RELG211 - Buddhism movie

RELG211 - Buddhism movie - At the end of the rain retreat,...

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Sheet1 Page 1 Buddhism: In a nutshell: to shun all evils to do good purification of your mind this is the teaching of ??? Love, equality and tolerance I take refuge in the buddha, in the truth, and in the monks who live by the teaching and carry it out to the world Buddha: He is the one who has woken up (literal meaning) Head is shaved for simplicity's sake Pali is the language of the earliest buddhist scriptures Shouldn't expect any external help from anyone in Buddhism Suffering is a big thing in buddhism -Even if you try to keep quite still and not change, change will still happen no matter how you try to stop it Buddhist's don't believe in an unchanging god -Must cling to nothing, because nothing is solid enough to cling to Giving food gains merit (according to non-monks), and will allow for a better rebirth two monks: one serving society, one meditating, who's more praiseworthy? -motive is what matters a man who doesn't love himself never loves others Buddha required Biku (monks) to serve for the good of the people
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Unformatted text preview: At the end of the rain retreat, monks receive new robes Don't kill any animals in Buddhism The reason you renounce your possessions is so that you don't get distracted from investigating yourself You can no more describe nirvana than a frog can describe land to a tadpole From earthly thought, you can't think nirvana. from nirvana, you can't think earthly thought Buddhists follow the eight-fold path, reach nirvana with meditation It's with breathing that meditation starts Biku's say that a man can teach a great sermon without ever opening his mouth Buddhist monks: no adorning the body, no eating after noon, no shows, no comfy beds, no touching gold or silver Sheet1 Page 2 Assignment: Pick something you do between now and thursday and see if you can become mindful of it Pick something and do -only- that thing (i.e when you're breathing, know that you're breathing) Sheet1 Page 3 it's only you living, dying, being happy are all considered suffering Sheet1 Page 4...
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