Religious Quest I Assignment for Sept. 10 Prof. Makransky
Sept. 10 assignment Prof. Makransky
FIRST: Study the handout on the course website “Buddha and Indian Religion.” What
questions do you have on it? Bring your questions on it to class.
THEN Read: In Radiant Mind on course website: pages 32-43 (Theravada Practice);
215-219 (Refuge as a basis for entering into the Buddha’s path). Then focus on pages
65-66 (Buddha’s first teaching), 71-74 (impermanence and the Four Noble Truths), 75-78
(Dalai Lama on Four Noble Truths), 78-79 (dukkha/suffering), 281-288 (self/no self).
THEN read on the course website: “Words of Truth” (verses of the Buddha from the
scripture the Dhammapada) pages 125-136.
Writing assignment: print out passages you write about so you can