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The Dharma The 2nd Jewel of Buddhism: The teachings of the Buddha
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The first turning of the wheel of dharma Setting the Wheel of the Dharma in motion
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These 5 form the first sangha , or community of people practicing the dharma. The Dharma : Buddha’s teachings Buddha begins teaching at Sarnath, a deer park just outside of Benares, India. Buddha’s first audience is comprised of the 5 ascetics with whom he had been on his
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1: Life is suffering (duhkha). this means that there is unhappiness or unsatisfactoriness 2: This “suffering” is caused by attachments and craving. We will always be disappointed by our attachment to impermanent things. 3: You can overcome suffering by understanding that the cause of suffering is desire; therefore it is possible to end suffering 4: There is a way or path for overcoming desire’s hold on you by following the middle way, given in the eightfold path. This path focuses on moral discipline, mindfulness and wisdom. Mindfulness and awareness of desires allow us to overcome
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