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    I am recruiting you any for universalisation, charismation, divinisation and presentation,
    Sorry, for this comment, i have commented on topic for recession, but then i went universal, pardon me .... !
    i am not doing too much, i am doing that what i think it has to be done ....
    my solution for recession is universalisation, means evaluate all resources and assets of universe and then apply necessary sum of new currency ( Zik = 100$ ) to pay all debts and to buy off all taxes from national governments ....
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    Long Island, NY
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  1. 1. BUDDHISM The Middle Path
  2. 2. Religions of South Asia
  3. 3. Buddhism in the Subcontinent
  4. 4. The Essence of Buddhism <ul><li>The “middle way of wisdom and compassion.” </li></ul><ul><li>2,500 year old tradition. </li></ul><ul><li>The 3 jewels of Buddhism: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Buddha , the teacher. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dharma , the teachings. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sangha , the community. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Siddhartha Gautama (563-483 BCE) <ul><li>Born in NE India (Nepal). </li></ul><ul><li>Raised in great luxury to be a king. </li></ul><ul><li>At 29 he rejected his luxurious life to seek enlightenment and the source of suffering. </li></ul><ul><li>Lived a strict, ascetic life for 6 yrs. </li></ul><ul><li>Rejecting this extreme, sat in meditation, and found nirvana . </li></ul><ul><li>Became “The Enlightened One,” at 35. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Who was The Buddha?
  7. 7. His father was a ruler of a kingdom in modern day Nepal
  8. 9. OLD MAN
  9. 10. SICKNESS
  10. 11. DEATH
  11. 12. The Path To Enlightenment
  12. 13. Asceticism
  13. 14. Siddhartha – The Ascetic Years
  14. 16. The Four Noble Truths: <ul><li>Life is suffering (pain) </li></ul><ul><li>Suffering comes from desire </li></ul><ul><li>To end pain – end desire </li></ul><ul><li>To end desire – Eightfold Path </li></ul>
  15. 17. Four Noble Truths <ul><li>There is suffering in the world. To live is to suffer. ( Dukkha ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Buddha found this out when he was young and experienced suffering and death in others. </li></ul></ul>
  16. 18. What is the fundamental cause of all suffering? Desire! <ul><li>Therefore, extinguish the self, don’t obsess about oneself. </li></ul>
  17. 19. Four Noble Truths <ul><li>The cause of suffering is self-centered desire and attachments. ( Tanha ) </li></ul>
  18. 20. Four Noble Truths <ul><li>The solution is to eliminate desire and attachments. ( Nirvana = “extinction” ) </li></ul>
  19. 21. Four Noble Truths <ul><li>To reach nirvana , one must follow the Eightfold Path. </li></ul>
  20. 22. Eightfold Path Nirvana <ul><li>The union with the ultimate spiritual reality. </li></ul><ul><li>Escape from the cycle of rebirth. </li></ul>
  21. 23. Eightfold Path Right Views Right Intention Right Speech Right Action Right Livelihood Right Effort Right Mindfulness Right Concentration
  22. 24. Sermon at Deer Park <ul><li>Went back to Varanasi to preach his first sermon </li></ul><ul><li>His former 5 friends became his first disciples. </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of the Sangha. </li></ul><ul><li>Caste not an issue. </li></ul>
  23. 25. Doctrinal Developments <ul><li>Borrowed many Hindu terms </li></ul><ul><li>Is there a god? </li></ul>
  24. 26. What is the Self ?
  25. 27. Buddha – 19c Thailand
  26. 28. Buddha’s head : 2c Pakistan
  27. 29. Mandala: Wheel of Life Motif
  28. 30. Mandala: Wheel of Life Motif
  29. 31. Buddhist Altar
  30. 32. Types of Buddhism <ul><li>Therevada Buddhism </li></ul><ul><li>Mahayana Buddhism </li></ul><ul><li>Tibetan Buddhism </li></ul><ul><li>Zen Buddhism </li></ul>
  31. 33. Theravada Buddhism <ul><li>The oldest school of Buddhism. </li></ul><ul><li>The “Way of the Elders” or the “ Small Vehicle.” </li></ul><ul><li>Found in southern Asia. </li></ul><ul><li>The monastic life is the best way to achieve nirvana . </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on wisdom and meditation. </li></ul><ul><li>Goal is to become a “ Buddha ,” or “Enlightened One.” </li></ul><ul><li>Over 100,000,000 followers today. </li></ul>
  32. 34. Theravada Buddhism
  33. 35. model their practice and lifestyle on that of the Buddha and his first generation of disciples by living close to nature in forest, mountains and caves. Monastic Life
  34. 36. Mahayana Buddhism <ul><li>The “ Great Vehicle.” </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in northern Asia (China, Japan). </li></ul><ul><li>Buddhism “for the masses.” </li></ul><ul><li>Seek guidance from Boddhisatvas , wise beings. </li></ul><ul><li>Goal : Not just individual escape from the wheel, but the salvation of all humanity through self-sacrifice of those enlightened few. </li></ul>
  35. 37. Mahayana Buddhism
  36. 38. Tibetan Buddhism <ul><li>The “Diamond Vehicle.” [ Vajrayana ] </li></ul><ul><li>Developed in Tibet in the 7c CE. </li></ul><ul><li>A mix of Theravada and Mahayana. </li></ul><ul><li>Boddhisatvas include Lamas, like the Dalai Lama . </li></ul><ul><li>The Tibetan Book of the Dead [ Bardo Thodol ]. </li></ul>
  37. 39. The Dalai Lama
  38. 41. Zen Buddhism <ul><li>The “Meditation School.” </li></ul><ul><li>Seeks sudden enlightenment [ satori ] through meditation, arriving at emptiness [ sunyata ]. </li></ul><ul><li>Use of meditation masters [ Roshi ]. </li></ul><ul><li>Beauty, art, and aesthetics: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gardens. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Archery. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tea ceremony. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Calligraphy. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  39. 42. The Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya 60 Foot tall Buddha Statue at Bodh Gaya The Bodhi Tree where Siddhartha found enlightenment.
  40. 43. “ I have given up extremes of either luxury or asceticism. I have discovered the Middle Way&quot;
  41. 44. Sanchi stupa, Madhya Pradesh, built by the Emperor Ashoka (273-236BC). Monks making an early morning alms round, Myanmar. Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarova lies in the region of Burang. They are symbolized as the &quot;Sacred Mountain and Holy Lake&quot; of Buddhism, Hinduism and the indigenous religions.
  42. 45. Relieve Stress & Meditate: Get a Mantra ! Ohm...mani...padme...hung... Hail to the jewel in the lotus!