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  • 1. BUDDHISM Philosophy

2. DepenDent OriginatiOn All phenomena do not exist by themselves, and the right conditions must come together before these phenomena can arise and come into existence. 3. Four Kinds of Conditions in Dependent Origination Causal Condition Conditionswithout intervals Conditional conditions Advancing conditions 4. Law of Cause and Effect Effects arise from causes Temporary appearances depend on causes and conditions Many come from one Existence relies on Emptiness A Buddha comes from a human being 5. Dependent Origination brings joy to the mind because it teaches us that ourfutures lie in ourown hands. All things are impermanent and change due to causes and conditions. To see Dependent Origination is to see the Dharma. To see the Dharma is to see the Buddha. 6. Four Noble Truths 1. Life is full of suffering (dukka). 2. Suffering is caused by our attachments. 3. The enlightenment orcomplete liberation from all suffering is possible. 4. The truth teaches us how to become enlightened. 7. Kinds of Sufferings A. Two kinds of sufferings - Internal and External suffering B. Eight kinds of sufferings - Birth - Aging - Illness - Death - Separation from loved ones - Encountering objects of hate - Not getting what we want - Five components of existence 8. Buddha taught the truth of suffering not to make us despairbut to help us clearly recognize the realities of life 9. Eightfold Path Right View Right thought Right speech Right Action Right livelihood Right effort Right mindfulness Right concentration 10. Five Precepts No Killing No Stealing No Lying No Sexual Misconduct No Taking of Intoxicants 11. Nirvana Is a state that all Buddhist practitioners want to attain. Sanskrit extinction or liberation Nirvana is the true self Nirvana is like a lotus flower,water,food, wind mountainpeak. 12. How to attain Nirvana Rely on upholding precepts Rely on the Eightfold path and the three Dharma Seals Rely on thethree studies (precepts, meditativeconcentration and wisdom) and thefourmeans of embracing (charity, kind words, beneficial actions, and cooperation). 13. Think good thoughts Do good deeds Say good words


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