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When we love, like, hate or dislike an object, a person, a living being or a non-living object, that is not reality. When we like something, it is not based on a truly realistic view of the object. If it is and you can check it, based on a true, realistic study of the object we are attached to or like then our attachment to or liking the object or a person must be permanent. But .
Avalokiteshvara is said to embody love, kindness, and compassion for all beings. It is believed that Avalokiteshvara as vowing to never rest until he had freed all sentient beings from samsara. Mantra of Avalokiteshvara "Om Mani Padme Hum" 108 Manifestation of Avalokiteshvara Mojaghanjabala Lokeshvara Pupala Lokeshvara Unnauti Lokeshvara Vrsnacana Lokeshvara Brahmadanda Lokeshvara Acata Lokeshvara Mahavajrasattva Lokeshvara Visvahana Lokeshvara Sakyabuddha Lokeshvara Santasi Lokeshvara Yamadanda Lokeshvara Vajrosnisa Lokeshvara Vajrahuntika Lokeshvara Jnanadhatu Lokeshvara Karandavyuha Lokeshvara Sarvanivaranaviskambhi Lokeshvara Sarvasokatamonirghata Lokeshvara Pratibhanakakuta Lokeshvara Amrtaprabha Lokeshvara Jaliniprabha Lokeshvara .
Throughout this world, there are many mysterious and amazing feats that can be found. People are capable of doing most incredible things that we have never deemed possible. Only by truly believing in ourselves can we accomplish what were thought as impossible goals. Marathon Monks of Mount Hiei In Mount Hiei of Japan, there can be found a small group of monks who live in a monastery and can accomplish many remarkable challenges. This mountain had .
This article is about the Dalai Lama's thoughts on the The Madhyamaka also referred as "Middle Way". It is based on the belief that all things are interconnected and interdependent, and that therefore no one thing can be considered in isolation. The Dalai Lama's views on the "Middle Way" This article discusses the Dalai Lama's views on the Middle Way Approach, a philosophy which advocates for a balanced and moderate approach to life. While addressing the congregation at the .
Taleju Bhawani is considered as the goddess who made kings. Legend has it that the great Malla kings established their powerful dynasty because they were granted kingship by goddess Taleju. There are Taleju temples in the three royal palaces of Malla Kings in Basantapur, Patan and Bhaktapur. When King Prithvi Naryan Shah conquered the three kingdoms of Kathmandu valley, he continued the tradition of worshipping the goddess Taleju and the living goddess Kumari, a .
Dudul Dorje is known as 13th Karmapa. Dudul Dorje is able to teach the word of the Buddha to both humans and animals. He was the head of the Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism. Dudul Dorje was born in Champa Drongsar and recognized by Gyaltsab Rinpoche at the age of four. He received an education in the monastery from the age of eight by both the Kagyu and the Nyingma schools. Dudul Dorje became head of .
Prince Siddhartha Gautama was born in the 5th or 6th Century BC in Nepal. In his 20s, the prince experienced realities of the outside world that led him on a quest for enlightenment. He left the palace to search for it and eventually attained enlightenment. It was then that he became Buddha. Until he died at the age of 80, Buddha taught many people how to achieve enlightenment. His doctrines eventually became what is known .
Samantabhadra (Sanskrit: ; lit. "Universal Worthy", "All Good") is a Buddhist bodhisattva who is linked to practice and meditation. In Mahayana Buddhism, he forms the Shakyamuni Triad with Gautama Buddha and the bodhisattva Majur. He is the patron of the Lotus Sutra and is said to have taken the 10 great vows that form the foundation of a bodhisattva, according to the Avatamsaka Sutra. Who is Samantabadra? In Mahayana Buddhism, Samantabhadra is a bodhisattva (buddha-to-be) who .
Maitreya is the first bodhisattva to have a cult built around him, and he is attested in writings dating back to the third century CE. He was accepted by all schools of Buddhism, and the Theravada tradition today honors him as the lone bodhisattva. Who is Maitreya Buddha? Maitreya Buddha is regarded as the world's future Buddha who has yet to come down from the sky. Maitreya is derived from the Sanskrit word "Maitri," which meaning .
Virudhaka is a major deity in Buddhism. Virudhaka is a symbol of success and progress. Virudhara is the ruler of the wind. His sword is to protect Dharma and also to symbolize power over ignorance. Virudhaka is the Guardian of the Southern Direction. Virudhaka, leader of the Kumbhanda, is a worldly guardian worshipped as a protector. He lives on the south side of the lower slopes of Mount Meru in the Heaven of the Four .