Buddhist Teaching



The Buddhist religion arose during fifth century BCE in the subcontinent of India. Buddhist Teachings basically focuses on the teachings of Gautam Buddha. During his days of Enlightenment Buddha found answers of his questions as three great truths these were:

  • Nothing is lost in the universe
  • Everything changes
  • If there is a cause there will be an effect

In his teachings Buddha gave more stress on the four Noble Truths and on the Eight Fold Paths. All Buddhist teachings are based on Four Noble Truths discussed in Theravada these are also called the Four Bodhisattva Vows.

  • Life is suffering
  • The sufferings has cause
  • There is no suffering if there is no cause
  • Follow the proper path to eliminate suffering.

The followers of Theravada Schools of Buddhism believed in the Eight Fold Paths of Buddhist teachings, these Eight Fold Paths were:

  • Right View
  • Right Resolve
  • Right Speech
  • Right Action
  • Right Occupation
  • Right Effort
  • Right Thoughts
  • Right Concentration

The teachings of the Shakyamuni Buddha of the Sangha is one of a most important shortest and most philosophical teachings used till now. In this sect of Buddhist teachings laws of inter being and impermanence were emphasized more. These laws will help people to understand more of non- self or selflessness. According to Buddhist teachings every person on this earth is for a very short span of time so it is better not to waste this life in anger, frustration or hatred.

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Gone are the days of large cumbersome furniture that was ornate and elaborate. Modern furniture is minimalist, yet elegant; understated, yet attractive. The no-fuss modern furniture designs are what appeal to an increasingly large section of today's interior decorators.

Contemporary furniture emphasizes the marriage of comfort and style. As opposed to most traditional furniture that concentrates mainly on looks, furniture today is designed keeping several factors in mind: the shape of the human body, health issues, decreasing floor space, the need for storage space, comfort, in addition to aesthetic appeal. Modern furniture, then, is compact furniture; it is safe furniture that is stylish while being practical.

Such elegant lifestyle furniture includes chairs that are designed to match the curves of the human body, without compromising on health issues. They have backs that provide adequate support, and may have armrests and leg rests that are comfortable and flexible. There are added features such as levers to adjust height, recline the back etc. Indeed, one of the distinguishing features of a lot of contemporary furniture is that it is not rigid.

In design, though simple, modern furniture often has elaborate mechanical features. The need to optimize on space has led to the creation of collapsible furniture. This also lends the added advantage of portability. Portable collapsible tables, chairs, beds and other furniture items are convenient, practical and space efficient. This leads to another observation: for furniture to be easily transportable, it must be light. Portable furniture is then, lightweight furniture. Another way of making maximum use of space is to combine furniture items. It is not surprising then, that, modern furniture includes classroom chairs with an attached desk, trundle beds, sofa-cum-beds, bedside tables that double up as self-defense weapons, and other items. To improve portability, modern home décor furniture often has wheels and rollers. In most contemporary homes, a bed with wheels, or a table or chair with wheels, or even a cabinet with wheels is not an uncommon sight.

Modern furniture designers have experimented with various materials, shapes, colors and designs. Modern Indian furniture may be made of iron (wrought iron furniture is a very popular choice), metal, wood , cane, plastic, leather (link to article: Leather Furniture ), glass.

Home furnishing stores in India have a very large variety of both traditional as well as modern Indian furniture. A unique feature of contemporary Indian furniture is that it exudes the glory of the traditional designs of furniture from India , but in a subdued and more practical manner that is a characteristic of furniture today. The Indian furniture stores sell items of

  • Modern drawing room furniture
  • Contemporary dining room furniture
  • Modern bedroom furniture
  • Modern bathroom furniture
  • Modern outdoor furniture
  • Modern kitchen furniture

Under these heads, these modern furniture stores in India sell modern tables, contemporary chairs, beds, mattresses like the water bed mattress, swings, stools, dressers, mirrors, divans and other items.
Today, online contemporary furniture stores have also become very popular.

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