Talk:Buddhism

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Template switcharound[edit]

Hi. I looked at the navbox stack and saw three templates - 'Buddhist topics' , 'Gautama Buddha', and 'Religion' - tucked into a hidden navbox list. The exposed templates were the Buddhism-in-(your choice of continent here). So I played with it, brought the templates out of the hidden-box, moved template 'Buddhism topics' to the top template slot, and left Gautama Buddha and Religion where they were. To me it flowed better, got more info near the top, and when I looked at the page it looked very nice - the colors, length of the phrasing, the aesthetics which seem to go well together when something is "right". Just some explanation of the "whys" of the edit. Does it seem okay to the long-time editors? Thanks. Randy Kryn 3:44 6 November, 2014 (UTC)

Later, have made a navbox stack with the title 'Buddhism by country' and put the five continent templates, which are just names of countries anyway, into that stack. Better. Randy Kryn 4:42 6 November, 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 8 March 2015[edit]

its not Buddhacarita, its Buddhacharitha Niranjan46 (talk) 06:03, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

Its Buddhacarita. Bladesmulti (talk) 09:22, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

chinese tibetan version of buddhism[edit]

There is no mention of absorption of local deities and customs in the chinese version of Buddhism. The earliest school was theravadan so I assume that is closest to Buddha's teaching who derived his knowledge from Vedic or Pre Vedic Indian philosophies. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.49.150.167 (talk) 00:30, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

And your sources for this are...? --NeilN talk to me 00:38, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

How is Buddhism in Nepal since Buddha was born in Nepal?[edit]

I believe and whole world Buddhist believe Buddha was born in Nepal. Since Buddha was born in Nepal there should be some article write about how is Buddhism in Nepal too, how Nepalese people practice Buddhism there?? am I right or wrong? Its all about believe and it most be truth. we believed he was in Nepal until he was 29 years old after that he went here and there but I don't see any body write about it. I hope to see it better in future. tks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Suntalkha (talkcontribs) 13:32, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

See Buddhism in Nepal. Best regards, Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 13:42, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
Suntalkha, your wish was Joshua Jonathan's command. Randy Kryn 13:52 5 April, 2015 (UTC)

hello don't make me fool. what I mean is in the main page of Buddhism. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Suntalkha (talkcontribs) 14:48, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

Nepal did not exist when Buddha was born and there's no reason to place undue emphasis on one country's practices. Incidentally, are there any sources which indicate which branch of Buddhism is prevalent in Nepal? The child articles aren't clear. --NeilN talk to me 15:08, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

who knows, its just believe, right? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Suntalkha (talkcontribs) 16:56, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

Nirvana[edit]

Nirvana and the cessation of suffering:

1) Although what's written on the Buddhism page about nirvana is probably the standard you would find in many temples of Asia, I respectfully ask that you consider the following, as I feel it will give people who come to this page a much more clear understanding of Buddhism.

2) Nirvana is a state of being, true; but it is also a place (otherwise called Pure Land in some branches) outside of Earth, elsewhere in the Universe where life is much better than here (on Earth)

3) The cessation of suffering in Buddhist terms really means one's soul leaves Earth (due to the good influences and attempts of a person to be good as recommended in Buddhist teachings plus Amitabha's help(or most major religions' holy teachings, for that matter)and is reborn in nirvana or the Pure Land.

4) Amitabha Buddha is the energy and Love that created our Entire Universe, not the person of Shakyamuni Buddha. (Shakyamuni Buddha told his followers NOT to pray to him, as he was only a person, and not the all powerful force that Created Our Universe()

Incorrect first sentence of article[edit]

In the first sentence there is an extra "or" and comma that needs to be deleted. Cannot edit, sorry! Currently it says: Buddhism /ˈbudɪzəm/[1][2] is a nontheistic religion[note 1][3] or (Sanskrit: dharma; Pali: dhamma), that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and practices largely based on teachings attributed to Siddhartha Gautama, commonly known as the Buddha ("the awakened one"). — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gyxmz (talkcontribs) 16:12, 9 June 2015 (UTC)