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On the Path to Buddhahood—The Story of Buddha Sakyamuni

Le 19 July 2016, by Stefania Mitrofan

Buddha Sakyamuni’s statue near Belum Caves located in Andhra Pradesh, India. The Buddha was a prince by birth but decided to abandon his royal title and pursue spiritual growth after witnessing sufferings of human life. (Purshi/ Wikimedia Commons) The prince who became the purveyor of Buddhism traveled no easy journey on his path to enlightenment. This is his story displaying the courage of an innocent, truth-seeking heart to move beyond the dimensions of ordinary (...) continue

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Buddhism – Photography by Steve McCurry | 1985 to 2013

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Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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The Sutra of Hui Neng - Chapter I - Autobiography

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Fundamental texts

Tripitaka (Pali Canon)

The Tripitaka (Tipitaka in Pali) is the earliest collection of Buddhist teachings and the only text recognized as canonical by Theravada Buddhists. Many commentaries have been added over the centuries, however. Tripitaka means "three baskets," from the way in which it was originally recorded: the text was written on long, narrow leaves, which were sewn at the edges then grouped into bunches and stored in baskets. The collection is also referred to as the Pali Canon, after the language in which it was first written. It is a vast collection of writings, comprising up to 50 volumes costing $2000 in some modern sets. 2 The Tripitaka was handed down orally, then written down in the third (...) continue


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Taiwan - ’Donate Buddhist gown’ criminal Ring busted open

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