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Unformatted text preview: suffering in order to be free of it. The last of the Noble Truths is that there is an eightfold path that must be taken to end suffering once and for all. Another portion of the reading I found interesting is the Ten Devices. The ten devices include earth, water, fire, air, blue, yellow, red, white, light, and space. Each of these devices is represented with a certain symbol. For example, a blue device can be a piece of blue cloth. The last idea I found interesting is the idea of there being multiple nirvanas. There is a nirvana that occurs while you are still alive and also there is a nirvana that happens once you die. Once someone dies, they pass into the final nirvana. Nirvana is cessation that leads one away from the path of suffering. A question I have is can one reach final nirvana without first reaching the original nirvana?...
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2008 for the course RS ST 4 taught by Professor Wallace during the Fall '07 term at UCSB.
- Fall '07