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Title: Buddhism A Skillful life


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BuddhismA Skillful life
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Buddhism
  • Worlds fourth largest religion
  • Religion or philosophy?
  • It is a way of life

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Buddhism
  • Historians do agree on some facts about the
    Buddha
  • He did exist
  • Lived a long life
  • Taught all over India
  • Written accounts of him were done hundreds of
    years after his death

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Buddhism
  • Founder Siddartha Gautama
  • Born in Kapilavastu
  • foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal
  • As a Kshatriya Prince around 566 BCE
  • If the child stayed at home he was destined to
    become a world ruler. If the child left home he
    would become a universal spiritual leader

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Buddhism
  • Father isolated him in palace
  • Raised in the lap of luxury
  • Never stopped thinking about outside world

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Buddhism
  • Tradition states
  • Charioteer drove him around his estate four times
  • First time saw an old man
  • Second time saw a sick man
  • Third time saw a dead man
  • Fourth time wandering hold man who was at peace

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Buddhism
  • Understood this to mean
  • Every living thing must experience old age,
    sickness, and death
  • Only a religious life offers a refuge from
    suffering

Sleeping Buddha
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Buddhism
  • Decided to spend his life searching for the
    answer to
  • 1. Why do people suffer?
  • 2. How suffering could be ended?

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Buddhism
  • Seven years lived as a hermit
  • Meditated under a Bodhi tree gained a flash of
    insight
  • Visited by Mara, the evil one, who tempted him
  • Mara can symbolizes the internal battle on fights
  • Siddhartha had achieved an enlightened mind

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Buddhism
  • Buddha
  • means
  • Enlighten One or awakened one

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  • Gives speech Setting in Motion the Wheel of the
    Law
  • Explained the principals / practices

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Buddhism
Singing Bowl
  • Four Noble Truth
  • Duhkha There is suffering all people suffer
  • People suffer because of selfish desires
  • Suffering can end by eliminating selfish desires
  • End selfish desire by following the Eight Fold
    Path

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What is this suffering?
  • Comes in many different forms
  • Better would be impermanence or imperfection
  • It is our wanting to hang on or not to change
    that causes our suffering
  • It is a feeling of dissatisfaction
  • NOT pessimistic and nasty view of life
  • Buddhist looks at what IS, does not judge
  • It is accepting of what is

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The Five Aggregates of I
  • Buddhist say the nature of I is constantly
    changing
  • The summative or who we are
  • Matter (eye, ears, nose etc)
  • Feelings and sensations (sight, sound, smell etc)
  • Perception
  • Volition (actions) Mental formation
  • Consciousness (response)
  • You are always changing there is no real you
  • Are you the same person you were when you were
    10? 8? 5?
  • No permanent self

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Anatman
  • No Soul
  • Denies the existence of a soul
  • There is no heavenly reward
  • There is heaven on earth when one reaches
    Nirvana

Tibetan Prayer Flags
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Buddhism
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Buddhism
  • Eight Fold Path or The Middle Way
  • Uses the word right to mean
  • proper, appropriate, or correct
  • Right Understanding
  • Right Thought
  • Right Speech
  • Right Action
  • Right Livelihood
  • Right Effort
  • Right Mindfulness
  • Right Concentration

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Wisdom Category
  • Right Understanding/views
  • Know the truth/see thing clearly/understand you
  • Right Thinking/Intentions/Thought
  • Resist evil/thought need to be clear

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Proper Behavior/Morality Category
  • Right Speech
  • Talk that is good/say nothing to hurt others
  • Right Action
  • Good actions/do not cling to the results of
    action/mindfulness of others
  • Right Livelihood/Work
  • Work for the good of others/work that harms
    others

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Meditation/Mental DisciplineCategory
  • Right Effort
  • Getting rid of improper attitudes and thoughts
  • Right Mindfulness
  • Free mind from evil/pay attention to what you are
    doing/do not be ahead of yourself
  • Right Concentration
  • Become one with the situation/practice
    meditation/needed to develop a calm mind

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  • By following the Eightfold Path
  • By avoiding extremes
  • One can achieve nirvana
  • Release form selfishness and pain
  • Break the cycle of reincarnation

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Buddhism
  • The Middle Way
  • Neither too little nor too much

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Calling yourself a Buddhist
  • Practice the Five Premises and /or Precepts
  • Do no harm to any living thing
  • Do not take what is not given
  • Do not live in an over-excited way
  • Do not do an unkind act
  • Do not do things which will cloud the mind

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Calling yourself a Buddhist
  • Take refuge in
  • The Three Jewels
  • The Buddha
  • Fully awakened one
  • Dharma
  • The Path
  • Sangha
  • Join a community in which one can practice

Buddha gives his first sermon to the first
sanghas.
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Buddhism
  • The Five Hindrances
  • Doubt
  • Lust
  • Hatred
  • Worry
  • Languor/laziness

Pray beads
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Buddhism
  • Bodhisattva
  • A person who no longer thinks about himself
  • Only concern with good of others
  • Bodhi wise, enlightened
  • Sattva being, exsitance
  • 'one whose essence is perfect wisdom'
  • Try to live up to the Bodhisattva qualities
  • Reaches Nirvana and helps others to reach Nirvana

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Buddhism
  • Two sects
  • Theravada
  • Mahayana

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Buddhism
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Buddhism
  • Temples
  • Pagodas
  • Stupas
  • House Buddha relics
  • Symbolize the five elements
  • of Buddhism
  • Earth
  • Water
  • Fire
  • Air
  • Wisdom

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Hill of Sanchi, one of the most well known
Buddist stupas, built by Ashoka
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Borobudur Temple, A Buddhist work of stone in
Java, Indonesia
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Another look at the Borobudur Temple
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Cave Temples of Ajanta, India
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Relining Buddha in Wat Pot, Thailand. Gold
Plated more the 150 ft long and 49 ft. high
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The Laughing Buddha
  • Buddha Maitreya
  • The Laughing Buddha
  • one to follow up the historical Buddha
  • Waits and will return to earth to teach mankind
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