This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.View Full Document
Unformatted text preview: -Enlightened path leads to insight and knowledge and ultimately nirvana-Encouraged annihilation or worldly desires and renunciation of material wealth-Enlightenment could be achieved by everyone-Buddha wrote nothing but his followers transcribed his teachings into written word in the 5 th century o Pitakas ( baskets of law ) o Sustras (threads ) o Most famous sermon was where Buddha preached to followers at Deer park in Benores About abandonment of behavioral extremes and pursuit of 8 th fold path of right conduct Much in common with the sermon on the mount by Jesus...
View Full Document
- Spring '08
- Buddhism, Noble Eightfold Path, Gautama Buddha, fold path, Sidhartha Gautama