The Nature and Value of Human Life - Buddhism

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Human Nature and Human condition

Buddhism does not emphasise the value of the individual person. It teaches that the more attached a person is to themself the more they seek gratification and become self-centred, ignoring others.

This teaching of 'non-atman' (not-self) does not mean that individualism is DENIED but it recognises that all people are linked by common factors. The suffering of an individual is one which we should all experience.

It is important to follow 'The Noble Eightfold Path' which can lead to enlightenment. The eight points to the path include :                                                                                                 Right view; Right intention; Right


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