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October 14 - NOTES*Sitting under a Bodhi(fig tree and...

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October 14, 2009 NOTES *Sitting under a Bodhi(fig) tree and meditated; yoga that makes you more aware, completely new. Mara- tempts Buddha with his daughters and whatnot, but he resists by calling mother nature 1. Remembers past lives 2. Insights about the law of Karma- you want all the good karma that you can get 3. Path to the end of suffering REACHED ENLIGHTENMENT Is given the title Tathagata- “The thus gone one” Nirvana- blowing out of a flame; can mean the you blow out all the negative in your life (ultimate happiness) Looks for his old teachers and friends to tell him how to reach enlightenment Deer park- where he explains to his friends; they become monks Wheel-turning sermon; Middle way Sermon- His speech about how to reach enlightenment; had no problem getting monks and nuns (had hundreds) Dies of food poison (age 80) by saving everyone Parinirvana- the EXACT end point of rebirth *The Three Jewels The Buddha; The Dharma; the Sangha *The Dharma- Teaching
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