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Title: Buddhism


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Buddhism
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Religions of South Asia
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Buddhism in the Subcontinent
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Siddhartha Gautama (563-483 BCE)
  • Born in NE India (Nepal).
  • Raised in great luxuryto be a king.
  • At 29 he rejectedhis luxurious life toseek
    enlightenmentand the source ofsuffering.
  • Lived a strict,ascetic life for 6 yrs.
  • Rejecting this extreme, sat in meditation, and
    found nirvana.
  • Became The Enlightened One, at 35.

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What is the fundamental cause of all suffering?
Desire!
  • Therefore, extinguish the self, dont obsess
    about oneself.

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Four Noble Truths
  • There is suffering in the world. To live is to
    suffer.
  • The Buddha found this out when he was young and
    experienced suffering and death in others.

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Four Noble Truths
  1. The cause of suffering is self-centered desire
    and attachments.

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Four Noble Truths
  1. The solution is to eliminate desire and
    attachments. (Nirvana extinction)

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Four Noble Truths
  1. To reach nirvana, one must follow the Eightfold
    Path.

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Eightfold Path
Nirvana
  • The union with the ultimate spiritual
    reality.
  • Escape from the cycle of rebirth.

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Relieve Stress MeditateGet a Mantra !
Ohm...mani...padme...hung...
Hail to the jewel in the lotus!
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