PHI105 Week 7 Assignment - Eastern and Western Philosophers Comparison Paper (Rough Draft)

PHI105 Week 7 Assignment - Eastern and Western Philosophers Comparison Paper (Rough Draft)

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Buddha vs. Leibniz 1 Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) vs. Gottfried Wilhelm, Baron von Leibniz Teresa Robertson Axia College: University of Phoenix
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Buddha vs. Leibniz 2 Introduction After reading the different views of both Eastern and Western philosophers, I am really fascinated by the views and beliefs of Siddhartha Gautama and Gottfried Wilhelm, Baron von Leibniz. I feel like these two men make the most compelling cases of their ideas. I can also agree and relate to some of both views. These two men have some great similarities and also some interesting differences from the principle of sufficient reason and suffering and evil in the world to meditating and finding total enlightenment.
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Buddha vs. Leibniz 3 Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) As a child Siddhartha Gautama, better known as Buddha which means " one who has awakened " (Haselhurst & Howie, 2009), was raised in a privileged home and was sheltered from the dust and trouble of the outside world by his father Suddhodana, who was a wealthy king, and his mother. When Siddhartha was sixteen he married his wife Yasodhara and later had a son. When he was about twenty-nine years old Siddhartha left his wife and son and slipped away during the night and entered the forest to seek a solution to the conundrum of suffering, shaving his head and taking on the raiment’s of poverty (Moore & Bruder, 2008) after witnessing the suffering of some people in the city of Kapilavastu. It is because of this Siddhartha discovered that one must lose ignorance and selfishness through meditation and self-abnegation and reach a state of permanent enlightenment. Buddha believed that one cannot reach true enlightenment as long as they have desires,
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PHI105 Week 7 Assignment - Eastern and Western Philosophers Comparison Paper (Rough Draft)

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