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Buddhism

Buddhism

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Buddha - Buddhism Religion
Sidhartha Gautama: The Buddha (563-483 BCE)Quotes on the Philosophy & Metaphysics of BuddhismMetaphysical foundations of Nirvana (Truth),Karma (Interconnection)
Sabbadanam dhammadanam jinati
'The gift of truth excels all other gifts
.' (
Buddha
)The world is continuous flux and is impermanent. (
Buddha
)Transient are conditioned things. Try to accomplish your aim with diligence. (
Buddha'slast words
)The religion of the future will be a
cosmic religion
. It should transcend personal God andavoid dogma and theology. Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be basedon a religious sense arising from the experience of all things natural and spiritual as ameaningful unity.
Buddhism
answers this description. If there is any religion that couldcope with modern scientific needs it would be Buddhism. (
Albert Einstein
)
IntroductionOn the Life of Buddha, Metaphysics & Philosophyof Buddhist Religion
Buddhism
is a philosophy / religion based upon the teachings of 
Siddhartha Gautama
(566 - 486 B.C.). He was an Indian prince born in Lumbini (a town situated in what isnow Nepal), destined for a privileged life.According to legend for his life, before his birth, Gautama had visited his mother during avision, taking the form of a white elephant. During the birth celebrations, a seer announced that this baby would either become a great king or a great holy man. Hisfather, wishing for Gautama to be a great king, shielded his son from religious teachingsor knowledge of human suffering.At age 16, his father arranged his marriage to Yashodhara, a cousin of the same age. Shegave birth to a son, Rahula. Although his father ensured that Gautama was provided witheverything he could want or need, Gautama was troubled and dissatisfied. At the age of 
 
29, Gautama was escorted on four subsequent visits outside of the palace. HereSiddhartha came across an old crippled man, a sick man, a dead body and an ascetic. Thisis known as the
Four Passing Sights
which lead Siddhartha to recognise the reality of death and suffering and the cyclical nature of human existence (samsara). He then left the palace, abandoned his inheritance and became a wandering monk, seeking a solution toan end of suffering. He began with the Yogic path and although he reached high levels of meditative consciousness, he was not satisfied.He abandoned asceticism and realised the power of the
Middle Way
. This is animportant idea in Buddhist thought and practice. To seek moderation and avoid theextremes of self-indulgence and self-mortification. At the age of 35, meditating under aBodhi tree, Siddhartha reached Enlightenment, awakening to the true nature of reality,which is Nirvana (Absolute Truth);The dustless and stainless Eye of Truth (Dhamma-cakkhu) has arisen.He has seen Truth, has attained Truth, has known Truth, has penetrated into Truth, hascrossed over doubt, is without wavering.Thus with right wisdom he sees it as it is (yatha bhutam) ... The Absolute Truth is Nibbana, which is Reality. (Buddha, from the Dhatuvibhanga-sutta (No. 140) of theMajjhima-nikaya)Thus Siddhartha Gautama became known as the Buddha.
'Buddha'
(from the ancientIndian languages of Pali and Sanksrit) means '
one who has awakened
'. It is derived fromthe verbal root "budh", meaning "to awaken" or "to be enlightened", and "tocomprehend".The Buddha taught that the nature of reality was impermanent and interconnected. Wesuffer in life because of our desire to transient things. Liberation from suffering maycome by training the mind and acting according to the laws of karma (cause and effect)i.e. with right action, good things will come to you. This teaching is known as the
FourNoble Truths
:
Dukkha
: Suffering is everywhere
Samudaya
: There is a cause of suffering, which is attachment or misplaced desire (tanha)rooted in ignorance.
Nirodha
: There is an end of suffering, which is Nirvana (the possibility of liberationexists for everyone).
Maggo
: There is a path that leads out of suffering, known as the Noble Eightfold Path(right view, right thought, right speech, right conduct, right vocation, right effort, rightattention and right concentration)
Metaphysics of Buddhism
Buddha was correct that The gift of truth excels all other gifts, for only truth allows us toact wisely. This website is devoted to explaining this fundamental Truth about Reality
 
(Nirvana) from the Metaphysical foundations of 
Space
and
Motion
(not Time) and the
Spherical Standing Wave Structure of Matter
.Buddha was very close to understanding Reality as he knew that Matter was bothImpermanent and Interconnected; The world is continuous flux and is impermanent(
Buddha
) and as Fritjof Capra writes; The Eastern mystics see the universe as aninseparable web, whose interconnections are dynamic and not static (
Capra
). Thisimpermanence / flux is caused by the continual wave Motion of Space (which causes both Matter and Time) and the Interconnection of all things is due to the Spherical In andOut Waves which interact with all other matter in the universeWe hope you enjoy the following quotes on Buddhism. This is a long page, as I havesourced many interesting ideas and find a lot of truth in Buddhism. Namaste.
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe inanything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe inanything because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe inanything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe intraditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But afterobservation and analysis, when you find anything that agrees with reason and isconducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
(Siddhartha Gautama - The Buddha), 563-483 B.C.
What the Buddha Taught and the World Today
If one understands the Buddha’s teaching, that his teaching is the right Path and tries tofollow it, then one is a Buddhist. But according to the unbroken age-old tradition inBuddhist countries, one is considered Buddhist if one takes the Buddha, the Dhamma(The Teaching) and the Sangha (the order of monks) -–generally called the Triple Gem-as one’s refuges and undertakes to observe the Five Precepts (Panca-sila)- the minimummoral obligations of a lay Buddhist:(1) not to destroy life(2) not to steal(3) not to commit adultery(4) not to tell lies(5) not to take intoxicating drinks-receiting the formulas given in the ancient texts. (p80)A man named Dighajanu once visited the Buddha and said:‘Venerable Sir, we are ordinary lay men, leading the family life with women andchildren. Would the Blessed One teach us some doctrines which will be conducive to our happiness in this world and hereafter.’

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