• Taoism – a part of the Three Religions of Vietnam

      Taoism – a part of the Three Religions of Vietnam

      2/10/2017 9:43:53 PM

      Tam Giao, which includes Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism, plays the key role in Vietnamese religion. “Tao” means “path” or “way” that turns Taoists’ thoughts to health, longevity, immortality and spontaneity.

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    • Taoism 101: Introduction to the Tao

      Taoism 101: Introduction to the Tao

      3/8/2016 10:11:33 AM

      Taoism teaches a person to follow their breath, to embrace wonder and the joy in living gracefully with style. So here is the modern practical guide to living as a Taoist!

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    • A Short History of Daoism

      A Short History of Daoism

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Daoism is an organised religious tradition that has been continuously developing and transforming itself through China, Korea and Japan for some two thousand years. Now it has spread around the globe from Sydney to Toronto and includes among its followers people from a whole range of ethnicities and cultural backgrounds.

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    • The Value of the Tao

      The Value of the Tao

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      What makes the Tao so special? Authentic traditions of the Tao emphasize practical teachings that anyone can follow, so we cannot stop at simplistic slogans like “the Tao is priceless.” We also cannot avoid answering the question with glib statements like “the specialness of the Tao cannot be expressed with words.”

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    • Le ``Minh Ly``

      Le "Minh Ly"

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Depuis 1922, l'Être Suprême a guidé ces débutants dans la voie spirituelle. A ces premiers jours, les fondateurs du « Minh Ly » comprenaient 6 personnes: Nguyên Van Miêt (Minh Thiên), Nguyên Van Xung (Minh Giao), Lê Van Ngoc (Minh Truyên), Vo Van Thanh (My Truc), Nguyên Van Dê (Minh dao), Âu Kiêt Lâm (Âu Minh Chanh).

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    • Why Hindus Around The World Honor Lord Shiva On Maha Shivaratri

      Why Hindus Around The World Honor Lord Shiva On Maha Shivaratri

      3/8/2016 10:39:13 AM

      Maha Shivaratri (also Shivratri) is celebrated on the evening of March 7, by Hindus all over the world. This festival glorifies the Hindu god Shiva, believed to be the lord of cosmic destruction and dance. The festival is celebrated on the 14th night of the new moon during the Hindu lunar month of Phalguna.

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    • Siblings festival bonds Indians across religions

      Siblings festival bonds Indians across religions

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Red, green, blue, yellow … Monil Bhardwaj showed off the decorated threads she had just bought in every color. It wasn’t enough, though, and so she busied herself in picking out more strings as she prepared for the festival of siblings, Rakshabandhan.

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    • The Holy Trinity in Hinduism

      The Holy Trinity in Hinduism

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      We believe the world is about to end, like we did a decade ago, and the decade before that and the several infinite decades before that. Just in case the proclamation does turn true this time, I would like us to at least be aware of the relevance that ...

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    • Essential Wisdom for our Existential Crisis: Mahabharata, The Eternal Quest

      Essential Wisdom for our Existential Crisis: Mahabharata, The Eternal Quest

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Hopelessness is often the first reaction when we consider our mounting existential crisis. We feel it in our gut, in our mind, in our soul, whenever we consider the plight of our ecology, our economy, our consciousness, our relationships, our hope, our children, our future...

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    • Vatican sends message to Hindus for Deepavali

      Vatican sends message to Hindus for Deepavali

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      The Vatican has sent a message to Hindus as the celebrate the Feast of Deepavali. In the Message, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran writes "Regardless of our ethnic, cultural, religious and ideological differences, all of us belong to the onehuman family." The full text is below:...

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    • Cardinal Tauran meets leaders of London`s Hindu community

      Cardinal Tauran meets leaders of London's Hindu community

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      'Compassion as a vital contribution to peace' was the theme of a meeting on Thursday between the head of the Vatican’s Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, and leaders of the UK’s Hindu community at a North London temple or Mandir.

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    • What Are the Basic Tenets of the Hindu & Buddhist Faiths?

      What Are the Basic Tenets of the Hindu & Buddhist Faiths?

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Though the basic texts of Hinduism, the Vedas, appeared thousands of years before the Buddha was born, both Hinduism and Buddhism have similar religious ancestry. In the time before either religion developed in India, the primary religious affiliation was Brahmanism, from which both...

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    • A Diwali Meditation on Free Speech

      A Diwali Meditation on Free Speech

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Do we not have an obligation to speak the truth regardless of consequences or any other criteria? Leaving aside the challenges and complexities of determining what is truth, especially when it...

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    • What is Diwali (Deepavali)? - Celebrating Diwali 2012

      What is Diwali (Deepavali)? - Celebrating Diwali 2012

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Hope you enjoyed Diwali 2012. It's already been 5 days ago. The event of the year for people in India and the Indian communities around the world!

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    • Krishna Janmashtami celebration

      Krishna Janmashtami celebration

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Shravan vad 8 celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna, one of the most venerated incarnations in the Hindu Dharma. Five thousand years ago, he incarnated, at the end of the third cosmic phase, 'Dwapar Yuga' and the beginning of the present, 'Kali Yuga'.

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    • Hindu temple cancels animal sacrifice

      Hindu temple cancels animal sacrifice

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      A Hindu temple has agreed to cancel, for this year, its ritual slaughter of animals after a series of protests by Buddhist monks and activists. Hindu devotees were to sacrifice around 300 goats and nearly 1000 chickens at the popular Sri Badrakali Amman Kovil temple in Munneswar, north of Colombo, on Saturday (1 Sept 2012).

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    • Pilgrimage in Hinduism

      Pilgrimage in Hinduism

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      The estimated 80 million people visiting the 2001 Kumbha -mela at Prayag (Allahabad) made it the world's biggest-ever public event. It demonstrated the continuing importance of pilgrimage for the Hindu people. Not all holy sites, however, lie within India. Many Hindus have emigrated and have established their own sacred places, wherever they live.

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    • Vedanta and Buddhism - A Comparative Study

      Vedanta and Buddhism - A Comparative Study

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      The present treatise by Prof. Dr. H.V. Glasenapp has been selected for reprint particularly in view of the excellent elucidation of the Anatta Doctrine which it contains...The present selection from that original is based on the abridged translations published in "The Buddhist," Vol.XXI, No. 12 (Colombo 1951).

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    • An overview of Hinduism

      An overview of Hinduism

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Hinduism differs from Christianity and other monotheistic religions in that it does not have: a single founder, a specific theological system, a single concept of deity, a single holy text, a single system of morality,

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    • Confucianism in Vietnam

      Confucianism in Vietnam

      2/10/2017 8:21:36 PM

      The profound impact of Confucianism remains strong in Vietnam. Social order is defined by its principles, and the rituals or deference and obedience are still observed.

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    • The Ethics of Confucius - Chapter 2 (part 3)- Self-Control

      The Ethics of Confucius - Chapter 2 (part 3)- Self-Control

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      "A flaw in a mace of white jade may be ground away, but a word spoken amiss cannot be mended." This is expatiated upon by the sage as follows: "Hear much and put aside the points of which you are in doubt, while you speak cautiously at the same time of...

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    • The Ethics of Confucius - Chapter 2 (part 2): Fortitude

      The Ethics of Confucius - Chapter 2 (part 2): Fortitude

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Here are yet other words of penetrating wisdom concerning the advantages of this perfect poise and calm: "He who does not anticipate attempts to deceive him nor think beforehand of his not being believed, and yet apprehends these things readily when they occur, is he not a man of superior...

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    • The Ethics of Confucius - Chapter 2 (part 1): Self-development

      The Ethics of Confucius - Chapter 2 (part 1): Self-development

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Confucius puts it: "If the will be set on virtue,there will be no practice of wickedness." (Analects, bk. iv., c. iv.) True; for when the will rests upon set purpose, based upon purified desire, born of knowledge and discriminating investigation of phenomena, nothing can...

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    • The Ethics of Confucius - Chapter 1 (part 7) - Rectified Purpose

      The Ethics of Confucius - Chapter 1 (part 7) - Rectified Purpose

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      "Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantages. Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished." (Analects, bk. xiii., c. xvii.)

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    • The Ethics of Confucius - Chapter 1 (part 6)

      The Ethics of Confucius - Chapter 1 (part 6)

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      "Their thoughts being sincere, their purposes were rectified." In this age, when comfort is the sole god of the many, who also deem themselves good and virtuous and even superior, surely these truths need to be held before ...

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    • The Ethics of Confucius - Chapter 1 (part 5)

      The Ethics of Confucius - Chapter 1 (part 5)

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      It is characteristic of Confucius that, where he did not know, he did not affirm. His saying, "When you do not know a thing, to acknowledge that you do not know it, is knowledge "

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    • The Ethics of Confucius: Chapter 1 (part 4)

      The Ethics of Confucius: Chapter 1 (part 4)

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      "Learning without thought is labour lost; thought without learning is perilous." (Analects, bk. ii., c. xv.)

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    • The Ethics of Confucius: Chapter 1 (part 3)

      The Ethics of Confucius: Chapter 1 (part 3)

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      ."When you know a thing, to hold that you know it, and when you do not know a thing, to acknowledge that you do not know it—this is knowledge."

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    • The Ethics of Confucius - Chapter 1 (part 2): The Art of Living

      The Ethics of Confucius - Chapter 1 (part 2): The Art of Living

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      " The practice of right-living is deemed the highest, the practice of any other art lower. Complete virtue takes first place; the doing of anything else whatsoever is subordinate."

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    • The Ethics of Confucius: Chapter I (part 1)

      The Ethics of Confucius: Chapter I (part 1)

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      The central idea of Confucius is that every normal human being cherishes the aspiration to become a superior man—superior to his fellows, if possible, but surely superior to his own past and present self. This does not more than hint at perfection as a goal; and it is said of him that one of the subjects concerning which the Master rarely spoke, was "perfect virtue."

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    • Understanding Ceremony and Ritual in Confucianism

      Understanding Ceremony and Ritual in Confucianism

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Ceremony and ritual are concepts in Confucianism that are at the center of any discussion of its moral code. The columnist in the Cultural of Life column in the Peace Weekly introduces us to the Confucian view of life. The aspect of ritual or ceremony so intimately connected with Confucianism has a relationship with society that we may tend to disregard and see only ceremony and ritual.

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    • Confucianism in Vietnam

      Confucianism in Vietnam

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      The influence of Confucianism on Vietnam was tenacious because it was rooted in the country's educational system until the 20th century. (Education consisted of a study of the Confucian classics and ethics.)

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    • What is Confucianism?

      What is Confucianism?

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Confucianism, the philosophical system founded on the teaching of Confucius (551–479 B.C.), dominated the sociopolitical life of China for most of that country's history and largely influenced the cultures of Korea, Japan, and Indochina.

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