A Conversation for Buddha
alji's Started conversation Oct 1, 2002
Bodhi tree -- the fig tree under which Buddha gained enlightenment.
Hedonism -- He left the hedonism of the palace to become an ascetic.
He taught for 45 years until his death at 80. His last words were --
Impermanent are all created things; Strive on with awareness.
The followers of Buddha trust in their own wisdom. -- Buddhists do not trust in their own wisdom. They follow
The Four Noble Truths -
1. Life is suffering;
2. Suffering is due to attachment;
3. Attachment can be overcome;
4. There is a path for accomplishing this.
The Eightfold Path -
1. Right view.
2. Right aspiration.
These two are referred to as wisdom.
3. Right speech.
4. Right action.
5. Right livelihood.
These three are refered to as morality.
6. Right effort.
7. Right mindfulness.
8. Right concentration.
The last three are known as meditation.
His Zen teachings -- Dogen (1200-1253), was a monk who took Soto Zen to Japan from China . Soto Zen emphasizes mindfulness meditation.
Alji (Join of The Guild of Wizards @ U197895)
ThinkSoft Posted Nov 20, 2003
Kharma wasn't his idea, it was a basic belief of the Hinduism that Buddhism sprang from.
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