Essays Tagged: "Buddhist"

Monkey: A Folk Novel of China book review

ommended text. When reading this novel, one would recognize its superior structure in incorporating Buddhist values in a tale of folklore and adventure that allowed this novel to be popular to survive ... it preaches Buddhism as the way of life.Wu Chengen's point of view is biased as he was an acclaimed Buddhist scholar in China. This influenced the ways that he viewed other religious beliefs and his p ...

(4 pages) 120 0 4.4 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

This essay is all about going against School prayer.

should not mix.Our public schools are for all children, whether Catholic, Baptist, Quaker,atheist, Buddhist, Jewish, agnostic. The schools are supported by alltaxpayers, and therefore should be free ...

(3 pages) 111 1 3.8 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

The history of Malaysia

had a major impact on the culture, language and social customs of the country. Evidence of a Hindu-Buddhist period in the history of Malaysia can today be found in the temple sites of the Bujang Vall ... near the Thai border.The spread of Islam, introduced by Arab and Indian traders, brought the Hindu-Buddhist era to an end by the 13th century. With the conversion of the Malay-Hindu rulers of the Mel ...

(2 pages) 59 0 0.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History


e difference between religious and philosophical systems and also the difference between Confucian, Buddhist thought and religions? Confucianism was born as a result of the search for an ideal leader. ... th of practice and spiritual development leading to insight into the true nature of life. Moreover, Buddhist practices such as meditation are means of changing oneself so as to develop the qualities o ...

(3 pages) 306 4 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism

This essay discusses one of the sections of Buddhism.

orthern India as well as Central Asia. Presently, most followers live in East Asia. The majority of Buddhist follow the Mahayanistic doctrine.Mahayana DoctrineThe fundamental doctrine for Buddhism is ... through its long history of twenty-four centuries." (Tachibana, 14). However, there are many other Buddhist doctrines besides the Four Noble Truths, one being the bodhisattva doctrine. Early Buddhism ...

(5 pages) 165 0 4.3 Aug/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism

"Hinduism and Buddhism"- Short essay comparing two old religions.

ia and Nepal practice Hinduism, and there are over 700 million Hindus. There are 200 to 300 million Buddhist in several countries including: India, Thailand, Cambodia, Nepal, Taiwan, and China. Since ... ood karma rule that is also taught in Buddhism. These beliefs should be lived by to achieve Moksha (Buddhists' Nirvana). Buddhists believe that Buddha found the Four Noble Truths and that knowledge wi ...

(1 pages) 105 1 3.4 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Hinduism

This essay is a brief history and background on Budhism.

iwan, Korea, and Japan, and among Tibetan peoples, where it is distinguished by its emphasis on the Buddhist Tantras (Berry 24). In recent times both branches, as well as Tibetan Buddhism, have gained ... as Tibetan Buddhism, have gained followers in the West. It is virtually impossible to tell what the Buddhist population of the world is today; statistics are difficult to obtain because persons might ...

(15 pages) 258 5 4.8 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism

Essay about Maechi Wabi

The Journey of One Buddhist Nun, written by Sid Brown, is a story about a woman who is called Wabi. She seeks to become ... she experienced a series of understandings and "Wabi saw that in gaining a deeper understanding of Buddhist truths, she could gain different kinds of freedom--the freedom to live anywhere" (Brown 60) ... creases her knowledge of Buddhism and gains insights and understandings from her experiences as one Buddhist nun.

(4 pages) 25 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

"Long Days Journey Into Night" by Eugene O'Niel The effects of Tyrone's actions on the rest of his family.

The best way is to live life is in moderation or as a Buddhist would say, taking the "middle path". Often times it is good to save your money and not be a ...

(2 pages) 55 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The spread of narcotics and drug abuse in border provinces of southern Thailand

e factors related to drug use between youths from formal and non-formal edu-cation systems, between Buddhist and Muslim youths, and between the youths with and without drug experiences; to determine f ... of .05. No significant differences were found among other variables. There were differences between Buddhist and Muslim youths with respect to attitude toward drugs, independence from peers, perceived ...

(2 pages) 34 2 4.2 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Analysis of Bao-yu's dream in Cao Xueqin's 'Story of the Stone'

Nu-wa's repairing of the sky, is one based on amagico-religious dream world. The rock is found by a Buddhist and a Taoistwho take it down to the mortal world where it lives out a human life, thatof Ji ... lease ''from youth's extravagance''and ''to win chaste quietness and heavenly peace'' by becoming a Buddhistnun.Wang Xi-feng on the other hand, wife of Jia Lian and cousin to Bao-yu,plays a far more p ...

(14 pages) 71 0 4.1 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Buddhism vs Christianity

If a Buddhist were asked who Jesus was, responses would likely include: a good man, a prophet, the founde ... prophet, the founder of the Christian religion, the younger brother of Buddha. As it is hard for a Buddhist to understand the existence of God, it is inconceivable that Jesus is the incarnate Lord, G ... the existence of God, it is inconceivable that Jesus is the incarnate Lord, God in the flesh.In Buddhist thought, there is no supreme being, no creator, no universal God, no loving Lord over his c ...

(3 pages) 88 0 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism

History of Haiku

dramatic and short lyrical poems which scholars believe were originally written as part of the pre-Buddhist or early Shinto ceremonial rituals (Haiku). This anthology includes anonymous songs and pra ...

(2 pages) 51 1 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Spiritual Parallels between Indian Stupas and the Three Yogas of Hindu Society

a sole examination of stupa architecture but rather an experiment in drawing the parallels of early Buddhist structures to the later Hindu practice of the three yogas.Stupas have developed over time f ... n kings and saints. In India, the stupa has primarily taken a hemispherical form. The stupas of the Buddhist tradition in India were not only erected for storing the remains of great people, but also ...

(4 pages) 37 0 4.8 Jul/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

How i think the world came to be

he big bang. I don't believe in the creation theory, mostly because I do not believe in a god. As a Buddhist, I believe in evolution, what Buddhist have believed in for thousands of years and recently ... . I acquired this idea ever since I heard the theory proposed to me in 7th grade. Recently becoming Buddhist, I have discovered that Buddhist's also believe in the evolution theory. That is how I beli ...

(2 pages) 21 0 3.5 Sep/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

The Eight-Fold Path

The Eight-Fold Path is a step-by-step "program" that if followed correctly should eventually lead a Buddhist to freedom and existence in an eternal state, known in the religion as nirvana. This system ... mind which is crucial to Buddhism. While some religions would think it wrong to incorporate Buddhist teachings in their everyday life, I believe that the Eight-Fold Path could be beneficial to ...

(4 pages) 62 0 3.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith


and sex like Eve in the Garden of Eden. Several other things such as the statue of what seems to be Buddhist may symbolize religion. What I thing Gauguin was intending to accomplish in the middle of t ...

(2 pages) 19 0 0.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Art Essays


rst universal religion; it embraced all people, regardless of their ethnicity or social status. The Buddhist monastic establishment grew rapidly in China. It was a very difficult step for a man to bec ... of celibacy, breaking from the ancestral cult that connected the dead, the living, and the unborn. Buddhists who did not become monks or nuns often made generous contributions to the construction or ...

(5 pages) 40 0 4.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History


ation of first causes, theology, and worship of deity or deification of the Buddha. The goal of the Buddhist is to live a life of peace, loving, kindness, and wisdom. Attaining Nirvana is also another ... right mindfulness, and finally right concentration, meditation. (Buddhism History and Culture, 2005)Buddhists also believe in the Five Precepts, which are training rules. If they are broken, they are ...

(5 pages) 137 0 5.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism

Japanese Culture and it's relation to Buddhism

first touched Japanese society in 552CE, during the visit of the Korean envoy. The brightly colored Buddhist robes that the envoy wore impressed the Japanese aristocrats. Buddhism of this time consist ... mphasis on minimalism. The emphasis on simplicity in this form of art is strongly influenced by the Buddhist principle of shunyata, or emptiness. Shunyata teaches that everything lacks self nature, be ...

(6 pages) 91 0 3.0 May/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History