Buddhism Basics page 17

BUDDHISM BASICS page 17

 

The Buddha

 

“Enlightened One,” is the best ‘translation’ of the Sanskrit word, “Buddha.” But now we have two words to INTERPRET. “Enlightened” is a vague and difficult accomplishment to measure. And even the word “One” could be interpreted in many ways.

That’s the problem with translations, different people pick different words when they translate.

1. BUDDHA

The Teacher

Devoted to teaching

Bodhisattva

Dedicated to enlightening mankind

Examines Life

Creates lessons and wisdoms to enhance or improve life

2. DHARMA

THe Teaching

Sutras and Lectures by Shakyamuni Buddha

Doctrine

The 4 Noble Truths

Explains life and words of Buddha

Shakyamuni = deified

3. SANGHA

The Disciples

Monks, Priests, Sangha Leaders

Virtues

The Eightfold Path

Embrace Teacher

Bodhidharma = 28th Patriarch

Chinese Signature CHOP of Master Zhen Shen-Lang
Buddha Zhen Shen-Lang
“Spirit Wolf of Truth”
Patriarch of Shaolin Zen

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