There was a dramatic turning point in the Buddhas life. That is when he saw the four sights
Aging: A man that is so old that is bent.
Illness: A man that is so sick that he lost all control over his body functions. He
was covered with his own
-Mahavira= Great hero.
-Tirlthankaras- There 24 of them.
-The last Tirlthankaras is the Mahavira.
-His father was a prince of a small kingdom in India. He was brought up as a Hindu. He got
married and he had a daughter. When he became 30, he gave everythi
The chapter where it is stated that the only way to get to know, see & enter Krishna is through
devotion is: Chapter 11- Verse 54.
According to the Gita, people who are devoted to Krishna also do their Dharma. The clearest
sign of devotion is the fulfillm
Jain- follower of the victorious one.
- Anybody who follows Mahavira is a follower of the conqueror
- Jina= conqueror.
In Jainism, Mahavira is given the title Tirthankandra
- Tirthankas- bridge builder. (A bridge to Moksha or liberation.)
- There are 24 t
Guru- Spiritual teacher. Only teachers who lead a person to God, Moksha, liberationetc. are
considered Gurus. Ordinary teachers are not Gurus.
There are 10 human Gurus in Sikhism. The present Guru is the scripture Adi Granth or Guru
Confucius- (Kung Chiu) The founder of Confucianism.
Mencius- The second great teacher after Confucius. The book of Mencius is one of the 4 Books
of ancient Chinese wisdom.
Benevolence and Rightness- Ren & Yi. Mencius describes benevol
TAO TE CHING
Tao (way) Te (power) Ching (classic) - The classic of the way and its power. 81 very
short chapters & short sentences divided into 2 parts.
o 1-37: classic of the way.
o 38- 81: classic of the power.
Laozi/Lao-Tzu- It is said that he is the a