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    later migrated to Central Asia (Borchert 592). Siddhattha Gotama became the Buddha almost 3,000 years ago and said some rules in the religion would be changed. As a result of this, different sections of Buddhism branched out: Mahayana, Hinayana, and Theravada (Borchert 608). The Buddha thus gained enlightenment by scrutinizing the hidden meanings of the mind, universe and life. Upon reaching enlightenment through a deep level of meditation, he was free from worldly possessions and excessive desires. He dedicated a good part of his life to teaching the Dhamma, which is the Path of “the nature of things (Borchert 598).” Buddha teachings include: the way of Inquiry, the Four Noble Truths, the…

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    Life is filled with ups and downs, positivity and negativity, joy and happiness. Life feels like a cycle of continuous jubilations followed by pains and sorrows. The Buddha however, found a way out of this seemingly endless trap, a way to cease Dukkah or suffering, known as the Middle Path. The Middle Path is generally referred to as the Noble Eightfold Path composed of eight virtuous characteristics/subdivisions. It’s a path leading to the realization of Ultimate Reality and perfection, in…

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    personality, the four noble truths, and the eightfold path. The four noble truths form the structural framework for Buddhism. The first, noble truth is called Dukkha. Dukkha represents the pain one experiences throughout their life, physical or mental. The…

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    Intro: Buddhism answers all the fundamental questions including the solution. The solution includes the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path. This path is to lead a person to enlightenment which should be the goal of life in the eyes of Buddhism. Buddhism follows the Buddha and his story of enlightenment to reach the solution and to find true happiness. FQ: The solution to the problems of humanity are to reach enlightenment through the steps Buddhism has provided. Enlightenment is also…

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    They are the truth of suffering, the truth of the cause of suffering, the truth of the end of suffering, and the truth of the path that leads to the end of suffering. The existence of suffering is not intended to bring out a negative world view- it conveys the suffering that humanity faces: physical or mental-while trying to heal it. The Eightfold Path The Eightfold Path of Buddhism is also called the Middle Way or Middle Path. The eight parts of the path to liberation are grouped into three…

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    The Importance of Self-Cultivation: An Analysis of the “Innate Goodness of Human Nature” in the Philosophy of Mencius and Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path Mencius provides one of the most important ways in which to understand the innate goodness of human nature. This philosophical belief stems from the belief that human beings are born to be “good”, which provides them with the capacity to self-cultivate their behaviors when they forget their own innate goodness. This is why innately good men can…

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    four noble truths that the Buddha describes, I think of life in general. Every truth as the word “suffering” in it, meaning that suffering is a part of life. The first noble truth reads, “There is suffering”. In my eyes, this means that life isn’t perfect. We as humans will all experience some type of suffering in our lifetime, whether that is pain, death, loss, sickness, etc. The point of this noble truth is to know that nothing bad (or good) lasts forever. Both happiness and sadness are like…

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    Four Noble Truths

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    The caste system used in Hinduism was discarded by the Buddha, giving everyone an equal chance at Nirvana. As long as someone heeds the Four Noble Truths and follows the guidance of the Eightfold Path, that is. The Four Noble truths are, “one, all life is full of suffering, pain, and sorrow. Two, the cause of suffering is nonvirtue, or negative deeds and mindsets such as hatred and desire. Three, the only cure for suffering is to overcome nonvirtue, and four, the way to overcome nonvirtue is to…

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    Moksha And Nirvana

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    that belong to each other. Nirvana is part of the Four Noble Truth. The third noble truth is "The truth that suffering can be eliminated by eliminating its condition." (Koller pg. 43) Literally, nirvana means to ʻextinguishʻ or ʻblow outʻ. The Four noble of truth is like a prescription to the prescription of the Eightfold path. The Eightfold path is the right view, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration. This…

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    there is suffering. The second truth was the cause of suffering. Buddha explained the cause as the things that people want the most since, it could possibly make them suffer the most. For example, a child who has once tasted the candy wants more candy. Even though he gets a tummy-ache from having too much candy, he gets upset when his mom denies to give him more candy. The third truth according to Buddha is the end of suffering or the state of Nirvana. He also revealed the truth as a path to end…

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