buddhism - Comprehension of all Interconnectedness of all...

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• Hinduism: – Spread, Became more diverse – Often grew oppressive – 2 distinct traditions: • Brahmanism (Brahmana, the priesthood) • Śramanism (Śramana, the wandering monk) • Rise of Philosophical queries • Philosophers were from both Brahmanical and Śramanical traditions
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• Buddhism: the first world religion –Spread via • travelling scholars, monks • Political messages • Sangha: societies of monks • Mythology of the Buddha grew – Centuries between Siddhartha and the biographies – Buddhism was ‘organized,’ tailored for the householder
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1. Old Age 2. Sickness 3. Death 4. Wandering Ascetic
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• Gautama saw all his past lives • Interconnectedness of the past, present, and future • Causal relationship between past, present, and future • Comprehension of one/particular or individual existence
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• Births and deaths of all existences • What is true of one is true of all
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Unformatted text preview: Comprehension of all Interconnectedness of all Knowledge of the 4 Noble Truths Release from Samsara, craving, suffering The state in which the flame of attachment is blown out. The state of knowledge Experience of the ultimate reality (Sunyata): Emptiness or Void Attitude: 2 Knowledge of the first 3 Truths b Change in ones attitude Behavior: 4 Without craving Thinking: 2 Concentration and meditation in the truths. Sunyata = emptiness All-pervasive The source of all forms/Samsara Permanent/Eternal Nirvana = merging into Sunyata, never to be born again Craving b Actions Rebirth There is no Soul (Atman) Nothing permanent goes from one birth to another One flame lights another flame All existences/forms are transitory...
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