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By Bulletin Lotus On Sunday, March 19th, 2017
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A Brief History of Buddhism in Japan (PART IV)

PART IV: APPENDIXES 1. INTRODUCING THE JAPAN BUDDHIST FEDERATION (JBF) According to recent national census conducted in 2003, there are approximately 96 million Buddhists belonging to over 77,000 temples and associations. More...

By Bulletin Lotus On Sunday, March 19th, 2017
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A Brief History of Buddhism in Japan (PART III)

PART III: TOWARD THE FUTURE WHAT DOES BUDDHISM CONTRIBUTE TO THE WORLD PEACE? Importance of Avoiding Polarization We are usually inclined to extremes in our ways of life: intellectualism or materialism, absolutism More...

By Bulletin Lotus On Sunday, March 19th, 2017
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A Brief History of Buddhism in Japan (PART II)

1. JAPANESE BUDDHISM TODAY Secularization of Japanese Society Foreigners visiting Japan for the first time are likely to think that it is a completely secularized country. It appears to be so because the majority More...

By Bulletin Lotus On Sunday, March 19th, 2017
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A Brief History of Buddhism in Japan (PART I)

A BRIEF HISTORY OF BUDDHISM IN JAPAN 1. BUDDHISM INTRODUCED TO JAPAN Presentation of Korean Buddhist Materials Buddhism is considered to have been officially introduced to Japan in A.D. 538 when the ruler of Baekje, More...

By Bulletin Lotus On Friday, March 18th, 2016
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Why Are Christians Turning to Buddhism ?

Six Examples by Jay McDaniel A small but growing number Christians in the West are turning to Buddhism for spiritual guidance. Many are reading books about Buddhism, and some are also meditating, participating in More...

By Bulletin Lotus On Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
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The 30 Gods Guardians Sanjubanjin

Sanjūbanshin Scroll, Dated 1580 Chishaku-in Temple 智積院 Nichiren Sect Temple Gamagori City 蒲郡市 (Aichi Pref) The 30 Gods Guardians Sanjubanjin さん じゅうばん じん 三 十 番 神A detailed biography More...

By Bulletin Lotus On Thursday, March 10th, 2016
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Akasagarbha Bodhisattva ( 虚空藏菩萨)

Akasagarbha Bodhisattva ( 虚空藏菩萨) Akasagarbha Bodhisattva ( 虚空藏菩萨) Banyak orang sering mendengar maupun membaca nama Bodhisattva Akasagarbha, namun riwayat Bodhisattva ini sendiri, tidak banyak More...

By Bulletin Lotus On Monday, March 7th, 2016
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Niko Shonin (1253-1314), Salah Satu Murid Utama Nichiren Daishonin

Sado-bo Niko adalah anak dari seorang samurai di Mobara, Kazusa. Ayahnya sangat terkesan dengan Nichiren ketika Ia bertemu dengannya pada tahun 1265, Ia kemudian menyuruh Niko anaknya yang seorang Bhiksu pemula More...

By Bulletin Lotus On Sunday, March 6th, 2016
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Respect Your Children

Jay Scott Fitter, Author of “Respect Your Children” Via: www.crosswalk.com April is Child Abuse Awareness month and the subject invariably comes up: what constitutes abuse? Discipline is one of the defining More...

By Bulletin Lotus On Saturday, March 5th, 2016
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Delapan Ruas Jalan Kemuliaan (Bagian 1)

Seri Pelajaran Mahayana DELAPAN RUAS JALAN KEMULIAAN ( BAGIAN. 1 ) Sang Buddha bersabda : “ Di antara semua jalan, maka `Delapan Ruas Jalan Kemuliaan‘ adalah yang terbaik. Di antara semua kesunyataan, maka `Empat More...

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