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Buddhism : First and second, third and fourth noble truths
State the First Noble Truth
Life is full of suffering
Examples of each type of suffering:
worldly suffering (ex. natural disasters), physical suffering (sickness), mental suffering (negative emotions)
State the Second Noble Truth
Causes of suffering are negative emotions and bad karma.
Causes of suffering
negative emotions; bad karma
Cause and effect
How does karma lead to suffering in this and future lives?
When people do something bad, a similar thing will happen to them later in life (cause and effect) and their bad karma may lead to a lower rebirth in a future life.
How is merit beneficial (good for you)?
It leads to better rebirth in a a future life.
What 2 things do Buddhists believe are reborn from one life to another?
the MIND and KARMA
How do Buddhists believe their next rebirth will be determined?
If they have a majority (great amount) or merit or bad karma
State the Third Noble Truth
There is a way to end suffering.
State the Fourth Noble Truth.
Follow the Eightfold Path to end suffering.
What method did Buddha create to achieve the Fourth Noble Truth?
The Eightfold Path