Buddhism Study Guide (PHIL 136)
Be familiar with the following terms:
Be familiar with the life of the Buddha
The Enlightened one
Buddhism Key Terms:
1. Buddha: Family Name: Siddartha Gautama the enlightened one the one
who woke up.
- Discovered the cause of suffering and the method to stop the vicious cycle.
2. Buddhadharma: leads from confusion and suffering to contentment and
Reflecting on Dhammapada
The Buddhas teachings were well thought, inspirational, life changing, and gave a good
moral outline to life. The Dhammapada expresses the Buddhas teachings through written text
What is Nirvana?
It means to extinguish or blow out. Metaphorically, a person is extinguishing their
soul, however, the soul has never existed. This is only attained by deprivation of all cravings
and suffering fueled from attachments. It is referred as a
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Phil 136: Buddhism 2:00pm-3:15pm
Zen Buddhism & Soto Zen
The introduction of Zen Buddhism into Japan can be mostly be attributed to two men in the 12 th
and 13th centuries. The first to introduce the new practice was Ei