Buddhism: the three refuges and the noble eightfold path

Explaining the concept of the three refuges and the noble eightfold path with sources listed for more information. Could be used for the phhilosiphy and applied ethics good and evil unit.

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The three refuges

A refuge is a place people go for safety or security. The Buddha says people
often go to the wrong place for these things such as false beliefs. The three
refuges are Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha.

Taking Refuge in the Buddha is an acceptance that you can…

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3. Right speech- to tell the truth, to speak friendly, warm, and gently and
to talk only when necessary
4. Right action- to act in ways which are calm and kind and do not hurt
5. Right livelihood- Do not have a job which does not follow Buddha's other…


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