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Doctrine and teachings of Buddhism

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Buddhism has fundamental doctrines and teachings that Buddhists adhere to and use as guidance in their lives. Some of these include the Noble Truth 4, Direction 6, Virtue 6
Sappurisadhamma 7, Power 4, Evil 6.

The Four Noble Truths are the ultimate truth that the Buddha realized and taught after his enlightenment. The Four Noble Truths are as follows: Dukkha (suffering) - This includes physical and mental discomfort that causes problems in life. It is divided into two main types: the natural sufferings, which are birth, sickness, aging, and death; and the personal sufferings, which may arise due to various reasons such as sadness, despair, sickness, physical discomfort, experiencing things that are not loved, losing things that are loved, and desires that are not fulfilled. Samudaya (origin of suffering) - There are three types of cravings that cause suffering: (1) Kamatthana, which means the desire to have or be something that has never been achieved or experienced before. (2) Bhavatthana, which means the desire to maintain and keep something, such as fame, reputation, power, and flattery, forever. (3) Vibhavatthana, which means the desire to not have or be something, such as dissatisfaction with the current status. Nirodha (cessation of suffering) - This means to stop or eliminate the three cravings mentioned above. When the cause of suffering is removed, the suffering itself is extinguished. Magga (path leading to the cessation of suffering) - This is the path to eliminate the craving that causes suffering, which is called the Noble Eightfold Path, consisting of: (1) Right Understanding (2) Right Intent (3) Right Speech (4) Right Action (5) Right Livelihood (6) Right Effort (7) Right Mindfulness (8) Right Concentration (8fold Path of Eliminating Suffering) (1) Samma Ditthi (Right Understanding) involves having accurate views, such as accepting the reality of sin, merit, good deeds, bad deeds, this life, and the next life, and a detailed understanding of the Four Noble Truths. (2) Samma Sankappa (Right Thinking) involves thinking in a way that sets one's mind free from the influence of the five senses: not getting caught up in the form, taste, smell, sound, and touch, not worrying unnecessarily, and not thinking ill of others. (3) Samma Vaca (Right Speech) involves abstaining from four types of harmful speech: lying (musavada), divisive speech (pisunavacha), abusive speech (pharusavacha), and meaningless chatter (samphappalapa). (4) Samma Kammantha (Right Conduct) involves refraining from actions that harm others or oneself, such as killing living beings, stealing, and engaging in sexual misconduct. (5) Samma Ajiva (Right Livelihood) involves earning a living through a profession that does not violate moral and ethical principles, not exploiting or mistreating others, and avoiding being idle. (6) Samma Vayama (Right Effort) involves making an effort to prevent the arising of evil, to eliminate evil that has already arisen, to cultivate good, and to maintain the good that has already arisen. (7) Samma Sati (Right Mindfulness) involves being constantly aware of one's thoughts and actions, not being absent-minded, nervous, or agitated, and being composed and focused. (8) Samma Samadhi (Right Concentration) involves developing concentration and one-pointedness of mind, leading to a calm and tranquil state of mind, and ultimately to the attainment of enlightenment. Sapaprisathamm 7, or the Seven Principles of Good People or the Seven Principles of the Noble Person, are as follows: Understanding the cause or Hetu: This refers to the ability to recognize the cause and analyze the reasons behind things. Understanding the effect or Phala: This refers to the ability to recognize the consequences that will result from one's actions. Understanding oneself or Attadana: This refers to the ability to know oneself in terms of knowledge, morality, and abilities. Understanding the appropriate or Mattayom: This refers to the ability to recognize the principles of appropriate behavior and the proper way of living. Understanding time or Kalayana: This refers to the ability to recognize when certain actions should be taken and to act appropriately during those times. Practicing or Prisanyuta: This refers to the ability to adjust and improve oneself to be appropriate for the group and community. Understanding others or Puggalayana: This refers to the ability to adjust oneself appropriately to different individuals, taking into account their differences. Applying these principles to one's life can help one achieve happiness in life. Impact 4 is a principle that leads to the success of a business. There are 4 aspects which are Chanta, Wiriyaa, Jittaa, and Vimangsaa. 1. Chanta means satisfaction, seeking love, seeking knowledge, and creating. 2. Wiriyaa means effort, perseverance, and not giving up easily. 3. Jittaa means being attentive and determined in one's work. 4. Vimangsaa means using intelligence and mindfulness in scrutinizing and reflecting. Kusol Kamnoom Chapter 10 is a path of doing good deeds through Kusol, which is a path leading to happiness and prosperity. It is divided into three paths, namely physical action with three practices, verbal action with four practices, and mental action with three practices. 1. Physical action with three practices means good behavior manifested in the body in three ways, including: (1) Abstaining from killing animals, which means refraining from killing animals, teasing them, being compassionate and kind. (2) Abstaining from stealing, which means refraining from stealing or taking someone else's belongings, respecting the rights of others, not taking what belongs to others. (3) Abstaining from improper sexual conduct, which means not committing adultery or violating the spouse of others, refraining from sexual misconduct. 2. Verbal action with four practices means being a person with good behavior manifested in speech in four ways, including: (1) Abstaining from lying, which means speaking only the truth, not lying or deceiving. (2) Abstaining from slanderous speech, which means speaking only things that promote harmony and unity, not speaking in a way that causes division and separation. (3) Abstaining from abusive language, which means speaking only polite and gentle words to everyone, both in front of and behind them. (4) Abstaining from frivolous talk, which means speaking only the truth, emphasizing content that is useful, speaking only what is necessary and speaking appropriately. 3. Mental action with three practices means behavior that occurs in the mind in three ways, including: (1) Not wanting what belongs to others, which means not being greedy or wanting what belongs to others. (2) Not harming others mentally, which means having a good heart and a desire for others to be happy and prosperous. (3) Having correct views, which means having a proper understanding and view of things, understanding things in a way that leads to happiness and prosperity. Object of Worship 4 is a fundamental Buddhist moral lesson that is a practical way to capture the hearts of those who have never loved or respected anyone before, to create love and respect. Object of Worship 4 is a moral principle that helps bind people together more closely. It consists of four parts: giving, kind words, beneficial actions, and empathy. 1. Giving means giving something of oneself to others willingly for their benefit. Giving is a way to bind hearts together, especially when done with kindness. It is an act of compassion that helps bind friendships forever. 2. Kind words are gentle and sweet words used to persuade others to love and respect. Good words will always bind people's hearts more closely, or show sympathy to encourage and give support. Kind words help create mutual understanding and harmony, which leads to love and respect and helps one another. 3. Beneficial actions are actions that are useful to others, such as helping with physical work, supporting various activities, not being selfish, fostering a sense of responsibility and helping to advise or provide knowledge and skills in their profession. 4. Empathy means always being normal, not pretending to be appropriate to one's status. It involves treating others with respect, whether they are elders, juniors, or peers, and being considerate in accordance with one's position. One should show respect to elders and be humble and reverent towards them. Abaimuk 6 The word "Abaimuk" means the path of destruction or the path of ruin. There are 6 types of Abaimuk, including: 1. Being a leader of vice, which means being a person who is obsessed with sexual desires, a pimp, causing loss of property, money, time, and health. 2. Being an alcoholic, which means a person who drinks alcohol until it becomes a habit. Drinking alcohol not only leads to financial loss but also damages health and intellect. 3. Being a gambler, which means a person who enjoys all types of gambling. Gambling leads to financial loss, health problems, and never makes anyone rich. 4. Being friends with bad people, which means associating with bad or wicked people who may influence one to do wrong things and may bring trouble to oneself and family. 5. Partying and playing around, which means a person who likes to party and play at night, causing financial loss and may lead to conflicts within the family. 6. Laziness towards work, which means a person who dislikes working, is lazy, and lacks diligence.

Puccha-Wis̄ạchnā (Question-Answer): Various Questions with Wat Sutthawas

Puccha-Wis̄ạchnā means asking and answering, meaning asking and answering one another. It is seeking knowledge and understanding from the other side. Therefore, the catechism is called a preaching that has been asked and answered as follows: catechism preaching is a monk who asks Another photo is the answer. By asking each other about the Dhamma, some other matters that are beneficial to the listeners.


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