Empty Your Cup

"Empty your cup" is an old Chinese Chan (Zen) saying that occasionally pops up in western popular entertainment. "Empty your cup" often is attributed...

Tibetan Book of the Dead

Since its first English translation in 1927, the Tibetan guide to spiritual and mental liberation called the Bardo Thodol has been known in the...

Buddhism in a Nutshell

Buddhism is a means to help self-development, preserve a happy living, and ease suffering, in response to teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, known as Gautama Buddha.

Buddhism in East Asia

During the third century B.C., Emperor Ashoka sent missionaries to the northwest of India that is, present-day Pakistan and Afghanistan. The mission achieved great...

Chinese Beliefs: Buddhism on death and dying

"Decay is inherent in all compounded things, so continue in watchfulness." The last recorded words of Siddhartha Gautama (Gotama), the founder of Buddhism, might...

Buddhism and Its Spread Along the Silk Road

Birth of Buddha and the Development of Buddhism in India According to legend, the Buddha (The Awakened), or Gotama (Sanskrit) lived in northern India in...
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Buddhism in a Nutshell

Buddhism is a means to help self-development, preserve a happy living, and ease suffering, in response to teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, known as Gautama Buddha.

The Eightfold Path: The Gentle Middle Way

Buddha's teachings are at bottom for self-help in advancing. I have tried to lay bare a good selection of the salient points above, along with a tip or two or three as well.

Life of Buddha

Anyone who does not see the positive aspect of Buddhism, will be unable to understand how it could exercise such a powerful influence on millions and millions of people.

Jataka Tales, Old Indian Fables

The immensely popular Jataka Tales, or "Birth-stories", are an important part of Buddhist literature. The Jataka stories have contributed to many civilizations, moral conduct and good behaviour, a rich and varied literature, and inspired painting, sculpture and architecture of great value.

Buddha Speaks Infinite Life Sutra

Preface Thus have I heard. At one time the Buddha was staying on the Vulture Peak in Rajagriha with a large company of twelve...

The Sutra On Contemplation Of Amitayus

CONTEMPLATION SUTRA  THE SUTRA ON CONTEMPLATION OF AMITAYUS 观无量寿经 delivered by Shakyamuni Buddha Translated into Chinese during the Liu-Sung dynasty 刘宋西域三藏法师畺良耶舍 译 by the Tripitaka Master Kalayashas from Central Asia translated from...

Hundred Parables Sutra 51-60

51 A Maid Servant and Five Masters Once there were five men who together bought one maid. One of them said to her, “Wash my...

Hundred Parables Sutra 41-50

41 Pishacha Ghosts Once there were two pishacha ghosts who jointly owned a suitcase, a cane, and a pair of wooden shoes. The two ghosts...

Hundred Parables Sutra 31-40

31-36 is not available  37 Killing a Herd of Cattle Once there was a man who owned two hundred and fifty head of cattle. He often...

Hundred Parables Sutra 21-30

21 The Woman Who Wished For A Second Child In the past, there was a woman who had a son. She wanted another child, and...

Hundred Parables Sutra 11-20

11 The Brahman Kills His Own Son Once there was a Brahman who thought himself very knowledgeable, understanding all the skills. Presumptuous and wishing to...

Hundred Parables Sutra 1-10

1 The Stupid Man and The Salt  Once there was a stupid man who paid a visit to a friend. When the host gave him...