Gautama Buddha was a sage on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. He was born in Nepal and is believed to have lived and taught mostly in the eastern part of the Indian subcontinent sometime between the sixth and fourth centuries BCE.
The word Buddha means “awakened one” or “the enlightened one”. “Buddha” is also used as a title for the first awakened being in a Yuga era. In most Buddhist traditions, Siddhartha Gautama is regarded as the Supreme Buddha (Pali sammāsambuddha, Sanskrit samyaksaṃbuddha) of the present age. Gautama taught a Middle Way between sensual indulgence and the severe asceticism found in the śramaṇa movement common in his region. He later taught throughout regions of eastern India such as Magadha and Kosala.
The love of a man for a woman and a woman for a man is often the floor to which people fall after the collapse of other dreams.
Between the two eyebrows is the gland, which is a mysterious part of the body. This gland is called pineal gland, it is the third eye of Tibetans and Shivnetra the eye of Shiva of tantra. Between the two eyes exists the third eye, but it is non-functioning. It is...
Choedark acknowledges that he occasionally felt hatred for his torturers but that he always returned to the practice of mediation and inner peace and compassion.
The man of awakening dies the way a bird moves into the sky, without making a track or a path. The sky remains empty.
If you determine your course with force or speed, you miss the way of the law.
Monks are mendicants dependent for all of their food needs on the generosity of householders, they are not allowed to grow store or cook food, they may not pick fruit from trees.
The Self of a Buddha, one who had achieved cessation of attachment to the aggregates, could only be understood firsthand. One cannot convey enlightenment in words; one experiences it directly.
Xian’er was inspired by Xianfan’s 2013 cartoon creation of the same name. The temple has produced cartoon animations, published comic anthologies, and even merchandise featuring the cartoon monk.
When he entered the grove all he could see was thousands of Budha followers sitting in pin drop silence and Budha himself sitting under the shade of a tree.