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India & Religion - 1 Right aspirations 2 Right views 3...

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1. Fortunes of Empire; Classical India 2. Mauryan – 321 B.C.E. 3. Economic development a. Social distinctions 4. Religions of Salvation a. Brahmans b. Charvaka Sect i. All Gods… figments ii. Charlatans c. Jains i. Everything possesses a soul ii. Ahimsa d. Buddhism i. Four noble truths 1. Life is pain 2. Pain is caused by desire 3. Eliminate desire, you eliminate suffering 4. Follow the noble Eight Fold Path
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Unformatted text preview: 1. Right aspirations 2. Right views 3. Right speech 4. Right conduct 5. Right livelihood 6. Right effort 7. Right mindfulness 8. Right contemplation ii. The “Greater vehicle” 1. Northern branch, around China 2. Metaphysical iii. The “Lesser vehicle” 1. South-eastern Asia, Indo-China 2. More strict 3. More individualistic...
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