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Title: Buddhism


1
Buddhism
  • Global History I Spiconardi Roher

2
  • The Prophecy
  • The Prophecy At Siddharthas birth it was
    predicted that he had the signs of a great man.
    If Siddhartha stayed at home, he was destined to
    become a world ruler. If he left home, he was
    destined to become a universal spiritual leader.
  • Siddharthas father isolated him in his palace
  • This made Siddhartha curious about the outside
    world
  • At age 29, Siddhartha left the palace walls 4
    times
  • Siddhartha realized that every person
    experiences
  • Old age ? Sickness ? Death

3
The Enlightenment
  • The Enlightenment
  • Siddhartha decided to search for religious truth
    an end to suffering
  • The search lasted 6 years
  • In his sixth year, after 49 days of meditation
    Siddhartha came to a realization about suffering

4
Beliefs
  • The Four Noble Truths
  • All life is suffering
  • Suffering is caused by desire for things that
    bring temporary pleasures
  • The way to eliminate suffering is to eliminate
    desire
  • The way to eliminate suffering is to follow the
    Eightfold Path

5
Beliefs
  • Eightfold Path
  • Right Views
  • Right Intentions
  • Right Speech
  • Right Conduct
  • Right Livelihood
  • Right Effort
  • Right Mindfulness
  • Right Meditation

6
Beliefs
  • Nirvana
  • Freeing yourself from selfishness and desire
  • Releasing from the cycle of death and rebirth
    (ends reincarnation)
  • Similar to what concept in Hinduism?

7
Beliefs
  • Three Jewels of Buddhism
  • I take refuge in Buddha.
  • I take refuge in the law.
  • I take refuge in the community.
  • Three Cardinal Faults
  • ?Greed (pig) ? Hatred (snake) ? Delusion
    (rooster)

8
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