Jul 2, 2017

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Buddhist Catechism: Part 1 (cont) – Principal concerns in different aspects of Buddhism (Phật học vấn đáp: Phần 1 tiếp theo – Những câu hỏi đáp yếu lược trong những bình diện đạo pháp khác nhau)

Buddhist Catechism: Part 1 (cont) – Principal concerns in different aspects of Buddhism (Phật học vấn đáp: Phần 1 tiếp theo – Những câu hỏi đáp yếu lược trong những bình diện đạo pháp khác nhau) Buddhism Q&A: Part 1 (cont) Principal concerns in different aspects of Buddhism 56. How many kinds of meditation are there in Buddhism? There are five: -Meditation on breathing -Meditation on mindfulness -Vipassana (Insight) -Meditation with mantra or recitation of Buddha’s name -Meditation on visualization Samsara 57. Why do we keep falling into cycle of existence (samsara)? Because of our ignorance. Among twelve causes and conditions (Nidānas), the first link is ignorance (Ignorance- karmic creation-consciousness-name and form-six perceptual entrances-contact-feeling-attachment-adoption-becoming-rebirth-aging and death and suffering (dukkha)). That’s why the Buddha stated:” Take wisdom as the sole cause of practitioners”, i.e using wisdom to root up ignorance. 58. How many kinds of suffering are there? There are two kinds: – Affliction of samsara (Kilesavatta) (affliction of things related to eight worldly winds, to means of subsistence, and to oneself) – Affliction of Bodhi (being afflicted by the ignorance of the beings, for the development


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