Be prepared to describe or identify the following terms and names:
A. T. Ariyaratne
Aung San Suu Kyi
four noble truths
Thich Nhat Hanh
The central Buddhist doctrine or insight is called the four noble truths. List and explain them. Give enough detail so that they make sense.
If there is no eternal Atman, what gets “reborn”?
Distinguish three forms of Buddhism: Theravadan, Mahayana, and Vajrayana.
How do the older Buddhist rituals differ from theistic rituals like Jewish, Christian, and Muslim rituals?
When Spiro studied Burmese Buddhism concentrating on the “little tradition” (what common people actually believed), what three attitudes did he find people held about how their present actions affected their present or future happiness? That is, what three possible goals did he find people worked to achieve, and how did they expect their actions to achieve it?
List and describe the five steps of “metta bhavana.”
Describe and explain Joanna Macy's prayer-exercises “Breathing Through the World’s Pain” and "The Great Ball of Merit."
How did Nagarjuna say we should choose between or connect individual enlightenment and social action?
What are the four foundational principles of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Tiep Hien order?