OM MUNI MUNI MAHAMUNI SHAKYA MUNIE SOHA
Shakya Muni Buddha, the founder of the Buddhist religion, gave up his worldly life to find a solution to the causes of sufferings - to attain enlightenment - for the sake of all sentient beings. Buddha personifies the ultimate level of wisdom and compassion.
Both his achievement of transcendence and his humanness - for he is often portrayed as a teacher - must be served in creating his image. .
Buddhists consider Nagarjuna to be a "Second Buddha." His development of the doctrine of sunyata, or emptiness, was a significant milestone in Buddhist history. However, little is known about his life.
It is believed Nagarjuna was born into a Brahmin family in south India, possibly in the latter part of the 2nd century, and he was ordained as a monk in his youth.
Most of the other details of his life have been lost in the .
After reading THE BUDDHA’S WAY OF VIRTUE we will go through "The Twin Truths". For the proper understanding of Buddhism, these opening stanzas are all-important. One of the Buddha's key-thoughts was what modern psychologists call the "law of apperception": the value of things depends upon our attitude to them.
Part of Gautama's work of reform was a "transvaluation of values," a shifting of emphasis; and, like the Stoics, he taught the indifference of the things .