The Teachings Of The Buddhist Religion

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October 19 (attended): Began discussion on the Buddhist Religion. Introduced to the history of the religion, talking about the the historical beginning, and Siddhartha Gautama’s journey and struggles. We also discussed the religion itself, but on a visceral level, concerning ourselves with the fact that there was no god and no alternate reality. Class closed on the differences that exist between all the other religions that developed in the subcontinent of India.
October 22 (attended): Discussion was centered around Buddhism, exploring aspects of the two main schools of thought, Theravada and Mahayana. Going over the pillars of Theravada Buddhism we learned how the religion is structured in such a manner that people do not have to practice in a specific location or to a specific deity, but that the school is very introspective and is isolated path to enlightenment. Also discussing the difference between being in an elevated state of bliss and actual enlightenment. Theravada is structured in such a way that it does not follow the current template of devotion, care and practice that religion has set throughout time rather it focuses on following the tenets that the left behind, and allowing each individual to tread their own path.
October 26 (attended): We continued our discussion on Theravada Buddhism, analyzing the aspects what tenets devotees need to adhere to, such as the four noble truths and the eight-fold path. We then dove deeper into the significance of the what the
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