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  • RE : Buddhism
    • The Life Of The Buddha
      • Born as an Indian Prince, Siddhartha Gautama
      • He saw 4 sights when he left the palace
        • 1. old age
        • 2. sickness
        • 3. death
        • 4. holy man
      • he wandered as an Ascetic for 6 years after he realised that this was not the way to live
      • he found the 'Middle Way'
      • he sat under a Bodhi tree and found the truth about life... then he became the Buddha (enlightened one)
    • The Teachings Of The Buddha
      • Three marks  of existence
        • Annica - life is always changing, nothing lasts forever
        • Anatta - no such thing as the Soul/Self, you are always changing.
        • Dukkha - life is unsatisfactory and full of pain and suffering
      • Nobel Truths
        • Dukkha
        • Tanha - a reason for suffering
        • Niroda - suffering will end
        • Magga - to end suffering you need to follow he Eightfold Path.
    • The Eightfold Path
      • Right viewpoint - to look at life and understand life
      • Right thought - correctly about life
      • Right speech - speak correctly and truthfully
      • Right action - way that helps others and does no harm
      • Right living - things you do should be useful and skilful
      • Right effort - working hard to do good, not bad
      • Right awareness- controlling your mind, see things in the right way
      • Right concentration - focus and calm, meditation
      • Five Precepts
        • 1. no harm to living creatures
        • 2. no stealing
        • 3. no gossiping or lying
        • 4. no misusing sex
        • 5. no drinks or drugs
    • Meditation
      • puja?
      • clear the mind
      • clarity
      • focus on -breathing; image within mind; kind thoughts to others
      • achieve enlightenment
      • example of Buddha
      • images of Buddha - Buddharupa's
      • flower - everything blossoms, blooms and then fades away
      • water - purity, cleanliness
      • by doing the you rise above everyday thoughts - become a better person

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