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9. Questions of Topic: non self. There is this notion of no enduring self and that there is no soul. 11 Lotus Sutra: members are schoked, saying you only have been enlightened for 40 years how is it possible that you convereted a
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Jen Winston REL134xg Discussion Response Week #3 September 16, 2008 Q1.) According to Scripture 26, Making Men into Monks, becoming a monk means undergoing a difficult and extensive process. The text reminds us that the early requirement to achieve m
Jen Winston REL134xg Discussion Section October 28, 2008 Week 9 Discussion Question 1 1.) How is the Pure Land of Amita described in the Longer Sukhavativyuha Sutra? Are its qualities universal in
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Jen Winston Buddhist Lit Discussion Question Week 12 November 17, 2008
How would you describe the role of teachers in Dgens Zen? How does he describe them in the Raizai Tokuzui chapter?
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Jen Winston Buddhist Literature Discussion Week 11 November 11, 208
When Zen is used in mainstream American culture, what is it used to connote? What, in the popular American mind, does Zen mean? Have our lectures and readings on Zen challenged your
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1. In his lecture on Thursday, Dean Soni explained how Buddhism offered a critique of the hierarchical social system known to us today as the caste system (varna system). How did early Buddhist teachings re-envision the traditional Indian social orde