Buddhism

Buddhism - Notes for the Study of Buddhism Points to note...

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Notes for the Study of Buddhism Points to note in the video: "The Footprint of the Buddha" 1. the themes of walking and seeing Ronald Eyre explored Buddhism as a process of walking the path and seeing the Buddha 2. Eyre's attempt to "find" the Buddha "I had a feeling that he preferred a living teaching to a dead relic" the Buddha's two bodies: the physical body and the Dharma Body 3. the three refuges -- Buddha, Dharma, Samgha -- a basic Buddhist creed Buddham saranam gacchami 4. the relationship between monks and laypeople merit-making and the the celebration of the end of the rain retreat "the relationship between Buddhist laypeople and monks is like the relationship between a town and its football team" 5. the initiation of the young monk and the question of rank "don't worry, if he gets above himself, we will help him down" 6. the worship of the god Danimunda and the question of the boundaries of Buddhism "gods inhabit this world as surely as a man and his ox" "as a monk how do you feel when Buddhist laypeople go to the gods for help?" 6. impermanence and the basic categories of Buddhist doctrine ". . . and the chair will be looking pretty tatty too" 7. the doctrine of no-self "everything is a mass of wibrations; nothing is real (giggle)" 8. mindfulness and the practice of meditation "when you are breathing, know you are breathing." The life story of the Buddha When we approach the story of the Buddha, we ask a modern question, "who
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