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When was the buddha born?
563 BCE
Where was the buddha born?
nepal
How was the budda born?
According to ancient tradition, Queen Maya, his mother, first had a dream of a beautiful white elephant coming down into her womb, and this was interpreted as a sign that the Buddha, or a universal emperor, was about to be born. When her time came, Queen Maya went into the garden and gave painless birth to the bodhisattva. He immediately walked, spoke, and was received by Brahma.
What was the buddha birth name?
sidartha
What caste was Buddha born into?
warrior nobel
What are the four passing sights?
1. elderly man or decay
2. disease,
3. death
4. wandering holy man
what was The great going forth?
Siddartha leaves everything to be holy wanderer
what is the middle way path?
describes buhism in general
What is the bodhi tree?
the tree of enlightenment
What were the Buddha's last words?
"be your own refuge"
"be your own lamps"
What are the 4 noble truths?
1. life is suffering
2. the cause of suffering is desire
3. the cessaton of suffering comes from ending desire
4. following "the noble eight-fold path" will extinguish desire and suffering
Name the elements of the eight fold path?
VISAWEMC

View
Intention
Speech
Action
Work
Effort
Medication
Contemplation
WHy does "craving' always lead to "suffering" according to the insight of Siddhartha's awakening?
Inter-related marks of reality:

1. impermanence
2. no soul/self/identity
3. interdependent origination
What are the simiarities to hindu beliefs?
1. ahimsa, samsara
2. reinterpred; rebirth karma
3. simlar to moksha: nirvana
What was reformed from hindu beliefs?
1. no castes, priest ritual
2. no perment spritual reality
3. no dogma
What are the three jewels?
Buddha, Sangha, Dharma
What is Buddha?
the awakened one
Sangha
the religious community, monastics
dharma
how you should live your life; teachings of buddha
What are the three poisons?
desire ,hatred, delusion
Theravada Buddhism is the ______school
Southern
What form of Buddhism is conservative?
theravada
What is the ideal of theravada buddhism?
the monk or arhat
Mahayana buddhism is the ______school
northern
What form of Buddhism is liberal?
Mahayana
What is the Mahayana ideal person?
bodhisattva
Where does Vajrayana buddhism come from?
Its a special form of Mahyana buddhism. from Tibet
What is Vajrayana buddhism's ideal religous person?
Lama & Dalai lama
What is the Goal of Theravada?
wisdom
What is the goal of Mahayana?
love
What is the goal of Vajrayana?
compassion
What is the path of Theravada?
vipassan meditaion like using your hands to dig away dirt
What is the path of Mahayana?
Ritual practice...like using a shovel
What is the path of Vajrayana?
mudras, mantras, and mandallas( riding the energy of the senses)...like using a bulldozer
Dukkha
surffering, disjointedness
Tanha
craving
buddha and bodhi
the awakened one
arhat
monk "perfect being" - ideal person of theravada
bodhisattva
enlightened or awakened being
lama, dalai lama
ocean superior one. Avovakidisvara.
reincarnation of heavely buddha bodi or lama
karuna
compassion
vajra
lightening bolt- represents compasssion
mudra
sacred(hand) gestures (utilize movement)
mantra
sacred syllables/chants-utilze sounds
mandala
utilize sight. sacred diagrams
nirvana
existence beyond limitation
ahimsa
no harm none injury to any sentient creature
anichcha
change/impermanence
anatman
no soul/self/identity
pratitya-samutpada-
interdependent origination
shunyata
emptyness or void, zeroness
tathata
thusness, suchness, vastness
theravada
the way of the elders, small vehicle
mahayana
large vehicle
vajrayana
the diamond / thuderbolt vehicle
tripitika
three baskets
sutra
buddha's words
upaya
skillful means
maitreya
Buddha yet to come-- like jesus
the pali canon
another name for tripitika