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The Significance of the Ganges River

The Significance of the Ganges River

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Note: This is next in series to the Symbolism of the Descent of Ganga (Gangavataran) in which I explained the deeper symbolism hidden in the descent of the River Ganga from the highest heaven...
Natural Evolution According to Hinduism

Natural Evolution According to Hinduism

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The evolution of life in Hinduism through the transformative and diversification process of Prakriti is not only about the evolution of the physical body, but also the evolution of the mind, ego, and intelligence...
The Life and Teachings of the Buddha

The Life and Teachings of the Buddha

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What is that makes the message of the Buddha so attractive to people who are cultivated, who are intellectual? Because his message is something that is deeply rational and profoundly spiritual. Rationale because he...
What is Nirvana in Buddhism

What is Nirvana in Buddhism

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Thanissaro Buddho explains in this article the meaning of Nirvana. However, in his discussion, he drew an erroneous conclusion about ancient Indians. He seems to be unaware of the ascetic code of conduct which...
What does Metta mean in Buddhism?

What does Metta mean in Buddhism?

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1. Introduction  The Pali word metta is a multi-significant term meaning loving-kindness, friendliness, goodwill, benevolence, fellowship, amity, concord, inoffensiveness, and non-violence. The Pali commentators define metta as the strong wish for the welfare and happiness...
Buddha's Teachings on Kamma or Karma

What is the main goal of Buddhism?

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64. Saying, "Good friend," the bhikkhus delighted and rejoiced in the Venerable Sariputta's words. Then they asked him a further question: "But, friend, might there be another way in which a noble disciple is...
The Place of Devotion and Reverence In Buddhism

The Place of Devotion and Reverence In Buddhism

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The Buddha repeatedly discouraged any excessive veneration paid to him personally. He knew that an excess of purely emotional devotion can obstruct or disturb the development of a balanced character, and thus may become...