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What is Buddhism

By Jack Kelly,2014-11-04 11:53
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What is Buddhism

    What is Buddhism?

    ; Buddhism is the most profound and wholesome education directed by the Buddha towards all people.

    ; The content in Shakyamuni Buddha's forty-nine years of teaching describes the true face of life and the universe. Life refers to oneself, universe refers to our living environment. The Teach-ings directly relate to our own lives and surroundings.

    ; Those who possess a complete and proper understanding of life and the universe are called Buddhas or Bodhi-sattvas. Those who lack the under-standing are called worldly people.

    ; Cultivation is changing the way we think, speak, and act towards people and matters from an erroneous way to a proper way.

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    ; The guideline for cultivation is un-derstanding, proper views, and purity. Understanding is without delusion, proper views is without deviation, and purity is without pollution. This can be achieved by practicing the Three Learnings of self-discipline, concen-tration, and wisdom.

    ; The Three Basic Conditions are the foundation of cultivation and study. When interacting with people, accord with the Six Harmonies, and when dealing with society, practice the Six Principles. Follow the lessons taught by Universal Worthy Bodhisattva and dedicate one's mind to everlasting purity and brightness. These complete the purpose of the Buddha's Teach-ings.

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