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Mahayana

Theravada Buddhism focused primarily on meditation and concentration, the eighth of the Eightfold Noble Path; as a result, it centered on a monastic life and an extreme expenditure of time in meditating. This left little room for the bulk of humanity to join in, so a new schism erupted within the ranks of Buddhism in the first century AD, one that would attempt to reformulate the teachings of Buddha to accommodate a greater number of people.

They called their new Buddhism, Mahayana [literally, "The Great Teachings of…

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Mantra

Handed down since ancient times by religious seers who had attained self-realization by chanting them, mantras are words or syllables which when repeated in meditation helps you transcend into a higher state of consciousness.

As sound energies that have always existed the universe, they cannot be created or destroyed and command the power to heal you physically and spiritually. At the very basic level mantras help you to concentrate in meditation. And once you enter its auspicious circle, the mind instantly gets focussed and you discover…

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Lotus

Since the beginning of mankind, symbols have been used very often, to convey a message of universal importance. They represent abstract ideas or ideologies of a particular society, which in order to understand correctly, we have to rely on our knowledge of this civilization. They make a statement in a special way that invites personal interpretation, without any lengthy written explanation. Symbols play an important role in the Chinese way of life and reveal many things about the relationship of the Chinese with the universe and with all the nature…

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Looking at life

Sometimes, not to say most of the time, life is so hard. How can we be anything but kind? All of us know our life isn't easy, we live it every day. But, if we look all around us, all of us face the same things. No matter if one has enough money, or friends, or a great job, all of us have felt that something is missing, that our life is lacking something. Everyone feels that way. Your rich neighbour has marital problems; your happy friends wish they had…

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Sharing Words...

Shaolin is not something you can find by traveling to Songshan. The real teachings will not be presented to you on a plate. The essence of Shaolin you can only find in your heart. Shaolin martial arts is not something that should look overly fancy, it is a practice for yourself and should not focus on appealing to the outside.

Grand Master Shi Yong Po [Chin.: shìyǒngpō 释永坡 | 1926 - ]