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Statues of Buddha such as this, the Tian Tan Buddha statue in Hong Kong, remind followers to practice right living. Buddhism is a religion and philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, who lived between approximately 563 and 483 BCE. Originating in India, Buddhism gradually... Buddhism
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The history of Buddhism spans from the 6th century BCE to the present, starting with the birth of the Buddha Siddharta Gautama. This makes it one of the oldest religions practiced today. Throughout this period, the religion evolved as it encountered various countries and cultures, adding to its original Indian... History
Contents: Top - A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z The following is a List of Buddhist topics: A Abhidharma Ahimsa Ajahn Ajahn Chah Ajanta Aksobhya Alexandra David-NĂ©el Amara Sinha... List of topics
A number of noted individuals have been Buddhists. Historical Buddhist thinkers and founders of schools The Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama Ananda, Siddharthas cousin and one of his chief disciples An Shih Kao, a Parthian monk and the first known Buddhist missionary to China, in 148 CE. Asanga Atisha (indirect founder... People
By Buddhist beliefs and practices vary according to region. So in discussing Buddhism, its important to recall that there are distinctions between (and, of course, within) the Buddhism practiced in various regions, including: South Asia India Bangladesh Sri Lanka Nepal Central Asia Greco-Buddhism Southeast Asia Thailand Malaysia Singapore East... region and The percentage of Buddhist population of each country was taken from the US State Departments International Religious Freedom Report 2004 [1]. Other sources used were CIA Factbook [2] and adherents.com [3]. The total population of each country was taken from census.gov [4] (2005 estimates). By country By... country
An image of Gautama Buddha with a swastika, traditionally a Buddhist symbol of good luck, on his chest. One of the Buddhas disciples appears in the background. This statue is from Hsi Lai Temple. There are many divisions and subdivisions of the schools of Buddhism. An extensive list of... Schools and sects
The Buddhist temple Wat Chiang Man, in Chiang Mai, Thailand, which dates from the late 13th century Buddhist temples and monasteries, sorted by location. Australia New South Wales Nan Tien Bhutan Kurjey Lhakhang Kyichu Lhakhang Taktshang China Fujian Guanghua Temple Wanfu Temple Guangdong Nanhua Temple Temple of the Six Banyan... Temples
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Before Common Era Trad. 563 BCE: Siddhārtha Gautama (Buddha) is born in Lumbini, Ancient India. Trad. 534 BCE: Gautama leaves his inheritance and becomes a monk. Trad. 528 BCE: Gautama claims he has attained Enlightenment, and begins his ministry. Abt. 500 BCE: Classical Sanskrit replaces Vedic. 400s BCE... Timeline

In Statues of Buddha such as this, the Tian Tan Buddha statue in Hong Kong, remind followers to practice right living. Buddhism is a religion and philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, who lived between approximately 563 and 483 BCE. Originating in India, Buddhism gradually... Buddhism, the arūpajhānas are four successive levels of meditation on non-material objects. These levels are higher than the In Buddhism, rūpajhāna is meditation in which the mind is focused on a material object: it is a word used in Pāli scriptures. It is distinguised from arūpajhāna which is meditation focused on immaterial objects. There are eight jhanas in... rūpajhānas.


The arūpajhānas are the last four Dhyāna means meditation in Sanskrit. Equivalent terms are jhana in Pāli, chán in Chinese, and zen in Japanese. It is a key concept in Hinduism and Buddhism. According to the Hindu Yoga Sutra dhyana is one of the eight methods of Yoga, (the other... jhanas:

  1. infinite space,
  2. infinite consciousness,
  3. infinite nothingness,
  4. neither perception nor non-perception.

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While rupajhanas differ considering their characteristics, arupajhanas differ as their object is determined by the level of the jhana:
In the fourth rupajhana, there is already Upekkha, equanimity and Ekkagata, concentration, but the mind is still focused on a "material" object, as any color.
In the fifth jhana, the meditator discovers that there is no object, but only an infinite space, which is empty.
Dhyana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (441 words)
An additional four arupajhanas, which can be thought of as part of the fourth rupajhana, still consist in the two factors of Upekkha and Ekkagata.
Arupajhanas are non-material jhanas, which seem clear about the object of the first arupajhana.
Usually Jhanas are exposed as part of Samatha's practice, as opposed to Vipassana.
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