The Philosophy Of Buddha 's Teachings Essay

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Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy states that Buddha’s teachings are to help one through suffrage to have a better next life and that karma may or not be the reason of one’s suffering due to what one did in a present or past life. There are different interpretations of what the Buddha meant in his findings because his teachers were not written done for centuries after his own death and written in language that he did not speak, meaning that they were interpreted which is not always the best thing when trying to understand an individuals meaning of the words and context. According to the text, Gautama believed that there is no self because the body is not permanent, I personally disagree with this statement because “self” is everything in my opinion. We use “self” to better “us”, even if the body is not permanent, we must take care of it in this life to help us get to the next. If “self” does not exist then why is it that Buddhist tend not to drink, I understand the psychological part but it also stated something about the eating of veggies. I imagine it’s because it’s preserving the temple. Karma and rebirth and a big part of the religion as well, which I adore about the religion. What you did in your past will affect one’s future, I concur with that and actually live my life this way even though I do practice any religion. I live righteous, and treat others the way I would want to be treated. I perceived that re birth in Buddhism is like heaven or hell on earth, due to…

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