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Vredeveld Aziatische Kunst
Vredeveld Aziatische Kunst

The largest collection of original antique Buddha statues.

Own import from Burma

23 July

Lotus Sutra

By Gaurav Manandhar at

lotus-sutra

The Lotus Sutra is one of the most popular and influential Mahayana Sutras. On the basis of this sutra, many schools of Buddhism have been established to date and some of them are Tiantai, Tendai, Cheontae, and Nichiren schools. It is believed that the Lotus Sutra contains the final teaching of Buddha, complete and sufficient for salvation.

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20 July

Kalama Sutra

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Kalama Sutra got its name after the clan Kalama, to whom the Buddha gave the discourse about the true wisdom and how to analyze the teachings whether it is true or not. Kalama Sutra is included in the Anguttara Nikaya of Tipitaka. This sutra is often cited by the followers of Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism.

The Kalama Sutra is used for advocating true wisdom. This is generally done with the help of sound logical reasoning arguments for the inquiries, like the discipline of seeking the truth, wisdom and knowledge are religious or not, that are generated in the practice. Hence, the Kalama Sutra is opposite of blind faith, dogmatism and superstitious belief.

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20 July

Amitayurdhayana Sutra

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Amitayurdhayana Sutra

The Amitayurdhayana Sutra is one of the Mahayana Sutra as per Pure Land Buddhism, a branch of Mahayana Buddhism. It is one of the three principle Pure Land sutras along with the Infinite Life Sutra and the Amitabha Sutra. This Amitayurdhyana Sutra especially focuses on meditations involving complex visualization.

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20 July

Agganna Sutra

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Agganna Sutra

Agganna Sutra is the 27th Sutra that is included in the Digha Nikaya collection. The Sutra describes an in-detailed discourse by the Buddha to two brahmins- Bharadvaja and Vasettha. Bharadvaja and Vasettha left their family and the community to become the Buddhist monks.

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