hist120-01_buddintro

hist120-01_buddintro - Anicca all things are impermanent...

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Anicca – all things are impermanent Dukkha – sorrow that arises from the suffering as described in the 4 noble truths Dharma – the righteous way (the 8-fold path); the norm by which I will/must follow if I am following in the Buddha; builds on Hinduism, but moves beyond it Development first in India: Theravada – the school of the elders; moves into SE Asia (Ceylon/Sri Lanka, Thailand, Burma) Mahayana – the great vehicle (by which I will be able to travel along in Buddhism); look down upon the Hinayana (the lesser vehicle – pejorative today); moves into Tibet, China, Korea and Japan Buddhism Introduction Six Buddhist Councils – tell us about the split of Theravada and Mahayana First – 484BC [after death of Buddha in Rajagriha (S)] After death of Buddha, problem among followers of how to determine teachings of Buddha o Buddha did not leave any writings Tripitaka (three baskets) o Vinaya – the rules of the discipline of the sangha (monastic community), stories in
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This note was uploaded on 10/03/2010 for the course HIST 120 taught by Professor Witek during the Spring '08 term at Georgetown.

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