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  • Buddhism
    • Siddhartha Goutama-Born 580bc
      • Discovering Cruel Reality
        • He went out one day and saw...
          • A old man
          • A dead man
          • A sick man
          • A monk
            • Siddharta Goutama lived a life of extreme asceticism for 6 years
              • He then abandoned the strict lifestyle and lived the rest of his life following the middleway.
                • Enlightenment
                  • To become deeply absorbed in meditation, and reflect on the experience of life.
                  • The Prince (Siddharta Goutama) then became enlightened and became The Buddha.
                    • For the last 45 years of his life The Buddha taught many of his disciples who then attained enlightenment for themselves
    • The Four Noble Truth's
      • 1st noble Truth-------  The illness is the suffering and unhappiness that everyone feels at some time in their lives.
      • 2nd noble Truth-------       The cause of unhappiness is craving. We want more and more of everything.
      • 3rd Noble Truth------         It is always possible to be happy and free from craving, this state is the same as enlightenment.
      • 4th Noble Truth------         The way to overcome craving is by following the eightfold path, also known as the middle way.
    • The Eightfold Path
      • 5th-Right Livelihood
      • 4th-Right Action
      • 6-Right Effort
      • 3rd-Right Speech
      • 7th-Right Mindfulness
      • 2nd-Right Emotion
      • 8th-Right Meditation
      • 1st-Right Vision
    • The Five Precepts
      • 4th Precept-Abstaining false speech.
      • 3rd Precept-Abstain from sexual misconduct.
      • 5th Precept-Abstain from drink and derugs that cloud the mind.
      • 2nd Precept-Abstain from taking the not given.
      • 1st Precept-Abstain from harming living beings.

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