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Karma is the law that every cause has an effect, i.e., our actions have results.
All individuals being responsible for their past and present actions.
The Afterlife Depends on this Life
We are responsible for creating our own suffering, and it is wisdom and commitment what will release us.
The Middle Path
Means to avoid attachment to the two extremes, a balanced approach to life.
True wisdom is not simply believing what we are told but instead experiencing and understanding truth and reality. Wisdom requires an open and objective mind
Buddhism teaches that the solutions to our problems are within ourselves not outside.
Each person decides for themselves and takes responsibility for their own actions and understanding.
Without calming our mind, and examining our mind’s nature and its beliefs, we can never reach enlightenment.
Buddhism believes that our external situation is created by our internal minds.
Buddhists use meditation, mantras, and prayers alongside medicines to help heal themselves.
The word Buddhism comes from 'budhi', 'to awaken'.
Buddhism is more a philosophy and the Buddhist path can be summed up as:
- to lead a moral life,
- to be mindful and aware of thoughts and actions, and
- to develop wisdom and understanding.
as all human beings (and animals) wish for happiness and not to suffer – the purpose of life is to end that suffering.
How Can Buddhism Help Me?
Buddhism provides a practice that leads to true happiness.
Buddhism is also a belief system which is tolerant of all other beliefs or religions.
The basic concepts in Buddhism are the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path.
Four Noble Truths
1.The first truth is that life is suffering
2.The second truth is that suffering is caused by craving and aversion. craving leads to physical suffering because it causes us to be reborn.
3.The third truth is that suffering can be overcome and happiness can be attained
4.The fourth truth is that the Noble 8-fold Path is the path which leads to the end of suffering
Noble 8-fold Path
The Noble 8-fold Path is being moral, focussing the mind on being fully aware of our thoughts and actions, and developing wisdom by understanding the Four Noble Truths and by developing compassion for others.
The 5 Precepts
Not to kill
Not to steal
abstain from sexual misconduct
not to lie
to avoid intoxication, that is, losing mindfulness
It is never too late.
Even if you are going to die tomorrow,
Keep yourself straight and clear and be a happy human being today.
If you keep your situation happy day by day,
you will eventually reach the greatest happiness of Enlightenment.
There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.”
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