Buddhism

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Buddhism

Buddhism

Definiton of BuddhismBuddhism is a nontheistic religion that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs, and spiritual practices based on teachings attributed to Gautama Buddha, also known as the awakened one. Siddhartha is the creator.

Meditation-benefits of meditation are physical and mental health, relaxation, improved relaxation and mental ability, and happinessPrayers- a solution that allows you to train your mind and better understand oneself and benefits of their well beingChanting-focuses one’s good intentions, motivations, and purifying the mind from wrong views and understandings.

Practices

1.Going for Refuge. 2.Offering respect to the Buddha3.Making offerings or practicing dana.4.Confession of faults5.Precept ceremonies6.Calling on spiritual forces for support or protection7.Blessings, aspirations, and Brahmavihara “prayers.”8.Dedication of merit9.Rites of Passage such as weddings and funerals10.Initiations and ordinations

Rituals

I take refuge in BuddhaI take refuge in DharmaI take refuge in Sangha

Three Jewels

Refrain from destroying lifeRefrain from taking what is not freely givenRefrain from sexual misconductRefrain from untruthful speechRefrain from taking intoxicantsRefrain from specking of other's errors and faultsRefrain from evaluating yourself and blaming othersDo not be stingyDo not give vent to angerDo not defile the Three Jewels of Refuge

10 Great Precepts

“Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.”

http://www.purposefairy.com/71285/25-life-changing-lessons-to-learn-from-buddha/

When you release those who you are holding captive in the prison of un-forgiveness, it is you who is released from prison. You can’t keep someone down, without staying down with them. Learn to forgive, learn to forgive quickly.

http://thinksimplenow.com/clarity/life-lessons-from-buddha/

“The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.” – Buddha

http://higherperspectives.com/lessons-from-buddha//

Dharma

Sangha

1. The truth of sufferin 2. The truth of the cause of suffering3. The truth of the end of suffering4. The truth of the path that frees us from suffering

Four Noble Truths

1.Samma-Ditthi —right view or understanding. 2.Samma-Sankappa —right thought or attitude. 3.Samma-Vaca — right speech.4.Samma-Kammanta—right action.5.Samma-Ajiva —right livelihood.6.Samma-Vayama —right effort or diligence7.Samma-Sati —right mindfulness8.Samma-Samadhi — concentration, meditation, absorption or one-pointedness of mind.

Eightfold Path


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