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Idiot's Guides: Zen Living by Domyo Sater Burk

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CHAPTER10

The Path to Liberation

In This Chapter

  • Things to keep in mind about Buddhist teachings
  • The original teaching of the Buddha
  • What Buddhists mean by “suffering”
  • The way you cause some of your own dissatisfaction
  • How to get relief from stress

The very first Buddhist teachings are foundational to almost all forms of Buddhism and subsequent teachings. They amount to what, according to the story, Siddhartha Gautama realized 2,500 years ago when he awakened to reality. He had been on a spiritual quest to discover what people can do about suffering. Were they merely subject to changing conditions, blessed with happiness in times of fortune, ...

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