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The Buddhist Theory of Truth

I was asked does Buddhism have a theory of truth and, if so, what is it? The quick answer is yes, it does, and Buddha knows.

Let's unpack this. Buddhism does teach that there is truth (tatva, tatha). This means that Buddhism is not a pure relativism. It does not say that each person's truth is entirely their own affair. It is possible to be wrong or mistaken and this has consequences. Being wrong about the truth is delusion or ignorance (avidya) and this is the root of all human…

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Added by Dharmavidya on November 20, 2014 at 8:59 — 1 Comment

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Dear all my friend his father is died he is call me I went his house many 2 ladies crying all sad I say please not crying all people is died and I told Buddha Maha Parinirvan stories and after ladies not crying they are say me truth Bhante ji and after one week for Santi Path is very nice

Namo Amida Bu

Suvidya.  

Added by Suvidya Gautam on November 19, 2014 at 10:39 — No Comments

The End is not the end.

I recently became mindful of our mortality and how much suffering this creates for us humans. I had been rejecting the notion of death for years, like most of us do and facing it was a terrifying prospect. I couldn't see how facing up to reality could help anyone. It was more likely to depress me even more, but I did it anyway. This created in me a whole shift of attitude. By looking at death, I have realised that we all need love. We all need care. Not some of us, but ALL of us and…

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Added by Bruce Coleman on November 16, 2014 at 2:03 — No Comments

News of Dharmavidya's new book - Buddhism is a Religion

We are very happy to announce that Dharmavidya David Brazier's new book, Buddhism is a Religion: You Can Believe It is nearly ready for publication - hopefully by the end of November.

We are very grateful for the opportunity to publish this wonderful book, and for Mat Osmond for sterling proof-reading/comments and Adrian Thompson for the beautiful cover photo. 

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Added by Satyavani Robyn on November 12, 2014 at 11:30 — 2 Comments

Eighty Four Thousand Teachings / Ochenta y cuatro mil enseñas

It is said that the Buddha gave 84,000 teachings. A little mathematics tells us that this works out to a little less than five per day in the course of his 50 year ministry. If we take these to have been formal Dharma talks, then, of course, this is unlikely. If, on the other hand, we take it that Buddha taught by example in informal ways then it seems like an under-estimate. Of course, such a literalistic manner of understanding - something to which modern people tend to be overly attached…

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Added by Dharmavidya on November 4, 2014 at 15:25 — 5 Comments

Rowan Williams: how Buddhism helps me pray

Former Archbishop of Canterbury reveals intense daily meditation ritual influenced by Buddhism and Orthodox mysticism

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The former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Williams has disclosed that he spends up to 40 minutes a day squatting and repeating an Eastern Orthodox prayer while performing breathing exercises as part of a…

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Added by Sujatin on October 31, 2014 at 10:33 — 2 Comments

* HH Buddha Maitreya & Mandarava Tara (USA) has been felicitated by Dr. Ambedkar International Award 2014 at Nagpur (India).

* HH Buddha Maitreya & Mandarava Tara (USA) has been felicitated by Dr. Ambedkar International Award 2014 at Nagpur (India).

* Tarachandra Khandekar, Marotrao Kamble, N L Naik, Hadke, Er. Jambhulkar, Jiwantare, Dr Gedam has been felicitated by Jeewak National Awards 2014.

An…

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Added by Dr. Milind Jiwane on October 29, 2014 at 17:19 — No Comments

3rd Spreading Buddhism International Conference 2014 held at Nagpur (India) on October 18-19, 2014.

3rd Spreading Buddhism International Conference 2014

Has been conducted successfully at Dr Ambedkar Cultural Hall, Urvela Colony,Wardha Road, Nagpur (India) on Saturday October 18, 2014 at 10.00 AM  in presence of

                         Inauguration: H.H. Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang

                         Chief Guest : Ven. Sonam Dorji…

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Added by Dr. Milind Jiwane on October 29, 2014 at 17:12 — No Comments

3rd Spreading Buddhism International Conference 2014 held at Nagpur (India) on October 18-19, 2014.

3rd Spreading Buddhism International Conference 2014

Has been conducted successfully at Dr Ambedkar Cultural Hall, Urvela Colony,Wardha Road, Nagpur (India) on Saturday October 18, 2014 at 10.00 AM  in presence of

                         Inauguration: H.H. Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang

                         Chief Guest : Ven. Sonam Dorji…

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Added by Dr. Milind Jiwane on October 29, 2014 at 17:12 — No Comments

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Dear all my friends Tomorrow i will go meet  some family for chanting service they are new. first time meeting with me They are not know Buddhism I discuss and Buddha stories I will tell .

Namo Amida Bu

Suvidya  

Added by Suvidya Gautam on October 28, 2014 at 9:38 — No Comments

The end of stress - how to relax

Some people might have seen this already, but I thought I would share it here as well. This is from Saturday:

This morning I was supposed to be giving a talk on how to relax. I had the flowchart of the talk I had prepared earlier in the week in one hand (‘flowchart’ is the grand name I gave my few scribbles on a page) and a cup of tea in the other. I watched as the clock ticked towards ten, and waited for people to arrive.

No-one…

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Added by Kaspalita on October 27, 2014 at 13:26 — No Comments

Tears of the Buddha : gem stones in Ming China

Hat-top ornament, from Nanjing, c. 1420-21, gold, decorated with gemstones. Excavated from the tomb of Zhu Zhanji, Prince Zhuang of Liang, and of Lady Wei at Zhongxiang, Hubei province. © Hubei Provincial Museum 湖北省博物馆

Hat-top ornament, from Nanjing, c. 1420-21, gold, decorated with gemstones. Excavated from the tomb of Zhu Zhanji, Prince Zhuang of Liang, and of Lady Wei at Zhongxiang, Hubei province. © Hubei Provincial Museum 湖北省博物馆

"In 2009, when I first saw the amazing finds from the tomb of…

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Added by Sujatin on October 27, 2014 at 11:33 — No Comments

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Dear all yesterday teaching class nice class little children came say me Namo Amida Bu .and enjoy and I told little stories all happy after some people came and discuss in Buddhism .today teaching class and tomorrow varsawas program and invite me very nice days .

Namo Amida Bu .

Suvidya  

Added by Suvidya Gautam on October 25, 2014 at 8:03 — No Comments

Amida chanting service in Delhi .

Sunday morning chanting service children and ladies and men in teaching class Buddhism Thoth and many 2 Buddha stories I told .many 2 meetings Amida Budha and Pure Land yesterday Laxmi garden Buddh vihar I meet two therevad monk Amida Buddha and Pure Land and many short stories I told they are impress…

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Added by Suvidya Gautam on October 21, 2014 at 8:08 — 1 Comment

*** 3rd Spreading Buddhism International Conference 2014 at Nagpur (India) on October 18-19, 2014.

*** 3rd Spreading Buddhism International Conference 2014 at Nagpur (India) on October 18-19, 2014.

Invitation

• Saturday October 18, 2014.

10.00 AM : Inauguration –

Inauguration: H.H. Drikung Kyabgon…
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Added by Dr. Milind Jiwane on October 15, 2014 at 18:36 — No Comments

* H.H. Buddha Maitreya & Mandarava Tara will be felicitated by Dr. Ambedkar International Award 2014 at Nagpur (India)



* Khandekar, Kamble, Naik, Jambhulkar, Hadke, Jiwantare & Gedam will be felicitated by Jeewak National Awards 2014.

An eminent organization named Jeewak Welfare Society has declared their prestigious Dr. Ambedkar International awards to H.H. Buddha…

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Added by Dr. Milind Jiwane on October 15, 2014 at 18:31 — No Comments

Dr. Milind Jiwane has been felicitated by Life Time Achievement Award 2014 in New Delhi (India)

Confederation of Indian Universities (National Umbrella of UGC/MHRD recognized Indian Universities), Paryavaran Complex , New Delhi has been felicitated "Life Time Achievement Award 2014" to Dr Milind Jiwane on October 5, 2014 by the hand of Governor of UP & Governor of Haryana at India International Center, New Delhi.and the citation see…

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Added by Dr. Milind Jiwane on October 15, 2014 at 18:28 — No Comments

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