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Buddhism 101: Some basic concepts

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Buddhism 101: Some basic concepts | pnj.com | Pensacola News Journal

The mainly Vietnamese congregants at Dieu De Temple in Pensacola practice a form of Buddhism called Pure Land Buddhism — a branch stressing that all sentient beings possess the Buddha nature and are capable of becoming Buddhas themselves.

Buddhists are quick to point out that Buddha was not a god. They believe others can be awakened — essentially becoming Buddhas themselves — by following the Dharma, a complex term that laymen would best understand as Buddha’s teachings.

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Birder, cat-lover, pilot, poet. Former lounge lizard, pauper, pagan, lifeguard, chauffeur,cop and martial artist, turned pacifist addiction writer. Tries to be a good husband, father and brother, and makes a decent friend. Likes to take pictures. Stumbling down the Middle Path, one day at a time.

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