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General Info about Achan, Amulet etc

God in Buddhism

Gautama Buddha rejected the existence of a creator deity, refused to endorse many views on creation, and stated that questions on the origin of the world are not ultimately useful for ending suffering. Buddhism instead emphasizes the system of causal relationships underlying the universe (pratītyasamutpāda or Dependent … Continue reading

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Temple of the Emerald Buddha

The Wat Phra Kaew (English Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Thai: วัดพระแก้ว; full official name Wat Phra Sri Rattana Satsadaram, Thai: วัดพระศรีรัตนศาสดาราม) is regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple (wat) in Thailand. It is located in the historic center of … Continue reading

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Vulture Peak

The Gijjhakuta, the Vulture Peak, was the Buddha’s favorite retreat in Rajagaha and the scene for many of his discourses. According to the commentaries this place got its name because vultures used to perch on some of the peak’s rocks. The several rock shelters … Continue reading

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The Man Who Spit In Buddha’s Face

The Man Who Spit In Buddha’s Face The Buddha was sitting under a tree talking to his disciples when a man came and spat in his face. He wiped it off, and he asked the man, “What next? What do … Continue reading

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Invitation to Prathat BuddhaMetta 2014 at Wat Wangplado

All Buddhist devotees are cordially invited To attend the great merit making and Vipassana Meditation On this historic day of installing the crown of the Prathat Buddha Metta on top of Prathat Buddha Metta Stupa and the ceremony to permanently … Continue reading

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WHAT BUDDHISTS BELIEVE

Nirvana Nirvana is the highest bliss, a supra-mundane state of eternal happiness. The happiness of Nirvana cannot be experienced by indulging the senses but by calming them. … NIRVANA is the final goal of Buddhism. What is Nirvana then? It … Continue reading

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Theravada

Theravada (Pāli: थेरवाद theravāda (cf Sanskrit: स्थविरवाद sthaviravāda); literally, “the Teaching of the Elders”, or “the Ancient Teaching”) is the oldest surviving Buddhist school. It is relatively conservative, and generally closest to early Buddhism, and for many centuries has been the … Continue reading

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Summary of Aryadeva’s Four Hundred Verses

Summary of Aryadeva’s Four Hundred Verses Alexander Berzin, June 2007 Aryadeva and the Text Aryadeva was born in Sri Lanka to a royal family, and lived between the middle of the second and the middle of the third centuries C.E. According … Continue reading

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Misconceptions about Buddhism:

1. The Buddha is the fat guy. The statue of a bald, fat Buddha is actually a Chinese monk who lived in the 9th century CE.   2. All Buddhists are bald. Although the shaving of the head is sometimes … Continue reading

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Buddhas Quotes and Sayings

Drop the mind and the divine. God is not an object, it is a merger. The mind resists a merger, the mind is against surrender; the mind is very cunning and calculating. – Osho Truth cannot be delivered, there is … Continue reading

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