THE QUOTE: "All that we are is the result of what we have thought. What we think, we become." ~Buddha A short guide of responses to the question "What's the most important thing you've ever learned?
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There are differences of opinion between Buddhists on this issue so we will attempt to present the arguments of those who believe that vegetarianism is necessary for Buddhists and those who do not.
Vegetarianism was not a part of the early Buddhist tradition and the Buddha himself was not a vegetarian.
According to scriptures, Maitreya will be a successor to the present Buddha, Gautama Buddha (also known as Śākyamuni Buddha).
The prophecy of the arrival of Maitreya refers to a time in the future when the dharma will have been forgotten by most on the terrestrial world.
leads the reader through an electrifying exploration of the origin and meaning of the world's religions and popular gods.
Over the past several centuries, the Big Three spiritual leaders have been the Lords Christ, Krishna and Buddha, whose stories and teachings are curiously and confoundingly similar to each other.
It is aimed at art lovers, Buddhist practitioners, and laity alike. Tiantai Art (110 pix) ►Zodiac & 28 Moon Lodges ►Hina Dolls & Scapegoats ►Medicine Buddha (50 pix) ►Videos on Buddhism ►Seven Luckies Revisited ►Star Worship in Japan ►Korean Buddhism (280 pix) ►Modern Artists (35 pix) ►Benzaiten (260 pix) ►Tanuki (175 pix) ►Becoming a Shrine Priest ► Bishamonten (80 pix) ►My reasons for creating this photo dictionary are quite simple.
First and foremost, this project is a labor of love.
There are 400 deities in this dictionary, and 4,000 photos of statuary from Kamakura, Nara, Kyoto, and elsewhere in Japan.
Use the search box to search in English, Japanese, Chinese, or Korean for deities not listed at left.
In some Buddhist literature, such as the Amitabha Sutra and the Lotus Sutra, he is referred to as Ajita.