Friday, March 22, 2019
Buddhism :: essays research papers
Buddhism1.) The First Noble justness - "Dukkha"A.) The First Noble Truth seems to be an intrinsic understanding that in allthings are impermanent. This impermanence causes us to feel frustrated when wecant hold on to people or things we think we need. This need helps us feel valued and/or important.Dukkha can also be described as the torment we experience and see inour lives. Unpleasant conditions such as existence sick, seeing our loved ones getsick and die, getting aggravated over things our children do, losing a job, etc.cause us to experience Dukkha. The Buddha felt that this wretched was broughton by our attachment to people and things. Only by pulling out and selfless actscan we become free from the unpleasantness of Dukkha.     Another aspect of Dukkha deals with the look in the           importance of oneself. The Five Aggregates are the foundation of this aspect.The "I" expression "I&qu ot creates the trick of "I" which consists of matter,sensations, perceptions, mental formations, and consciousness. These five itemsproduce the conglomerate cosmos that experiences Dukkha.B.) I Believe I give significance to things or events that arent intentionallyproducing Dukkha. Im leaving my house to go to work and I run across to leave acouple of minutes late knowing that at that place is a possibility that I might be late.As Im driving someone pulls in front of me and is maybe doing the speed limit.I straight off go into reaction mode. This is where I have to realize that theperson in front of me is not intentionally trying to make me late for work. (notuntil I flash my highbeams or honk my horn)Looking at situations objectively and being more proactive can helpus deal with Dukkha better. I believe the Buddha understood that "DukkhaHappens" so its how we deal with it that can cause the frustration, sadness, andsuffering.C.) I have mixed feelings on the concept of Dukkha. Specifically with theelement of detachment.I ensure with the idea of detachment from material things but I dont      agreewhen it comes to people. Although I believe material things      come and go withmemories of them fading as time goes on, I feel as      people come and gothrough our lives, the memories of attachment stay      with us embedded in our wagon as well as in our mind. (Darshana ?)The idea of everything being an illusion or Maya is tough toconceptualize. I do believe we are the head behind the thought. The "I"creates the illusion of who we are and how we behave.