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    "In Tibet we think of the mind and the body as the content and the container." He holds up a cup of tea, then shatters it, "The cup is no longer the cup, but what is the tea?" He pauses, "Like the mind after death, the tea moves from one container to the next, but it is still tea." Lama Norbu wipes up the liquid from the floor and squeezes it out. "Still tea," he chuckles. (Little Buddha) Lama Norbu comes to Seattle in pursuit of finding the reincarnation of his dead teacher, Lama Dorje. His…

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    Buddhism is not only seen as a religion, but a way of life to it’s followers. It stems back to Siddhartha Gotama, aka Buddha, around 2,500 years ago. According to our book, “The coming of a Buddha occurs perhaps every 25,000 years” (R. Janaro). The main goal in Buddhism is to reach a point of enlightenment that includes wisdom, a moral life, mindfulness and understanding. There is no ‘god’ in Buddhism, instead, the followers learn from the teachings of the enlightened one. A core belief to…

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    Herman Hesse's Siddhartha

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    Siddhartha is the story of a young Brahmin who lives in India at the same time of the Buddha, and his spiritual quest for enlightenment. The first chapter of the book, Siddhartha leaves behind his parents, community, and formal religion. Except for his devoted friend, Govinda. Siddhartha refrains from following the path of the Buddha. His reason for doing so is his realization that Buddha teaches freedom from suffering, and this powerful goal has to be attained, and not by following a teacher,…

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    Exploration Project 3 Participant Observation By Devon Tiedemann-Pikala Minneapolis Community and Technical College GLOS World Religion I am catholic; I was baptized and raised catholic. So I do not have a lot of knowledge of many outside religions, this class has opened my eyes up to the views of many other religions and one of those that has caught my eye was Buddhism. Some of the reasons I was attracted to learning more about the Buddhist religion it seems like a very…

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    The Buddha, one of the most interesting philosophers in my opinion, was previously known as Siddhartha Gautama. During the 6th to 4th century B.C., he lived in Nepal and was born to a large clan called the Shakyas in Lumbini. His father was a king who ruled the tribe that was known to be economically poor. After giving birth to Siddhartha, his mother died seven days later. However, a holy man prophesized that Siddhartha would do great things: he would either be a great king or military leader or…

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    Religion was a paramount factor in forming the basis of China's cultural identity through the cohesive worship of Taoism and Buddhism deities, the devout veneration of ancestors, and the consistent performance of religious sacrifices and ceremonies. Ancient China was a multi-religion society, Taoism and Buddhism had always been its two most influential beliefs. The religious outlook of most Chinese people consisted of combination of beliefs and practices from these two traditions and so they…

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    Hinduism Caste System

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    The religion of Hinduism has no founder. Hinduism is a collection of other religions that slowly merged into one. In Hinduism, there are traces of the Vedic Religion. The founder of Buddhism is Siddhartha Gautama. Siddhartha was born into a noble family where his family was told that if Siddhartha stayed at home, he will be a world ruler. If Siddhartha leaves home, he would become a universal spiritual world leader. Siddhartha’s father tried to keep him at home but Siddhartha decided to leave…

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    Jainism originated in India, and to this day only four to five million people in India believe in this religion(Jainism video). Jainism is said to not have one single founder, however they do believe in Tirthankaras. Tirthankaras were the twenty four revealers of truth; the word means ford finder. Tirthankara will only appear on earth when there is a need for renewal of the good teachings that have been abandoned. The last known Tirthankara was known as Mahavira, he lived approximately from…

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    Buddhism was a very controversial philosophy in ancient China; many philosophers and scholars had strong views and arguments for or against Buddhism’s principles. Buddhism was founded in India and brought to China around the first century C.E. Buddhism’s influences spread throughout China slowly but gained more followers after the collapse of the Han dynasty in 220 C.E and continued to spread many centuries afterwards, during the empire’s political instability. China’s broken government and…

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    Eightfold Path

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    Buddhism began in Nepal, India in 5th century B.C.E by Siddhartha Goutama (the Buddha). The Buddha would teach people who followed him about the truth of life and the compassion for suffering or the way in which to led your life. His doctrines included the four noble truths and the eightfold path. His first noble truth is that life is suffering, the second is suffering is caused by craving for things to be what they are not, the third is that suffering has an end and the fourth offers the means…

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