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Lecture on Buddhism-Jan 29

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Andre Maintenay

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January 29th
- hagiography
- diagnose the problem that people experience (similar to a physician)
- Buddhist early teachings; 2 kinds
o 1. µ&RQGLWLRQHG¶([LVWHQFH ± life as we ordinarily live it ±
characterized by 3 qualities (doctrines):
1. Anitya ± the doctrine of impermanence; all thing change, in
constant process, never comes a time in which things ever settle
down ± no equilibrium ± change is incontrovertible/inexorable
2. Duhkha ± suffering ± the idea that the impermanence nature of life
results in frustration, anxiety, suffering
3. Anatman ± ³QR-VHOI´RUQRVRXO± nothing (no aspect of self) is
immune to change (*unlike any other Indic tradition) ± all things in
the universe are a composite of a sum of their parts and all parts
are subject to change
5 components of analyzing person: (according to early Buddhism
1) form ± female/male (physical)
2) feelings (mentally and physically)
3) interpretation of feelings
4) form resolutions ± determinations/decisions (actions)
- if you view others as being composed of the same thing with only
slight differences then you will have more empathy and kindness
towards others
- interpretation
Doctrine of Dependent Origination:
- things happen in a certain way becomes conditions for things to happen in that
way exists and conditions for things NOT to happen that way does not exist
- this is how we explain continuity
- genes is karma
5) Shaping of mind set for who one becomes
o 2. Unconditioned Existence ± the equivalent of moksha
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