Essays on Buddhism

My Mandala: A Vast Connection Of My Inner Circle Of Life

My Mandala is different circles floating in a galaxy. My mandala is concentric, with five colorful circles encircling other circles until you get to the middle, which is a basketball, and around the circles are beautiful galaxy paint, and white splatter paint. Vibrant, hard to miss, a variety of thick stickers, a shell with a...
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The Law And Meaning Of Karma In Buddhism

Buddhism began about 563 BC, which is about 500 years before Christianity even began. It was founded by Indian Spiritual teacher Siddhartha Gautama also known as Buddha, meaning the “Enlighted One”. He wrote a religious doctrine that focuses on being spiritual with one self as opposed to worshipping a supreme being. Buddhism is no doubt...
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Mandala As The Idea Of Centralised Sites Of Power

Introduction A popular topic of study within the field of ancient kingdoms in Southeast Asia deals with the understanding of how these polities functioned in terms of notions of power and rule. In the course of doing so, many scholars have attempted to propose various models to characterise their workings with examples of hydraulic (Wittfogel,...
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Investigating A Variation Of The Javanese Buddhist Temple Typology: Mandala

Introduction During the 8th to 10th Century, there has been a significant increase in the number of temples built in Central Java, specifically in the Prambanan Plains. Powerful figures from the two dynasties, the Sanjayas and Sailendras, built temples in accordance with their own faith without neglecting the sanctuaries of the other religions, which explains...
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Hindu Doctrine Of Karma: A Plausible Versus Rationally Defensible Explanation And/or Justification For Human Suffering

Describe the Hindu doctrine of karma and discuss whether or not you think it offers a plausible or rationally defensible explanation and/or justification for human suffering. The doctrine of karma, as elaborated by Hinduism, gives a powerous explanatory account of the human difficulty and particularly of the apparently unreserved human suffering such as children’s suffering,...
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The Dalai Lama's Non-violence Policy In The Tibet-China Conflict

His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama is easily the best known and must loved spiritual leader in the modern world. He is a prime example of Buddhist love and kindness. He was only two years old when he was identified as the reincarnation of the thirteenth Dalia Lama, but wasn’t officially named until the age...
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The Image Of Dalai Lama From European And Chinese Perspective

The Dalai Lama is a spiritual and political leader, who elects to be called a “Tibetan Buddhist Monk” (Reputation; book 1; Dalai Lama; pp 200). He is depicting himself as a humble – down to earth religious leader. However, his appearance on global platforms seems to contradict the image of a pious and self-effacing monk....
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The Dalai Lama's Peacemaking Activities

Introduction In society today, religion is always thought to be correlated with conflict more often than peace. Those aspects and effects of religion tend to be less emphasised or even forgotten completely. In this essay, I will highlight the effect that peacemaking in religion has on a contemporary audience. An example of peacemaking today in...
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Literature Analysis Of Laughing Buddha

Effects: Creativity, inspiration, progress, motivation, imagination dry eyes, dry mouth May Relieve: Anxiety, stress, depression, appetite loss, nausea, persistent pain Perhaps evident from the name, Laughing Buddha is a highly sought-after marijuana strain that brings on the good vibes from morning till night. This strain produces a euphoric high that makes anything seem possible. Join...
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