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Jizo – Japanese Bodhisattva and Protector of Children and Travelers

Jizo Bosatsu or just Jizo is a very curious character from Japanese Zen Buddhism and the Mahayana Buddhist tradition. He is viewed as a saint as well as a ...

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Ahimsa – The Far-Eastern Principle of Non-Violence

Ahimsa is one of the key principles of most of the major Eastern religions such as Buddhism, Jainism, and Hinduism. Unlike other terms such as nirvana, ...

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Metatron – Scribe of God and Angel of the Veil?

Metatron is the highest angel in all of Judaism, yet he’s also one we know very little of. What’s more, the few sources we have that mention Metatron, ...

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What Does an Upside Down Cross (Inverted) Really Mean?

Also known as an inverted cross, Petrine Cross or the Cross of St. Peter, the upside down cross is a religious and an anti-religious symbol at the same ...

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Maitreya – The Next Buddha

From the outside, Buddhism can seem quite complicated. Different schools in different countries, each citing different numbers of Buddhas, all with ...

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What is the Noble Eightfold Path? (Buddhism)

Achieving freedom from the eternal cycle of suffering has been the goal of Buddhism since the religion’s very inception and it’s something most people ...

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Samadhi – The Ultimate State of Mindfulness 

If you are at all familiar with yoga or with any of the major Eastern religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, or Sikhism, you’ve ...

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What Does Moksha Mean in Eastern Religions?

The religions of the Far East share key concepts between them, albeit with a few differences in their interpretations. One such crucial idea that’s at the ...

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History of Atheism – And How It’s Growing

Atheism is a concept with many different meanings, depending on who you ask. In a way, it’s almost as varied as theism. It’s also one of the fastest growing ...

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Bodhisattva – The Enlightened Ideal Every Buddhist Strives For

As you start delving into Buddhism and its various schools of thought you’ll soon start encountering a curious term – bodhisattva. What’s quite peculiar ...

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Types of Crosses and What They Mean (Video explanation)

Cross symbols have existed for thousands of years, signifying different things for the cultures in which they were valued. The oldest religious symbol is ...

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Tara – Savior Goddess of Compassion

The goddess Tara plays pivotal roles in both Hinduism and Buddhism, yet she’s relatively unknown in the West. If someone unfamiliar with Hinduism would see ...

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