Life of the Buddha Part 2

Topics Include: 1) The four visions of the young Buddha: sickness, aging, death, and the enlightened monk. 2) The thoughts of Siddartha as he departed his sleeping wife and child. 3) The sense of possible redemption from suffering in the celestial realms of antiquity and how it influenced the young Siddartha. 4) Gotama’s belief that redemption from suffering emanated not from the celestial realms but from the human realm. 5) How the culture dictated a more human centered spiritual path as opposed to a more theistically oriented spiritual path. 6) The oppressive presence of the law of Karma. 7) The inherent optimism of Gotama’s vision of enlightenment.
8 April, 2023
41 min.

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