UIUC PHIL 110 - Buddhism (4 pages)

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Brief overview of Buddhism as a world religion and the life of the Buddha.

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University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign
Phil 110 - World Religions

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Lecture 6 Outline of Last Lecture I Puja II Forms of the Divine III Darshan IV 330 Million Gods V Ganesh VI The Triad VII Brahma VIII Gods Goddesses and Shakti IX Gods vs Goddesses X Saraswati XI Lakshmi XII Lakshmi Iconography XIII Parvati XIV Parvati and Shiva XV Durga XVI Kali XVII Krishna and Radha XVIII Five Central Elements Outline of Current Lecture PHIL 110 1st Edition Current Situation Origination and Spread The Vehicles Buddhism as a Religion Buddhism as a Philosophy The Three Jewels The Legend of Buddha Shakyamuni Birth of Buddha Jainism Mahavira The Story Siddhartha s Youth Current Lecture XXXI Current Situation a approx 400 million Buddhist practitioners in the world b 4th largest world religious traditions c vast majority of buddhists live in Asia i majority tradition in several Asian nations ii significant minority in several others XIX XX XXI XXII XXIII XXIV XXV XXVI XXVII XXVIII XXIX XXX These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute iii increasing number of practitioners in North America and XXXII a b c d XXXIII a b XXXIV a b c XXXV a b XXXVI Europe Origination and Spread Originated 6th century BCE in India spread south and east to southeast Asia spread north and east to China Nepal Korea Japan no longer a significant presence in India The Vehicles Therevada The Way of the Elders i oldest of the 3 main branches ii Dominant southern Buddhist tradition Sri Lanka Burma Thailand Laos Cambodia Mahayana The Great Vehicle i developed in India in the 1st century CE ii dominant in northern Buddhist tradition China Korea Japan Vietnam 1 some scholars identify Vajrayana The Diamond Vehicle as a 3rd vehicle perhaps better understood as an extension of Mahayana 2 prominent in Tibet Nepal Mongolia Buddhism as a Religion Earliest missionary tradition i tradition places the origin of the sangha in the life of Buddha instructed by the Buddha to spread the

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