Buddhism Concepts

Buddhism Concepts - Buddhism Siddhartha Gautama the Buddha...

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Buddhism Siddhartha Gautama the ‘Buddha’ made at least six major changes in the basic understandings of Hinduism. There were… A. The rejection of any form of Speculative Theology He doesn’t elucidate the questions of whether the soul and body are different, if there is ‘absolute’ truth, where the world came from, the character of the deities, etc He does elucidate the origin of misery, the reality of misery, the cessation of misery, and the path to the cessation of misery. Our difficulty is not in our philosophy but in how we feel, experience, and live B. Rejection of Religious Devotion (Bhakti) The universe abounds with demons, gods, goddesses, spirits, and non-human powers and agencies, but all are without exception finite, flawed, subject to death and rebirth. There is no transcendent, eternal, caring, empathetic, personal NUMINOUS that can direct destinies and hear and answer prayers, petitions, and wishes. C. Reformulation of KARMA
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2011 for the course REL 150 taught by Professor Mason during the Spring '11 term at Lindenwood.

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