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    point out what it is about Buddhism that makes it so appealing? They look to find answers in the roots and origin of the religion. Buddhism is established on the idea of dukkha – its cause and effect. Dukkha can generally be translated as dissatisfaction or suffering. Buddha believed that everything in the world resulted in dukkha. He claimed that this suffering…

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    discovered that the direct causes of suffering are desire or craving, which is caused by ignorance. This is the truth of the cause of suffering, which is the Second Noble Truth.When desire is a function of greed and selfishness then it becomes a source of Dukkha. Desire is ultimately a craving for a separate and permanent self through attachment to the various processes of existence. The second noble is saying that suffering is caused by craving of what one cannot have or craving to avoid the…

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    Today, everywhere we look we see some form of suffering. What is suffering? According to the Oxford dictionary, suffering is the state of undergoing pain, distress, or hardship. (Oxford Dictionary ) For example, many people don’t like the way they look, others don’t like the route that their life is taking, and some aren’t satisfied with their lives. Us humans, constantly search and search for different things to make us happy. However, we may think that we have found some form or another of…

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    Original Material Reading Raja Rao’s Chessmaster and his moves from Buddhist viewpoint Buddha “The Awaken One” gave his philosophy of life his teaching is known today as Buddhist philosophy and it has been seen as very important phenomena and studied and practiced till today. Influence of Buddhist philosophy is not only seen on Indian culture but also on the world which embraces all areas such as literature, architecture, dance, music, drama, painting, printing, and various Art associated with…

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    While Lamotte states, “Buddhists are assailed by a terror of desire” (Lamotte, 1961, p. 18), the Third Noble Truth reveals that there is an escape from dukkha: Nibbana. However, despite the number of books written about Nibbana (see for example, ‘Nibbana- The Ultimate Truth of Buddhism’ by Chandrkaew (1982); ‘In the Hope of Nibbana’ by King (2003) or Hsiao-Lun’s (2011) feminist interpretation of Nibbana in ‘This-Worldly Nibbana’), the state of ‘extinction’ remains shrouded in mystery. Pandit…

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    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…

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    Buddhism homework See my Buddha analysis in ‘What’s God got to do ….’ https://books.google.com/books?id=UvASBwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false Proceed and do the following: (a) Tell the story of the Buddha’s enlightenment. Buddha was born into wealth and his mother was a virgin. She had a dream that she was touched by an white elephant with an lotus flower and a baby appeared. He didn't see poverty, when he was young, he was full of wealth. Until,…

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    What Is Buddhism?

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    The basic belief system of Buddhism revolves around the Four Noble Truths (Jacob’s lecture). The First Noble Truths is that life is marked by suffering. In Hinduism, suffering is known as “dukkha” (Prothero, 177). Prothero expands this meaning by saying “Yet each of us, no matter how rich or poor or powerful or weak, is going to get sick, grow old, and die” (182). The Second Noble Truth is that suffering has an origin (Jacob’s lecture). That origin is the human themselves (Jacob’s lecture).…

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    The Importance Of Buddhism

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    Many people have the misconception, especially in the Western worldview, that spiritual or religious life is somewhere in the sky or obtained by a god. We often believe that we have to give sacrifices and forget about our daily lives, venerating that god. But, Buddhism is so different from other religions that people sometimes question whether it is a religion or not. Buddhism is non-theistic, they think that believing in a god will not help you find the enlightenment we tend to seek. Instead…

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    The first Noble Truth or the Dukkha is to realize suffering is a part of everyone’s life and it can be experienced through our dissatisfaction, unhappiness, or grief. The second truth or the Samudaya is to pinpoint the origin of our suffering, and realize that it comes from our desires…

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