The Buddhism Primer : An Introduction to Buddhism by Dhammasaavaka

By Dhammasaavaka

An creation to Buddhism together with: The Buddha, historical past of Buddhism, the key faculties of Buddhism, The Dhammapada, Metta Sutta, easy Buddhist Dictionary, Buddhist gala's and vacation trips, and teachings on Kamma (Karma).

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As well as works from noted monks and authors to give the reader further understanding of Buddhism in common every day language. With all the varied traditions and practices within different schools of thought not every detail in this book will match every belief system. I have tried to include only the most widely accepted teachings. --Robert John Mestre The Buddha Siddhartha Gautama The Early Years Actually, he was born Siddhartha Gautama and the term Buddha was a title meaning “the awakened one”, or “the one who knows”, and was used from the age of thirty-five.

The path to the cessation of suffering. There is a path to the end of suffering - a gradual path of self-improvement, which is described more detailed in the Eightfold Path. It is the middle way between the two extremes of excessive self-indulgence (hedonism) and excessive self-mortification (asceticism); and it leads to the end of the cycle of rebirth. The latter quality discerns it from other paths which are merely “wandering on the wheel of becoming”, because these do not have a final object.

One might ask, for example, what exactly constitutes false speech, what are untimely meals, what constitutes sexual misconduct, or whether a glass of wine causes heedlessness. And, the grotesque mime watching of the seventh precept sounds perhaps a bit outdated. The Buddhist master Thich Nath Hanh has formulated The Five Mindfulness Trainings, which are an adaptation of the first five Buddhist precepts. These are practiced by Buddhists of the Lam Te Dhyana school. By virtue of their sensible phrasing and their relevance to modern lifestyle, these “trainings” provide a valuable foundation of ethics for all of humanity.

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