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Buddhism Beliefs and Philosophy. Views. Not Theology, but Philosophy Do not worship their founder Do not worship gods or deities Not a religion of dogma Focus on attaining salvation Nirvana . Noble Truths. Life inevitably involves suffering, is imperfect and unsatisfactory - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Buddhism Beliefs and Philosophy

Buddhism Beliefs and PhilosophyViewsNot Theology, but PhilosophyDo not worship their founderDo not worship gods or deitiesNot a religion of dogmaFocus on attaining salvationNirvana

Noble TruthsLife inevitably involves suffering, is imperfect and unsatisfactory suffering originates in our desiresSuffering will cease if all desires ceaseThere is a way to realize this state: the Noble Eightfold Path

SufferingDukhaSuffering or frustrationCannot control everything in our life

Principles of Non-ExistenceAnicca nothing in the universe is permanent Anatman we are not permanentWe are ever changing ideas and emotionsWhen desire ceases, so too will Dukha

The Matrix and Buddhism

Wheel of Birth and DeathDifferences between Hindu and BuddhismNo eternal self in BuddhismKarma understood slightly differently Personality developing on moment-to-moment basisImpressions of good and back actions carry on

Liberation Freed from the Illusion

8Buddhism MoralityWheel of Birth and DeathDifferences between Hindu and BuddhismNo eternal self in BuddhismKarma understood slightly differently Personality developing on moment-to-moment basisImpressions of good and back actions carry on

The Four Noble TruthsLife inevitably involves suffering, is imperfect and unsatisfactory suffering originates in our desiresSuffering will cease if all desires ceaseThere is a way to realize this state: the Noble Eightfold Path

DharmaPath to righteousnessPrinciple that upholds the universeThe Middle Way

Noble Eightfold Path to LiberationRight ViewsRight Intent

MoralityRight SpeechRight ActionRight livelihood

ConcentrationRight EffortRight MindfulnessRight Concentration

Buddhism Devotion and Practices

North Into ChinaEmulatePhilosophicalPhilo-pietyWay of LifeAccepted by Chinese government

South to IndiaTheravada BuddhismCloser to HinduismDivine assistanceTemples, shrines, candlesMore DevotionalMahaparinibbana SuttaPrayer and monasticism

Spiritual FocusMahayanaBodhisattvaConservative and traditionalStudy scriptureEnlightened are never farMonastic and lay people

Vajrayana Buddhism South east Asia (Tibet, Mongolia, Nepal)Tibetan Diaspora under the Chinese Communist regimeDali LamaRebirth of a long line of Bodhisattva17th century to 1959, Dali Lama played important role in Tibetan government

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