continuation of the effects of karma in previous lifetimes into the present
Four Noble Truths
1. there is suffering
2. origin of suffering
3. end of suffering
4. there is a path to end suffering
craving for a variety of things including physical objects and even the self
method for achieving the end of suffering
intentional or willed activity, which produces consequences
mind and body
physical world and consciousness are not distince
transformation from ordinary consciousness in which person recognizes the true nature of things
lasting happiness from an internal source
learn how to deal with anger
love and other emotions
emotions can be problematic because they interfere with accurate perception of reality
realizing that the separate self is an illusion, and so the selfish desires of individuals have no merit
moving towards inner peace creates a more peaceful world
community living in harmony and awareness
spiritual practice; various forms exist
riddles for overcoming preconceptions
practice in which attention is consciously regulated to enhance serenity and well being
focuses attention on an object, often the breath
thoughts are observed but not judged
the true intrinsic nature of things
a spiritually enlightened person who remains in the world to help others on their spiritual path
suffering, which is accepted in the First Noble Truth
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