In Buddhism, what are 'suffer and self', 'desire', and impermanence? What is the eightfold path?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 8:29 am ad1c9bdddf
Buddhism is derived from Gautama and his "middle way." The "middle way" is actually a summary label derived from the rest of Gautama's work. That understanding, perhaps consistent with its practices, is ordered in terms of how one becomes aware of them. In order:
1) Suffering & Self: all creatures suffer, but all creatures suffer due to attachment, to themselves or to other things.
2) Desire: the source of this attachment is desire, or wanting; it keeps people in an endless cycle of "getting that new thing" or "getting the next fix," whatever material possession they think meets that desire. This is pretty interesting, because in a round-about way, Buddhism therefore claims that even what we think are "needs" are essentially desires. All that one needs, one already has.
3) Impermanence: the reason this desire for attachment ...
The solution discusses suffering, desire impermanence and the eightfold path in Buddhism.
Discussion of the Chinese religion of Buddhism.
Can you help me start this assignment for my presentation on the Chinese religion as my topic?
Origins and Historical Development
Aspects of the Divine
Death and the Afterlife
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Handout for the class
Use of time allotted
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