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Transcript of Buddhism
Text of Buddhism
Celestial Buddhas and Bodhisattva are worshiped as gods and goddesses. The historical Buddha is honored in this way.
The 3 universal truths:
1.)everything in life is important and always changing
2.)because nothing is permanent, a life based on possessing things or persons doesn't make you happy.
3.)there is no eternal, unchanging soul and self is just a collection of changing of changing characteristic or attributes
The four noble truths:
1.)Human life has alot suffering
2.)the cause of suffering is greed
3.)there is an end to suffering
4.)the way to end suffering is to follow the Middle Paths
Symbols of Buddhism
The Tripitaka is the earliest collection of Buddhist teachings and the only text recognized as canonical. The text was written on long, narrow leaves, which were sewn at the edges then grouped into bunches and stored in baskets. The Tipitaka was handed down orally, then written down in the third centery B.C.E. This teaching was verified by three others and had been called three diffrent name: The Vinaya Pitaka, The Sutra Pitaka, The Abhidharma Pitaka
Deity of Buddhism
origin of Buddhism
Was founded in northeastern India by Prince Siddhartha in the sixth century B.C. Having achieved enlightenment.
Enlightenment in Buddhism is: The awakening to ultimate truth by which man is freed from the endless cycle of personal reincarnations to which all men are otherwise subject.
Spread of Buddhism
The Eightfold path :
1.)Right Understanding :Learning the nature of reality and the truth about life.
2.)Right Aspiration :Making the commitment to living in such a way that our suffering can end.
3.)Right Effort: Just Do It. No Excuses.
4.)Right Speech: Speaking the truth in a helpful and compassionate way.
5.)Right Conduct: Living a life consistent with our values.
6.)Right Livelihood :Earning a living in a way that doesn’t hurt others.
7.)Right Mindfulness :Recognizing the value of the moment; living where we are.
8.)Right Concentration: Expanding our consciousness through meditation
Buddha wasn't viewed as a god at first, but later on
he became known as a god for his perfect ways of practice.
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~the Buddha set out his experience
~traveled through India
~after death, small communities arose
~Ashoka converted; sent monks out
~spread throughout India
Eight-Spoked Dharma Wheel