Religion and Theology
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Buddhism: Faith and Way of Life Name Course Professor Date of Submission Buddhism is an oriental philosophy and religion. It is fundamentally founded on the four noble truths which came to Buddha at the period of enlightenment which offer such perspective systematically seeing life and actions (Molloy, 2012).
Unending desire for ourselves entails suffering (Molloy, 2012). The third truth posits that if desires are reduced or controlled, the amount of suffering will also be reduced (Molloy, 2012). The fourth principle postulates that suffering can be eased by moderation or by taking the middle way (Molloy, 2012). This is possible when a person follows the Noble eightfold path, a lifestyle guidelines that is also often associated akin to the Ten Commandments of Christianity. Some contended that this is attained by transcending needs or renouncing those that are not considered as basic needs. This Eightfold path is right understanding, intent, speech, action, livelihood, effort, mindfulness, and concentration (Molloy, 2012).These must be part of the Wheel of Law or the cyclic nature of existence: suffering, impermanence, and uniqueness of self (Molloy, 2012). The first was extensively in the preceding paragraph. Impermanence refers to the continuing progression of self and its transcendence from mortality to immortality. Death, henceforth, is part of the process of changes (Molloy, 2012). As each person mature, we realize that relationship come and go and personalities change due to interests and attitudes. ...