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Buddhism is difficult religion to understand. It is about how to end suffering.

  • Buddhists believe that they should avoid greed.
  • They always try not to harm any creature.
  • Buddhists believe in moderation, or freedom.
  • They believe that anyone can reach enlightenment.
  • Buddhists believe that a person's body belongs to his or her ancestors
  • The Three Characterustucs of Existence
    The natural existence of things that represents one of the most important concepts in Buddhism.
    • Anicca- Impermanence; the idea that the world is in constant fluw.
    • Dukkha- Dissatisfaction; the idea that human suffering is inevitable.
    • Anatta- No-self; the notion that there is no permanent self, and that a person is a changing combination of components.

    The Five Precepts
    1. Abstain from killing or harming living beings.
    2. Abstain from stealing.
    3. Abstain from improper sexual conduct.
    4. Abstain from false speech (ex. telling lies, setting people against each other, and gossiping).
    5. Abstain from taking alcohol and harmful drugs.

    World Religions; HRT3M; Summative ISU