THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS. Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha. The Four Stages. “blissful stage of meditation” “beyond reasoning” “attentive & conscious, with equal mind to joy or aversion” “beyond pain & pleasure, with equal mind to joy and aversion”. THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS.
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Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha
The Noble Truth of Pain
The Noble Truth of the Cause of Pain
The Noble Truth of the Cessation of Pain
The Noble Truth that of the Way that leads to the Cessation of Pain
5. Right Livelihood
6. Right Effort
7. Right Mindfulness
8. Right Contemplation
Why is the body not the soul?
It is the same with the feelings, perception, elements & consciousness.
The religious life does not depend on dogmas concerning whether the world is or is not eternal. Or finite – or infinite. Why not?
“Bear in mind what I have not explained and what I have explained.”
Moral conduct for Buddhists differs according to whether it applies to the laity or to the Sangha or clergy.
1) To undertake the training to avoid taking the life of beings. This precept applies to all living beings not just humans. All beings have a right to their lives and that right should be respected.
2) To undertake the training to avoid taking things not given. This precept goes further than mere stealing. One should avoid taking anything unless one can be sure that is intended that it is for you.
3) To undertake the training to avoid sensual misconduct. This precept is often mistranslated or misinterpreted as relating only to sexual misconduct but it covers any overindulgence in any sensual pleasure such as gluttony as well as misconduct of a sexual nature.
4) To undertake the training to refrain from false speech. As well as avoiding lying and deceiving, this precept covers slander as well as speech which is not beneficial to the welfare of others.
5) To undertake the training to abstain from substances which cause intoxication and heedlessness.