Buddhism: Renunciation of Self


Your initial post is due by February 27, 2019.

Final post are  due by March 5, 2019



  Buddhism: Renunciation of Self


Buddhism is a religion, philosophy and way of life that stresses the renunciation of self.  The Buddha sought to help lead others to the path to enlightenment by proclaiming the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path as the basis to achieve Nirvana  Thus, Buddhist literature such as The Dhammapada constantly echoes these elements as a guide to becoming awakened.

For this blog, students will read the selection of The Dhammapada provided and using evidence from this sacred text discuss why and how “self” needs to conquered utilizing their knowledge of the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path.

Students must use a minimum of three unique examples (do not repeat other's assertions) in their posts. Students that utilize evidence (citations from the reading) in their responses will be rewarded with a better evaluation. When citing, please, please let your fellow classmates know which chapter you are referencing (i.e. Old Age).

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