 93 Chapter Six: Troubling Times | 123 Chapter Seven: Troubled Old Age | 145 Chapter Eight: Last Days | 160 Chapter Nine: After Parinibbana – safeguarding Dhamma | 205 Short Reflection on Volume 2 | 225 Poems | 228 Glossary of Pāli Words | 231 About the Author | 241 Bibliography | 243 In Noble Service | 247...

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The Buddha’s Gospel: A Buddhist’s Interpretation of Jesus’ Words

By: Lindsay Falvey

Described as ‘unique and a great service to understanding’, this book is intended for three groups; Western Buddhists, that bulk of the West that have no religious affiliation yet know there is something more to life, and Buddhists in Asia who follow the encounter of the dharma with the West. It highlights the pervasive similarities in the teachings of Jesus and the Buddha as they were probably originally presented. In its six chapters and appendix, it compares the two great teachers, the Buddha and Jesus, briefly charts the process by which experts have produced words readily attributed to Jesus and presents a Buddhist ‘imitation’ of these words based on the hypothetical ‘Sayings of Jesus’. It then considers congruence between the Buddha’s and Jesus’ teachings before offering both Buddhist and Christian interpretations. An appendix re-presents the Buddhist imitation of Jesus’ words as a continuous text. Dr. Falvey introduces his work ... ‘Jesus speaking the Buddha’s words’ exudes audacity and ignorance, yet this work essentially wrote itself as a product of my socialization, a modicum of Christian theological study and its ...

References Appendix TABLE OF CONTENTS Two Great Teachers Towards a Personal Gospel A Buddhist Imitation of Jesus’ Words The ‘Sayings of Jesus’ ‘Q’ Better Good News? A Christian Interpretation of Buddhism A Buddhist Imitation of Jesus’ Words – Continuous...

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AgriDhamma - ธรรมน้าทเกษตร A Lecture by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu to Agricultural Teachers and Officials

By: Lindsay Falvey, พุทธทาสภิกขุ

A Lecture by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu to Agricultural Teachers and Officials on 25 March 1991 at Suan Mokkhapharam, Chaiya, Surat Thani Province, Thailand. ธรรมบรรยายแก่คณะครูบาอาจารย์ 25 มีนาคม 2534 สวนโมกขพลาราม ไชยา จ.สุราษฏร์ธานี Translated by Prof. Lindsay Falvey, Chair of Agriculture, University of Melbourne, Australia Transcribed from tape by Lerchat Boonek, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand. The Thai text is the most precise rendition of Than Buddhadasa Bhikkhu’s words that is possible from the tape. It contains his earthy expressions and engaging and intelligent use of language in a manner that does not fully flow into the English version. Translation of puns, personal idioms, and circuitous incremental descriptions that form part of the masterful lecturer in the Thai language, must lose much of the original impact. In an attempt to retain the flavour of an outdoor lecture, with dogs and chicken wandering among the gathering, the English text retains some colourful and down to earth expressions that have some equivalence in Thai and English. Expressions or words specific to the Thai text that have been rendered lite...

Contents กิตติกรรมประกาศ และ คําแนะนํา Acknowledgements and Comment ธรรมบรรยายแก่คณะครูบาอาจารย์ 25 มีนาคม 2534 English Translation Summary Translated Text Notes...

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White Bones Red Rot Black Snakes

By: Bhikkhu Sujato

Enchanting, powerful, horrific, beautiful, wise, deadly, compassionate, seductive. Women in Buddhist story and image are all these things and more. She takes the signs of the ancient goddess – the lotus, the sacred grove, the serpent, the sacrifice – and uses them in astonishing new ways. Her story is one of suffering and great trials, and through it all an unquenchable longing to be free. This beautifully illustrated work is as layered and subversive as mythology itself. Based directly on authentic Buddhist texts, and informed with insights from psychology and comparative mythology, it takes a fresh look at how Buddhist women have been depicted by men and how they have depicted themselves....

1 The Lady & the Tree 2 A Myth of Origins 3 The Death of the Goddess 4 The Little Stick Collector 5 A Magic Birth 6 How Māyā Became a Goddess 7 She Who Ate the Children 8 The King Sacrificed 9 The Real Māyā 10 Let’s Play 11 Perception, Symbol, Myth 12 On Using Jung 13 The Dhamma of Gender 14 Mythic Fact, Historic Fiction 15 The Other First Bhikkhuni 16 A Buddhist Femme Fatale 17 The Weaving of the Web 18 Fears of the Future 19 The Flood 20 The Serpent 21 The Deepest Taboo 22 How to Kill a Dead Nun 23 A Very Grievous Text 24 The Hero Departs 25 The Hero Wakes 26 The Hero Returns 27 Building the Legend 28 The Wicked Stepmother 29 The Princess & the Dragon 30 The Sacred Stepmother 31 Rescuing the Hero 32 The Hard Twin 33 The Sage & the Golden Maiden 34 The Soft Twin 35 What a Woman Wants 36 The Heroine 37 That Indefinable Yearning 38 The Flowering of the World 39 Her Dreaming 40 Things Hidden Since the Beginning...

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A History of Mindfulness

By: Bhikkhu Sujato

The Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta is the most influential scripture in Buddhist meditation. It is the foundation text for the modern schools of ‘vipassanā’ or ‘insight’ meditation. The well-known Pali discourse is, however, only one of many early Buddhist texts that deal with mindfulness. This is the first full-scale study to encompass all extant versions of the Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta, taking into account the dynamic evolution of the Buddhist scriptures and the broader Indian meditative culture. A new vision emerges from this groundbreaking study: mindfulness is not a system of ‘dry insight’ but is the ‘way to convergence’ leading the mind to deep states of peace....

THE GIST: THE HIDDEN STRUCTURE OF THE DHAMMA Foreword: The Vipassananāvādā 1 The Meaning of ‘Buddha’ 1.1 The Ambiguity of Tradition 1.2 The Death of Myth 2 The GIST 1​—​Three Strata of Early Texts 2.1 Before the Buddha 2.2 The First Discourses 2.3 The Gāthā Theory 2.4 The Earliest Collection 2.5 The First Abhidhamma 2.6 Some Problems 3 The GIST 2​—​The Agreement of the Three Strata 3.1 The Seeds of the Saṁyutta 3.2 The Two Saṁyuttas 3.3 The Root Abhidhamma Topics 3.4 The Three Strata Compared 3.5 The Saṁyutta-Mātikā in the Mahāyāna 4 The GIST 3​—​The Aṅgas 4.1 The Nine and the Twelve 4.2 Sutta, Geyya, Vyākaraṇa 4.3 The Three Aṅgas and the First Discourses 4.4 The Aṅgas and the Vedas 5 Aṅgas in the Nikāyas & Āgamas 5.1 Saṁyutta 5.2 Majjhima 5.3 Dīgha 5.4 Aṅguttara 6 The Evolution of the Truths 6.1 Sanskrit Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta 6.2 Spirals of Elaboration 7 What Happened in the Sattapaṇṇi Cave? 7.1 Conclusion A HISTORY OF MINDFULNESS 8 Introduction to Mindfulness 8.1 Samatha & vipassanā 9 Previous Studies 9.1 Von Hinüber 9.2 Anālayo 9.3 Thích Nhất Hạnh 9.4 Ṭhānissaro 9.5 Thích Minh Châu ...

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Bhikkhuni Vinaya Studies

By: Bhikkhu Sujato

Although historically marginalized, Buddhist nuns are taking their place in modern Buddhism. Like the monks, Buddhist nuns live by an ancient system of monastic law, the Vinaya. This work investigates various areas of uncertainty and controversy in how the Vinaya is to be understood and applied today....

Introduction 0.1 The Nature of Vinaya 0.2 Vinaya in Context 0.3 Bhikkhunis in History 0.4 The Vinaya Texts 0.5 Schools 1 A Question of Interpretation 1.1 What can we expect from Vinaya? 1.2 The Scope of Vinaya 1.3 The Layers of Text 1.4 What is a Tradition? 2 Principles to be Respected 2.1 Garudhamma 1 2.2 Garudhamma 2 2.3 Garudhamma 3 2.4 Garudhamma 4 2.5 Garudhamma 5 2.6 Garudhamma 6 2.7 Garudhamma 7 2.8 Garudhamma 8 2.9 The Garudhammas​—​an Assessment 3 Towns, Rivers, Journeys 3.1 Some Preliminaries 3.1.1 What does ‘alone’ mean? 3.2 The Rule 3.3 Sectarian Group Similarities 3.4 Traveling 3.4.1 Interpretation 3.5 Crossing a river 3.5.1 Interpretation 3.6 Spending the night 3.6.1 Interpretation 3.7 Lagging behind a group 3.7.1 Interpretation 3.8 Going out in the Day 3.9 Conclusion 4 Bhikkhuni Pārājika 1 4.1 Can a Bhikkhuni Ordain Again? 4.2 Nuns and Rape 4.2.1 Mahāvihāravāsin 4.2.2 Dharmaguptaka 4.2.3 Mūlasarvāstivāda 4.2.4 Who is to blame? 5 Ordination of Nuns by Monks 5.1 Vinaya and variability 6 Vuṭṭhāpana & Upasampadā 6.1 Vuṭṭhāpana, Pavattinī, Sahajīvinī 6.2 Basic Dharma Bhikkhuni...

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The Zen of Times

By: Frederick Fontanilla Jacob

Our struggles in this society constrict the flow of our natural thoughts that have led us far away from our divine principles in life as human beings. Our struggles are from within ourselves and in our mind, taunted by social deviations that involve the rules of life in our society today. Facing these struggles are just part of our daily burden to find contentment and self worth in order to be happily accepted in the society that we live on. It is a battle against our mind from within our consciousness to find “contentment” rather that pursue the fabricated joys of social living. This e-book will guide you on how to achieve weight loss without using any kind of supplement whether that be natural or synthetic, but, it does recommend the use of natural organic health supplements to help you in dealing with psychological downsides or mood swings which frequently occur when undergoing a diet program. Remember dear readers, it is all in the mind on how we perceive our understanding of the concept of fulfillment, happiness and contentedness from a simple point of view....

We always question life and it's purpose and despite of all that we think we have achieved to understand the meaning and purpose of it, we still find it rather hard to contemplate the dynamics and struggle to find a singularity as to how to be content with the never ending chaos that we created in pursuing acceptable answers in why life goes the way it does. Ever since we learned to think and started to question things that concern our existence, we have looked for answers around and within our minds in why we live life with such turmoil despite advancement in improving our selves as human beings. Most important of all, why we behave so irrational when it comes to understanding our fellow human beings. With the dawning of the Age of Reason, human society has been brutalized with war and conflict within the foundation of it's culture. It seems that human beings are easily intimidated by its own kind despite coming from one gene pool. No matter how hard we try to understand ourselves in this society we still lack rationality and may have overlooked the simple meaning of “peace” despite devising ways to fully utilize our mental facu...

Chapter I Need or Want p4 Chapter II Natural Organic Health Supplements p6 Chapter III The Natural Way to Loose Fats p9 Chapter IV The G.M.O. (Genetically Modified Organisms) Syndrome p11 Chapter V Who We Really Are p13 Chapter VI The Zen of Life p15 Chapter VII Your Health is You're Only Wealth p17 Chapter VIII Things to Come p19 Chapter IX The Ugly Truth p22 Chapter X The Rise and Fall of Two Empires ...

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