Buddhism - Twomaintypes AsianAmerican o Chinese o Japanese...

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The Dharma Wheels in America Two main types Asian American o Chinese o Japanese o South Eastern American converts o Dwight Goddard- published the first translation of Buddhist bible o Ruth Fuller Everett- Chicago social light who converted and opened first  zen around WWII Buddhist Theoretical Expression Basic Doctrine Theravada- South and SE Asia Mahaydana- East Asia Vajrayana- Tibet, Mongolia, and Japan Three Jewels Buddha  Dharma- Teaching and preching Sangha – Community The Four Noble Truths 1. Suffering (dukkha) is inevitable, from pain to grief and loss 2. Suffering arises from Craving (Trsna), results of Karma a. Karma is a residue- a nonphysical seed that will sprout later 3. It is possible to end Dukkha by ending Trsna 4. It is possible to end Trsna by means of the “Eight- Fold Path” The Eight Fold Path (don’t need to memorize) Right view- grasping the four noble truths Right intentions- freeing the mind from desire, ill will, cruelty Right speech Right action Right lievelihood
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Right effort  Right concentrations Right mindfulness Dependent Originations -Neither existence nor non-existence but Contingent Existence (depends on other factors) Pratitya- Samupatra  o Everything that arises interdepends on other factors o Anatman- “No Self” (pg 98-99) o When composite qualities (Skandas) act together, they give the illusion of  a unified soul or being Theravada (‘Ways of the Elders) 1. Sakyamuni was an ordinary but powerful human 2. Prayer is not a petition to the Buddha 3. Transfer of karma not possible between persons 4. Rejects post- Council sutras 5. Vinaya required for liberation 6.
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