mod9-27ReligionDeathBuddhism

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Module IX Module IX Session 27 Session 27 Read Stewart: 109-113
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Buddhist No Buddhist No -Self Self -Hence Hence -No No -Personal Personal -Immortality View Immortality View • This view appears similar to epiphenomenalism (session 26) and yet Buddhism is a spiritual pathway out of suffering and death, which materialism of the atomists does not aspire to be.
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Vocabulary Vocabulary Dukkha: that human life/condition is suffering is one of the Noble Truths of Buddha. Samsara: the cycle of continual births and decay that results from strife and desire Nirvana: the life of releasment that achieves enlightenment ( satori ) and becomes free from samsara.
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Teachings There is no beginning to the world process (similar to the process view of God). There is no Unmoving Mover behind all movement (vs. classical Western notion of God). Human person, just like everything else, is a combination of
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Unformatted text preview: five aggregates of ever changing forces or fields of energies: matter, sensations, perceptions, mental formations, and consciousness. – Spirit and matter are not opposed realities (this view is also held by the process thinkers), there is impermanence of everything that arises from the 5 aggregates. – Every instant we are born, we die, and we continue: the fear of death ceases with detachment from wanting to own or possess the self. The personal ego, self, soul, or personal survival after death are all illusion of the one who is not free from self-attachment. Review in Session 30 Review in Session 30 • • Review Module or Week IX together with the Review Module or Week IX together with the material of Module or Week XI, Session 30 material of Module or Week XI, Session 30 • • Note that Module or Week X is your Spring Note that Module or Week X is your Spring Break Break...
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This note was uploaded on 09/16/2010 for the course PHIL 206 taught by Professor Draper during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University.

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