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Religious education revision (Buddhist) Siddharta Gautama � He was a Prince born in Lumbini. � When he was 29, he saw an dead, a holy, and sick person and a old man. This is called the 'four sights'. � He reached enlightenment after sitting under a bo tree to meditate. Key words � 'Buddha'-one who is enlightened. � 'Dharma'-the Buddhist's teaching � 'The three poisons' are- Greed, hatred and ignorance. � 'Dukkha'-Suffering � Nirvana-point of peace which all cravings end The three marks of existence � Anicca-Everything in the world changes (Anicca... A knickers, picture the earth wearing pants). � Anatta-Everybody around us changes (Anatta... ...read more.


� Right concentration- Meditate. Peace....... � Right action- Follow the Five precepts. Okay? The Five Precepts � I abstain from the taking of life - Veggies come from here. � I abstain from the misuse of the senses. - Food, sex, etc � I abstain from taking what is not freely given. - Stealing, using people for personal gain? No no, no. The three refugees � Dharma- The Buddhist teaching, from Siddharta Gautama � Sangha- The the buddhist community � Buddha- Siddharta Gautama Tipitaka � This is the sacred writings. � The collection is known as the Pali Canon. � There are three sections of this, and are known as the baskets. ...read more.


� Water-Thanks to the Buddha- water is scarce in areas. � A bell- Represents karma, the harder you knock the bell the bigger the noise. � Incense- The sweet smelling smoke diffuse through air symbolising dharma spreading through the world. What happens at place of worship? � Mantras are chanted- A phrase that is repeated over and over again. Helps concentration. A string of 108 beads helps count this. � Buddhist bows/lies prostrate- sign of devotion and dedication to dharma. � Offerings are given at shrine- thanksgiving to the Buddha. Examples of how the beliefs are used: Abortion- Bad Karma Breaks the precept "Abstain from murder" War- Breaks the precept "Abstain from murder" Not "Right livelihood" (as wars kill people) Bad Karma Looking after earth- Need to keep it well for the next life Not looking after it could mean bad karma ...read more.

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