RELG211 - Lecture 6

RELG211 - Lecture 6 - Mahayana: Liberal, broad, expansive...

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Sheet1 Page 1 Hirayana Buddhism: Closest to original, called Buddhism of the Elders Burma contains socially active Buddhists Theraveda Buddhism: No gods, achieve enlightenment on your own, accept the four noble truths and follow the eightfold path Arhat: Buddhist saint Stupas: Buildings to hold holy relics of the first Buddha (Siddhartha) (pg 148) Theraveda says that there are Buddhas of the past, and will be more in the future, but only ever one at a time, and it can take a Wat: Complex of buildings
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Unformatted text preview: Mahayana: Liberal, broad, expansive Buddhism-Different understanding of Buddha and of enlightenment-Considers the idea of "secret" teachings, which allowed for other ideas to be added Bodisatva: Someone who doesn't accept nirvana so he can help others achieve nirvana Sheet1 Page 2 leading protests against the Burmese military has achieved englighenment not subject to rebirth, final nirvana contains "bot" which is a hall for teaching...
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2008 for the course RELG 211 taught by Professor Mader during the Spring '08 term at Lansing.

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RELG211 - Lecture 6 - Mahayana: Liberal, broad, expansive...

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