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    In Buddhism, nothing has a self because everything is impermanent. When we think there is a self is when suffering or dukkha occurs. We have to detach ourselves from everything in order to end suffering. By accepting that there is no self and by witnessing the flow of existence, we will be able to reach nirvana. However, there are 5 aggregates, which include material body, sensations, perceptions/feelings, tendencies/thoughts, and consciousness. These 5 aggregates explain and describe what is a…

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    What does it mean to be Buddhist? There are many ways to interpret what it means to be a Buddhist. Buddhism is a religion that has faith in in customs, views and divine practices that are based on the teachings of Gautama Buddha. The Buddha referred to his religion as “finding peace in oneself”. Buddhism is all about finding inner peace and being content with oneself. The story, The Monk’s Tale in the book, Nine Lives, by William Dalrymple portrays a good example of what it means to be a…

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    under the Bodhi tree. The four noble truths include the truth of suffering, the truth of the origin of suffering, the truth of the cessation of suffering, and the truth of the path to the cessation of suffering. The truth of suffering is also known as Dukkha. According to Buddha, the root of suffering stems from human desire. The inability to become truly satisfied is the source of suffering. The second noble truth, Samudaya, explains the three roots of evil that cause suffering: greed and…

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    Vipassana is the realization that all mental and physical phenomena are Impermanent (Anicca), Suffering, (Dukkha) and Non-self (Anatta). These three characteristics of all phenomena (Tilakkhana) are the marks of Insight wisdom and are the main objects of Vipassana Meditation. Vipassana is the direct realization of the true nature of nama and rupa. All conditions…

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    Buddhist Teachings have a large impact on the lives and worship of Buddhists as individuals, as well as the wider Buddhist community. Buddhist teachings affect adherents through the 14th Dalai Lama, Temple Puja and Bioethical issues such as abortion. Each provides insight into Buddhist Teachings and challenge the mind, body and soul of all Buddhists, as well as the course of action that should be taken. By using the teachings of the Buddha, adherents are guided through these challenges as both…

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    (1) In your own words, write a short biography (1 or more pages) on Siddhartha Guatama, known as the Buddha, identifying at least four key turning points in his life. The life of Siddhartha Guatama is surrounded by legend and lore. Many stories of his life have been told, but each has been recorded centuries after his death, followed by mistranslations and added works of various authors, Siddhartha’s story had been muddied. The inclusiveness of Buddhism, a syncretic religion, a mixture of…

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    Noble Truths, the ideas of life, death, and rebirth will be shown as interconnected around the individual. The connection explored is crucial to understanding the meaning of life and the path to enlightenment. The first Noble Truth is that life is Dukkha, or that life is always full of dissatisfaction. As Buddha undergoes his first watch, he feels compassion for the people, during his first watch, he states “again and again they must leave the…

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    Jewels – the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha – were to immediately become of great importance to me. Following that, the Four Noble Truths impacted on my lifestyle in ways unimaginable. The first noble truth revolves around the truth of suffering, Dukkha. Second is the truth of the origin of suffering, Samudaya. Third is the the truth of the cessation of suffering, Nirodha. Fourth is the truth of the path to the cessation of suffering, Magga. With these four principles engraved in my…

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    The Journey to Peace Buddhists find inner peace when their values are respected. They find peace by knowing they found the most happiness possible by the end of their lifespan, which is impacted by meditation. Buddhists values are heavily focused on positive lifestyles, that require little or no karma at all. Some actions that are prohibited in Buddhism are: killing living things, taking what is not given, sexual misconduct, lying, and using drugs or alcohol. These actions are prohibited because…

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    Buddhism Religion

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    Buddhism is a religion that approximately 300 million people around the world believe in. The word comes from “budhi”, to awaken, and its founder was Siddhartha Gautama, known as Buddha, was awakened at age 35. By the meaning of awakened, refers to the founder Siddhartha Gautama, who at a small age was raised wealthy and powerful of a small kingdom Lumbini, North of India (About Buddhism). His parents were very strict that on his so in the future one day Siddhartha will conquer Lumbini.…

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