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Buddhist Philosophy in a Nutshell
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The First Truth : The Problem Suffering/Unsatisfactoriness ( dukkha ) Definition of dukkha “suffering,” “unsatisfactoriness,” “dis-ease,” “pain,” “stress” 3 types of suffering Suffering from pain Suffering from change Suffering from conditioned state
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Second Noble Truth: Cause of Suffering Craving for pleasure Craving for existence Craving for non-existence (for things you don’t like) Underlying this craving is ignorance or “ avidya Thirst or Craving as the Cause (3 types)
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Truth 3—Cessation of Suffering Cessation of the ignorance/avidya that underlies craving Cessation of craving (the three poisons) Greed Hatred Ignorance
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Truth 4—Path to Eradication of Suffering Eight-fold path (and three trainings) Right view/understanding Right Intention Right Speech Right Action Right Livelihood Right Effort Right Mindfulness Right Concentration Prajñā (1-2) Sīla (3-5) Samādhi (6-8)
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“The Solution of Nirvana” Extinction of the three poisons Living a life of friendliness, compassion, and wisdom Nirvana with remainder and Nirvana without remainder Buddhas versus Arhats
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2009 for the course REL S 338 taught by Professor Hansenw. during the Spring '09 term at San Diego State.

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