Is Buddhism a religion or science? This argument is really not important, if you understand the depths of its doctrine.
Buddhism or Buddha-dharma is not a religion in the truest sense of the word. It is a journey into the depths of one’s heart and mind, the inner reality of one’s spirit, an exploration of who we are and what we are. This spiritual journey is nothing more and nothing less than discovering this inner reality.
Buddhism is based on laws that govern subtle entities in the universe. These spiritual teachings open a world of the reality within. In today’s world where almost everything seems to be adulterated, Buddhism is purity to the core. Buddhist teachings help you realize that the constant fears and inhibitions that we live with area all sublime and there is something far more important and beautiful to this life and beyond. It looks at the aspects of the human mind with a scientific perspective.
Buddhism looks at enlightenment in a completely different way. It does not confine itself to the dogmas of life after death, eternity or whether the mind and body are two separate entities.
Preachings of Buddha (The Light of The Enlightened One)
Born approximately in 560 B.C. in Northern India, Gautam Buddha founded a quiet spiritual revolution in his lifetime, which over the centuries has gathered force to nurture and sustain an entire philosophy of Buddhism. Through his life, Buddha or The Awakened One gave the concept of ‘Nirvana’ a firm base. As a religion, Buddhism contains the attainment of ‘Nirvana’ as a central tenet of its teachings.
Buddha taught that the world has a relative reality. ‘Maya’ or illusion dictates our life and we are sucked into the whirlpool of the endless cycle of birth and death, gain and loss, pain and pleasure. In this world nothing is lasting, everything contained within it is in a state of flux or constant change. The real source of all pleasure, truth, goodness and permanence is actually contained within us. The inner essence or core of awareness of each of us is the ‘Atma’, the real source of all bliss. Buddha proclaimed that all sentient beings have the potential of wakefulness within. You may awaken by accumulating merit and wisdom by developing the right philosophical view and meditation practice.
Among the teachings of the Buddha to the world, the foremost was ‘Ahimsa’. Non-violence applied to areas that were physical, mental, emotional or psychological. Non-violence has to be practiced with purity of mind, tongue, and body. Thought, speech and action should be sweet, pleasing and wholesome.
The teachings of the Buddha show the path and practices that lead to the state of complete enlightenment, the freedom from cyclic existence known as ‘Samsara’. Preachings of Buddha plants the seed of wisdom that blossoms into eternal peace and harmony.
The noble 8-fold path is the path that leads to the end of suffering. What is this eight fold path? It is:
Right Thought and
Preachings of Buddha is an insightful album that inspires us to do the rightful…It is a reminder to follow the enlightened path… A divine aid to seek the ever-desired ‘Nirvana’.
‘Preachings of Buddha’
The Light of the Enlightened One
1. Buddham Sharanam Gachchhaami
3. Sanyuttanikaye Arya-Sachchani (Buddha’s first sermon elaborating the Noble Truths)
4. Commentary and Majhimnikaye Akusal-Kusala Dhamma (The Code of Ethics)
5. Buddham Sharanam Gachchhaami Chants
6. Commentary with Dhammapada’s Buddha Vagga
7. 6 Pursuits of the Follower of Buddha (A Selection from Dhammapada)
8. Buddham Sharanam Gachchhaami Chants
‘Divine Chants of Buddha’
The Most Potent Buddhist Chants
1. Buddham Saranam Gachchhami
2. Om Mani Padme Hum
3. Om Tara
4. Om Vajrapaani Hum
5. Om Mani Padme Hum chant for meditation
6. Buddham Saranam Gachchhami
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