World Religion Notes 9/21-26
World Religion Notes 9/21-26 REL 2300
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World Religions Notes 92126 800200 BCE Axial Age 0 Siddhartha Gautama grew up in a palace isolated from the outside world and had a wife amp son 0 4 Passing Sights these caused existential anxiety 0 Old person 0 Sick person 0 Dead person 0 Monk 0 He learned and practiced asceticism but it didn t answer his question why is there suffering 0 Middle Way midway between asceticism and hedonism o Siddhartha vows to stay in his yoga position under a tree until he figures out the answer he has spiritual breakthroughs and recalls his past lives 0 Suffering is caused by desire nirvana gt extinguishing the amecomplete freedom from suffering 0 3 keys to Buddhism 0 Sangha community 0 Buddha o Dharma o Interdependent Organization 0 Everything depends on one another 0 Impermanence everything is in a state of becoming 0 Buddha rejected the idea of an atman o Anatman no soul 0 Skandhas elusive tendencies I Body Viewpoint Thoughts Feelings I Karma 0 4 Noble Truths 0 Life is full of suffering o Desire causes suffering o It is possible to end desires 0 Following the 8 fold path Will end desires 0 8Fold Path 0 Right View 0 Right intention 0 Right speech 0 Right action 0 Right livelihood 0 Right effort 0 Right mindfulness 0 Right concentration Historv of Buddhism o Buddhist councils o 483 BCE made up of direct disciples the purpose was to determine where do we go from here after the Buddha had passed 0 Canon lawrulecollection of authoritative materials 0 383 BCE second council meets to discuss stricter policies 0 Ashoka Srd council 0 He embodied the idea of a wholly enlightened Buddhist king 0 Converted to Buddhism after being disturbed by warfare o 247 BCE 3rd council I Theravada way of the elders was created 0 Theravada I Spread everywhere but the Western world and Indonesia ultimately dominated Southeast Asia I Built around monastic traditions o Arhats I Buddhist shrines are designed to motivate personal spirituality I Claims to be the most pure path I 3 baskets Tripitaka 0 Discipline o Discourse o Dharma 0 Mahayana 2quotd branch 0 Spreads into China even though Daoism and Confucianism already have strongholds there Buddhism for the masses 3 bodies of Buddha I Earthly body I Bliss body I Truth body Heaven is a transcendent reality not an actual place Sutras Lotus and Pureland are the most popular I Amitabha bringer of boundless light I Pureland transcendent heaven overseen by Amitabha o Zen used to disengage from rational thinking 0 Vajrayana Buddhism 0 Currently popular in Tibet Mongolia Nepal and Bhutan 0 diamond vehicle 0 Key component deity yoga
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