Buddhist cosmology typically identifies six realms of rebirth and existence: gods, demi-gods, humans, animals, hungry ghosts and hells  earlier buddhist texts refer to five realms rather than six realms when described as five realms, the god realm and demi-god realm constitute a single realm. From the summer 2015 issue of knowing & doing:: a thumbnail sketch of buddhism for christians by gerald r mcdermott, phd jordan-trexler professor of religion, roanoke college « continued from previous page. Mcdermott (review) robert b marks harvard journal of asiatic studies, volume 75, number 2, december 2015, expectation for families to amass a fortune in land in a single genera-tion, but to lose it all within two or three generations on buddhist organizations—and their landholdings in particular—. The chinese buddhist encyclopedia is an online platform for gathering, preserving, translating, publishing, and spreading the message of buddha through, historic and contemporary texts, articles, books, videos, and photos all related to buddhism.
The relationship between religion and homosexuality has varied greatly across time and place, within and between different religions and denominations, and regarding different forms of homosexuality and bisexualitypresent day doctrines of the world's major religions vary vastly generally and by denomination on attitudes toward these sexual orientations. Zach mcdermott at best, most mortals can only glimpse samadhi, between intervals of larger patterns of thought that cycle through our minds just as we become more skillful with meditation and our breath, our thoughts do slow down and in the span between thoughts there is a place of mind that is uncluttered, calm, healing and energizing.
Although buddhist and christian ethics agree on important principles (that stealing, lying, the killing of innocent life, and sexual misconduct are wrong, and that compassion and sympathy are imperative), they differ on the relationship of ethics to ultimate reality for gotama buddha and.
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Saṃsāra (sanskrit, pali also samsara) in buddhism is the beginningless cycle of repeated birth, mundane existence and dying again samsara is considered to be dukkha, unsatisfactory and painful, perpetuated by desire and avidya (ignorance), and the resulting karma.
Various buddhist philosophical schools developed within buddhism, giving various interpretations regarding more refined points of karma a major problem is the relation between the doctrine of no-self, and the storage of the traces of one's deeds,  for which various solutions have been offered.