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Unformatted text preview: Running head: EASTERN RELIGIOUS PHILOSOPHER QUOTATIONS 1 Eastern Religious Philosopher Quotations Stephen D, James PHI-105 Geth Allison March 30, 2011 University of Phoenix (Axia College) EASTERN RELIGIOUS PHILOSOPHER QUOTATIONS 2 Eastern Religious Philosopher Quotations Buddhism: Siddhartha Gautama The quotation that best represents Siddhartha Gautama; According to United Earth (n.d.), "[Insert the quotation]” (Siddhartha Gautama, Buddha Quotes, para.2).” Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.” Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) stated in the “Four Noble Truths” that there is suffering with causes, and the suffering can be ended through enlightened living. He expressed the enlightened living in the Eightfold Path. Buddha felt that through meditation and self-abnegation, all desires that caused unhappiness could be overcome; by practicing the meditation, a person can reach a state of fulfillment known as “Nirvana,” it may...
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