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Introduction to Buddhism
Transcript of Introduction to Buddhism
Tibetan Kanjur and Tenjur
without self (anatman)
Wheel of Life
1 - Ignorance
2 - Volition
3 - Consciousness
4 - Mind and Body
5 - Six Senses
6 - Contact
Three 'Vehicles' of Buddhism
Four Noble Truths
1) Life is unsatisfactory (duhkha).
2) Duhkha arises from desire (trishna).
3) The cessation of trishna leads to the cessation of duhkha (nirvana).
4) This can be accomplished by following the Eightfold Path.
Three Seals of Existence
1) IGNORANCE 7) sensation
2) volition 8) CRAVING (trishna)
3) consciousness 9) clinging
4) body-mind 10) becoming
5) six senses 11) rebirth
6) contact 12) aging / death
cessation of suffering, unborn, unbecome, unmade, unconditioned, deathless, detachment, unelaborated, emptiness
further shore, island amidst the flood, cave of shelter, calming, highest bliss, stable, timeless, permanent peace, truth, purity
Tripitaka (Three Baskets)
Sutra (Buddha-voiced Discourses)
7 - Sensation
9 - Clinging
10 - Becoming
11 - Birth
12 - Aging and Death
4- mind and body
5- six sense organs
12-decay and death
Three Types of Duhkha
suffering at suffering
suffering at impermanence
suffering at conditioned existence
avoid harming, stealing, mistruths, intoxicants, sexual misconduct
the wheel of life
Undertaking this and leaving that
Enter into the teaching of the Buddha.
Like an elephant in a thatch house,
Destroy the forces of the Lord of Death.
Those who with thorough conscientiousness
Practice this disciplinary doctrine
Will forsake the wheel of birth,
Bringing suffering to an end.
Three Extant Buddhist Canons
Suffering is like ropeburn....
You just have to let go.
correct depiction of
personification of death