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religion 100 2011 exam question 4

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Short Answer Question 4 The Indic traditions are sometimes characterized as being pragmatic in orientation, grappling with what they see as being the central problems of living in the world. With reference to Buddhism and to one Western tradition, discuss this issue. What does each of these traditions see as being the most crucial problem of existence? What techniques does it propose to resolve it? Buddhism believes that the biggest problem that humans have with living in the world is that they are fuelled by desire. This desire causes suffering because it is impossible for a person to have all their desires met (infinite?). Explained by the 4 Noble Truths 4 Noble Truths 1) Suffering is a constant part of life 2) Suffering is caused by our desire 3) To ge
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