Jamyang Salisbury Buddhist Study Group
Jamyang Salisbury Buddhist Study Group

       Becoming your own                        Therapist

Finding Ourselves Through Buddhism


 

This is a discussion based class that hopes to help you access the information and tools to make a difference in your life and the life of those around you.

 

 

 

INFORMATION:

 

The three poisons are the root of all suffering. Every bit of suffering can somehow be broken down to one or more of these: greed, anger, and ignorance. Each of these poisons has an antidote.


 

Poison

Antidote

Greed

Generosity

Anger

Compassion

Ignorance

Wisdom


 

To reduce suffering in your life, you must apply as much of the three antidotes, as you can as often as you can. It may be easy to entertain the thought that it is the greed, anger, and ignorance of others that are causing your suffering, and that may be true in some cases. But you cannot control that. The only thing you can control is you. Worrying about that which you cannot control will only cause more suffering, so let’s get back to you.

 

 

TOOLS:


 

The Four Noble Truths

 

"I teach suffering, its origin, cessation and path. That's all I teach", declared the Buddha 2500 years ago.

The Four Noble Truths contain the essence of the Buddha's teachings. It was these four principles that the Buddha came to understand during his meditation under the bodhi tree.

 

 

 

  1. The truth of suffering

  2. The truth of the origin of suffering

  3. The truth of the cessation of suffering

  4. The truth of the path to the cessation of suffering

The Buddha is often compared to a physician. In the first two Noble Truths he diagnosed the problem (suffering) and identified its cause. The third Noble Truth is the realisation that there is a cure.

The fourth Noble Truth, in which the Buddha set out the Eightfold Path, is the prescription, the way to achieve a release from suffering.


 

 

 


 

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