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Buddhism - Global History I
Buddhism
AIM: HOW CAN
BUDDHISM BE
CONSIDERED A
REACTION TO THE
BELIEFS OF
HINDUISM?
Copy all notes in red.
Answer reflection
questions in your
notebook.
Buddhism
• In complete silence, answer one of the
following questions in your notebook:
•Why do religions form?
•What advice would you give to someone
who wanted to be successful in life?
Provide examples.
Origins
•Siddhartha Gautama was
an Indian prince who left
his palace and eventually
discovered the existence
of suffering.
•He discovered that we
are born only to age and
die.
Siddhartha wanted to
discover how to end
suffering so
he sat under the
Bodhi tree and
meditated until
he became
enlightened.
When Siddhartha
achieved
enlightenment,
he became
the Buddha or
the Enlightened
One.
The Four Noble Truths
Gautama found that there were 4 things to
be true of human existence:
The cause and cessation of suffering can be
found in his Four Noble Truths.
The Four Noble Truths
Life is suffering.
Desire and attachment cause suffering.
Suffering can end.
Follow the Noble Eightfold Path
Turn and Talk (with your
partner or STOP & JOT
your response:
ALL LIFE IS SUFFERING.
DO YOU AGREE OR
DISAGREE? WHY?
Life is suffering but suffering can end.
The Noble Eightfold Path
•The Buddha encouraged his followers to
follow the the Eightfold Path or (middle
path) or to avoid extremes such as eating too
much or eating too little.
•The Eightfold Path are eight actions designed
to help followers achieve enlightenment.
•They are right view, right intention, right
speech, right action, right livelihood, right
effort, right mindfulness, right concentration.
The Noble Eightfold Path
Nirvana
•Nirvana is the end of suffering.
•By achieving nirvana, a person
escapes samsara or the cycle of
reincarnation.
•Siddhartha achieved nirvana when
he became enlightened.
Nirvana is the end of suffering.
Questions for Reflection (answer in your
notebook) :
•List and explain the Four Noble Truths .
•Why does the Buddha tell his followers
to follow the Noble Eightfold Path?
•Define nirvana.
•How does Buddhism differ from
Hinduism?
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