Buddhism - Vulgar materialism and the extreme of a life of...

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Buddhism - Siddartha Gautama - Buddha - He was a prince and had an easy life with many pleasures - In order to truly find himself he renounced all his possession and started a life of homelessness Enlightenment A blessed state in which the individual transcends desire and suffering and attains nirvana Core concepts of Buddhism - Four Noble Truths - Life is suffering - Suffering is caused by desire - The way to end suffering is to end desire - The way to end desire is to avoid two extremes: the extreme of a life of
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Unformatted text preview: Vulgar materialism and the extreme of a life of self-torture and self- mortification-Nirvana- the ultimate goal or condition, beyond existence and without for or definition. It is a blissful spiritual condition where the heart extinguishes passion, hatred and delusion. It is the highest spiritual plane a person can attain After the death of Buddha, Buddhism split into two paths-Theravada Buddhism- Mahayana Buddhism...
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2009 for the course HI 1000 taught by Professor Kearley during the Fall '08 term at Auburn University.

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