Lecture Notes for Mar 9, 2009
- University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
- Religious Studies
- Religious Studies 100
- Lecture Notes for Mar 9, 2009
Last Modified: 2011-07-05
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- "You must be your own lamps."
- seeks out mentors/priests who teach him techniques to open to higher domains of reality
- almost died after 6 years
- tells them what he learned
- they believe him and decide to follow him (THE THREE JEWELS/TREASURES)
- 29 years old
- intentionally leaves wife, child and previous existence for spiritual experience
- take refuge in nothing outside yourselves
- sits under fig tree ("immortal spot")
- tempted by evil spirit
- achieves enlightenment
- mother = Maya --> elephant with lotys flower
- warrior caste (noble)
- sheltered by father so he could be king
- live, taught during the axis age
- mysticism; moving away from Aryan sacrimental traditions
- born in Nepal
- not texted till 500 years after his death
- miraculous conception
- WHAT IS THE REASON FOR/CAUSE OF SUFFERING?
- HOW CAN WE ATTAIN PEACE?
- THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS
- he overcomes temptation to give up the spiritual path
- axis age thinking
- until he reached enlightenment
- after his followers leave him
- between prince starvation/asceticism
- REFER TO THE EIGHTFOLD PATH
- followers leave him
- dies of discentary
- forms of suffering ouside the palace walls
- path of moderation (between two paths he's experienced)
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