Religious Studies 1001 Lecture February 16

Religious Studies 1001 Lecture February 16 - Everything is...

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Religious Studies 1001 Lecture February 16, 2010 Sakyas/ Sakyamuni Sangha 4 noble truths Ckar vartin Asoka Maurya Samsara Nirvana Thervada/ Mahayana Asoka was the most successful emperor in India Cakravartin – World conquering monarch 4 noble truths true for everyone in all times and places 1) Everything is characterized by suffering 2) Suffering is caused by desire, craving, thirst 4) Blowing out the flame of desire is the only way that Nirvana can be achieved Sangha – created by Asoka Early Buddhist teachers embraced the teachings of anatman (no self doctrine)
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Everything is characterized by impermanence and nothing has a self or an essence
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Unformatted text preview: Everything is simply a temporary bringing together of elements Buddhas tribe was called Sakyas, and he was sometimes referred to as Sakyamuni Mahanyana means great vehicle Starts with the idea that the monastic path is a path that can be followed only by a few people Followers stop at the final stage of the process of transferring into nirvana and wait to make the transforation until everyone else can make the transition with them. These people are known as bodhisattva...
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2010 for the course RELS 1001 taught by Professor Lane during the Spring '10 term at Minnesota.

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