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For the Powerpoint: Metaphysical Exploration - Definitionof metaphysics : the underlying theoretical principles of a subject or field of inquiry, Metaphysical - Philosophy . a. concerned with abstract thought or subjects, as existence, causality, or truth. b. concerned with first principles and ultimate grounds, as being, time, or substance - many paths of metaphysical exploration: knowledge, morals, good and evil, emotions, society, institutions, religion, art and beauty, life and death Buddhism : Buddha “the enlightened one” Story of enlightenment Four Noble Truths – he inspected his own mind to find these truths 1. Dukkha (suffering/impermanence) – diagnosis/disease 2. Samudaya (the arising/condition) – what causes the disease 3. Nirodha (extinction/cessation of dukkha) - cure 4. Magga/Marga – how to get the cure/prescription Noble Eightfold Path – living a life that is conducive to obtaining nirvana Thoreau: You find yourself through exploration into the natural world
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