Theravada has a widespread following in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia.Mahayana, which includes the traditions of Pure Land, Zen, Nichiren Buddhism, Shingon and Tiantai (Tendai), is found throughout East Asia.
Vajrayana, a body of teachings attributed to Indian siddhas, may be viewed as a third branch or merely a part of Mahayana.It originally developed in the Kushan Empire that the Chinese called Yuezhi .Then various schools sects developed in China and became popular in other countries like Japan.Practices of Buddhism include taking refuge in the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha, study of scriptures, observance of moral precepts, renunciation of craving and attachment, the practice of meditation (including calm and insight), the cultivation of wisdom, loving-kindness and compassion, the Mahayana practice of bodhicitta and the Vajrayana practices of generation stage and completion stage.In Theravada the ultimate goal is the cessation of the kleshas and the attainment of the sublime state of Nirvana, achieved by practicing the Noble Eightfold Path (also known as the Middle Way), thus escaping what is seen as a cycle of suffering and rebirth.Meiji Jingu Shrine is dedicated to the souls of Emperor Meiji (1852-1912), Japan's first modern, constitutional monarch, and his wife, Empress Shoken (1849-1914).
A museum houses historical memorabilia of the couple and their court.
How to go about this and what it means is open to interpretation.
Ancient Hindu Buddhism taught by Buddha involved reaching Enlightenment through meditation.
When early Buddhist scriptures were translated into Chinese, Taoist terminology based on native religion was often used.
People interpreted the scripture in their own ways.
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