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Buddhism Beliefs and Philosophy. Views. Not Theology, but Philosophy Do not worship their founder Do not worship gods or deities Not a religion of dogma Focus on attaining salvation Nirvana . Noble Truths. Life inevitably involves suffering, is imperfect and unsatisfactory

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  • Not Theology, but Philosophy

  • Do not worship their founder

  • Do not worship gods or deities

  • Not a religion of dogma

  • Focus on attaining salvation

  • Nirvana


Noble truths
Noble Truths

  • Life inevitably involves suffering, is imperfect and unsatisfactory

  • suffering originates in our desires

  • Suffering will cease if all desires cease

  • There is a way to realize this state: the Noble Eightfold Path


Suffering
Suffering

  • Dukha

  • Suffering or frustration

  • Cannot control everything in our life


Principles of non existence
Principles of Non-Existence

  • Anicca – nothing in the universe is permanent

  • Anatman – we are not permanent

  • We are ever changing ideas and emotions

  • When desire ceases, so too will Dukha



Wheel of birth and death
Wheel of Birth and Death

  • Differences between Hindu and Buddhism

  • No eternal self in Buddhism

  • Karma understood slightly differently

  • Personality developing on moment-to-moment basis

  • Impressions of good and back actions carry on



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