For the rest of the class, we’ll have some “homework” assignments before each lecture.
For this module, please read Chapter 1 from Buddhist Life, Buddhist Path – Bhikkhu Cintita
- In this famous sutta, the Buddha explains why he taught the Four Noble Truths among all the many truths that he had discovered.
- We say that the Buddha “Awakened” and that “Nirvana” is the goal of the Buddhist practice, but what does that even mean? What is “Enlightenment” anyway?
- What makes someone a “good friend?” And why is good friendship said to be “the whole of the holy life?”