LECTURE No. IV: Religious Condition in Bagan - Buddhism, Philosophy, and Khmer Literature


Buddhism, Philosophy, and Khmer Literature

The teachings of the Buddha are aimed solely at liberating sentient beings from suffering. The Basic Teachings of Buddha which are core to Buddhism are: The Three Universal Truths; The Four Noble Truths; and The Noble Eightfold Path.

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Monday, June 17, 2019

LECTURE No. IV: Religious Condition in Bagan

Describe the religious condition in Bagan before the arrival of Buddhism?
            Before Theravada Buddhism arrival to Bagan, religious prevailed there was a school of Myanmar Buddhism especially it was the emergence and widespread influence of Theravada Buddhism.
            Debased Buddhism was a mixture of Mahāyana and animism and local superstitions, it was practice by the forest monk they owned land did business lending money at great interest trade performing social and religious rite such as nuptial ceremonries and funeral. According to their doctrine some pariyatti if properly recited could be used as a means for the expiation of sin all guilt and a monk did it for him the forest monk also responsibilities at bloody scarified connect with indigenous worship. They worship Hindu deities such as Vishnu Siva, Brahma, Paramisva, Naga and spirits worship, therefore their Buddhism was practiced to attained Nibbāna and escape from all craving and suffering. Buddhist monks promoted mundane life by practice of superstitions rite and application of occult science.

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