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Buddhism and Buddhist teachings.

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????????? I think that all of the Buddhist teachings affect them in their daily lives but some affect them more than others. The first teaching that affects their lives is the three marks of existence. These are: * Dukka - all life is suffering, * Anicca - everything changes, * Anatta - there is no soul. Through Dukka Buddhists accept that we have to suffer in life. They are aware that even if they are not suffering themselves, someone somewhere in the world will be suffering at that moment in time. They accept that it's inevitable that they will suffer from things like illnesses, loss of a relative and eventually death. This helps them understand why they must reach enlightenment as this is the only place where they will experience true joy and stop suffering. This will also give them an incentive in life to gain more good Karma and meditate so that they can reach enlightenment. ...read more.


house on a patch of land he would check the ground for any insects or worms and remove them before laying the foundation of the house to ensure he gained good Karma. The second teaching that affects Buddhist's daily lives is the four noble truths. These are: * all life is suffering (Dukka), * Dukka is caused by greed and selfishness, * greed and selfishness can be stopped, * the way to stop greed and selfishness is to follow the eightfold path. The four noble truths teach Buddhists that suffering has a cause and this cause is often an unrealistic expectation of what life should offer them. By abandoning their expectations about the way things should be and learning to meditate they can begin to be aware of how things really are and live a simpler life. For example they want a bigger house or bigger car just because their friends have them. ...read more.


Many people tell lies and gather gossip about these stars and so if you were to be a Buddhists you would have to not get interested in this and not gossip at all. The forth teaching that affects Buddhist's daily lives is the five precepts these are: * I undertake to abstain from killing living beings. * I undertake to abstain from taking what is not given. * I undertake to abstain from sexual misconduct. * I undertake to abstain from false speech. * I undertake to abstain from intoxicating drugs or drink. The last precept is I undertake to abstain from intoxicating drugs or drink. This would be very hard to follow in life as many people have hobbies which include the consuming of alcohol and also drugs may be needed to treat modern illnesses. An example of this is the smoking of cannabis. This used to a completely banned drug but it has been shown that it can be used as a calming agent and pain killer. So they may have to look for other medicines ...read more.

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