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The Buddhist Path to “Enlightenment” The philosophy of Buddhism “in a nutshell.” “Shun Evil…” “Do Good…” “Purify the Mind… That is the teaching of all the Buddhas” The Noble Eightfold Path Wisdom: 1. Right Understanding 2. Right Thought Morality: 3. Right Speech 4. Right Action 5. Right Livelihood Concentration: 6. Right Effort 7. Right Mindfulness 8. Right Concentration The Recitation I take refuge in the Buddha I take refuge in the Dharma (the truth he taught) I take refuge in the Sangha (the monks who follow his teachings) Dharma moves from the Hindu concept of the specific duty of each member of a caste to fulfill the requirements of the caste, to the idea of a Universal
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Unformatted text preview: Truth taught by the Buddha that leads to enlightenment. The Buddhist layman takes five vows; 1. To do no harm to any living thing 2. Not to abuse sex 3. Not to steal 4. Not to lie 5. Not to use intoxicants The Buddhist monk adds five more vows: 6. Not to eat after noon 7. Not to dance or attend entertainments 8. Not to decorate themselves 9. Not to use soft beds 10. Not to handle silver or gold The three universal characteristics of reality: Anicca : Nothing is permanent or unchanging Dukkha : Imperfection, dis-ease, suffering and sorrow Anatta : Not-self, emptiness, the void or nothingness...
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