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Unformatted text preview: Running head: EASTERN RELIGIOUS PHILOSOPHERS QUOTATIONS 1 Eastern Religious Philosophers Quotations Dustin Robison University of Phoenix Siddhartha Gautama Buddha- “A wise man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion, does not act as if it is real, so he escapes the suffering.” Siddhartha Gautama, born to a wealthy king and a mother of tribal ancestry, was a child linked to luxurious means. He devoted his life to finding the understanding suffering, balance, and clarification of life. Although Siddhartha was spared from the effects of human suffering, he set his sights on discovering the deeper meaning of the feelings associated with anguish and agony. This quote shows he believed that sufferance can be experienced by all humans but the manifestations of ignorance closes the door to enlightenment (Moore-Bruder,2009). In this passage, Siddhartha speaks of his view toward the knowledgeable individual, which knows suffering and is wise because of the ability to avoid it. In the same way, this philosopher sought to find something deeper than...
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This note was uploaded on 03/13/2011 for the course PHI 105 taught by Professor Taylor during the Fall '09 term at University of Phoenix.
- Fall '09