Religion Review for Test 2

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Religion Review for Test 2 6 th  century BC:  Siddhartha Gautama   Born to king + queen of Kapilavastu in Lumbini, Nepal Asita : he will be a teacher, not king Father hid suffering, gave him a luxurious life Sneaks out and sees 4 things: old man, corpse, leper, ascetic Vows to end suffering by Buddhism: 1. 4 noble truths 2. Anatman (no self) 3. Impermanence (everything is changing, constant flux, dynamism) 4. Karma + samsara (what goes around, comes around) 4 NobleTruths: 1. Life is suffering 2. Suffering is caused by Desire 3. There is an end to suffering: Nirvana/Nibbana (blowout) 4. The way to nirvana is the noble 8-fold path Classic Hindu criticism: If anatman, then where does karma go? 5 skandhas (heaps)  since nothing is permanent, these are constantly changing categories 1. Form 2. Consciousness 3. Perception 4. Feelings 5. Volition Cosmogony - cosmos gigestai: origin story, order, how the world came about, creation/emanation of  life 1. From a divine decree a. Creatio ex nihilo, let there be light (Christianity, Judaism, islam) 2. Master artisan a. Adam- adamah = “mud, clay” 3. Intercourse a. Isenagi + Isenami: spear the sea (Shinto) b. Atem Ra: sneeze-aculate into his hands 4. None a. Buddhism: Not an important question since it doesn’t lead to nirvana 5. Self sacrifice a. Purushia: sac’s self to create universe + caste system (order)  i. if you don’t  do your duty/stay in caste, world unravels
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course ENG 100 taught by Professor Mullen during the Spring '08 term at Emory.

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