The Buddhist Way Of Life

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1- For many, there is nothing more terrifying than facing the end of their life with few exceptions. One of these exceptions would be the Buddhist way of life and their perspective of death. Buddhist gained popularity in the U.S. as another pathway to inner peace and means of a healthy way to view both life and death as one cannot exist without the other. Though this perspective may at first seems optimistic, quite to the contrary Buddha proclaimed that life itself was all suffering in a long, cyclical chain of death and rebirth. Compared to Western religions and philosophies, Buddhism is on the opposite side of the scale with lacking the belief than every man and woman is born with the original sin. Instead, every man, woman and…show more content…
Dukkha is experience in many ways from the pain of birth and the grief of death, to the agony of sickness to separation from that which you like or enjoy. As one of the Noble Truths proclaimed by Buddha, the middle path encounters the seven sorrowful experiences as a part of every life, but how to accept and move past these pains are truly what matters. Unlike Judaic religions where the main truth in their world is to repent for a sin that is proposed to exist even before you’re born, Buddha declares that it is in the everyday life that we must overcome the distress of craving that which we do not own. To add to the distress given through life itself, we must also realize and accept that the self or the core essence that we think we know of today, is in fact not true. Our self or as some say, our soul is not a constant nor is it permanent. Again, Buddha claims that life is in fact substanceless where what most would call a soul is not something that is permanent that we cannot have complete control over. Since the self is not eternal, we must let go of such an idea and not base any way of life based on the ‘self’ and focus more on a means of releasing that stagnant thoughts that we must find our own sense of self. When we realize anatta, then we are always paving the pathway for annica, or nothing is permanent or static. The Buddhist belief in annica proposes that all things are in a state of
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