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The Origins of Buddhism

Buddhism originated in the sixth century BCE in the north east of India. It was founded by Siddhartha Gautama, a warrior prince. Today we refer to him as Buddha, which means “Enlightened One”.  He was the founder of a sect of ascetics the Sramanas. It was one of many sects that existed in India at the time. It later changed its name to the Sangha.   The sect rejected the societal norms of the time and …

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How to Grow Spiritually?

What does it mean to be spiritual?  Spirituality refers to a sense of belonging to something bigger than just ourselves. It is about searching for a deeper meaning in life and about finding and living by our deeper values. For some people, it is about self-awareness.  It is often connected to religious beliefs, but it is not about religion or dogma. It …

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The Buddhism Ritual Practices

Rituals are significant in the practice of Buddhism. They are forms of practical expression that show the relationship among Buddhists with their physical and spiritual environment. That is to say, Buddhism ritual practices are mostly the practical activities that lead to the ultimate awakening. Moreover, the practice of rituals in Buddhism is a means of showing the situation of our …

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How to Practice Buddhism

Buddhism is an ancient belief system and set of practices that seek to help the follower free themselves from suffering. To achieve this state, the Buddha believed that you have to look within. Through introspection and specific action and practice, enlightenment can be attained. When one becomes enlightened, they no longer have want or desire. It is a process that …

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45 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT BUDDHISM

Buddhism is no longer a practice left for the people of the eastern world. That is to say, millions of people all over the globe are now interested in the practice of Buddhism. Many of these people have found something fascinating about Buddhism. As a result, they developed an interest in the practice. Here are 45 interesting facts about Buddhism …

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Guide To Effective Meditation For Anxiety

The use of meditation as a practical solution for anxiety and restlessness is on the rise. Many adults nowadays use meditation as a tool for coping with the hassles of daily living. Meditation for anxiety is a great way to take control of your mind keeping anxious feelings away. To Meditate against anxiety involves mindful breathing, mindful activities review, and …

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The Role Of Women In Buddhism

The role of women in Buddhism is the subject of much debate and discussion in modern literature. Many people claim that Buddhism is gender biased, with women side-lined. This bias, if it exists, has happened despite Buddha’s insistence that men and women are equal. According to his teaching, both can reach enlightenment. Both follow the same path to enlightenment. Most …

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Buddhism Basic Beliefs

Buddhism is an Indian belief system that began some 2,500 years ago by a prince named Siddhartha Gautama. Gautama began asking questions about his luxurious life, as well as life in general. His search leads him down very different paths to find answers to basic questions such as “why is there suffering?” He wanted to go deeper than the why.  …

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How To Become A Buddhist

Introduction Becoming a Buddhist is a journey that anyone can choose to make. It does not matter whether you are born into the practice or not. It is a decision that has to come from within oneself. The practice of Buddhism is on the rise with many followers. Many people across the world are now interested in the teachings of …

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Meditation For Kids – Techniques, processes, and benefits

Children are amazing beings. What is more surprising is the rate at which they can understand meditation. They possess this freedom of mind that enables them to eliminate external distractions and be conscious of the present. Practicing mindfulness and meditation at an early age will help in nurturing the mind as it develops. In addition, it will make meditation easily …