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Buddhism

Founder-siddhartha Gautama
Northeast India
Translated to the enlightened one
Not a religion of worship. No creator. Cannot be saved or punished

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Main goals

Seek liberation from ignorance and slavery by correct knowledge, conduct and concentration.
Meditation can uproot human misery and achieve freedom

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Nirvana

Complete release from suffering,ignorance and self centered attachment
Once reached no further rebirths can be achieved

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Nontheistic

No God

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Salvation

From samsara. Continual life,death rebirth reincarnation cycle

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Karma

"Action" creating one life through thought and deed
All actions good and bad contain karma. Must be eliminated before freedom is attained.

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Dharma

Eternal truth about reality as realized in Buddhas enlightenment
Many cycles or birth living and death occur before one works for release. Brought on by suffering and recognizing dharma

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Three poisons

1) self centered craving and attachment
2) envy anger hatred
3) confusion or ignorance to reality
Normal minds

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Three poisons symbolized

1) rooster-attachment greed desire passion
2) snake-aversion aggressions hatred
3) pig-ignorance confusion bewilderment

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Four noble truths

1) dukkha- reality of suffering. Ex- loss sickness pain failure
2) samudaya-cause of suffering is a desire to control things. Ex:desire for fame
3) nirodha- suffering goes away with liberation of nirvana. Experience freedom and non attachment
4) magga- eightfold path leads to the cessation of suffering

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Eight fold path

Panna 1+2: wisdom. Right understanding and thinking
Sila 3,4,5: virtue and morality. Right speech no lying. Right conduct. Right livelihood
Samadhi 6,7,8: concentration meditation. Promote good thoughts. Conquer evil. Become aware of body and mind. Meditate to achieve higher stage of consciousness

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Five precepts

1) refrain from killing or hurting living creatures
2) don't take what isn't given
3)refrain from misuse of sensual pleasures
4) refrain from lying
5) no drinks or drugs

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The middle way

Is between the extremes of self mortification and pleasurable self indulgence

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What is the good life for human beings

A life free from duhkha using wisdom meditation and morality which results in enlightenment. Perfect Buddhist virtues like kindness nonattatchment and morality

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Duhkha

Means suffering frustration grief dissatisfaction

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What kind of a person do I want to be

A person free from duhkha and free from the birth and death cycle. Reach a state of freedom and self realization