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“We all look for happiness, but without knowing where to find it: like drunkards who look for their house, knowing dimly that they have one.” - Voltaire, Notebooks
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yoga-onion · 14 hours ago
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The Quest for Buddhism
Introduction
Buddhism is written by the kanji character for '仏教' (or ‘佛教’).
The word '仏' refers to the Buddha (the awakened one). The word "教" refers to the teachings. The two letters of the word "仏教 (= Buddhism)" are directly translated as "the teachings of Buddha".
Today, through the popularity of meditation and mindfulness, there is a growing interest in Buddhism and its founder, Buddha, and his words of wisdom.
When I ask myself "How much do I know about Buddhism and Buddha?", I feel that I know very little, although I can see temples, monks and Buddha statues as a matter of course.
I'm sure there are many people who feel the same way I do.
Even after thousands of years, the Buddha's teachings are still alive in many situations, across borders and among many different people. In this blog, we will explore Buddhism in a simple way, starting with its founder, Buddha, and his people and background, in order to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the subject.
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仏教の探求
はじめに
『仏』とはブッダ(目覚めた人)のことです。『教』とは教えを意味します。『仏教(佛教)』の2文字を直訳すると『ブッダの教え』と言う意味です。
現在、瞑想、マインドフルネスの流行を通して、以前にも増して『仏教』とその開祖であるブッダとその名言に関心が高まっているのを感じています。
「わたしはどれだけ仏教やブッダのことを知っているのでしょうか?」と自分に問いかけてみたところ、当然のようにお寺やお坊さんの姿、仏像は目に浮かぶものの、実は殆ど知らないような気がします。
わたしのように感じている方は少なくはないのではないでしょうか?
何千年もの時を経ても、国境を越え、様々な場面で、様々な人々の間で、仏の教えは生き続けています。このブログでは、より深い理解を深めるために開祖のブッダとその人々や背景を始め、『仏教』について分かりやすく探求していこうと思います。
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perfectfeelings · 2 days ago
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It’s so painful to say goodbye to someone you don’t want to let go, but more painful to ask someone to stay when you know they want to leave.
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relatablepoetryandquotes · 23 hours ago
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“We have, in fact, two kinds of morality side by side; one which we preach but do not practice, and another which we practice but seldom preach.” - Bertrand Russell, Sceptical Essays
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freelance-philosopher · 2 days ago
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One cannot seek for what he knows, and it seems equally impossible for him to seek for what he does not know. For what a man knows he cannot seek, since he knows it; and what he does not know he cannot seek, since he does not even know for what to seek.
Søren Kierkegaard, Philosophical Fragments
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