The Buddha's sermon consisted of the Four Noble () Truths:

Along the way he met some traveling merchants, who recognized him as a Buddha.

Human exploitation of the Navis through camouflage

Just like the way the colonel is using Jake’s weaknesses in manipulating Jake to accomplish his (Colonel) desires, the developed countries use their economic empowerment to manipulate the developing countries into ‘feeding’ their neo-colonialism ego (Davidson 13). They (developed countries) dictate on the price to buy coffee with yet they are the buyers. They take their armies into the warring nations, with or without the host country’s wish (as in the case of Afghanistan). This latter scenario, especially, can be viewed in the scene where the colonel takes in the ex-militants into the land of the Navis after realizing that Jake had betrayed him.

I see some texts (which I had even used for my ) claiming that this is the "deeper meaning" of .

I just mean that makes us uneasy.

The monastic discipline soon involved many more rules, and the Five Precepts became simple moral injunctions that applied to the laity as well as to the monks and nuns -- until debate began about whether the Precepts needed to be observed at all.

This whole business seems to go back to what is presented as the etymology of .

The Buddhist canon as it arrived in China was in Sanskrit, and it included many special Mahâyâna Sûtras that are not in the Pâli Canon (though many are now suspected of being Chinese forgeries).

, , can mean "pleasant, agreeable, gentle, mild, comfortable, happy, prosperous" [M.F.


Human Exploitation Through Camouflage

The distinction between the conditioned reality that we know and the unconditioned reality that we do not know is similar to the distinction between and made by the German philosopher .

But then, that is probably the point.

Wright, after all, does not anticipate the of "craving," only its to the reasonable level commensurate with prudent self-realization and flourishing, amid an abundance of consumer products.

We all know that celibacy is unhealthy.

What we call our self is a collection of things, the "aggregates" (): 1) the body, or "form," 2) feelings, 3) ideas, 4) impressions, & 5) momentary consciousness.

The question then is about the first element, , in the compound:

The true reconciliation of Buddhism and Darwin is in , who matches Darwin's principle of survival (and lived to see the publication of ), with the blind drive of the all-consuming .

If is living a "normal human life...

This critique of the self as just a collection is very similar to the view of the Scottish philosopher -- though without Hume's critique of causality.

Siddhartha walked away (well, rode way, actually) from all that.

Dependent Origination combines the doctrines of momentariness and relative existence and is why in the Second Noble Truth desire and ignorance cause each other.

Its very existence renders their assertions incoherent.

Without attachments, karma will not cause rebirth, and we will find the "extinction" of "birth, old age, death, sorrow, lamentation, misery, grief, and despair," all of which continue even if Wright is able to do his Power Point presentations.