Middle Way - Moderation
Sought to purify hinduism
(Great world soul)
Every living thing is part of Brahman
Goal: To achieve union with Brahman
How to achieve?
Follow dharma, have good karma
Not a simple task
Know 4 Noble Truths and follow 8 fold path…
4 Noble Truths
Life is suffering
The cause of suffering is Desire
Extinguish suffering, Extinguish Desire
Extinguish desire through 8 fold path
8 Fold Path
Know the truth
Do nothing to hurt others
Respect all forms of life
Work for the well being of others
Free your mind of evil
Control your thoughts
You can achieve union with Brahman in one life time...but if you don’t you will be reincarnated and get another chance.
*Buddha is not a prophet. Not to be worshiped.
Civilization in China arose between the Yangtze and the Huang-ho river
8000 B.C. - growing wheat, rice and barley and had begun their Neolithic revolution early. They also had a domestication of animals.
1750 B.C. - 1911 B.C. - series of dynasties