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Notes from week 7 (and 6)

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Notes from week 7 (and 6) THEO-368

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Covers Mahayana and start of buddha nature.
Karen Enriquez
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Marjolijn on Monday February 29, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to THEO-368 at Xavier University taught by Karen Enriquez in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 21 views. For similar materials see Buddhism in Religious Studies at Xavier University.

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Date Created: 02/29/16
Buddhism The early Sangha - started with the 5 ascetics that the Buddha taught. - stream enterer, one who has achieved a preliminary degree of spiritual understanding - Bhikkhu, fully ordained monk - Bhikkhuni, fully ordained nun - vihara (buddhist monasteries) - vinaya (monastic discipline) - one of the 3 baskets (sutras and abhidharma) Arhat - one who has reached full enlightenment; rebirth in samsara ceases: - Model: original esthetics and the life of the Buddha as Guatama - Model of reincarnation: live simply Char of Farly Buddhism - Theravada, tradition of Elders (Pali) - Monks - Practice generosity - focus on higher meditation path + wisdom - spiritually higher - lay men and women - goal: nirvana Indian Mahayana. 150-280 BCE world affirmation, lazed conception of human ideal. new ritual of devotion new definition of metaphysics and contemplative ideals. second turning of the wheel, the greater vehicle. Bodhisattva - being of enlightenment - parable of the burning house new - more about process to enlighten old - avoid evil Emptiness (spaciousness) —> nothing has own inherit nature paramita = perfection Bodhisattva of compassion. holding wish fulfilling jewel. More than ordinary compassion. Buddha Nature: Learning to see who you actually are, sometimes through the eyes of others. You don’t change to what they think you are, but you learn to understand your own reality. Developed and Discovered Discovered: We have always had all of these capacities. e.g. wisdom and love, inexhaustible source of wisdom, compassion and power. Inner capacity of goodness: peace love compassion wisdom Intrinsic worthiness and holiness. Inner dignity Impure perception that judges. Buddha nature needs to be developed, due to its hiddenness.


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