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The practice of Buddhism

the-practice-of-buddhismOutside of Asia, many people develop an interest of more and more important in Buddhism. In the Western world, many read about Buddhism and there are now many good books on Buddhism.

Buddhism taught in the books is just a taste and it is important now to move from theory to practice.

1) What is the practice of Buddhism?

We always hear Buddhists say they “engaged Buddhism.”

First, the “practice” refers most often to a specific activity such as meditation or chant that is done every day. For example, a person practicing Jodo Shu (Pure Land) Japanese Nembutsu recites every day. Zen and Theravada Buddhist practice bhavana (meditation) every day. Continue Reading »

What is karma?

Karma is one of the most important concepts in Buddhism. Karma is an imprint in one’s Mind. When one performs a good deed out of good intentions, the good intentions come from the Mind. Having done that good deed, the residues of these intentions stay in one’s Mind as “imprints”, and that is “good karma”. The opposite goes for evil deeds (or what the Buddha would call “unwholesome deeds”) done out of greed, hatred etc.

A person’s karma affects a person in 2 ways. The first is his disposition. If a person is an angry one, performing many deeds with anger, his mind will be imprinted with experiences and intentions of anger. Because of this imprint, in a similar situation, he would be more likely to feel angry. In a sense, the imprint creates and reinforces a sort of mental habit that causes a person’s mind to react in a certain pre-disposed way. Continue Reading »

How to become a Buddhist

how-to-become-a-buddhistThey also apply the ideas and the Buddhist teachings that they acquire in their work and their social relations. You are probably one of those who are very interested in Buddhism and you may one day decide to follow a formal disciple of Buddha and living the path of understanding, faith and love.

Know the Basics

If you want to make Buddhism your religion and become a Buddhist, first there are things to know. First, you must be familiar with the principles of Buddhism such as karma , rebirth , the four noble truths, the eight paths, and the five precepts, the Nembutsu, the Pure Land and Nirvana. Continue Reading »

The contents of the Five Precepts of Buddhism

five-precepts-of-buddhismThe contents of the Five Precepts Five Precepts is a not killing, not stealing second and third no adultery, no lying four or five non-drinkers. This is the Five Precepts is the basic Buddhist precepts four disciples, both monks and nuns are to be observed at home. “Miscellaneous Agama” Volume Thirteen contains: Yunhe called Upasaka quit the situation right? Away from killing, and taking, sexual misconduct, lying, drinking, not music for, is the name Upasaka ring situation right. Five Precepts can be seen at home Upasaka, upasika precepts should be upheld. Continue Reading »

Eight-fold Path

1. Right Knowledge

  • Understand the Four Noble Truths

2. Right Thinking

  • Decide to set a life on the correct path

3. Right Speech

  • Don’t lie
  • Don’t criticize others unjustly
  • Don’t use harsh language
  • Don’t gossip Continue Reading »

Buddhas Life

buddhas-life-1 Buddha was around 560 BC. The son of a royal family on the southern edge of today’s Nepal of the city at that time Kapilavastu born near. The family belonged to the family of the Shakya clan, and to the line of Gautama, Siddhartha Gautama Shakyamuni where his name is.

His birth in a full moon day in May was accompanied by special signs, and his parents received the following prophecy: “When the boy was not with the suffering of the world comes in contact, he will become a great ruler and your wishes to meet all the case. But he afflictive all conditioned states perceive, he will leave everything and completely new dimension to bring the world one. ” Continue Reading »