There are four noble truths upon which all Buddhist teaching is based. It is said that if you do not understand these truths it is impossible for you to practice Buddhism. Buddhism, like most other religions has the potential to serve the community and produce good well-natured people. To be a successful Buddhist you must understand the interdependent nature of reality. All of Buddhist Philosophy rests on this one basic truth. In addition to this, you must also practice non-violence, this is at the very least refraining from harming others, but more specifically it means that you should do your best to help other people. When you decide to become Buddhist, you decide to take refuge in the three jewels. From this you develop Bodhichitta (compassion), or a “good heart”. The three Jewels of Buddhism are Buddha, the Dharma and his teachings, and the Sanngha. To develop ones Bodhichitta it is necessary to aim all, or most, of ones activities to helping others. You must develop a good foundation in this or you will not be able to achieve higher levels in Bodhichitta. It is important to realize that the practice of taking refuge in the Three Jewels is not just a ceremony, this confusion is because of the Refuge Ceremony that is often associated. The most important thing is reflection, and believing in the teachings of Buddha. Most Buddhists think of Buddha as not just a man. They believe in buddhahood which is based on spiritual levels. Buddhahood is a spiritual state of being. This is why Buddhist scriptures speak of many Buddhas i.e. Buddhas of past present and future. This means that a Buddha can come into being. The question is only, how is that accomplished? To become a Buddha that would mean you would have to become fully enlightened. Many people question whether this is level of enlightenment is even possible to attain. One thing that may be close are the Sangha. The Sangha are people who follow the Dharma and its teachings. These people have reached an incredible level of enlightenment. They have rejected a great deal of negative thinking and afflictive emotions. Even they, however have not removed all of this, to do so would be to enter Buddhahood. In the four noble truths, the order in which they are written or introduced, is not necessarily in order of importance or even the order in which they may appear in life. The truths work different for each individual Buddhist. Happiness for example is different for everyone. Happiness has two meanings in Buddhism. One of course is the traditional sense of happiness. The other is the total absence of suffering, this may not result in extreme elation but it is considered t he highest form of happiness because there is complete freedom from suffering. This is Cessation. This can never be produced or created by anything however, from the Buddhist perspective. The deepest Buddhist hopes are to be free from suffering. To explain simply the Four Basic Truths as simply as possible; 1. To be free of suffering, and to be fully understood 2. To have control of the things which cause suffering 3. the supreme truth and final liberation of nirvana which is achieved as the cause of suffering is eliminated. The mind experiences complete freedom and liberation 4. the truth of the eightfold ariya path leading to the cessation of suffering. Buddhism was founded in Northern India by the Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama. He was born in 563 in Lumbini which is in modern-day Nepal. At the age of 29, he left his wife, children and political involvements in order to seek truth; this was an accepted practice at the time for some men to leave their family and lead the life of an ascetic. He studied Brahmanism, but ultimately rejected it. In 535 BC, he reached enlightenment and assumed the title Buddha. He is also referred to as the Sakyamuni, (sage of the Sakya clan). He promoted The Middle Way, rejecting both extremes of the mortification of the flesh and of hedonism as paths toward the state of…
stage for the open air theatre made of bamboo or woven coconut leaves can come up in a village at a moment's notice Dramatic activity is one in which everyone in the village lends a hand.
Almost every villages in Tamilnadu has a drama unit.
The rest are usually Muslims and Christians
The worship of Amman, aslso called Mariamman, is thought to have been derived from an ancient mother goddess
Kan̲n̲agi, is worshipped as Pattin̲i by many Tamils…
Religion Grade 10 Unit 1
Anthropology: The science that studies the origin, development and custom of human being.
Cultural Anthropology: Deals with the social development, practices and beliefs of human beings.
Physical Anthropology: Deals with physiological and anatomical evolution, and classification of the human species.
Sin: The breach of the relationship that God established with creation.
Goodness: God is the source of all that is good.
Human Dignity: God…
foreshadows the conflict More will face as Wolsey’s replacement.
The way More felt about his conscience, the way he could not go aginst what he believed, even if he would be killed for it. We still see this kind of practice everyday not as much to religon like then, but commitment to ones country. There are many soliders that are captured and held hostage and interrigated for information. Many of them sacrifice their lives because of the commitment to their country. The do not give up information…
18 October 2011
The Outcome of a Religious Society:
Religion has been among the most controversial of topics for ages. It is an extremely sensitive subject and the majority of people take it very seriously. Religion has the power to cause unification to a society. On the other hand, it can also bring about struggles and misfortune, ripping a society apart. There are many cases in history where Religion was the source of conflict. In 16th century Europe,…
times before the christian overhaul, where doctors gave suffering patients a fatal poison. With the new coming of religon throughout the world the act of “assisted suicide” was deemed a sin. Not until recently in the 20th century has this issue been a frontpage headline that is causing severe controversy. The arguments for and against loosly include that it is murder offends many religons and is inhuman. Support is that we should have the right to decide, No one who is suffering should have to, and…
Volkoff, V. (1985). Vladimir the Russian Viking. Woodstock, N.Y.: Overlook Press.
Abrutyn, S. (Director) (2014, January 1). Religious Economics. Class Sociology of Religon 3860. Lecture conducted from , Memphis.
Abrutyn, S. (Director) (2014, January 1). Meaning and Legitimation. Class Sociology of Religon 3860. Lecture conducted from , Memphis.…
February 18, 2015
Professor Frederick W. ODell
Case Brief – Chapter 2 Religion
Case: Zelman v. Simmons-Harris Citation: 536 U.S. 639 Year: 2002
The case was argued February 20, 2002 and decided June 27, 2002. The Chief justice William Rehnquist delivered the court’s decision, joined by Justice O’Connor, Justice Scalia, Justice Kennedy, and Justice Thomas. Dissents were delivered by Justice Stevens, Souter, and Breyer.
J. Hessler, Clint Bolick, William Mellor, Richard…
Raja yoga, raja means Spiritual knowledge, which is considering about what are the completely change of body and soul for a human life to a situation of everlasting peace Even you like it or not, happy or sad, you still share your dedication for people who needs you.
Jnana yoga think knowledge has lower and higher level, in lower level we learn about what is surface of life like human’s behavior but in high level of jnana yoga we learn about what human’s spiritual through surface and to feel and…
what helps you get out of bed in the morning due to severe depression. Marijuana can also be an important part in someones life because of their religion. A Rastafarian uses marijuana as a spiritual thing.It is in their religon to smoke marijuana, but they say “‘It is not a religon, it’s a way of life’” (Rastafari movement, Barrett.)
Medical marijuana is legal in some states. People are always saying how nothing good comes from drugs and they are illegal for a reason, but that is not true. People…