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T he atheist rejects the claim that there is a
supernatural entity or force that interacts with existence...
Because it is a claim without basis.

Atheism makes no claims whatsoever.
Atheism asserts nothing.
Atheism IS NOT an act or an action
IT IS a position
 It has no objective.
Comparatively / Conversely:
Anti-theism IS an act or an action
 It IS NOT a position
 It has an objective.
Not all ATHEISTS are ANTI-THEIST.
All ANTI-THEISTS are ATHEIST.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Truth, Path, Characteristics, Hindrances, Factors...

It really is this simple… The difficulty is in allowing the self to see how simple it really is.
Four Noble Truths
1. Suffering exists
2. Suffering arises from attachment to desires
3. Suffering ceases when attachment to desire ceases
4. Freedom from suffering is possible by practicing the Eightfold Path

Noble Eightfold Path

Three Qualities Eightfold Path
Wisdom Right View

Right Thought
Morality Right Speech

Right Action

Right Livelihood
Meditation Right Effort

Right Mindfulness

Right Contemplation

Six right livelihood guidelines

Consume mindfully.
  • Eat with awareness and gratitude.
  • Pause before buying and see if breathing is enough.
  • Pay attention to the effects of media you consume.
Pause. Breathe. Listen.
  • When you feel compelled to speak in a meeting or conversation, pause.
  • Breathe before entering your home, place of work, or school.
  • Listen to the people you encounter. They are Buddhas.
Practice gratitude.
  • Notice what you have
  • Be equally grateful for opportunities and challenges.
  • Share joy, not negativity.
Cultivate compassion and loving kindness.
  • Notice where help is needed and be quick to help
  • Consider others' perspectives deeply.
  • Work for peace at many levels.
Discover wisdom
  • Cultivate "don't know" mind (= curiosity).
  • Find connections between Buddhist teachings and your life.
  • Be open to what arises in every moment.
Accept constant change.

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*Four Noble Truths*
      1. Suffering exists
      2. Suffering arises from attachment to desires
      3. Suffering ceases when attachment to desire ceases
      4. Freedom from suffering is possible by practicing the Eightfold Path

*Eightfold Path*
      Right View
      Right Thought
      Right Speech
      Right Action
      Right Livelihood
      Right Effort
      Right Mindfulness
      Right Contemplation
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