Religion: Buddhism, PRINCIPLES OF BUDDHISM
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PRINCIPLES OF BUDDHISM
The Triple Gem
Buddhists seek refuge in what are often referred to as the Triple Gem, Three Jewels or Triple Jewel.
The Buddha: Awakened one, enlightened one. The original nature of the heart; the attainment of Nirvana.
The Dharma (Dhamma): The body of teachings expounded by the Buddha. The nature of reality.
The Sangha: Community of monks and nuns who have become enlightened. Also could be translated as awakened community.
It is impossible to escape one's karma (The universal principle of cause and effect, action and reaction which governs all life).
The one, who is seeking to become enlightened, commits by pursuing enlightenment and following in the footsteps of the people who have followed the path to enlightenment before.
The Four Noble Truths
The Four Noble Truths with the Eightfold Path is the way to obtain Salvation for Gautama Buddha which comes with Nirvana after enlightenment. It brings Salvation from the sufferings on earth, and, most important, salvation from the curse of reincarnation.
Dukkha: The condition of all existence is suffering.
Samudaya: The cause of suffering is attachment or desire (tanha) rooted in ignorance.
Nirodha: The end of suffering is Nirvana.
Marga: The path to end suffering is the Noble Eightfold Path.
The Noble Eightfold Path
Enlightenment and Nirvana is attained by meditation and by following the path of righteousness in action, thought, and attitude.
Right Understanding (Samma ditthi)
Right Thought (Samma sankappa)