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Name: Course No: Course Name: Instructor’s Name: University: Date: Buddhism 1. The newly introduced terminologies of modern Buddhism are a) protestant Buddhism and b) the modernist Buddhism. The cited categories are influenced by a) cultural dominance and b) intellectual forces that leads to modernism.
McMahan its a true reflection of rationalism, naturalism and romanticism (McMahan 320). Separation of worldly materials, rituals, ceremonies and other widely practiced traditions may be taken as binding culture and practices, which are dispensable and sometimes inconvenient and uncomfortable to practice it in daily life (McMahan 314). Buddhism is a way of life wherein the monks have to practice their rituals according to the teachings of Lord Buddha and to find out the true nature of reality. They practice meditation that develops their qualities of awareness, kindness, and wisdom. The tradition and practice developed over a period of time inculcate in them Enlightment and Buddahood. Enlightment is the beacon light for the Buddhist spiritual life, thus presenting themselves as the symbol of end of suffering for those who wish to join their fold. A considerable number of Buddhists believe in modernist tradition. The followers of non-convertable Buddhists are against the hold of western countries in leading the Buddhism. Therefore, they are trying hard to keep its originality from diluting by the converted Buddhists. In other words, it is being shifted from historical traditions to de-traditions (Lopez 264). Yes, it is correct to say that mentioned characteristics introduced by modern reformists have no coincidence with the teachings of Lord Buddha (Lopez 267). 2. ...
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