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The Lotus Sutra

By |2020-03-28T21:42:08+03:00March 28th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Lotus Sutra is one of the most popular and influential Mahayana sutras and the basis on which the Tiantai, Tendai, Cheontae, and Nichiren schools of Buddhism were established. According to British professor Paul Williams, "For many East Asian Buddhists since early times, the Lotus [...]

Ksitigarbha – The Bodhisattva of the Great Vow

By |2020-03-24T15:31:47+03:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Ksitigarbha is a bodhisattva primarily revered in East Asian Buddhism and usually depicted as a Buddhist monk. His name may be translated as "Earth Treasury", "Earth Store", "Earth Matrix", or "Earth Womb". Kṣitigarbha is known for his vow to take responsibility for the instruction of [...]

The Avatamsaka Sutra

By |2020-01-14T21:15:39+03:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

The Avatamsaka Sutra is one of the most influential Mahayana sutras of East Asian Buddhism. The title is rendered in English as Flower Garland Sutra, Flower Adornment Sutra, or Flower Ornament Scripture. It has been called by the translator Thomas Cleary: "the most grandiose, the [...]

The Bodhisattva Manjushri

By |2019-10-23T22:58:31+03:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Manjushri is a bodhisattva associated with prajñā (insight) in Mahayana Buddhism. In Tibetan Buddhism, he is also a yidam. His name means "Gentle Glory" in Sanskrit. Mañjuśrī is also known by the fuller name of Mañjuśrīkumārabhūta, literally "Mañjuśrī, Still a Youth" or, less literally, "Prince [...]

Borobudur – The World’s Largest Buddhist Temple

By |2019-10-13T19:51:18+03:00October 13th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Borobudur is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist temple in Magelang Regency, not far from the town of Muntilan, in Central Java, Indonesia. Borobudur is the world's largest Buddhist temple. The temple consists of nine stacked platforms, six square and three circulars, topped by a central dome. [...]

The Heart Sutra: The Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom

By |2019-10-10T19:50:41+03:00October 10th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , |

The Heart Sutra is a popular sutra in Mahāyāna Buddhism. Its Sanskrit title, Prajñāpāramitāhṛdaya, can be translated as "The Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom". The sutra famously states, "Form is empty" (śūnyatā). It is a condensed exposé on the Buddhist Mahayana teaching of the [...]

The Diamond Sutra

By |2019-08-28T02:09:31+03:00August 28th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Diamond Sutra is a Mahāyāna (Buddhist) sūtra from the Prajñāpāramitā sutras or 'Perfection of Wisdom' genre. Translated into a variety of languages over a broad geographic range, the Diamond Sutra is one of the most influential Mahayana sutras in East Asia, and is particularly [...]

The Bodhisattva Samantabhadra

By |2019-08-12T01:36:04+03:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Samantabhadra is a bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism associated with practice and meditation. Samantabhadra with Gautama Buddha and his fellow bodhisattva Manjusri, he forms the Shakyamuni trinity in Buddhism. He is the patron of the Lotus Sutra and, according to the Avatamsaka Sutra, made the ten [...]

Bhaisajyaguru: The Medicine Buddha

By |2019-07-01T03:34:24+03:00July 1st, 2019|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Bhaiṣajyaguru, formally Bhaiṣajya-guru-vaiḍūrya-prabhā-rāja ("Medicine Master and King of Lapis Lazuli Light"), is the Buddha of healing and medicine in Mahāyāna Buddhism. Commonly referred to as the Medicine Buddha, he is described as a doctor who cures dukkha (suffering) using the medicine of his teachings. Bhaiṣajyaguru's [...]

Amitabha Buddha: The Buddha of Immeasurable Light and Life

By |2019-04-09T04:20:55+03:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

Amitabha Buddha, also known as Amida or Amitāyus, is a celestial buddha according to the scriptures of Mahayana Buddhism. Amitabha is the principal Buddha in Pure Land Buddhism, a branch of East Asian Buddhism. In Vajrayana Buddhism, Amitabha is known for his longevity attribute, magnetizing red [...]