Category: PHILOSOPHY

Buddhism is the world’s oldest missionary religion. Since its beginnings some 2,500 years ago in northern India, it has spread to nearly every region of the world. There...

Category: PHILOSOPHY

Buddhist tradition holds that the man who would become the Buddha was born in a small village near what is now the border between Nepal and India in the middle of the 6h...

Category: PHILOSOPHY

As Buddhism gained followers and monks began to form distinct groups, often united on the basis of doctrinal commonalities and matters of monastic discipline, Buddhism...

  • Buddhist Sūtras | Index of Category
    Buddhist Sūtras | Index of Category – Contains all most important Buddhist Sūtras and Canonical works – published in this category on Red Zambala – containing such sub-categories as – Theravada Sūtras, Important Treatises and Prayer-books from Theravada Buddhist tradition, All major Pure Land and Mahāyāna Sūtras, Several Important Vajrayana Sūtras from Tibetan Canon and as well several important...

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  • Buddhism: Code of Conduct

    The central theme of the Buddhist ethics is the cultivation of mindfulness (sati)— - to develop a mental attitude of complete and selfless awareness, a mental attitude that necessarily influences the manner in which one acts toward other living beings, a mental awareness that...

  • Buddhism: Sacred Books and Symbols

    Tradition holds that during the first rainy-season retreat after the Buddha’s death, in 483 BCE., 500 of Buddha’s disciples gathered at Rajagriha (present-day Rajgir, in Bihar) – - to agree the contents of the Dhamma and Vinaya and orally collected all of the Buddha’s teachings...

  • Buddhism: Teachers and Leaders

    The Buddha’s immediate disciples not only formed the first Buddhist community but also were responsible for orally preserving his teachings. One of the most important of these early followers was Ānanda, the Buddha’s cousin, who accompanied the Buddha for more than 20 years and...

  • Theravada Buddhism | Introduction

    Theravada Buddhism comes from the teachings of the Buddha, who lived in the 5th century B.C.E. The Theravada (School of the Elders, in the Pali language) is the sole surviving branch of the earliest Buddhism. Its primary emphasis was on monastic life, with the single goal of...

  • Wheel of Sharp Weapons | Dharmarakṣita

    Wheel of Sharp Weapons by Dharmarakṣita (c. 9th century). The Wheel of Sharp Weapons Effectively Striking the Heart of the Foe was composed by the great Yogi Dharmarakṣita in his retreat in the jungle where many fierce animals prey. From among his many disciples, Dharmarakṣita...