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  • BUDDHISM By Eleni Georgiou
  • BUDDHISM ●Buddhism is a religion indigenous to the Indian subcontinent that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and practices largely based on teachings attributed to Siddhartha Gautama, who is commonly known as the Buddha, meaning "the awakened one". ●The Buddha lived and taught in the eastern part of the Indian subcontinent sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE. He is recognized by Buddhists as an awakened or enlightened teacher who shared his insights to help sentient beings end their suffering through the elimination of ignorance by way of understanding and the seeing of dependent origination and the elimination of craving, and thus the attainment of the cessation of all suffering, known as the sublime state of nirvāna.
  • BUDDHIST CONCEPTS LIFE AND THE WORLD Main article: Saṃsāra (Buddhism) Samsara is the cycle of birth and death. Sentient beings crave pleasure and are averse to pain from birth to death. In being controlled by these attitudes, they perpetuate the cycle of their conditioned existence and suffering (saṃsāra), and by that means produce the causes and conditions of the next rebirth after death. Each rebirth repeats this process in an involuntary cycle, which Buddhists strive to end by eradicating these causes and conditions by the application of the methods laid out by the Buddha and subsequent Buddhists.
  • KARMA IN BUDDHISM ● In Buddhism, Karma is the force that drives saṃsāra (the cycle of suffering and rebirth for each being). Good, skillful deeds and bad, unskillful actions produce "seeds" in the mind that come to fruition either in this life or in a subsequent rebirth. ● In Buddhism, karma specifically refers to those actions of body, speech or mind that spring from mental intent, and bring about a consequence or result.
  • REBIRTH ● Rebirth refers to a process whereby beings go through a succession of lifetimes as one of many possible forms of sentient life, each running from conception to death. Buddhism rejects the concepts of a permanent self or an unchanging, eternal soul, as it is called in Hinduism and Christianity. ● According to Buddhism there ultimately is no such thing as a self independent from the rest of the universe. Rebirth in subsequent existences must be understood as the continuation of a dynamic, ever- changing process of "dependent arising" determined by the laws of cause and effect (karma) rather than that of one being, transmigrating or incarnating from one existence to the next.
  • THE CIRCLE OF LIFE Traditional Tibetan Buddhist Thangka depicting the Wheel of Life with its six realms.
  • BUDDHIST QUOTES ●I describe myself as a simple Buddhist monk. No more, no less. Dalai Lama ●I don't call myself a Buddhist. I'm a free spirit. I believe I'm here on earth to admire and enjoy it; that's my religion. Alice Walker ● A Buddhist or a good atheist is as acceptable to God as a good Catholic. Pat Buckley