Reading Reflection for Buddhism

Reading Reflection for Buddhism - Buddhism Mary Pat...

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Buddhism Mary Pat Fisher’s chapter on Buddhism could not have outlined Buddhism any better than it did. Founded by Shakyamuni Buddha (or more commonly “Siddharta Gautama”), Buddhism represents a subtopic lying under Hinduism. Buddhism maintains many of the same ideas of Hinduism but also contains specific points that make it its own, unique religion. For example, instead of reaching “moksha” as the ultimate goal of “samsara”, Buddhism practices the idea of “nirvana”. This idea of nirvana is reached as a result of following the Eight Fold Path. The Eight Fold Path helps practitioners realize the truths of the Four Nobel Truths. In my opinion, The Four Nobel Truths are genius. The truths state that to live is to suffer, and suffering, which is caused by desires, can end once desires end. Considering these truths in more depth, it is very easy for one to agree with them. For example, if you live in the moment, and do not always try to consider the past and the future, then you will avoid “fantasy” expectations (or desires) that may not
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course REL 2300 taught by Professor Marytreyz during the Spring '08 term at UNF.

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