The Teachings Of The 14th Dalai Lama

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Buddhist teachings can be defined as principles which govern the way a buddhist thinks, acts and behaves. They are teachings provided by the Buddha also known as Dhamma which have had an immense impact on the lives of adherents and the community itself called the Sangha. Buddhist teachings and worship along with the Buddha himself and the Sangha combine to produce the three jewels which is centered around an Buddhist. It is important to note that to become a buddhist, one must take refuge in these three jewels - usually in front of a monk. In living these three jewels, a Buddhist is able to remove one’s self from dukkha through the eightfold path and be one step closer to reaching, not producing, nirvana. Like heaven, nirvana, goes beyond the intrinsic nature of matter and is only attainable through special insight affected by …show more content…
Everyday, Buddhists learn from his actions and try to incorporate his unique ways of thinking and acting into their everyday lives to become better more joyful Buddhists. By the Dalai Lama living these teachings, he is living proof that any person can do it, no matter how old you are, what you look like or how powerful you are. His humility is what provides Buddhists with the power and strength to learn and practice these teachings such as the eightfold path or the four noble truths in order to attain enlightenment and reach nirvana. Therefore, it can be said that by the Dalai Lama practicing these buddhist teachings, he is able to have an impact on the lives of individuals and the Sangha itself. Take for example, the five precepts. By the Dalai Lama following each of the five precepts especially abstaining from engaging in sexual misconduct, he is living proof that any Buddhist can do it if they have the right mind and right

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