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RELG 207 Buddhism 3rd Lecture Jan 22.docx

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Religious Studies
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RELG 207
Arvind Sharma

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RELG 207 Buddhism­ 3  Lecture  Wednesday January 22, 2014 • Nirvana­ Sanskrit / Nibbana (P) • Buddha said in nirvana we experience something so much different than ordinary  life you wouldn’t be able to describe it  • It does not correspond to anything we have on this earth • Just because the experience is unusual does not mean it is not real • “Imagine your mind without thoughts” • Our ideas of what exist and do not exist does not exist in that realm • SKANDHAS ARE DUKKHA • Skandhas­ Aggregates  ▯BODY, SENSATIONS, PERCEPTIONS (light sound),  MENTAL VOLITIONS, ACTS OF CONSCIENSENESS  • Nothing permanent underlying the individual­ doctorate known as ANATTA or  NO SOUL • There is a permanent thing underling all of us called ATMAN­ corresponds to the  soul • ATMAN to Brahman • Buddhism believe there is nothing permanent underlying all of us SO all the  Skandhas are impermanent—all that is impermanent are sufferings  • Reification­ Making a thing out of a process­ according to Buddhists­ everything  in the world is processed  • Ones we get the sense of the “eye” we can move on to the next levels  • Rebirth does not entail transmigration  • Reincarnation­ soul leaves one body and goes to another­ transmigration­  migr
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