RgSt4 midterm 2 Review sheet
1. What is the relationship between emptiness and dependent origination?
(Reader page 55)
What is each in Madhyamaka terms? Explanation of D.O should be in the
explanation of emptiness
What are the four
Buddhism- anything that can be said such as four noble truth, eightfold truth is conventional
Emptiness and codependent origination is ultimate truth
Ultimate truth mind cant grasp it in an ordinary way, way that your mind grasp concept of a
chair you can
Lecture, Summaries, Questions.
- Santideva: faith is the guide of all virtue, believing in the buddhas and their qualities, one
believes in the practice of Bodhisattvas. Faith in the Buddha is an antidote to sin.
- Celestial B
Four noble truths turning of the wheel of Dhamma
Meaning of the world "truth" (sastya)
It can also mean reality, reality of our condition.
1. Owns condition - suffering
2. It's source
4. Method of bringing it down
Four noble truths.
All composite p
19th century economic change
- Revolution, antebellum period, expansion of credit through banking
Momentum changes through rise of big business, large scale corporations dominated economy
- mechanization and technological innovation, m
- Celestial boddhisattvas
o Manifestations of various virtues
- Bodhisattva is not a final goal, it is along the path to becoming a Buddha
- Path of boddhisatva path ebings with the Bodhi-citta which is the striving or wish to
The rise and fall of populism: farmers respond to big business
Key Theme: Contested Visions of progress
How did farmers challenge industrialists vision of progress?
What role did they think the government should play in regulating big business?
Lovell Tuesday 10AM
Week 2 Summary Readings
This week we learned about topics in early Buddhist teachings like karma, the four noble
truths, Dukkha, karma, and the realms of Buddhism. As seen in An Introduction to Buddhism
Week 3 Readings
This weeks readings talked about how the early developments of Buddhism came to be.
A Sangha which is a community of monks and nuns, follow teachings in the Abhidharma which
details doctrinal mat
4 pursuits in life
Material wellbeing- wealth, ethically gained> opportunity to practice generosity, keep
good health , human rebirth is very rare.
Aesthetics/sensual pleasures for as long as they are within the given ethical
boundaries, hearing music, se
When did Mahayana begin?
Maha = great/past
Yana = vehical
Mahayana is new movement that occurred, different times in different regions in india.
Earliest evidence (textual) was in the 1st century.
The earliest arch
Main Points, Summary, Questions
With Nagaruna and Emptiness, it is stated that things never arise from themselves, from
others, or from both. As long as a thing is non-arisen, conditioning factors do not arise
Cognitive event: an event of cognising an object
Its not a unitary, independent entity
A continuum, or stream, of the moments of awareness, which are not
mutually connected by a permanent and independent
It arises in
Jan. 23, 2017
God in Buddhism?
Cycle of birth and rebirth- all in there
6 types of beings
Four Pursuits in life
Wealth ethically gained > opportunity to practice generosity,
keep good health
aesthetic/sensual pleasures for as long as they are within the given
Section Week 5
Buddha, Dharma, Sangha
I go for refuge in _
How do you know that something is moral or amoral (ethical or not)?
Typically, loving is moral, and hateful is amoral
Inherently, no universal morality
Institution behind it li
There are three types of wisdom.
1. One comes from listening/hearing, you can say from study
2. One that comes from reflection, thinking, analysis, becomes more of your
knowledge than others
3. Higher reason acquired t
The later fourfold division of Buddhist communities in India
1. Monks and bonus
2. Layman and women
3. Great layman
4. Yogis and yoginis
Monastic and lay disciples in the Indian early Buddhism
Theravada countries is almost like fundamental Budd
Pilgrimage Stupas and Relics Worship
10 short questions, write sentence of each noble truth example. Shorter essay question
that is based on the reading. Study cheat, we will take out questions from the study cheat.
Bring a blue book.
The Buddha and Pilgr
Nirvana and Parinirvana
Attachment - to materialistic things
5 aggregates- where is something permanent, nothing is permanent (physically)
1. Material form
3. Feelings (emotions, sensation)
Tuesday 10 AM
There is a direct path of mindfulness which includes that of body, feeling, mind and
dharmas. The first one is mindfulness of body which is needed to understand that we are not
permanent. All of the t