Buddhist Philosophy

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  • The Buddhist Philosophy

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    Perhaps one of the biggest influences in Philosophy around the world is religion. Whether we know it or not, growing up with or without a religion, instills into us many philosophies that affect our views on life and it’s meaning is. In my own life I have been greatly impacted by Sikhism, which is the religion that I was born into. Although I did not choose to be born into it, the philosophies and ideas present in Sikhism it became a part of my reality. As I begin to study newer religions, I notice

  • Masters and Gautama: A Synthesis of Buddhist Philosophy

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    Masters and Gautama: A Synthesis of Buddhist Philosophy Regardless of who we are or where we come from, we are unlucky enough to be subject to a world consisting of modifiers, pre-established social elements, systems of opinion and belief, which, though we may be unaware of them while they work their magic on us, ultimately serve to wrap us in a prison of thought. At the same time, there exist modifiers which may serve to free us. Depending on the right conditions, the time, we can be fortunate

  • Zen Buddhist Philosophy in Japanese Death Poems

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    Zen Philosophy in Japanese Death Poems: Dealing With Death Each and every culture follows a certain set of distinct practices that are distinct and specific to each individual culture. The common Western perception of Japan's ambiguous practices stems from the extreme difference in views correlated with the widespread lack of knowledge concerning the ancient culture steeped in tradition. Japan's widely Buddhist population is known for their calm acceptance of death as a part of life. One

  • Neo-Confucianism Research Paper

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    between Confucianism and Neo-Confucianism? Thesis: Although Confucianism and Neo-Confucianism revolve around original Confucian core values, Neo-Confucianism also has influences from Taoist and Buddhist culture; Neo-Confucianism adopted the idea of finding one's inner Dao from Taoist ideology and Buddhist morals of acting with self-spirituality. Theme: Belief systems- change and continuity over time. Relationship Between Question and Theme: The focus question relates to the theme, belief systems-change

  • The 2500 Year Old Question

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    Buddhism: a religion or a philosophy; there seems to definitive description of one of the most popular doctrines in the world. With more than 375 million followers worldwide, Adherents.com ranks Buddhism as the fourth largest religion in the world. Such a following, however, begs the question: is Buddhism truly a religion, or is it more closely related to a philosophy? I, as a Buddhist, am confronted with this question quite often, and have difficulty defining it myself. To make the segregation of

  • Evil Is Driving the Wheel of Life

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    and evil are not figments of the mind or the subjective creations of men; they are inherent in creation.” (Kinneging 256) Concepts of good and evil conform to absolute perception in western cultural philosophy. Buddhist philosophy has a different perception concerning good and evil. Buddhist philosophy illustrates the path to an enlightened soul using the Bhavacakra, or “Wheel of Life”, a representation of saṃsāra, or the cyclic existence. The center of this wheel contains the “Roots of Evil” - represented

  • Philosophical Foundation of Ecological Ethics

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    Philosophical Foundation of Ecological Ethics ABSTRACT: Principles of Buddhist philosophy central to the formation of an ecological paradigm of mentality include a dynamic vision of the world, a system of relative truth apart from dogmas, a moral foundation for scientific knowledge, an emphasis on nonviolence and the absence of repressive scientific methods, and the progressive movement of the intellect to Universal Consciousness which postulates the unity of microcosm and macrocosm. The comparative

  • Incorporating Tibetan Buddhism into Modern Psychotherapy

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    different forms of Eastern philosophy and its use in psychotherapy (Spretnak 2). One such philosophy that has been growing in popularity throughout the West is Tibetan Buddhism. I believe that Western society has reached a point where we must try something new in order to help increase the happiness of its citizens and that Tibetan Buddhism may hold the answer. After studying and examining the similarities and differences between Buddhist and Western psychotherapy philosophies and goals, there is st

  • buddhism

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    history, politics, and America Zen, or Zenno (as it is known by the Japanese word from which it derives), is the most common form of Buddhism practiced in the world today. All types of people from intellectuals to celebrities refer to themselves as Buddhist, but despite its popularity today in America, it has had a long history throughout the world. "Here none think of wealth or fame, All talk of right and wrong is quelled. In Autumn I rake the leaf-banked stream, In spring attend the nightingale. Who

  • DBQ

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    the collapse of the Han Dynasty in 2020 CE, China experienced a period of disunity and political instability. During this time, Buddhist beliefs spread to and throughout china. Traditional Chinese philosophies were abandoned such as Confucianism and attention was drawn to Buddhism for comfort. After the Tang dynasty restored political order and structure, some Buddhist supporters remained but government officials rejected the practice of Buddhism and wanted to root out this “evil” and completely