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    Birth Of Siddhartha Essay

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    became a disciple of the Buddha. Siddhartha 's Path to Becoming Buddha Siddhartha’s first teacher taught him to meditate and attain a state of deep trance. This was not a permanent solution, the same problems still existed in the world. He tried controlled breathing, which resulted in headaches. He tried reducing his food intake to one grain of rice a day, he became abnormally thin and ill. Siddhartha concluded the best course was halfway from a path between self-denial and his life of luxury…

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    Japanese society, it effected everything from art, to values, and culture within the society. The inception of Buddhism came into practice at approximately 500 BCE in India, but did not make its way to Japan until 552 BCE. It is considered to be a path to spiritual discovery. It was founded by a man named Siddhartha Gautama, who believed that within the human condition there was disease, decay, and death. Gautama felt that within the human…

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    which are the teachings of the Buddha or the realities of the universe, and Sangha meaning the monastic community. Then there are The Four Noble Truths which are: One, that there is suffering. Two, the origin of suffering is craving. Three, there is an end to suffering. Four, the way to the end of suffering is the Noble Eightfold Path. The Noble Eightfold Path concerns wisdom: One, to have the right understanding. Two, to have right thought. Ethical conduct: Three, right speech. Four, right…

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    physical being representing an ideal person one hopes to attain. While there is not a physical proof that this way of living is “correct” followers perceive that it is important based on their own values. Humans are given the natural right to choose what path of beliefs they follow whether it is a religion or a way of thinking. The value in these beliefs makes religion fulfilling and gives humans purpose. Spirituality is important to the survival of these beliefs because without parallel in…

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    The Second Eightfold Path is Right Intention. It relates to Siddhartha because he maintains his values, but pursues a more worldly life. He develops a compassion for Kamala and he shifts into the business world for her. Nonetheless, he does not fret and become worried…

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    Siddhartha Gautam

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    two and a half thousand years ago. In Asia, people study Buddhism. They learn about his life and the philosophies he kept and practiced. Also, they learn that he was a great leader with great ideas. Some of these ideas are the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold path, Nirvana, fundamental wisdoms, the theory of karma and rebirth, the five precepts, middle way and the Wheel of Dharma. They learn about his great achievement and how he was able to create a whole new religion, through influencing…

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    The Bodhi Temple

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    continue to come back in one of the six realms of rebirth: the gods, asuras, humans, animals, hungry ghosts, and in hell, all being dictated by karma, the deeds (Prebish and Keown 23). To reach nirvana, the Buddha taught the Four Noble Truths. The first of the Four Noble Truths is that “all is suffering” (Neusner 203). This provides a further reason to seek nirvana and freedom from samsara. The second of the Truths is that “suffering comes from desire and desire comes through a complicated…

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    According to the Buddha, karma of varying types can lead to rebirth as a human, an animal, a hungry ghost, a denizen of hell, or even one of the Hindu gods (Philosophy of Religion). According to Philip A. Pecorino; “The ultimate goal of the Buddhist path is release from the round of phenomenal existence with its inherent suffering. To achieve this goal is to attain nirvana, an enlightened state in which the fires of greed, hatred, and ignorance have been quenched. After attaining nirvana, the…

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    Final Reflection Paper

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    This final reflection paper is to articulate how my thinking of soul and afterlife has been enlarged in light of three different religions, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. So, this paper consists of two sections dealing with soul and afterlife. In each section, I elaborate how other religions can be integrated with my Christian belief. 1. Soul As an indispensable element, soul is constitutive of a human being. Surely, there is no explicit mention of soul at the beginning of creation in the Old…

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    Present Moment Speech

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    few realities that we choose to face on a daily basis. Humans feel as though they can avoid the harshness of reality by choosing to “focus” on the inconsequential thoughts that will eventually bring them back to suffering. The Buddha taught the Eightfold Path to liberate people form their false sense of eternal suffering and guide us toward a meaningful existence. The most crucial step towards enlightenment is explained by right mindfulness; remember to come back to the present moment. While we…

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