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Unformatted text preview: 12/7/2010 Religion Cont. Last class, addressed the big box (overall religious culture, not specific) Also addressed Daoism slightly Today we look at Buddhism Buddhism o Starts in India a reaction against Hinduism o Karma our decisions decide what creature we re-incarnate into o One key doctrine: There is no self o There is no reality, everything is false Idiots spend whole lives grasping tangible goods food, love What is real is misery o If you can remove yourself from the self you can end the cycle of reincarnation Reach Nirvana state of Buddha o Give up attachments to material wealth o Bodhisattva Pusa Someone who really understands the true understanding of Buddhism Can reach nirvana at any moment But chooses to maintain worldly attachments in order to help the other beings also achieve enlightenment Most important ones (ex: Guanyin) are female Doaist is more antisocial independent...
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