22.214.171.124 First thee suffering:
old age, sickness and
126.96.36.199 Even when we are not suffering from outward causes like illness or bereavement, we are unfulfilled,
unsatisfied. This is the truth of suffering.
1.1.2 2. The Truth of The Origin of Suffering - Samudāya
188.8.131.52 The Buddha taught that the root of all suffering is desire, tanhā. This comes in three forms, which he
described as the Three Roots of Evil, or the Three Fires, or the Three Poisons.
184.108.40.206.1 The Three Roots of Evil : Greed and desire, represented in art by a rooster Ignorance or delusion, represented
by a pig Hatred and destructive urges, represented by a snake.
220.127.116.11.2 The Fire Sermon : The Buddha went on to say the same of the other four senses, and the mind, showing that
attachment to positive, negative and neutral sensations and thoughts is the cause of suffering.
1.1.3 3. The truth of the cessation of suffering (Nirodha)
18.104.22.168 The Three Poisons : The Buddha taught that the way to extinguish desire, which causes suffering, is to
liberate oneself from attachment. reaching enlightenment (nirvana) means extinguishing the three fires of greed,
delusion and hatred.
22.214.171.124 Someone who reaches nirvana does not immediately disappear to a heavenly realm. Nirvana is better
understood as a state of mind that humans can reach. It is a state of profound spiritual joy, without negative
emotions and fears. Someone who has attained enlightenment is filled with compassion for all living things.
1.1.4 4. The truth of the path to the cessation of suffering (Magga)
126.96.36.199 The Eightfold Path is also called the Middle Way: it avoids both indulgence and severe asceticism
188.8.131.52.1 1. Right Understanding - accepting Buddah's teachings (The Buddha did not
intend his followers to follow his teaching blindly but to judge
whether they are true for themselves.)
184.108.40.206.1.1 2. Right Intention - committing actions with the right attitude
220.127.116.11.1.1.1 3. Right Speech - Speaking the truth, avoiding slander , gossip and abusive speech
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 4. Right Action - Behaving peacefully and harmoniously; refraining from stealing, killing and overindulgence in
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.1 5. Right livelihood - Avoiding making a living in ways that cause harm, such as exploiting people or killing
animals, or trading in intoxicants or weapons.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.1.1 6. Right Effort - Having a positive state of mind, freeing oneself from evil and preventing it from them form arising in the future.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1.1.1 7. Right Mindfulness - being aware of the body, feelings, sensation and state of mind.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 8. Right Concentration - developing mental focus necessary for awareness
2 Shinto Ethics
2.1 No absolute rules but focuses on avoiding bad, human beings are good, and that the world is good. Evil enters
the world from outside, brought by evil spirits. When human beings act wrongly, they bring pollution and sin upon
themselves, which obstructs the flow of life and blessing from the kami.
2.1.1 Things associated as bad
220.127.116.11 things which disturb kami
18.104.22.168.1 things which disturb the worship of kami
22.214.171.124.1.1 things which disrupt the harmony of the world
126.96.36.199.1.1.1 things which disrupt the natural world
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 things which disrupt the social order
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1 Things which disrupt the group of which one is a
2.2 Organ donation
2.2.1 Shinto traditions also state that interfering with a corpse brings bad luck.
22.214.171.124 Families believe that it may injure the relationship between the dead person and the bereaved