When you achieve nirvana you are not generating karma and not in cycle of

When you achieve nirvana you are not generating karma

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When you achieve nirvana you are not generating karma and not in cycle of samsara - Parinivana is when enlightened dies so they are fully out of the cycle of samsara - Buddhist is displayed as laying down in parinivana - He was cremated Ties to buddhist practice four key buddhist pilgrimage sites linked to this biography - Miraculous Birth (Lumbini in modern Nepal) - Enlightenment under bodhi tree (in Bodh Gaya) - Preaching the first sermon (outside Varanasi) - Death and parinirvana (Kushinagar) 16. "There are four places, Ananda, that a pious person should visit and look upon with feelings of reverence. What are the four? 17. "'Here the Tathagata was born!' This, Ananda, is a place that a pious person should visit and look upon with feelings of reverence. 18. "'Here the Tathagata became fully enlightened in unsurpassed, supreme Enlightenment!' This, Ananda, is a place that a pious person should visit and look upon with feelings of reverence. 19. "'Here the Tathagata set rolling the unexcelled Wheel of the Dhamma!' This, Ananda, is a place that a pious person should visit and look upon with feelings of reverence. 20. "'Here the Tathagata passed away into the state of Nibbana in which no element of clinging remains!' This, Ananda, is a place that a pious person should visit and look upon with feelings of reverence. 21. "These, Ananda, are the four places that a pious person should visit and look upon with feelings of reverence. And truly there will come to these places, Ananda, pious bhikkhus and bhikkhunis, laymen and laywomen, reflecting: 'Here the Tathagata was born! Here the Tathagata became fully enlightened in unsurpassed, supreme Enlightenment! Here the Tathagata set rolling
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the unexcelled Wheel of the Dhamma! Here the Tathagata passed away into the state of Nibbana in which no element of clinging remains!' 22. "And whoever, Ananda, should die on such a pilgrimage with his heart established in faith, at the breaking up of the body, after death, will be reborn in a realm of heavenly happiness." - The practice of pilgrimage is tied to guarantee that moment of death will be a happy rebirth - If you die on pilgrimage trail it will be a happy rebirth Early Buddhist teachings - developed teachings to respond to the four sights that made him want to become and enlightened The Three Marks of Existence - undeniable truths about what it means to be alive 1. Impermanence- there is nothing in this embodied world that has permanent existence because everything is subject to change (living things only exist because of change and things will come to an end) – it’s the case for all of the gods and everything in the world (all subject to law of karma)- all areas in the cosmos (heaven and hell are impermanent) 2. Suffering (/ unsatisfactoriness)- life is unsatisfactory because there is nothing that exists that can provide permanent truth meaning or happiness – even things that bring us delight since they are impermanent will bring us pain the future because it will change 3. *No immortal souls ( anatman- notion is there are no such souls that exist)- souls are an
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  • Winter '17
  • Angela Sumegi
  • Buddhism, Gautama Buddha, Karma

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