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Siddhartha The Four Noble Truths and the eight fold path

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Transcript of Siddhartha The Four Noble Truths and the eight fold path

Siddhartha The Four Noble Truths and the eight fold path
Dukkha: All life is suffering
The cause of suffering
is
craving/thirst.
The path that frees us from suffering.
The Eight Fold Path
The Brahmin's son vs.
Dukkha
As the Brahmin's son Siddhartha
learned that all life suffering.
The comparison made was
that although Siddhartha was
wealthy as a Brahmin he
was suffering
by not knowing the
realities of the world.
Samudaya/Tanha
With the Samanas
End of suffering; rid of suffering/grasping.
Nirhodha
Siddhartha realizes
his path to
end suffering.
Magga
With the samanas Siddhartha is taught to fast, pray, lose the self in different methods. That is the first encounter of Tanha for Siddhartha
.
Nirodha vs. Gotama
When Siddhartha departs from the Samanas he encounters the end of suffering when he meets Gotama and figures life out for himself.

Right View Vs. Kamala
Siddhartha establishes the
difference between the right
and wrong view when
encountering Kamala and her
sinful lifestyle.
Right Aim Vs.
Amongst the People
Amongst the people and commoners Siddhartha
shows the right aim by being benevolent, humble
towards the people even though he is suppose to be a merchant
Right SpeechVs.Samsara
Right speech means one must not use idle language,slander and lie. While Samsara is the act of sinning and evil. Siddhartha witnesses himself under Samsara while trying to achieve the right speech.

By the River Vs. Right Action
The Right action consists of carnal indulgence; not taking a life. When Siddhartha was by the river he was at his lowest peak and overcame suicide.
The Ferryman vs. The Right Living
Siddhartha actually learns how to live in an effortless way by following the ferryman's actions. Siddhartha is able to abstain from any wrong-doings.
Right Effort Vs. The Son
Siddhartha makes various attempts to reach out his son but his son wants nothing to with him. He continues to make the effort but realizes that his son will only rebel. He fulfills the right effort.
Right Mindfulness Vs.Om
Right mindfulness is a state when one overcomes all obstacles and craving in life.Siddhartha seeks the right mindfulness when he finally reaches his "Om".
Right Concentration Vs. Govinda
When Govinda and Siddhartha reunite Govinda sees the Buddha in Siddhartha. This chapter depicts the essence of the right which means the purity of the mind; total equanimity.
Enlightenment
Siddhartha's ideal goal
was to reach enlightenment. He encounters all steps of the four noble truths and eight-fold path throughout his journey.
Awakening Vs. Magga
Siddhartha overcomes his
suffering by going through a
personal awakening. This is
when he realizes that he is
alone and he accepts it.

The First step in the four noble truths must be acknowledged and accepted in order to progress in Buddhism.
The eight fold path correlates with the second half of Siddhartha. As the first half relates to the four noble truths.
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