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Synagogues are for congregational prayer and study. Buddhism rejects all such ontological principles as mere creations of the mind itself. On the other hand Buddhism takes within its purview many diverse traditions, religious practices and spiritual beliefs which are majorly based on the teachings of the Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. Buddhists in Asia are frequently well organized and well funded. After seven weeks he received the Great Enlightenment which he referred to as the Four Noble Truths and the Eight-fold Path.

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The Buddhist Sangha, composed of bhikkhus (male monks) and bhikkhunis (female monks) Metaphysical Aspects Of Buddhism. Hindus believe there is one supreme unifying force that creates, protects and preserves. There are many gods and deities in the Hindu religion, but they are all different facets of the one being. A person must be born a Hindu, they cannot convert. A person must live a good life and practice kindness and charity in order to attain the ultimate reward; that is joining with the supreme being Natural Wakefulness: Discovering the Wisdom We Were Born With. These characteristics, and the slightly almond eye of Buddha Sakyamuni, hint at his descent from the Licchavi clan, related to the Proto-Tibetans by kinship and blood Jamgon Mipam: His Life and Teachings. The practice of all the bodhisattvas is to study, reflect and meditate, Tirelessly, both day and night, without ever straying into idleness, In order to free oneself and others from this ocean of samsara, Having gained this supreme vessel—a free, well-favoured human life, so difficult to find Buddhist Monasticism in East Asia: Places of Practice (Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism).

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