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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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