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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- Fall '08
- Buddhism, Suffering, Gautama Buddha, individual transcends desire, blissful spiritual condition, highest spiritual plane