The Foundations of Buddhism Setting & Symbolism

Rupert Gethin
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Stupas

Mounds that hold Buddhist relics, often thought to be ashes of the Buddha's body.

Dharma

"Dharma" in Buddhism refers to either the teachings of Buddha that generate Enlightenment or the most basic elements of the experienced world. It is among the most fundamental concepts in Buddhist theology and one of the three Jewels.

The Four Noble Truths

Perhaps the most fundamental teaching of Buddhism, it is the teaching about suffering. The first truth concerns the nature of suffering, the next the origin of suffering, the third the cessation of suffering, and fourth the path that leads to the end of suffering.

Dependent Arising

A central doctrine in Buddhism and shared by all schools it is a form of awareness that arises from the intersection of basic mental and physical events. It is associated with the doctrine of no self, which holds that the only form of self...

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