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Lecture 20

MMW 12 Lecture 20: Lecture 20


Department
Making of the Modern World
Course Code
MMW 12
Professor
Richard Cohen
Lecture
20

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Quick Review of MMW 11 Re. Buddhism
Shakyamuni Buddha
Karma
Action that has an intentional quality and within that intention there is a
moral quality
Samsara
4 Noble Truths
Suffering
Cause of suffering
Cause are your intentions or Karma (the reason you do things are
the reasons you suffer)
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Karma that comes back through your actions
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Cessation of suffering
Bring suffering to an end
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Path to the cessation of suffering
Teachings of the Buddhism
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Learning to meditate and concentrate the mind so you can stop
negative thoughts/ideas and karma
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Authority lies in the interpretations of rabi at the time
Faxian and Xuanzang: What They Were Doing?
Faxian travelled in India between 399-414CE
Buddhism came to Chine around 1st century CE (took around 500 yrs to get
there)
Dissatisfied with scriptures of Buddha
Wanted to find the truth of Buddhism so he could restore it to its purity
Essence of the Origin
Esse="to be" in Latin
Essence= being, existence, reality, truth
Time is the enemy of truth--> information from beginning becomes transformed
Same model of time as Christianity (common way of looking at history)
Lecture 20
Monday, February 26, 2018
9:00 AM
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