Religion 140 - Buddhism How you live your life character...

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Buddhism: How you live your life, character, determined and founded upon what you are actually doing. Not about where you are going after you die, more about how you live your life. Story of the Buddha Northern India, 563-483 BC, India was moving from agrarian economy to urban economy, terrified by knowledge of old age, sickness, and death- was encouraged to live the simple life, owning/desiring/expecting nothing. Law of Karma, nothing substantial or eternal to cling to in life, extinction of all desire- in pgs 140ish in book- 4 noble truths and 8 fold path Desire is cause of suffering 8fold path is way for extinguishing desire Right understanding, thought, speech, action, livelihood, effort, mindfulness, concentration Grouped into general schools of thought: wisdom morality and meditation Buddha expressed importance of “no-self”, all things are impertinent, experience of being interdependent with all beings, “We are one with all things”, No priesthood Place sons in monastery Pacifists 227 rules for monks, summarized in 10 precefts First 5 for all budhists Murder, lie, steal, sexual immorality, no intoxicants Last 5 for monks only Eat after midday, no dancing singing theatre, dress extravagantly, accept money, sleep in comfortable beds
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Judaism Torah 1. Genesis 2. Exodus 3. Leviticus 4. Numbers 5. Deuteronomy Tanach Nevim- prophets Ketuvim- writings 10 Commandments 1. I am the lord your god 2. Don’t ha e othehr gods 3. Don’t swear (god) 4.
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