Background on Buddha

  • Created by: harriet
  • Created on: 10-04-13 18:37
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  • Background on Buddha
    • "work out your own salvation with diligence"
    • "life is characterised by suffering"
    • Buddhas teachings are described as a "raft"
      • Teachings carry people to safety, peace and nirvana
        • (People do not become attached to raft but use it as means to cross a stretch of water)
    • Buddha taught 'The Middle Way'
      • Buddha found the middle way and as a result achieved enlightenment.
      • avoided the extremes of ascetic austerity and the indulgent life of luxury
    • Buddha experienced the Four Sights prior to enlightenment
      • Old man
      • Poor man
      • Sick man
      • Dead man


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