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1 AIM: How does Buddhism influence the lives of its followers? DO NOW: How did The Buddha achieve enlightenment?

2 Moral Action The Eight-Fold Path

3 Wisdom Right Understanding: Seeing the world as it is, not as we want to see it. Eliminate Ignorance. Right Intention: Intention to do the right thing. Ex: Intention of goodwill, not hurting others.

4 Ethical Conduct

5 Ethical Conduct Right Speech: Avoid gossip and to not speak unkindly. Think before you speak, words can be harmful.

6 Ethical Conduct Right Speech: Avoid gossip and to not speak unkindly. Think before you speak, words can be harmful. Right Action: Doing the right thing. ex: not to kill, steal, lie, to avoid sexual misconduct, and not to take drugs or other intoxicants.

7 Ethical Conduct Right Speech: Avoid gossip and to not speak unkindly. Think before you speak, words can be harmful. Right Action: Doing the right thing. ex: not to kill, steal, lie, to avoid sexual misconduct, and not to take drugs or other intoxicants. Right Livelihood: Doing honest work for a living. Work that respects life.

8 Ethical Conduct Right Speech: Avoid gossip and to not speak unkindly. Think before you speak, words can be harmful. Right Action: Doing the right thing. ex: not to kill, steal, lie, to avoid sexual misconduct, and not to take drugs or other intoxicants. Right Livelihood: Doing honest work for a living. Work that respects life. ex: slave trade= bad under Buddhism

9 Mental Development

10 Mental Development Right Effort: Focus energy on good conduct.

11 Mental Development Right Effort: Focus energy on good conduct. ex: Same energy used to inflict harm could be used to do good.

12 Mental Development Right Effort: Focus energy on good conduct. ex: Same energy used to inflict harm could be used to do good. Right Mindfulness: Be aware of what you think, feel, and do.

13 Mental Development Right Effort: Focus energy on good conduct. ex: Same energy used to inflict harm could be used to do good. Right Mindfulness: Be aware of what you think, feel, and do. Right Concentration: Teaches the mind to see things, not as we are conditioned to seeing them, but as they really are. Meditation.

14 How did Buddhism Spread?

15 Teachings of the Buddha

16 Teachings of the Buddha Buddha traveled throughout northeastern India for several decades, spreading his philosophy to anyone who was interested, regardless of gender or caste.

17

18 WHERE DID BUDDHISM SPREAD?

19 Reason it spread: Accepting and open-minded belief system and Siddhartha spreading his message.

20 Buddha and the caste system He lived a non-vedic life, parentage did not matter. Believed karma was ethical manner of thought, deeds, and words, a code of behavior. Criticized members of higher caste for their actions.

21 Where it spread: Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Indo-China and other South East Asian countries. Also, spread north into Tibet, Mongolia and other parts of Central Asia, and also into China, Korea and Japan.

22 How did it spread: Buddhist monks traveling around Asia spreading Buddha s message.

23 The Importance of the Silk Road Buddhism was able to spread because of the silk road, an ancient trade route.

24 EMPEROR ASHOKA HELPS BUDDHISM SPREAD In the 3rd century BCE Indian Emperor Ashoka converts to Buddhism. Adopting a code of nonviolence, he renounced all warfare and incorporated principles of Buddhism in his ruling practices. Sends Buddhist monks to convert others to Buddhism.

25 Create your own Middle Path. LUXURY (extreme excess) ASCETICISM ( extreme depravation) Middle Path

26 EXIT SLIP 1. HOW DOES BUDDHISM TEACH ITS FOLLOWERS TO LEAD A MORAL LIFE?

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